SCM SCR3500 Smart Card Reader

  • Overview

    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. For CAC use, you will need to purchase CAC software such as Thursby PKard for Mac OS X.

    Highlights

    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 For

    Reading 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 Reader

    Tech Specs

    Weight: 0.7 oz./19.8 g

    System Requirements

    Operating System: Mac OS X, Windows 98/2000/ME/Server 2003/Vista/XP/7/CE, Linux, Solaris

    Connection: USB 2.0, USB 2.0, USB 2.0

    Manufacturer Information

    Part Number

    Mfr. Part Number: 905141

    UPC or EAN No.: 793573825506

    Warranty

    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

  • 2.5 Average
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    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Update SCM SCR3500A Smart Card Reader Driver

      Typically the SCR3500 reader works on Mac OS X out of the box. However, recently there has been an update to the SCM-3500 reader making it SCM-3500A. The update Typically the SCR3500 reader works on Mac OS X out of the box. However, recently there has been an update to the SCM-3500 reader making it SCM-3500A. The updated reader has a Part Number of 905430-1 which is imprinted on the reader. SCM (now Identiv), the manufacturer, has issued a driver for this new version and it is easily downloaded from Military CAC. "militarycac" dot "com" slash "CACDrivers" slash "scmccid_mac_5.0.35.zip" (sorry links are not allowed in reviews) Keep in mind that this update updates the driver only. The Mac OS Forge and Military CAC sites provide the needed additional information to get your CAC or PIV operational.

      • Written by William B from Sterling

      9 of 9 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Update SCM SCR3500A Smart Card Reader Driver

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Yosemite 10.10.4

      I would not recommend this product to those of us with Version 10.10.4. I emailed Thursby about the issue with the reader and they said "Richard, We have not I would not recommend this product to those of us with Version 10.10.4. I emailed Thursby about the issue with the reader and they said "Richard, We have noticed that the readers provided by Apple, which have a model number of 3500 A, aren't working well with Yosemite. You can confirm this number by opening up the Macs System Information, select USB, and then click on your reader. What's going on is that the Mac's process that is supposed to talk to the reader fails to connect to the reader. If you have an older iOGear reader, then I recommend that you try this reader. Just as a FYI, PKard for Mac is reader agnostic. As long as the Mac OS can properly communicate with the reader, then PKard should work."

      • Written by Richard H from Tulsa

      7 of 7 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Yosemite 10.10.4

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      First CAC Reader (Navy/Mac)

      I just bought this USB based CAC Reader and had it set up in about 10 minutes. I am running an iMac with OS X Yosemite. The computer didn't recognize the reader I just bought this USB based CAC Reader and had it set up in about 10 minutes. I am running an iMac with OS X Yosemite. The computer didn't recognize the reader, but after a great tutorial on militarycac.com I was able to figure the whole thing out. The "CAC Enabler" program I went with was CACkey. There are links on the militarycac website. It is free vs. the "PKard" program that is $30.00. Through Safari I am able to log into NKO and NSIPS just fine, I am still tinkering with Firefox however. There are some issues with NKO and certain headers that don't show up, I'm not sure if it's a browser issue or the website itself. All in all, I think it's a good purchase as I've never had a CAC reader at home and this was easy to set up.

      • Written by joseph F from Herndon

      7 of 7 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?First CAC Reader (Navy/Mac)

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Don't Buy This Product

      I bought this item, went through 5 hrs of trouble shooting with the software company for Activclient, then another 2 hrs with Indentiv. Their tech support admit I bought this item, went through 5 hrs of trouble shooting with the software company for Activclient, then another 2 hrs with Indentiv. Their tech support admitted it was a faulty reader, but since I purchased it through Apple they don't recognize the 12 month warranty as advertised. Apple only has a limited 14 day, and Identiv said it wasn't their issue, I should have purchased straight from them and then hung up the phone on me!!!! Their customer service even ACKNOWLEDGED that their tech support said it was a defective reader!!!!

      • Written by john S from CHESAPEAKE

      1 of 1 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Don't Buy This Product

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Update SCM SCR3500A Smart Card Reader Driver

      Typically the SCR3500 reader works on Mac OS X out of the box. However, recently there has been an update to the SCM-3500 reader making it SCM-3500A. The update Typically the SCR3500 reader works on Mac OS X out of the box. However, recently there has been an update to the SCM-3500 reader making it SCM-3500A. The updated reader has a Part Number of 905430-1 which is imprinted on the reader. SCM (now Identiv), the manufacturer, has issued a driver for this new version and it is easily downloaded from Military CAC. "militarycac" dot "com" slash "CACDrivers" slash "scmccid_mac_5.0.35.zip" (sorry links are not allowed in reviews) Keep in mind that this update updates the driver only. The Mac OS Forge and Military CAC sites provide the needed additional information to get your CAC or PIV operational.

      • Written by William B from Sterling

      9 of 9 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Update SCM SCR3500A Smart Card Reader Driver

    • 2.0 out of 5 stars

      Still not working...

      Idk...I see some people have gotten it to work, and others have not. I have a background in IT, and it is what I do for a living, so I have a very good understa Idk...I see some people have gotten it to work, and others have not. I have a background in IT, and it is what I do for a living, so I have a very good understanding of hardware, software and drivers. Forget the CAC enabler (I am trying to use PKard now), I cannot even get the reader to read multiple different CACs. I have meticulously went through the steps on MilitaryCAC.com, and it is actually why I picked this reader...there appears to be no compatibility issues. So, I'm using a Macbook Air, 13" (Early 2014) running OS X Yosemite 10.10.5. I can see the reader in hardware in the system report. The PKard software sees it after it is installed, but the reader absolutely will not see my CAC... However, I tried connecting the reader to a friend's computer running Windows (7 I believe) and it read just fine, LED came on and everything. I am not even getting an LED on my Mac, nothing. So a "bad unit" is ruled out. I've already updated to the latest driver 5.0.35, released in Aug 2015. I've submitted the form on MilitaryCAC.com with all required info to see if they have any suggestions. Anyone have anything here? Pretty much the only thing that I haven't tried is upgrading to El Capitan... I really like the compact design, and I'm sure I would love the device if I can get it to work, but so far nothing.

      • Written by Adam S from Fayetteville

      5 of 6 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Still not working...

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