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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

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

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

Note: This list of compatible USB card readers is explicitly not a purchase recommendation and unfortunately, we cannot guarantee the functionality with your systems.

  • 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.

    macOS

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

  • ACS ACR1581U-C1
    Windows

    The card reader is compatible with the installed system driver.

    up to macOS 13

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

    from macOS 14

    The card reader is compatible with the installed system driver.

  • Cherry ST-1275
    Windows

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

    macOS

    There is no driver from the manufacturer.

  • Cherry Secure Board 1.0
    Windows

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

    macOS

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

    macOS

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

  • Cherry TC-1300
    Windows

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

    macOS

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

  • Gemalto Prox-DU HID
    Windows

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

    up to macOS 10.15 (Catalina)

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

    from macOS 11 (Big Sur)

    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.

    up to macOS 10.15 (Catalina)

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

    from macOS 11 (Big Sur)

    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
    up to Windows 10

    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.

    from Windows 11

    The card reader is compatible with the installed system driver.

    macOS

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

  • HID OMNIKEY 5022-CL
    up to Windows 10

    The card reader operates with the driver automatically installed by the system. Alternatively you have the option to install a driver from the manufacturer's website.

    from Windows 11

    The card reader is compatible with the installed system driver.

    macOS

    The card reader is compatible with the installed system driver.

  • HID OMNIKEY 5321 v2
    up to Windows 10

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

    from Windows 11

    The card reader is compatible with the installed system driver.

    macOS

    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.

  • HID OMNIKEY 5421
    up to Windows 10

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

    from Windows 11

    The card reader is compatible with the installed system driver.

    macOS

    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.

  • HID OMNIKEY 5422
    up to Windows 10

    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 Windows 11

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

    macOS

    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. Alternatively you have the option to install a driver from the manufacturer's website.

    macOS

    The card reader operates with the driver automatically installed by the system. Alternatively you have the option to install a driver from the manufacturer's website.

  • Identiv 3720 F
    Windows

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

    macOS

    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.

  • Identiv 3721 F
    Windows

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

    macOS

    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.

  • Identiv 4701 F
    Windows

    The card reader operates with the driver automatically installed by the system. Alternatively you have the option to install a driver from the manufacturer's website.

    macOS

    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. Alternatively you have the option to install a driver from the manufacturer's website. Please note that a driver is provided for the 4701 F model only, but it is suitable for the 4700 F model.

    macOS

    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.

  • Identiv SCL01x Contactless Smart Card Reader
    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 "Windows 10 Drivers (SCL011 nPA)" is advised for this card reader.

    macOS

    The card reader is no longer supported, unfortunately the manufacturer does not offer up-to-date drivers.

  • Identiv SCL3711
    Windows

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

    macOS

    The card reader is no longer supported, the driver offered by the manufacturer is unfortunately outdated and does not work.

  • Identiv SDI011 Dual Interface Smart Card Reader
    up to Windows 10

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

    from Windows 11

    It is necessary to install the drivers from the manufacturer. Please follow the relevant link for your operating system. After the driver installation, please observe the Windows information notification regarding your device security settings.

    macOS

    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.

    up to macOS 10.14 (Mojave)

    The card reader is compatible with the installed system driver.

    from macOS 11 (Big Sur)

    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.

    macOS

    There is no driver from the manufacturer.

  • REINER SCT cyberJack RFID basis
    up to Windows 10

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

    from Windows 11

    The card reader is compatible with the installed system driver.

    macOS

    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.

    macOS

    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.

  • 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.

    macOS

    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.

    macOS

    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.

  • REINER SCT cyberJack wave
    Windows

    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.

    macOS

    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.

  • Signotec Omega Pad
    Windows

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

    macOS

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

Notes on the Use of USB Card Readers with Windows Terminal Servers

In general, all card readers listed here with support for Windows can also be used on Windows terminal servers. Unfortunately, however, connection problems may occur for reasons such as unstable (Windows) drivers. If you encounter any problems, please contact the card reader manufacturer or Microsoft.

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 AusweisApp, 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.