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USB Card Readers

List of compatible USB card readers for use of the eID function.

ID card lies on USB card reader, which is connected to the laptop

Source: Governikus GmbH & Co. KG

The following list gives you an overview of USB card readers suitable for the eID function as well as notes on available drivers.

  • ACS ACR1252U
    Windows

    The card reader operates with the driver automatically installed by the system. In case you prefer to install the driver from the manufacturer's webseite, a reboot is required.

    Mac OS

    The card reader operates with the driver automatically installed by the system. In case you prefer to install the driver from the manufacturer's webseite, a reboot is required.

  • ACS ACR1281U
    Windows

    The card reader operates with the driver automatically installed by the system. In case you prefer to install the driver from the manufacturer's webseite, a reboot is required.

    Mac OS

    It is necessary to install the drivers from the manufacturer. Please follow the relevant link for your operating system.

  • Cherry ST-1275
    Windows

    It is necessary to install the drivers from the manufacturer. Please follow the relevant link for your operating system.

    Mac OS

    There is no driver from the manufacturer.

  • Cherry TC-1200
    Windows

    It is necessary to install the drivers from the manufacturer. Please follow the relevant link for your operating system.

    Mac OS

    It is necessary to install the drivers from the manufacturer. Please follow the relevant link for your operating system. The driver for macOS 10.13 works for macOS 10.14, macOS 10.15 and macOS 11.0.

  • Cherry TC-1300
    Windows

    It is necessary to install the drivers from the manufacturer. Please follow the relevant link for your operating system.

    Mac OS

    It is necessary to install the drivers from the manufacturer. Please follow the relevant link for your operating system. The driver for macOS 10.13 works for macOS 10.14, macOS 10.15 and macOS 11.0.

  • Gemalto Prox-DU HID
    Windows

    The card reader operates with the driver automatically installed by the system. There is no driver from the manufacturer.

    Mac OS

    up to OSX 10.15:
    The card reader operates with the driver automatically installed by the system. There is no driver from the manufacturer.

    from OSX 11.0:
    The card reader operates with the driver automatically installed by the system, a reboot is required. There is no driver from the manufacturer.

  • Gemalto Prox-SU Contactless
    Windows

    The card reader operates with the driver automatically installed by the system. There is no driver from the manufacturer.

    Mac OS

    up to OSX 10.15:
    The card reader operates with the driver automatically installed by the system. There is no driver from the manufacturer.

    from OSX 11.0:
    The card reader operates with the driver automatically installed by the system, a reboot is required. There is no driver from the manufacturer.

  • HID OMNIKEY 5021-CL
    Windows

    It is necessary to install the drivers from the manufacturer. Please note that only the driver named "X-CHIP WINDOWS BU & RU driver" works with this card reader.

    Mac OS

    It is necessary to install the drivers from the manufacturer. Please follow the relevant link for your operating system.

  • HID OMNIKEY 5022-CL
    Windows

    The card reader operates with the driver automatically installed by the system. In case you prefer to install the driver from the manufacturer's webseite, a reboot is required.

    Mac OS

    The card reader is compatible with the installed system driver.

  • HID OMNIKEY 5321 v2
    Windows

    It is necessary to install the drivers from the manufacturer. Please follow the relevant link for your operating system.

    Mac OS

    It is necessary to install the drivers from the manufacturer. Please follow the relevant link for your operating system.

  • HID OMNIKEY 5421
    Windows

    It is necessary to install the drivers from the manufacturer. Please follow the relevant link for your operating system. Please note that only the driver named "X-CHIP WINDOWS BU & RU driver" works with this card reader.

    Mac OS

    It is necessary to install the drivers from the manufacturer. Please follow the relevant link for your operating system.

  • HID OMNIKEY 5422
    Windows

    The card reader operates with the driver automatically installed by the system. In case you prefer to install the driver from the manufacturer's webseite, a reboot is required.

    Mac OS

    from OSX 10.13:
    The card reader is compatible with the installed system driver. There is no driver from the manufacturer.

  • Identiv 3700 F
    Windows

    The card reader operates with the driver automatically installed by the system.

    Mac OS

    The card reader operates with the driver automatically installed by the system.

  • Identiv 3720 F
    Windows

    up to Windows 8.1:
    The card reader operates with the driver automatically installed by the system.

    from Windows 10.0:
    It is necessary to install the drivers from the manufacturer. Please follow the relevant link for your operating system.

    Mac OS

    The card reader operates with the driver automatically installed by the system.

  • Identiv 3721 F
    Windows

    up to Windows 8.1:
    The card reader operates with the driver automatically installed by the system.

    from Windows 10.0:
    It is necessary to install the drivers from the manufacturer. Please follow the relevant link for your operating system.

    Mac OS

    The card reader operates with the driver automatically installed by the system.

  • Identiv 4701 F
    Windows

    The card reader operates with the driver automatically installed by the system. In case you prefer to install the driver from the manufacturer's webseite, a reboot is required.

    Mac OS

    It is necessary to install the drivers from the manufacturer. Please follow the relevant link for your operating system.

  • Identiv Cloud 4700 F
    Windows

    The card reader operates with the driver automatically installed by the system. In case you prefer to install the driver from the manufacturer's webseite, a reboot is required.

    Mac OS

    It is necessary to install the drivers from the manufacturer. Please follow the relevant link for your operating system.

  • Identiv SCL01x Contactless Smart Card Reader
    Windows

    up to Windows 8.1:
    The card reader operates with the driver automatically installed by the system.

    from Windows 10.0:
    It is necessary to install the drivers from the manufacturer. Please follow the relevant link for your operating system.

  • Identiv SCL3711
    Windows

    It is necessary to install the drivers from the manufacturer. Please follow the relevant link for your operating system.

    Mac OS

    up to OSX 10.12:
    The card reader operates with the driver automatically installed by the system. In case you prefer to install the driver from the manufacturer's webseite, a reboot is required.

    from OSX 10.14:
    The card reader operates with the driver automatically installed by the system. In case you prefer to install the driver from the manufacturer's webseite, a reboot is required.

  • Identiv SDI011 Dual Interface Smart Card Reader
    Windows

    up to Windows 8.1:
    It is necessary to install the drivers from the manufacturer. Please follow the relevant link for your operating system. A reboot is required after the installation of the driver.

    from Windows 10.0:
    The card reader operates with the driver automatically installed by the system. In case you prefer to install the driver from the manufacturer's webseite, a reboot is required.

    Mac OS

    It is necessary to install the drivers from the manufacturer. Please follow the relevant link for your operating system. A reboot is required after the installation of the driver.

  • KOBIL IDToken
    Windows

    The card reader operates with the driver automatically installed by the system. In case you prefer to install the driver from the manufacturer's webseite, a reboot is required.

    Mac OS

    up to OSX 10.14:
    The card reader is compatible with the installed system driver.

    from OSX 11.0:
    The card reader is compatible with the installed system driver.

  • OBID RFID-Reader
    Windows

    It is necessary to install the drivers from the manufacturer. Please follow the relevant link for your operating system.

    Mac OS

    There is no driver from the manufacturer.

  • REINER SCT cyberJack RFID basis
    Windows

    up to Windows 8.1:
    The card reader is compatible with the installed system driver.

    from Windows 10.0:
    It is necessary to install the drivers from the manufacturer. Please follow the relevant link for your operating system.

    Mac OS

    The card reader is compatible with the installed system driver.

  • REINER SCT cyberJack RFID komfort
    Windows

    It is necessary to install the drivers from the manufacturer. Please follow the relevant link for your operating system.

    Mac OS

    It is necessary to install the drivers from the manufacturer. Please follow the relevant link for your operating system.

  • REINER SCT cyberJack RFID komfort FON
    Windows

    It is necessary to install the drivers from the manufacturer. Please follow the relevant link for your operating system. Please use the ID-Card in the slot for contactless cards.

    Mac OS

    It is necessary to install the drivers from the manufacturer. Please follow the relevant link for your operating system. Please use the ID-Card in the slot for contactless cards.

  • REINER SCT cyberJack RFID standard
    Windows

    It is necessary to install the drivers from the manufacturer. Please follow the relevant link for your operating system.

    Mac OS

    It is necessary to install the drivers from the manufacturer. Please follow the relevant link for your operating system.

  • REINER SCT cyberJack wave
    Windows

    It is necessary to install the drivers from the manufacturer. Please follow the relevant link for your operating system.

    Mac OS

    It is necessary to install the drivers from the manufacturer. Please follow the relevant link for your operating system.

  • Signotec Omega Pad
    Windows

    The card reader operates with the driver automatically installed by the system. There is no driver from the manufacturer.

    Mac OS

    The card reader operates with the driver automatically installed by the system. There is no driver from the manufacturer.

Notes on the Purchase and Use of USB Card Readers

We advise you to obtain information directly from the manufacturer or a specialized retailer before purchasing a card reader. When buying a card reader, always make sure that the device is explicitly suitable for reading the ID card. If you search the Internet for a suitable reader, you will also see card readers for chip cards, smart cards and other purposes. In many cases, such models do not support the eID card.

Once purchased, simply connect the USB card reader to your laptop. Usually, the card reader should be recognized after a few seconds and the necessary drivers should be installed automatically. In AusweisApp2, you can then check in the settings under "USB card reader" whether the device is correctly connected. There you can also install any missing drivers.