The "SmartFold" SCR3500 mini USB reader is a fully ISO7816 compliant contact smart card reader. Due to its compact design the SCR3500 is ideally suited as a mobile reader device that can easily fit in the user's pocket or be attached to a key ring.
- USB 2.0 full-speed bus
- Powered device
- High-speed performance
- CCID compliant
- Supports ISO 7816 Class A, B, and C smart cards
- Portable, small ergonomic design
Did you notice?The built-in CCID Smart Card Reader Driver included with Mac OS X v10.5.6 and later automatically detects and supports the SCR3500.
Apple Recommends ForReading electronic ID cards, PC/Network secure network log-on, e-Banking and online shopping, loyalty and e-Coupon cards. In addition, Mac OS X v10.5 and later offers out-of-box support for the following Government ID cards: CAC (US), PIV (US), BELPIC (Belgium) and JPKI (Japan).
What's in the Box?
- SCM SCR3500 Smart Card Readerer
- Weight : 0.7 oz./19.8 g
- Mac OS X
- USB 2.0
- Windows 98/2000/ME/Server 2003/Vista/XP/7/CE
- USB 2.0
- Linux, Solaris
- USB 2.0
- Mfr. Part Number : 905141
- UPC or EAN No. : 793573825506
- Note : Products sold through this website that do not bear the Apple Brand name are serviced and supported exclusively by their manufacturers in accordance with terms and conditions packaged with the products. Apple's Limited Warranty does not apply to products that are not Apple-branded, even if packaged or sold with Apple products. Please contact the manufacturer directly for technical support and customer service.
- Warranty : 12 months
Ratings & Reviews
Best Smart Card Reader
I am in the military and own a Macbook Pro and this little smart card reader is awesome!!! It worked straight out of the box. I di dn't even have to install any software. (: …
- Written by Gerardo R from EL CENTRO
123 of 137 people found this useful
Best CAC reader on the market for the Mac!!!
Working with the Army and finally getting this was a great purchase! I would recommend this before any other reader for the Mac.
- Written by Jonathan B from Rockville
93 of 99 people found this useful
This reader works with AKO and DTS. I can't sing its praises enough!
- Written by Janay J from Arlington
80 of 84 people found this useful
Worked for a while, but no longer
I have had this CAC reader for over a year. It worked great out of the box for 10.6 and 10.7, however, 10.8 destroyed that progres s. Downloading the enabler from Centrify fixed the issue with 10.8. However, this past week the device just stopped working. I am not sure why, but now if I plug it into any Mac that mac no longer works for any other card reader until you reboot. Just tried this out on a co-worker's laptop and forced a reboot for him. Once rebooted our systems will work with our other CAC readers as long as I don't plug this one back in.
Also, it is a space hog when expanded. Cute and compact until you want to use it. I had to buy a hub just so I could use it with my laptop. Not worth the cuteness. …
- Written by Erin S from San Diego
Works with Military CAC (Air Force)
Opened from mail, and used immediately to log into the portal. No software needed with OS X. Tested on vMPF and all. I read lot s of reviews and was skeptical if it would work or not. I'm very satisfied with it so far. …
- Written by NICOLE S from VALDOSTA
14 of 14 people found this useful
Bad, DO NOT BUY, Useless. Not for military cards. Not For MAC
It will not read military Cards. It would not work. Apple even says it will not work. Do not know if will work for PC. Apple s crewed up. …
- Written by Richard C from henderson
15 of 39 people found this useful
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
- Asked by Jatin S from Redmond
- May 24, 2013
Short Answer: Yes (on OS X).
Detailed Answer: Depends on your environment.
This is simply a S mart Card Reader. For VPN connectivity you would need other correct components in place:
1) Tokend - Low-level comms to the Card Application (ie. Applet)
(What Application profile you have determines what Tokend you need)
2) VPN Services - VPN (PPTP, L2TP over IPSec, IPSec) is built into the Networking
Services of OS X. SSL VPN would be established using a browser (ie. Safari)
and would be reliant on the implementation of the VPN Vendor properly
using the Keychain APIs.
So, it would work for you, but this is not all you need for VPN connectivity. …
- Answered by Shawn G from Fairfax
- May 26, 2013
- Asked by Christopher L from Olney
- Aug 13, 2011
Does the SCR3500 Smart Card Reader only allow you to sign in with your CAC to sites like AKO and DTS or does it also allow you to digitally sign forms
- Asked by Michele A from Petersburg
- May 19, 2012
This is just the hardware device (smart card reader) like you would purchase other readers to access your CAC on any platform. This device allows the physical card to be accessed by software running on the computer via the USB port. This reader is CCID compliant and can be used on any platform.
Any software (Native in the OS -OR- from third-party providers) would be required to use the certificates & private keys on the card to perform tasks such as signing forms as you asked. You have several options available to you both from Open Source and Commercial resources. …
- Answered by Shawn G from Fairfax
- May 21, 2012