Knowledgebase: Blucard
Applications written with Blucard SDK API only require readers Bludrive?
Posted by Luca Rizzo on 30 August 2012 07:19 PM
Absolutely not, the developer is free to use any smart card reader which is PC/SC standard.

The main advantage which has been developed with our technology is specifically to make the developer totally free from constraints.

Normally this type of constraint (reader and smart card) exists with the memory cards, such as SLE4442/SLE4428.

This type of smart card use proprietary communication protocols that are not recognized by the standard ISO7816 and the PC/SC framework.

In fact, the protocols used are SLE4442 / 2wire while SLE4428 / 3wire, while the standard ISO7816 and the related PC/SC framework operate with the protocols T = 0 and T = 1.

To allow the use of these protocols, a terminal manufacturers smart card must develop specific libraries that allow the use of these smart cards.

So if I use the reader Bludrive with smart card SLE4442 I have to use its library, and if I change the model Bludrive II but I always use the smart card SLE4442 memory, I have to rewrite the application because this terminal works with a different library.

Of course this happens with any player on the market, bar none.

Smart cards Blucard totally eliminate this problem, because the reader may be of any type and brand as long as PC / SC compliant.

More information on this standard are available on http://www.pcscworkgroup.com
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