Nowadays, more and more people rely on the Web for many day-to-day transactions that once required their physical presence. These include e-banking and online shopping. However, as technology becomes more sophisticated, fraud also becomes more prevalent. These occurrences generate billion-dollar losses and bring distress most especially to the banking sector. APG8201 PINhandy smart card reader addresses this problem.

APG8201 PINhandy is a handheld smart card device featuring a keypad and an LCD screen. It operates as a USB smart card reader with PINpad. It has Secure PIN Entry (SPE) feature to protect every PIN code from attacks, such as viruses or USB sniffers. It performs secure authentication for log-in before the user can perform transactions like online transactions and banking log-ons. A cost-efficient response to man-in-the-middle attacks, APG8201 may be delivered in bulk by banks to individual customers, to aid them in handling sensitive data.



PC-Linked Standalone USB Battery Powered Single Contact Card Slot Graphical/ Dot Matrix LCD Keypad/ PINPad Firmware Upgradeable
  • 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)       
  • 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        
Dimensions 95.00mm (L) x 60.00mm (W) x 11.00mm (H)
Weight 49g 
USB Interface
  • Protocol: USB CCID
  • Connector Type: Type A
  • Power Source: From USB port
  • Speed: USB Full Speed (12 Mbps)
  • Cable Length: 1.5 m, Detachable
Contact Smart Card Interface
  • Number of Slots: 1 Full-sized Card Slot
  • Standard: ISO 7816 Parts 1-3, Class A (5 V)
  • Protocol: T=0; T=1
LCD display
  • Dot Matrix LCD
  • Resolution : 90 × 16 pixels
  • Number of Characters: 16 characters × 2 lines
Buzzer ISO 7816 Parts 1-3, Class A (5 V)
Keypad T=0; T=1
Compliance / Certifications
  • ISO 7816
  • USB Full Speed
  • PC/SC
  • PC/SC 2.0 Part 10 - Secure PIN Entry
  • CCID
  • EMV Level 1 (Contact)
  • Microsoft® WHQL
  • CE
  • FCC
  • RoHS 2
Operating System
  • Windows®
  • Linux®
  • MAC OS®
  • Solaris
  • Android™
Drivers for APG8201 OS Support  
USB Interface
MSI Installer for PC/SC Driver  5 MB
Version 4.2.0.0
15-Dec-2016
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
MSI Installer for PC/SC Driver  5 MB
Version 4.0.6.0
14-Nov-2014
Windows® 7 (for users who did not install required Microsoft Windows Updates and get driver signature error (Code 52))
PC/SC Drivers  816 KB
Version 4.2.0.0
28-Nov-2016
Windows® XP, Windows® Vista, Windows® 7, Windows® 8, Windows® 8.1, Windows®10, Windows® Server 2003, Windows® Server 2003 R2, Windows® Server 2008, Windows® Server 2008 R2 x64, Windows® Server 2012, Windows® Server 2012 R2
PC/SC Driver Package  2 MB
Version 1.1.4
07-Dec-2016
Linux
PC/SC Driver Installer  247 KB
Version 1.1.4
07-Dec-2016
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 Drivers  436 KB
Version 1.1.4
16-Dec-2016
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
CT-API Library  2 MB
Version 1.0.1.1
23-Jan-2017
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
23-Jan-2017
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
31-Mar-2016
Android 3.1 and above



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