Plug the smart card reader into a nearby power outlet and turn it on. Plug a USB data cable into the USB port on the smart card reader, and then plug the other end of the cable into one of the USB ports on your computer. The computer says it has detected a new, removable device.
Smart card readers are used with smart cards, which are a type of plastic card with an embedded chip. electronic processes including personal identification, access control, authentication and financial transactions. Smart card readers receive or “read” this type of data.
Windows 10: Right click on the Windows logo (lower left corner of your screen). Click System, select the Device Manager link (top left corner of the screen), scroll down to Smart Card Readers and select the small triangle next to it to open it.
To verify that the smart card reader is working
Navigate to Computer. Right-click Computer, and then select Properties. Under Tasks, select Device Manager. In Device Manager, expand Smart Card Readers, select the name of the smart card reader you want to check, and then select Properties.
If your PC does not have a card reader, you will need an external card reader that you can connect to your computer’s USB ports. If you use a microSD memory card adapter if necessary, you can use these external readers to transfer data to and from your microSD card.
You connect the card reader to your computer by connecting the cable between the card reader and your computer’s USB port.
The HP Smart Card Reader allows you to conduct secure e-commerce transactions using digital signatures and digital certificates over public and private networks to provide a key building block for enterprise security.
Smart cards are tamper-resistant portable storage devices that can increase the security of tasks such as authenticating clients, signing codes, securing email, and logging on with a Windows domain account. Smart cards provide: Tamper-resistant storage to protect private keys and other forms of personal information.