USB Smart Card (CAC/PIV) Reader
plus USB 3.0 hub
USB-A : SKU# AB-ACX001BK-A
USB-C : SKU# AB-ACX001BK-C
Secure important enterprise information with the world’s first DOD CAC/PIV reader with built in 2-port USB Hub designed specifically for the Surface device. The ultra slim module attaches to your Surface device with the included mounting kit.
Combined with your Microsoft Surface device, the ARQ1 USB smart card reader supports strong two-factor chip plus pin authentication and FIPS encryption. Use it at the DOD, government agency or any organization where strong security and compliance are key to avoiding data loss. The smart card reader allows Surface users direct access to secure browsing, Microsoft Outlook email, OWA, SharePoint and portal sites on your device.
The 3.0 USB hub will allow users to connect USB-A accessories such as input devices, storage drives and other while using the card reader on your Surface device.
It’s ultra slim and low-profile design allows you to carry it everywhere you use your Surface device.
Available in USB-A and USB-C connectivity versions. Compatible with Surface Pro, Surface Go, Surface Book and Surface Laptop devices.
|Power to Smart Card :||60mA in Class A; 55mA in Class B; 35mA in Class C|
|Smart Card Detection :||Card present switch
Automatic power on/off
Short circuit protection
|Card Size :||ID-1|
|ID-1 :||8 pin ID-1 Sliding Contact Socket
Card detect switch
|PC/SC Driver :||PC/SC Specification Ver. 2.01.09 for:
• Windows® XP/Vista/7/8/10 (32 and 64 bit)
|Software :||PC/SC API
CT-API (through wrapper on top of PC/SC)M-Card API (through wrapper on top of PC/SC)
|Power Supply :||Bus-powered USB|
|Power Consumption :||<6mA excluding smart card; <20mA with standard card; <500μA in standby mode|
|Dimensions :||9.7 x 61.8 x 61.8 mm (0.38” x 2.43” x 2.43”)|
|Operating Temperature Range :||0° to 50° C (32° to 122° F)|
|Storage Temperature Range :||-20° to 60°C (-4° to 140° F)|
|Operating Humidity Range :||Up to 95% RH non-condensing|
|Durability :||Sliding contact 100,000 card insertions|
|MTBF :||100,000 hours|
|Connector :||5-Pin Header connector; 2 mm pitch|
|Status Indicator :||Dual-color LED: Green/yellow|
|Firmware Upgradeable :||No|
|Systems/Standards :||ISO/IEC 7816, USB 2.0 Full Speed, CCID, Microsoft® WHQL|
|Regulatory/Environmental :||CE, FCC, RoHS2, REACH, WEEE|
|Product Part Number :||AB-ACX001BK-A (USB-A), AB-ACX001BK-C (USB-C)|
|Country of Origin :||Taiwan (TAA compliant)|
Microsoft Surface Mobile CAC Reader Video
CAC/Smart card compatibility:
Supports standard ISO7816 Class A, B and C (5V, 3V and 1.8V) cards to meet current and future security needs.
Enables easy connectivity with your device.
ROM (read only memory) firmware:
Provides additional hardware protection and cannot be altered or changed.
FIPS 201- and TAA-compliant design:
Ideal for government data security use.
Enclosure is designed to prevent physical tampering with the internal components for added security.
Designed to work seamlessly with the Windows standard CCID driver:
Eliminates the need for additional software or drivers to ensure simple operation.