CRE-SM5 ID card PocketReader

Miniature USB contact ID card reader.

Input USB 2.0
Card slots Smart Card
PC connection USB type A-M, integrated connector
design external, miniature

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Miniature ID card reader AXAGON CRE-SM5 PocketReader with USB 2.0 interface.

The card reader supports all common 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 and Mac OS allows wide range of applications. The smart LED indicator lights up shortly after the activity change, then turns off and doesn't bother the user with unnecessary light.

The card holder, which is also a rotating cover for the USB-A connector, makes this reader one of the smallest ID Card readers on the market. The integrated loop allows you to hang it e.g. on keys, so you can always have it with you and it will not interfere.

• USB 2.0 CCID protocol.
• Backward compatible with USB 1.1.
• Connection via USB 2.0 type A male connector.

Card reader:
• 1 slot supports contact ID cards.
• Supports contact ID cards.

Other features:
• Microsoft USB-CCID driver compatible.
• Plug and Play support.
• Standby support, automatic standby mode.
• Reader power via USB bus (bus-power).
• Red LED indicates computer USB port connection (steady).
• Blue LED indicates and data transfer (flashing).
• LED indicators lights up shortly after the activity change, then turns off and doesn't bother.
• Dimensions 64 x 24 x 16 mm.
• Weight 14 g.

Supported operating systems:
• MS Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8 / 8.1 / 10 and later, Windows Server 2003 / 2008 / 2012 / 2016 and later (all 32- and 64-bit Windows OS versions supported), Mac OS X 10.x and later, Linux with 2.4.x kernel and later.

* 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 ID card reader,
• printed installation guide,
• 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
cable -
card reader
number of slots 1
slot Smart Card ID
Supported features
automatic installation yes
Plug and Play yes
Other features
indication 2 LED
dimensions 64 x 24 x 16 mm
weight 14 g
Power supply
on the bus 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
- installation guide


- printed installation manual


- a cardboard box with an option to be hanged on the retail display stands
- package dimensions 16 x 12.5 x 2.5 cm
- weight of 1 pc package 44 g
- EAN 8595247905475


- number of pieces in the box: 100
- total weight of the box: 6.5 kg G.W.
- box dimensions: 63 x 52 x 34 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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