CRE-SM3N USB-A Smart card/ID card FlatReader

Compact desktop USB contact Smart / ID card reader with long, USB-A cable.

Input USB 2.0
Card slots Smart Card
PC connection USB type A-M, permanently connected cable, cable 1.3 m
design external

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Compact desktop smart card / ID card reader AXAGON CRE-SM3N FlatReader with USB 2.0 interface. The card reader supports all common contact smart card formats, chip cards and other cards, including contact bank payment cards or contact electronic ID cards *.  The reader is compatible with most national applications for eID (electronic ID cards).

Compatibility with all common OS such as Windows, Linux, Mac OS and Android allows wide use on desktops and laptops as well as phones and tablets. The smart LED indicator lights up shortly after the activity change, then turns off and doesn't bother the user with unnecessary light. Compact design, high-quality manufacturing, anti-slip pads and long cable ensure easy and trouble-free use.  

• USB 2.0 CCID protocol.
• Backward compatible with USB 1.1.
• Connection to computer via USB 2.0 type A male connector.
• For connection to a phone or tablet with a USB-C connector, we recommend a USB-C -> USB-A reduction, e.g. AXAGON RUCM-AFA. For connection to a phone with a micro USB connector, we recommend an OTG reduction micro USB -> USB-A.

Card reader:
• 1 slot supports contact ATM / CAC / ID / IC / SIS cards.
• Supports ISO 7816 Class A, B and C contact Smart cards (5V, 3V and 1.8V).
• Supports ISO 7816, EMV 4.1 (EMV 2000 level 1) standards.
• Supports protocols T=0 and T=1, I2C, SLE 4432/42 (S=10), SLE 4418/28 (S=9).
• PC/SC 2.0 PC Smart Card standard support.
• Microsoft Smart Card for Windows support.
• Supports I2C cards SLE4418, SLE4428, SLE4432, SLE4442, SLE4436, SLE5536, SLE6636, AT88SC1608, AT45D041.
• Microsoft WHQL USB Smart Card Reader compliant.
• FIPS 201 standard compliant.

Other features:
• Microsoft USB-CCID driver compatible.
• Plug and Play support.
• Standby support, automatic standby mode.
• Reader power via USB bus (bus-power).
• A LED indicates computer USB port connection (steady) and data transfer (flashing).
• Anti-slip pad against spontaneous movement on the table.
• Dimensions 67 x 63 x 20 mm, cable length 1.3 m.
• Weight 57 g.

Supported OS:
• MS Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8 / 8.1 / 10 / 11 and later, Windows Server 2003 / 2008 / 2012 / 2016 / 2019 / 2022 and later (supported are all 32- and 64-bit Windows OS versions), Mac OS X 10.x and higher, Linux with kernel 2.4.x an higher, Android 8 and above.

* Note: The reader only supports contact cards that have visible contacts on the surface. The card without contacts is therefore RFID and cannot be used in the reader.

Package contains:
• USB Smart card reader with 1.3 m hardwired cable,
• multilingual guide CZ / DE / DK / ENG / ESP / FIN / FR / GR / HR / HU / IT / NL / PL / PT / RO / RU / SK / SWE / BG / CN / TR / ARA,
• packed in a cardboard box with a hanging hole.

interface USB 2.0 / USB 1.1
rate 480 / 12 Mbit/s (high / full speed)
connector USB Type A male (on the cable)
cable 1.3 m
card reader
number of slots 1
slot Smart Card ATM / CAC / ID / IC / SIS
Supported features
automatic installation yes
Plug and Play yes
Other features
indication LED indicating - connection to the computer's USB port (permanent light), data transmission (flashes)
dimensions 67 x 63 x 20 mm
weight 57 g
Power supply
on the bus yes (USB bus power)
OS support
MS Windows 10 / 8.1 / 8 / 7 / Vista / XP (all 32- and 64-bit versions)
MS Windows Server 2016 / 2012 / 2008 / 2003 (all 32- and 64-bit versions)
Mac OS X 10.x and higher
Linux kernel 2.4.x and higher


- card reader with 1.3 m hardwired cable
- installation guide


- printed installation manual


- a cardboard box with an option to be hanged on the retail display stands
- package dimensions 12.5 x 10 x 2.8 cm
- weight of 1 pc package 84 g
- EAN 8595247906915


- number of pieces in the box: 100
- total weight of the box: 9 kg G.W.
- box dimensions: 52 x 31 x 23 cm


A): If the card reader is not displayed in "Device Manager," there may be a USB port (or a 20-pin USB 3.0 connector on the PC motherboard in the case of an internal reader) malfunction.

B): Try plugging the reader into another USB port (or another 20-pin USB 3.0 connector on the PC motherboard, if available, in the case of an internal reader). The card reader should be detected and the drivers loaded automatically. If this does not solve the problem, try checking the USB controller status in "Device Manager" in the "USB Drivers" section. If the problem persists, plug the card reader into the USB port of another computer to verify its functionality.

A): If this happens, it means that the operating system failed to get the necessary information to install the drivers.

B): The cause may be a defective USB cable or damaged device. Another option is to remove the record of the connected USB device using "USBDeview". After connecting the reader, the drivers should be reloaded. If the problem is caused by a driver error, the problem should be eliminated. If the problem persists, plug the card reader into the USB port of another computer to verify its functionality.


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