Nowadays, more and more people rely on the web for many day-to-day transactions that once required physical presence to be performed. These include e-banking and online shopping, which have become everyday activities along with online forum and social media participation.

However, as technology becomes more and more sophisticated, fraud related incidents also become more prevalent. These occurrences generate billions of dollars worth of losses and bring distress most especially to the banking sector. APG8201 PINhandy 1 OTP Generator addresses this problem.

APG8201 PINhandy 1 is a portable and cost-efficient handheld smart card device capable of managing Dynamic One-Time Passwords, Challenge-Response Authentication Codes, and Transaction Data Signing (PKI digital signatures). It uses a two-factor authentication process where the cardholder is required to insert an EMV card (something he has) into the device and enter a PIN code (something he knows) using the built-in PIN-pad. Verifying both the card and PIN code, APG8201 generates a one-time password that can only be used once for each online transaction. These steps allow the device to inhibit emerging man-in-the-middle attacks that aim to steal and use confidential information.

APG8201 PINhandy 1 supports both PC-linked and standalone modes, and has Secure PIN Entry (SPE) support to protect every PIN code from security attacks when the device is on PC-linked mode. A high quality and reliable device, it is compliant with major banking, computing and safety standards such as Mastercard® CAP and PLA, VISA DPA and EMV Level 1. Banks may now deliver APG8201 to individual customers in bulk/volume without the concern for sensitive data handling!

PC-Linked Standalone USB Battery Powered Single Contact Card Slot Graphical/ Dot Matrix LCD Keypad/ PINPad Firmware Upgradeable
  • Handheld Device with Compact and Portable Design
  • Dual Operation Modes:
    • PC-linked
    • Standalone
  • PC-linked Operation:
    • USB 2.0 Full Speed Interface
    • CCID Compliance
    • Supports PC/SC
    • Supports CT-API (through wrapper on top of PC/SC)
    • Supports PPS (Protocols and Parameters Selection)
    • Supports PC/SC 2.01 Secure PIN Entry (SPE)
  • Standalone Operation:
    • Supports OTP (One-time Password), Challenge-Response and Transaction Data Signing Modes
    • 2 CR2032 Batteries for Power
    • Intelligent Battery Management or a Life Expectancy of 5 Years (depending on usage)
  • Smart Card Reader:
    • Supports Full-sized Microprocessor Cards (T=0, T=1 Protocols)
    • Supports ISO 7816 Class A Cards
    • Allows semi-insertion of cards
    • Short Circuit Protection
  • Built-in Peripherals:
    • Graphical LCD for Logos and Multiple-language Characters
    • Monotone Buzzer
    • Durable Tactile Keypad with 20 Silicon Rubber Keys
    • Key Symbol on LCD to Recognize SPE Mode
  • Value-added Calculator and e-Purse Function
Dimensions Device: 95.00mm (L) x 60.00mm (W) x 11.00mm (H)
Weight 49g (with batteries)
Power Source Standalone: 2 x CR2032 Batteries (Replaceable)
PC-linked: USB
Compliance / Certifications
  • MasterCard® CAP, MasterCard® PLA, Visa DPA, EMV Level 1, CE, FCC, RoHS Compliant, ISO 7816, PC/SC 2.01
  • Microsoft WHQL: 2000, XP, Vista, 7, 8, Server 2003, Server 2008, Server 2008 R2, Server 2012
Supply Current Max. 50mA
Operating Temperature 0-50°C
Humidity 10-90 %
CLK Frequency 2 MHz
Operating System Support
  • Win98, Win ME, Win NT 4.0, Win 2000, Win 2003, Win 2003 R2, Win XP, Win Vista, Win 2008, Win 7, Win 8
  • Win 2003 x64, Win 2003 R2 x64, Win XP x64, Win Vista x64, Win 2008 x64, Win 2008 R2 x64, Win 7 x64, Win 8 x64, Win 2012 x64
  • Mac
  • Linux
  • Android™ 3.1 and above
Drivers for APG8201C OS Support  
USB Interface
MSI Installer for PC/SC Driver  5 MB
Windows® XP, Windows® Server 2003, Windows® Vista, Windows® Server 2008, Windows® Server 2008 R2, Windows® 7, Windows® 8, Windows® 8.1, Windows® Server 2012, Windows® 10
PC/SC Drivers  816 KB
Win XP, Win XP x64, Win Vista, Win Vista x64, Win 7, Win 7 x64, Win 8, Win 8 x64, Win 8.1, Win 8.1 x64, Win10, Win10 x64, Win Server 2003, Win Server 2003 x64, Win Server 2003 R2, Win Server 2003 R2 x64, Win Server 2008, Win Server 2008 x64, Win Server 2008 R2 x64, Win Server 2012 x64, Win Server 2012 R2 x64
MSI Installer for PC/SC Driver  5 MB
Windows® 7 (for users who did not install required Microsoft Windows Updates and get driver signature error (Code 52))
PC/SC Drivers  436 KB
Version 1.1.4
Linux, Mac 10.5, Mac 10.6, Mac 10.7, Mac 10.8, Mac 10.9, Mac 10.10, Mac 10.11, Mac 10.12
PC/SC Driver Package  2 MB
Version 1.1.4
PC/SC Driver Installer  247 KB
Version 1.1.4
Mac 10.5, Mac 10.6, Mac 10.7, Mac 10.8, Mac 10.9, Mac 10.10, Mac 10.11, Mac 10.12
CT-API Library  2 MB
Windows® XP, Windows® Server 2003, Windows® Vista, Windows® Server 2008, Windows® Server 2008 R2, Windows® 7, Windows® 8, Windows 8.1, Windows® Server 2012, Windows® Server 2012 R2, Windows® 10
CT-API Library  261 KB
Version 1.0.1
Linux®, Mac OS® X 10.5, Mac OS® X10.6, Mac OS® X10.7, Mac OS® X10.8, Mac OS® X10.9
Android EVK  472 KB
Version 1.1.3
Android 3.1 and above

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