Smart Card readers are used as a communications medium between the smart card and a host e.g. a computer, a point of sale terminal . A Smart Card is a small portable credit card shaped pocket sized card with embedded integrated circuits or IC chips which can process data.
I have been driving to the NOSC for the longest because I have not been able to find a CAC reader that works with my MAC. This one works. FINALLY!!All I had to do was plug it into the USB port and slide my ID in. I accessed NKO, DTS, and my Navy.mil email account all with this reader.There was nothing to download for the MAC. I think you have to download certificates for PC though.So for all you frustrated MAC users, this is your reader ;0)