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PC/SC Smart Card readers portfolio (IDBridge CT family):

 IDBridge CT30 (legacy name = PC USB TR)

 IDBridge CT40 (legacy name = PC USB SL)

 IDBridge CT500 (legacy name = PC Card)

 IDBridge CT510 (legacy name = PC Express)

 IDBridge CT700 (legacy name = PC Pinpad)

IDBridge smart card readers are designed for securing network access, using the Gemalto PC Core hardware and firmware, handling all types of ISO7816 compatible smart cards. Several different models are available to adapt to every host PC interfaces and Smart Card usages.
 
As the rates of identity theft increases, more and more companies are turning to smart technology to secure their networks. Enterprises, governments and financial institutions are rapidly deploying a smart card infrastructure for logical access and protecting the privacy of on-line bank customers and web shoppers.
 
Gemalto’s user-friendly smart card readers are an integrated part of more global authentication solutions. Built on the latest technology they offer reliability and are certified by the major computing and banking organizations ensuring easy deployment. Our diversified series includes readers for desktops, laptops, for SIM size card and readers for Pin entry.

Features and Benefits

IDBridge CT30:
  • Innovative transparent design to highlight the card
  • Modular concept with accessories: stand, floppy disk tray,
    to simplify logistics and inventory
  • Maximum usability and reliability with non removable cable, preventing reader unplugs
  • Compact and lightweight to optimize shipping expenses on large project deployment, fitting in a standard postal envelope size

 

PC Twin serial:
  • Innovative transparent design to highlight the card
  • Modular concept with accessories: stand, floppy disk tray,
  • Serial connection

 

Several accessories have been developped to be used with the new PC USB TR reader, based on an innovative modular concept, and providing several ways of use and integration. 
All the accessories are very simple to use and install. The user needs no technical knowledge nor mechanical tools.

The new concept of modular accessories will bring to our customers :

  • Flexibility for deployment
    • one reader fits all PC installed bases
    • several hardware configurations are possible
    • not dependent of the PC's connection ports any more

     

  • Ease of use
    • uses existing PC USB TR drivers
    • no mechanical tools needed for use with PC USB TR

     

  • A cost effective product
    • just select the product configuration you need

     

Stand accessory:
  • To improve the handling convenience of the CT30 and PC Twin Serial for a desktop usage
  • Comes with an innovative transparent design, removable adhesive tapes and provides a large support to print customer's logo for customization
  • Also exists in weighted version (490grs) for a one hand insertion/extraction

 

Floppy Bay accessory:

  • To convert the PC USB TR reader in an internal device to be installed in a PC 3.5" Floppy Disk or 5.25" CD-ROM bay
  • USB 5 pin header to connect to the PC motherboard
  • Black or beige colors for 3.5" size, black for 5.25". Other colors upon request.

 

IDBridge CT40:
  • Slim Line design
  • Tamper evident casing
  • Designed for graphical customization

IDBridge CT700 and CT710: a class 2 reader (pinpad) featuring a keypad and display, adding Secure PIN Entry (SPE) functionality to the Gemalto readers range.
  • Security and confidentiality
    CT700 reader provides a highly secure way to enhance your smart card-based application, by protecting the smart card PIN code from unauthorized access. The PIN code is entered locally and safely on the reader, and is thus never transmitted to the PC. This is especially relevant for corporate security, Internet commerce and online banking services, where strong security and confidentiality is a must. PC Pinpad is made of a tamper evident case with security marking.
  • Ease of use
    CT700 reader comes with a large 2 lines and 16 characters display, to guide the user at PIN entry and change operations. User interface is available in several languages and new ones can be easily programmed. 
  • Standards based
    Compliant with PC/SC 2.0 part 10 for Secure Pin Entry devices

IDBridge CT500:
  • Compact and lightweight PCMCIA devices for laptop computers
  • Robust metal casing
  • PC Card type II format
          

EOL after stock cancellation

 

IDBridge CT510:
  • Compact and lightweight PCExpress devices for laptop computers
  • Robust metal casing
  • USB Microsoft CCID
  • Full ExpressCard 54 format compliance
          
   

  Branding on demand
Gemalto can personalize the PC-Link reader casings sand packagings according to the customer's identity and brand.
A scalable supply chain, large mass production capacity and qualified manufacturing processes for logo printing and custom colors processing, allows Gemalto to guarantee the best possible service.

News

A new brochure for the IDBridge CT20 has been published. View it in Download/Sales Brochure.

Technical Specifications

 

Host Interface
  • PC Connection port

  USB Serial PCMCIA/Express
PC Twin Serial   X  
IDBridge CT30 X    
IDBridge CT40 X    
IDBridge CT700 X    
IDBridge CT500     X
IDBridge CT510     X

  • Plug and Play

  • USB 2.0 full speed (12 Mbps)

  • Serial RS232 programmable transmission from 9,600 to 115,200 bps

  • PCMCIA  
    PC Card type II, programmable transmission from 9,600 to 115,200 bps
    ExpressCard/54, USB 2.0 full speed (12 Mbps)
     

Smart Card Interface PC Core hardware and firmware architecture
  • Supports ISO 7816 Class A, B and C cards (5 V, 3 V, 1.8 V)
  • Supports up to TA1=17 (826 Kbps with a 4.8Mhz reader clock) for CT30
  • Supports up to TA1=97 (500 Kbps with a 4Mhz reader clock) for CT510 and CT700
  • Supports up to TA1=96 (340 Kbps with a 4Mhz reader clock) for other readers
  • Reads from and writes to all ISO 7816-1,2,3,4 microprocessor cards, T=0 and T=1 protocols
  • Supports memory cards using "Synchronous Card API"
  • Short circuit detection
     
 Smart Card Connector
  • 8 friction contacts - ISO location
  • 100,000 insertion cycles
  • EMV Level 1 mechanically compliant
  • Embossed smart cards supported
     
Human interface
  • LED one color (green), dual state (blinking: waiting card insertion; ON: card reading / writing)
  • CT700 (pinpad):
    • 2x16 alphanumeric display
    • orange LED ON at Secure PIN Entry mode
    • Tactile keypads with 16 (4x4) silicon rubber keys
       
Cable/Power Supply
  • USB reader
    • Cable 1,5 m long
    • USB 2.0 type A connector
    • Power supply thru USB port
    • Maximum operating current: 100mA
    • Operating voltage [4.7 – 5.3V]
  • Serial reader
    • Cable 1,5 m long
    • Serial DB9 connector
    • Power supply thru PS/2 port
    • Operating voltage 5 V +/- 10%
       
  • PCMCIA CT500 reader
    • Maximum operating current: 25mA
    • Power supply thru PC Card port
    • Operating voltage 5 V +/- 10%
       
  • PC Express CT510 reader
    • Power Consumption Suspend mode: 1mA
    • Typical operating: 55mA
    • Maximum operating: 200mA
    • Power supply thru ExpressCard port
    • Rating 3.3V 1A primary supply voltage
       
Standards / Certifications
  • ISO/IEC 7816-1,2,3,4: IC Cards with contacts
  • EMV Terminal Level 1 version 4.1
  • Mondex ChipSafe Plus Purse 2 (CT30)
  • Microsoft Windows Hardware Quality Labs (WHQL), Windows Logo Program WLP 2.0
  • USB 2.0 Full speed certified (USB readers listed on usb.org website)
  • CCID - Chip Card Interface Device 1.1 (USB & ExpressCard readers)
     
API
  • Microsoft PC/SC environment with associated drivers
  • CT-API
  • Synchronous Card API for support of memory cards
Operating Systems
  • Up to Windows 8
  • Win CE 4.1, 4.2, 5.0, 6.0 (USB readers)
  • Linux Kernel 2.6 and higher
  • Mac OS X Panther, Tiger, Leopard 32 editions (USB readers)
  • Support for Solaris, XP embedded (USB readers)

PC/SC drivers can be downloaded from support.gemalto.com.
 

Environmental
  • CE, FCC part 15 Class B
  • VCCI, c-Tick, BSMI
  • EN 60950 / UL 950 / CSA 950
  • Operating: +0�C / +55�C
  • Storage: -20�C / +65�C
  • ROHS and REACH compliant , WEEE marking
     
Warranty
  • 24 months
  • 100,000 smart card insertions
     
OEM Reader and packaging personalization available
Customized stickers, logo and colors upon request
 
Weight and size
 

Weight
(grams)
 

Dimensions
(LWH mm)
 

IDBridge CT30 55 74 x 63 x 13
PC Twin Serial 95 93 x 63 x 13
IDBridge CT40 76 105 x 70 x 12
IDBridge CT700 292 121 x 79 x 49
IDBridge CT500 29 85 x 54 x 5
IDBridge CT510 23 75 x 54 x 5

 

Stand accessory
Casing Polycarbonate, crystal transparent color
2 removable adhesive tape to stick it on a desktop
Dimension 75 (L) x 81 (W) x 85 (H)
Packaging Cubic brown carton box  90(L) x 90 (W) x 92 (H)
Installation and user notices printed on the box
Weight: 100grs for the standard version, 490grs for the weighted version
Kit content 1 plastic stand
2 removable adhesive tapes
Environment
Storage    : -20�C / +60�C
3"1/2 Floppy Bay Pack
Connection Internally, on a USB 5 pin header connectors of the PC motherboard
Externally, re-using the Serial or USB cables delivered with the PC Twin reader
Casing Material: ABS
Color: beige Pantone Cool Gray 3C or PMS black C
4 screws for securing inside the PC case
Dimension 3"1/2 drive bay
102 (L) x 136 (W) x 25 (H)
Packaging Brown carton box  205 (L) x 145 (W) x 38 (H)
Weight: 200 gr
Kit content Floppy Bay plastic case 3.5" 
Light guide adapter
Cable for connector adaptation
screw kit for assembly
A4 paper installation guide
Environment
Storage    : -20�C / +60�C
5"1/4 Floppy Bay Pack
Connection Internally, on a USB 5 pin header connectors of the PC motherboard
Externally, re-using the Serial or USB cables delivered with the PC Twin reader
Casing Material: ABS
Color: PMS black C
4 screws for securing inside the PC case
Dimension 5"1/4 drive bay
149 (L) x 85 (W) x 43 (H)
Packaging Brown carton box  188 (L) x 158 (W) x 56 (H)
Weight: 200 gr
Kit content Floppy Bay plastic case 5.25" 
Light guide adapter
Cable for connector adaptation
Screw kit for assembly
A4 paper installation guide
Environment
Storage    : -20�C / +60�C
USB Cable accessory
Connection USB USB full speed (12 Mbps)
Hubless
USB type A connector
operating voltage [ 4.4 --> 5.5V ]
Color Pantone cool grey 6C
Length Cable 1,5 meter long
Packaging Blister box  130 (L) x 201 (W) x 35 (H)
weight: 100 gr
Kit content USB cable 
Environment Storage    : -20�C / +60�C
Standards Fully compatible with Microsft PC99 specification for plugs colors
 Serial Cable accessory
Connection Serial RS232 
Serial DB9 connector
Power supply thru PS/2 port
Operating voltage 5V +/- 10%
Color Pantone cool grey 6C
Length Cable 1,5 meter long
Packaging Blister box  130 (L) x 201 (W) x 35 (H)
Weight: 140 gr
Kit content Serial RS232 cable 
Environment Storage    : -20�C / +60�C
Standards Fully compatible with Microsoft PC99 specification for plugs colors

Compatibility
  • PC/SC environments
    PC-Link readers are compatible with all the main Operating Systems

 

PC-Link readers can be ordered on Gemalto webstore : http://boutique.gemalto.com/