The IOGEAR USB Smart Card Access Reader makes computer terminals and networks more secure, ensuring that only authorized, card-carrying users have access. This protects financial, personal and other sensitive information, making the unit useful in government, healthcare, banking and other business networks. Connecting to a computer via USB 2.0, the IOGEAR card reader is both reliable and easy to install. It supports a variety of Smart Card protocols and relevant industry standards, making it versatile and compatible with multiple regulations, as well as CAC card software. It supports and reads 3V and 5V cards while meeting US Federal Information Processing Standard Publication 201. Power and scan LED indicators let you know that this USB smart card reader is functioning properly.