02 February, 2010
SCM Microsystems Inc., a provider of solutions for secure access, identity and exchange, announced that its thumb-sized SCR3500 SmartFold Personal Identity Verification/Common Access Card smart card reader has been approved by the General Service Administration for use by U.S. government agencies and employees.
The SCR3500 SmartFold is ideal for mobile government employees that have notebooks without integrated card readers. It is small–only 48 x 20 x 12 millimeters when folded–portable contact smart card reader that will fit on an employees’ key rings and in their pockets.
The reader is simply unfolded and inserted into a free USB port of a notebook. Then employees can insert their PIV/CAC card into the reader to enable secure access to government systems and data.
The SCR3500 SmartFold is now on the GSA Approved Products List which means the reader is compliant with all FIPS 201 and PIV/CAC card requirements, and is ready for purchase by government agencies and/or their purchasing agents.