Read-a-Card works with most desktop contactless smartcard/RFID readers that conform to the PC/SC 2.01 standard as well as several other proprietary devices. Below is a table showing the readers that we have specifically tested, along with their compatibility to different card types:

MIFARE/ DESFire ICODE 2 HID iClass HID Prox Topaz FeliCa
32-bit or 56-bit chip serial number5 Chip serial number Chip serial number or iClass card number7 Prox card number Chip serial number Chip serial number
ACS2 ACR128U Yes No No No No No
ACR122U
ACR122T
ACR122S
ACR122L
ACR1222L
ACR1252
ACR1281U
Yes No No No Yes1 Yes1
ACR120S Yes1 No No No No No
ACR120U Yes No No No No No
Gemalto IDBridge CL3000
(Prox DU)
IDBridge CL300
(Prox SU)
Yes No No No No No
Identive (SCM) iCloud 4700F
SCL010
SCL011
SCL3711
SCM3712 Module NFC
Yes No No No Yes1 Yes1
SDI0103
SDI011
Yes No No No No No
Omnikey 5021 CL
5321 V2
5321 CL
5321 CL SAM
5321 CR
6321
Yes Yes Yes No No No
5325
5325 CL
No No No Yes No No
Sony RC-S3302
RC-S3202
No No No No No Yes
RC-S3802 Yes Yes
Gemini 2000 GemTAG x1010IP Yes No No No No No

1Cannot determine card type but can read card ID.
2No unique reader ID exists for this reader.
3Firmware version 7 or higher required.
5The cards we have tested include MIFARE Classic 1K, 4K, MIFARE Ultralight, MIFARE Ultralight C, MIFARE DESFire 4K, 8K EV1 and MIFARE Plus.
7Can read standard iClass formats including 26-bit, 37-bit and Corporate 1000. iClass Elite keys and custom formats are not supported by default.

Read-a-Card is available in 4 licensing options. Below is a table showing which licensing option is available for each tested reader.

Embedded license1
(Read-a-Card inside)
e-license2 SAM license Contactless license
Sony RC-S330
RC-S320
No No No No
Gemini 2000 GemTAG x1010IP No No No Yes
Cherry Smartboard Twin G83-6675 No No No Yes
SCM SCL3711
SCL010
SCL011
SCM3712 Module NFC
SDI010
SDI011
No Yes No Yes
ACS ACR128U
ACR1222L
No No Yes Yes
ACR122U
ACR122T
ACR122S
ACR122L
ACR120S
ACR120U
ACR1281U
ACR1252
No No No Yes
Omnikey3 5321 V2
5321 CL
5321 CR
6321
Yes Yes No Yes
5321 CL SAM Yes Yes Yes Yes
5321 CLi
5325
5325 CL
Yes Yes No No
5021 CL No Yes No Yes
Gemalto Prox DU No Yes No Yes
Prox SU No Yes Yes Yes

1Embedded licenses are pre-installed in the reader prior to shipping, and are signified by a ‘Read-a-Card inside’ sticker.

2e-licenses are issued as a file, for customers that already have a suitable reader and can supply its serial number. If supported, Read-a-Card will automatically offer to embed the e-license in the associated reader.

3The latest Omnikey drivers must be installed when using an embedded or e-license.