SCM SCR3500 Smart Card Reader

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  • 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

  • 5.0 Average
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    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Works great since OS X Lion all the way to OS Sierra

      Bought it on Amazon.com since I needed to get it fast and has been working for the past few years with minor issues that were easily fixed (issues tied more to Bought it on Amazon.com since I needed to get it fast and has been working for the past few years with minor issues that were easily fixed (issues tied more to PKCard software client than this actual CAC reader). For military use, understand that all branches sites don't play very nicely with Mac, but, I have been able to do all the things needed of my CAC. I am able to digitally sign forms in EES, PDF's, as well as access sites like MyPay and AKO without issue. There is no S/MIME support in Mac, so if you get encrypted emails often, you WILL NOT be able to access them unless you bootcamp a windows version. Otherwise, it is a great reader. Only aesthetic issue is that it will block your other USB port (2012 MacBook pro and below). I am able to get around the issue by using a G Drive over the thunderbolt port instead of using a USB connection for external storage. That way, I am able to keep my external drive connected and also have the reader and CAC card installed.

      • Written by Paul T from Statham

      6 of 6 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Works great since OS X Lion all the way to OS Sierra

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      SCM SOLD SCR3500 TO IDENTIV

      The 1-star rating is completely inaccurate, and this reader for a compact pocket reader is the most recommended by Government agencies. It is one of the few tha The 1-star rating is completely inaccurate, and this reader for a compact pocket reader is the most recommended by Government agencies. It is one of the few that is completely MAC friendly and militarycac.com can provide additional guidance to ensure you have the most current drivers, additionally requires a middleware for MAC for complete operation, additional download of DOD certificates and trusting of the certificates. Anyone unable to figure it out doesn't deserve a MAC.

      • Written by Todd J from La Mesa

      2 of 2 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?SCM SOLD SCR3500 TO IDENTIV

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      SCM SOLD SCR3500 TO IDENTIV

      The 1-star rating is completely inaccurate, and this reader for a compact pocket reader is the most recommended by Government agencies. It is one of the few tha The 1-star rating is completely inaccurate, and this reader for a compact pocket reader is the most recommended by Government agencies. It is one of the few that is completely MAC friendly and militarycac.com can provide additional guidance to ensure you have the most current drivers, additionally requires a middleware for MAC for complete operation, additional download of DOD certificates and trusting of the certificates. Anyone unable to figure it out doesn't deserve a MAC.

      • Written by Todd J from La Mesa

      2 of 2 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?SCM SOLD SCR3500 TO IDENTIV

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Works great since OS X Lion all the way to OS Sierra

      Bought it on Amazon.com since I needed to get it fast and has been working for the past few years with minor issues that were easily fixed (issues tied more to Bought it on Amazon.com since I needed to get it fast and has been working for the past few years with minor issues that were easily fixed (issues tied more to PKCard software client than this actual CAC reader). For military use, understand that all branches sites don't play very nicely with Mac, but, I have been able to do all the things needed of my CAC. I am able to digitally sign forms in EES, PDF's, as well as access sites like MyPay and AKO without issue. There is no S/MIME support in Mac, so if you get encrypted emails often, you WILL NOT be able to access them unless you bootcamp a windows version. Otherwise, it is a great reader. Only aesthetic issue is that it will block your other USB port (2012 MacBook pro and below). I am able to get around the issue by using a G Drive over the thunderbolt port instead of using a USB connection for external storage. That way, I am able to keep my external drive connected and also have the reader and CAC card installed.

      • Written by Paul T from Statham

      6 of 6 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Works great since OS X Lion all the way to OS Sierra

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