Gemalto PC Express Smart Card Reader/Writer
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Product Information for Gemalto PC Express Smart Card Reader/Writer

Highlights for Gemalto PC Express Smart Card Reader/Writer

Marketing Information

PC Express compact smart card reader/writer, designed to plug into a standard PCMCIA ExpressCard 54 PC slot, is the ultimate smart card peripheral for laptop PC and mobile users. It is very simple to use and install. No technical knowledge is needed. If you seek for electronic commerce, home banking or e-purse facilities, secure computer access or any of a multitude of other applications, PC Express is the smartest answer. For the first time, a solution is available that offers impressive possibilities at an exceptional price.

Technical Information


Battery Information



  • Interfaces: 1 x ExpressCard/54
  • Display & Graphics

    Environmental Conditions

  • Temperature: 32F (0C) to 131F (55C) Operating
  • General Information

  • Product Type: Smart Card Reader/Writer
  • Manufacturer Part Number: HWP114310
  • Manufacturer Website Address:
  • Manufacturer: Gemalto NV
  • Product Name: PC Express Smart Card Reader/Writer
  • Brand Name: Gemalto
  • Memory


    Certifications & Standards

  • CCID
  • ISO/IEC 7816-1,2,3,4: IC Cards with contacts
  • EMVCo 4.0 terminal level 1 for Gemcore Twin Pro IFM
  • Microsoft Windows Hardware Quality Labs (WHQL),
  • Windows Logo Program WLP 2.0
  • EMV Level 1 compliant 4.0

    Electro-Magnetic Standards:

  • Europe: 89/336/CEE guideline
  • EN 55022: 1994 Class B
  • EN 50082-1: 1994
  • EN 50081-1: 1992
  • EN 61000-4-2: 1995
  • EN 61000-4-3: 1997
  • EN 61000-4-4: 1995
  • Comply with EMC directive 89/336/EEC
  • USA: FCC part 15 Class B
  • System Requirements

  • Windows 2000
  • Windows XP
  • Windows Server 2003
  • Windows XP 64-bits Edition
  • Windows Vista 32 & 64-bits
  • Linux Redhat WS 3.0, 4.0, SUSE Professional 9.2, DEBIAN "Sarge"
  • Green Compliant


    Green Compliance Certificate/Authority


    Physical Characteristics

  • Weight (Approximate): 0.81 oz
  • Power Description

  • Input Voltage: 3.3 V AC
  • Input Current: 55 mA to 200 mA
  • Software

    Technical Information

  • Media Slots: 1
  • Media Supported: Smart Card
  • Features:
  • Embossed smart cards are supported.
  • Power supply through ExpressCard port
  • Plug and Play
  • USB full speed 12Mbps
  • Sticker and packaging for easy custom branding

    Strong and reliable casing:

  • PC Express uses a new robust steel case, fully compliant to ExpressCard 54 specification, and already selected by major PC actors

    Increased smart card performance:

  • PC Express is based on latest PC Core Twin Pro one chip, supporting new ISO7816 class A, B and C (5V, 3V and 1.8V), all ISO7816 TA1 parameters (up to 344 kbps) and extended APDU. EMV 4.0 terminal level 1 certified for Gemcore Twin Pro IFM

    Easy to install and maintain:

  • PC Express re-uses USB protocol of PC Core Twin Pro firmware which is already implemented in PC USB readers (PC Twin USB & PC USB-SL)