IDBridge K30   In Production

Market Authentication device is seeking for portable tokens with increased efficiency and a broad range of on-board security applications like digital signature, user identification and secure on-line transactions. Gemalto' IDBridge K30 (formerly USB Shell Token v2) delivers the solution in a shape of a secure USB token for applications such as:

  • Internet access
  • Secure download of contents
  • Computer access control
  • Network security
  • People identification
  • Home Banking facilities

IDBridge K30 offers all the power of a multi-application dynamic smart card in a USB key, the ideal for users who require a combination of security and portability.


Features and Benefits
  • Easy to deploy 
    The IDBridge K30 reader can be distributed independently of the plug-in (ID-0) card, facilitating production and smart card issuance. It operates with Microsoft CCID driver, inbox VISTA and Seven, removing the need of a driver installation.
  • Easy to use 
    The SIM sized smart card can be easily inserted without the need of any mechnical tooling. Once inserted, the smart card is strongly maintained but can be removed any time for msart card reneval.
  • Versatile
    Available with any SIM sized smart card, meeting FIPS 140-2 level 3 or CC EAL4+ PPSSCD certification requirement


Technical Specifications


Host Interface

  • Plug and Play

  • CCID (Chip Card Interface Device)

  • USB 2.0 full speed (12 Mbps)

Smart Card Interface
  • ID-00 SIM sized cards
    ISO 7816 Class A, B and C cards (5 V, 3 V, 1.8 V)
    T=0 and T=1 protocols
  • up to TA1=96 ISO7816 parameters(340 Kbps with a 4Mhz reader clock)
 Smart Card Connector
  • 6 friction contacts - ISO location
Human interface
  • LED one color (Green),
    dual state (blinking: waiting card insertion; ON: card reading / writing)
Power Supply
  • USB 2.0 type A connector
  • Hubless
  • Power supply thru USB port
  • Maximum operating current: 100mA
  • Operating voltage [4.4 – 5.5V]
Standards / Certifications
  • ISO/IEC 7816-1,2,3,4: IC Cards with contacts
  • Microsoft Windows Hardware Quality Labs (WHQL), Windows Logo Program WLP 2.0
  • USB 2.0 Full speed certified (USB readers listed on website)
  • CCID - Chip Card Interface Device 1.0
  • Microsoft PC/SC environment with associated drivers
Operating Systems
  • Windows 8, 7, Vista, Xp, 2000
  • Windows Server 2012, 2008 R2
  • Win CE
  • Linux
  • Mac OS X
  • Solaris

IDBridge K30 PC/SC drivers can be downloaded from

  • CE, FCC part 15 Class B
  • EN 60950 / UL 950 / CSA 950
  • Operating: +0�C / +70�C
  • Storage: -20�C / +85�C
  • ROHS compliant , WEEE marking

Electrostatic Discharge :

  • +/- 8kV direct air discharge
  • +/- 4kV indirect contact discharge
  • 12 months
OEM Customer color and logo upon request.
Identification of the end-user through visible SIM Card back side printing with the use of a transparent plastic finishing.
  • Polyglass Polycarbonate semi transparent White or Black
  • Crystal transparent color to view led operation and SIM Card back side printing (for hardware identification, by a unique incremental serial number or any other customized datas)
  • Weight 10 grams (excluding smart card)
  • dimension 66 (L) x 16 (W) x 8 (H)
packaging plastic tray of 20 units
trap door unlocked, ready for ID-0 (SIM) card insertion


  • PC/SC environments
    compatible with the following Operating Systems:
Manufacturer Windows MAC OS Linux WIN CE
Operating System 2000, Xp Vista Win7, 8 Leopard
Kernel 2.6 and higher 5.0
IDBridge K30 Y (CCID) Y (CCID) Y (CCID) Y Y Y

CCID: operates with Microsoff class driver inbox Vista, Seven & eight, and by Windows update on 2000 & Xp.

IDBridge K30 PC/SC drivers can be downloaded from

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