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HID Global OMNIKEY® 3821

The HID Global OMNIKEY® 3821 is the enhanced PIN pad reader model. In addition to a keyboard for secure PIN entry, it also provides a display for messages from the application. If your application requires user interaction with the reader, this high-speed reader is the perfect choice.

Thanks to the Common Criteria EAL3+ security certification you can rest assured that your PIN and credentials remain within the reader and are therefore safe from viruses, worms or phishing attacks.


Based on revolutionary chip technology, jointly developed with Atmel, the class 2 PIN pad device with display CardMan® 3821 supports reader-tocard data transmission rates of up to 420 KBits per second, exceeding the performance of other smart card readers.


Because the HID Global OMNIKEY® 3821 complies with all relevant industry standards (ISO 7816, EMV - Europay, Mastercard, Visa - 2000, Microsoft® WHQL, USB CCID, PC/SC, HBCI - Home Banking Computer Interface, the PC-2001 Specification and many more) it is open for any smart card on any computer for any application. The smart card reader is Common Criteria EAL 3+ certified.


The HID Global OMNIKEY® 3821 has a display with two lines (2x16 characters) indicating the secure mode with a special sign. The commands for the Secure PIN Entry (SPE) can be given in five languages by default (English, French, German, Italian and Spanish). Other languages can easily be programmed. The content on the smart card is protected by a PIN (Personal Identification Number) to prevent unauthorized copying or use of the information stored on the card. The sensible data is neither stored on the PC nor communicated via insecure PC/reader connection but remains within the card/reader environment.


Applications for the new desktop PIN pad reader with display include digital signature, secure online banking and other online transactions, loyalty programs, healthcare solutions and many more future applications. The usage within an application is based on standardized interfaces like PC/SC (ready for 2.0), OCF (Open Card Framework) or CT-API.

Following features make the HID Global OMNIKEY® 3821 the perfect answer to the increasing demands of many applications:


Connection USB 2.0 (Universal Serial Bus)
Cable Length 180cm/ 70.9"
Power supply USB bus powered
Card Contacting Unit 100.000 insertion cycles
Card Power supply 60 mA
Display Graphical display with 2 x 16 characters + secure mode indicator
PIN-Pad 16 keys (4x4)
Security Secure PIN entry & change
Transmission Speed contact interface with PC: 12 Mbps (USB 2.0 Full Speed).
with Card: up to 420 Kbps
Protocols T=0, T=1, 2-wire: SLE4432, SLE4442 (S=10), 3-wire: SLE4418, SLE4428 (S=9), I2C (S=8), SLE 4404
Smart Cards Supports 5V, 3V and 1,8V Smart Cards
Drivers PC/SC, CT-API, Sync-API
MTBF 500,000h
Operating Systems

Windows 98/ME
Windows 2000
Windows XP
Windows 2003, 2008. 2012 Server
Windows XP64bit (IA64, AMD64, EM64T)

Windows  7
Windows 8
Mac OS

Compliance RoHS, WEEE
Certifications Microsoft WHQL, EMV 2000
Certifications PC/SC
Certifications Microsoft WHQL
Certifications Common Criteria CC EAL3+
OEM OEM-Logo possible, Customer specific colors possible

Download Drivers

CardMan 3821 Datasheet+

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