title: USB Reader

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The **USB reader **means the smart card reader based on USB connector, which work for PC/Android computer.

This chapter will explain the USB reader, it includes contact reader and contactless reader.

And for contact reader:

USB reader is a kind of high-speed contact smart card reader, which is used for PC environment or relevant smart card environment. It is compliant with standard CCID specification and USB 2.0 interface (also the USB 1.1 interface). The R301 reader can operate all CLASS A, CLASS B and CLASS C smart cards which are compliant with ISO 7816-1/2/3.

The standard size IC card which is compliant with ISO 7816-3 can be supported stably as well. As the mandatory processing device of smart card integrated systems, R301 reader can greatly increase the security of the whole application. It can be widely used in financial, social security, telecom, online banking, e-business, authentication, e-government and other CPU based high level security card application fields.

For contactless reader:

R502 has two version, R502-Dual(Dual means Dual interface) is a dual-interface smart card reader developed by Feitian Technologies. and R502-CL(CL means contactless) which is contactless only device, both of them based on CCID driver.

And for R502-Dual supports not only contact cards compliant with ISO 7816 but also contactless cards compliant with ISO 14443 and contactless cards following Mifare standard. It also provides SIM card slots for many kinds of smart card applications. Moreover R502 comes with the SAM slot suitable for GSM 11.11 cards.

R502 is a terminal interface device for smart card applications and system integrations. With support for smart cards using different interfaces, R502 can be widely used in industries or applications requiring electronic payment and authentication, especially suitable for the high security fields. It is an optimal solution for authentication, e-commerce, financial organizations, access control etc.

For the USB reader, currently, we release below devices.

Product Name Casing number Describtion Notes
R301 C25,C11,C41,B5,B6,B8,B7,C60 The connection port based on USB Type A or Type C, contact only For the casing detail, please go to product web page to check the specification details.and also you can find product picture in spec.
R502-CL C10 Contactless only
R502-Dual C9 Dual interface reader, which has 2xSAM, 1xID-1 card slot and contactless area
vR504 C10 VHBR(very high bit rate) protocol, using for ePassport
BioR502 C57 R502-Dual + fingerprint module combo reader, more details, check the product page, and download the specification

Specification

Please go to product page, and download latest spec.

Hardware Configuration


R301 has two lights, red and blue.

Item Means Notes
red light USB connection status, turn ON means powered by host, otherwise, the reader doesn't power ON correctly
Blue light Inform the card slot status, when detect insertion event, turn ON, otherwise, turn off. when transfer data with card, then will flashing

R502-CL has two lights, red and blue

Item Means Notes
Red light USB connection status, turn ON means powered by host, otherwise, the reader doesn't power ON correctly
Blue light Inform the card slot status, when detect insertion event, turn ON, otherwise, turn off. when transfer data with card, then will flashing

R502-Dual has three lights, red, green and blue

Item Means Notes
Red light USB connection status, turn ON means powered by host, otherwise, the reader doesn't power ON correctly
Blue light Inform the contact card slot status, when detect insertion event, turn ON, otherwise, turn off. when transfer data with card, then will flashing
Green light Inform the contatless card slot status, when detect insertion event, turn ON, otherwise, turn off. when transfer data with card, then will flashing

Reader firmware upgrade

The reader support upgrade the firmware, you can connect a Micro USB cable to your Windows computer, and download our latest SDK, find update tool to do upgrade the fireware.

Before update the reader firmware, make sure your UID is default, which is all FF or empty, otherwise, please contact your supplier and they may provide to you a encrypted BIN file.

Reader UID Manaugement

The reader has support config the UID(User ID), this function using for distrubuitor, which can make a rules for end user, the UID means user ID, you can through seedcode to generate User ID, and such ID can be read by API, also the firmware encryted based on this ID, if end user wants update firmware, then the firmware must be encrypted with UID, otherwise, the reader cannot be update.