Nowadays, more and more people rely on the Web for many day-to-day transactions that once required their physical presence. These include e-government, e-banking and online shopping. However, as technology becomes more sophisticated, fraud also becomes more prevalent. These occurrences generate financial losses to organizations and bring distress to cardholders.

The APG8201-B2 is a smart card reader with a keypad and an LCD screen which has Secure PIN Entry (SPE) feature to protect every PIN code from attacks, such as viruses or USB sniffers. It can perform secure cardholder verification/authentication in order to allow them to perform online log-in and other online transactions. A cost-efficient response to man-in-the-middle attacks, the APG8201-B2 help end-users and organizations protect their sensitive data from these attacks.

PC-Linked USB Single Contact Card Slot Graphical/ Dot Matrix LCD Keypad/ PINPad
  • USB 2.0 Full Speed Interface      
  • CCID Compliance             
  • Supports PC/SC               
  • Supports PC/SC 2.01 Secure PIN Entry (SPE)       
  • Supports PPS (Protocols and Parameters Selection)        
  • Smart Card Reader:        
    • Supports full-sized microprocessor Cards (T=0, T=1 Protocols)   
    • Supports ISO 7816 Class A Cards               
    • Allows semi-insertion of cards  
  • 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      
Physical Characteristics
Dimensions (mm) 95 mm (L) × 60 mm (W) × 13 mm (H)
Weight (g) 98 g
USB Interface
Protocol USB CCID
Connector Type Standard Type A
Speed USB Full Speed (12 Mbps)
Power Source From USB Port
Cable Length 1.5 m , Fixed
Contact Smart Card Interface
Number of Slots 1 Full-sized Card Slot
Standard ISO 7816 , Class A (5 V)
Protocol T=0; T=1
Built-in Peripherals
LCD Dot Matrix LCD
Resolution : 96 × 16 pixels
Number of Characters: 16 characters × 2 lines
Buzzer Monotone
Keypad 20 keys
Certifications/Compliance ISO 7816
USB Full Speed
PC/SC 2.0 Part 10 - Secure PIN Entry
Microsoft® WHQL
Device Driver Operating System Support
Device Driver Operating System Support Windows®
Drivers for APG8201-B2
USB Interface OS Support
MSI Installer for PC/SC Driver  5.74 MB
Windows® XP, Windows® Vista, Windows® 7, Windows® 8, Windows® 8.1, Windows® 10, Windows® 11, Windows® Server 2003, Windows® Server 2008, Windows® Server 2008 R2, Windows® Server 2012, Windows® Server 2012 R2, Windows® Server 2016 R2
PC/SC Driver Installer  258.98 KB
Mac OS® X 10.6 or above
PC/SC Driver Package  3.04 MB
Version 1.1.8
Linux ®
PC/SC Drivers  458 KB
Version 1.1.8
Linux®, Mac OS® X

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