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venkat_raghavan
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Registered: ‎06-11-2010
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Read Smartcard connected to smartcard reader over USB

Dear Friends,

 

I am trying to build application to read the data from the smartcard which resides in smartcard reader. which is connected to blackberry device via USB cable. I am stuck at initial stage itself.  your help ll be appreciated . My doubts

 

  • Why is the smartcard reader is not getting detected automatically when it is connected to BB device? 
  • what needs to be done to detect the smartcard reader?
Thanks in advance :smileyhappy:

 

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rcmaniac25
Posts: 1,805
Registered: ‎04-28-2009
My Device: Z10 (STL100-4)-10.2.1.3253, Z10 (STL100-3)-10.3.1.997 Dev OS, Z30 (STA100-5)-10.3.1.997 Dev OS, Passport (SQW100-1)-10.3.0.1418, PlayBook (16GB)-2.1.0.1917

Re: Read Smartcard connected to smartcard reader over USB

BlackBerry does not support host-side USB (I think that's the phrase). Basically it cannot act like a computer, thus you can't hook up a smartcard reader and have it simply appear as an extra media card.

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venkat_raghavan
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Registered: ‎06-11-2010
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Re: Read Smartcard connected to smartcard reader over USB

Thanks for the reply.

 

is there any way to hook up to smartcard reader  connected via USB?

 

Thanks in advance :smileyhappy:

 

Regards,

Venkata

 

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rcmaniac25
Posts: 1,805
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My Device: Z10 (STL100-4)-10.2.1.3253, Z10 (STL100-3)-10.3.1.997 Dev OS, Z30 (STA100-5)-10.3.1.997 Dev OS, Passport (SQW100-1)-10.3.0.1418, PlayBook (16GB)-2.1.0.1917

Re: Read Smartcard connected to smartcard reader over USB

I'm not really sure, the only thing I know that can work off the USB is GPS receivers but they might have a different mechanism to run.

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