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Verifi C500 Smart Card & CAC Reader


The C500 is a USB Smart Card device for use in multi-factor security applications. It uses the SCM SCR3310, ISO 7816 Smart Card reader, allowing for proven security technology to combine with your existing security network for strong multi-factor authentication. Its sleek and ergonomic packaging make it perfect for desktop applications.

  • Ergonomic, one-hand operation
  • Compliant with major smart cards
  • ISO 7816 Smart Card reader
  • Scratch resistant aluminum housing
  • RoHS compliant
  • Get drivers


A Multi-Factor Solution

A two-factor authentication solution can equip your business with a cost-effective means of providing flexible and strong authentication from small to large scale and diverse infrastructures.

One-hand Smart Card Operation

The C500 offers a high performance contact smart card reader in a unique design allowing for one-handed smart card insertion and removal.


With Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12 being implemented, nearly every employee and contractor in the federal government is set to receive his or her own smart card credential.

Typical Smart Card Apps

Applications include secure logical access to computers and networks, secure authentication for B2B and B2C applications, and secure logon such as email encryption, social security and loyalty programs, e-couponing, secure network logon, e-banking as well as online shopping and gaming activities.

The SCM Microsystems’ Advantage

SCM’s Smart Card-based products and solutions are utilized around the world to enable security and identification applications, transaction systems, e-health and e-government programs and physical access systems.

ESD Suppression

From the layout of the electronic printed circuit board to the metal housing, every measure has been taken to provide the end user with unmatched ESD protection. In addition, special ESD suppression components were included in the design of the C500 to give it every advantage in this critical area.

Smart Card Support

The C500 enjoys broad compatibility with today’s leading software vendors. C500 customers can choose the software partner that best meets their needs.

Tech Specs

Device Performance
Interface: USB 2.0 full-speed
Operating Systems: Windows 10, MacOS, Solaris, Linux 32-bit (2.4.x, 2.6.x) / 64-bit (2.4.x, 2.6.x)
Smart Card Reader Performance
ISO Standards: ISO / IEC 7816 T=0 and T=1
Smart Card Compatibility: 3V and 5V cards supported
PC/SC: Yes
Communications: Up to 8Mhz smart cards, and a 412 kbit/s communication speed
Housing: Solid aluminum
Finishing: Scratch resistant powder coating
Size (L x W x H): 2.8 x 2.75 x 1.75 in.
Weight: 6.6 oz
Cable Length: 6 ft (15 ft optional)
Stress Relief: >10 lbs
Logo Availability: Customized laser engraved logo available
ESD Resistance: +/- 8KV
Humidity: up to 90% RH
Temperature Range: 0°C to 50°C
Power Requirements
Voltage: 4.5V – 5.25V
Power Consumption: Active 65mA (typical)
Power Consumption: Inactive 45mA (typical)
Regulatory Compliance
FCC: Part B
RoHS: Yes – lead free
CE: Yes


This devices is compatible with our single PC software as well as our client-server solutions. In addition, it can become part of select custom solutions.

  • Windows 10
  • Windows Hello
  • Authasas Enterprise Edition
  • ActivIdentity® SecureLogin SSO
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