Which ExpressCard/54?

Hubert Kario hka at qbs.com.pl
Sat Nov 19 10:50:33 CET 2011

On Saturday 19 of November 2011 04:26:46 Olav Seyfarth wrote:
> Hi list,
> I use my OpenPGP SmartCard in my laptop (W7+Linux) with a PCMCIA reader.
> I think about buying a new laptop. Unfortunately, new models often only
> ExpressCard/54 slot is available today (if at all).
> After having had trouble with built-in SmartCard readers,
> I think it's a good idea to use a ExpressCard/54 reader instead.
> It would help to have a hint which ExpressCard reader to buy.
> The OpenPGP SmartCard HowTo does not recommend any ExpressCard reader.
> I found two ExpressCard/54 readers:
> * Gemalto PC Express (PCMCIA HWP114310D)
>   http://www.gemalto.com/products/pc_link_readers/#PC_Express
>   http://support.gemalto.com/?id=70
> * SCM Microsystems SCR3340 Express Card Reader
>   http://www.identive-infrastructure.com/products-solutions/\
>   smart-card-readers-a-terminals/smart-card-readers/scr3340
> Any hands-on experience with them or other suggestions?

The gemalto reader is actually a USB card reader, so any experience with USB 
readers should also apply.

Hubert Kario
QBS - Quality Business Software
02-656 Warszawa, ul. Ksawerów 30/85
tel. +48 (22) 646-61-51, 646-74-24
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