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Following you will find the pros and cons of wireless and wired smart card readers from the customers' perspective.

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Smart cards providing perfect security. 
Unfortunately, they are often not convenient in the office, at home and on travel.

Learn in 60 seconds how to make your smart card convenient anywhere, i.e. for smartphone, tablet, notebooks and desktop. Combine perfect security with perfect usability. Same time, you will enjoy additional convenience and security from auto-lock feature when leaving your workplace…

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Comparison

Wired

WirelessComments

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Use Cases
For non-mobile use in the office with Windows (Desktops, Notebooks, Tablets)
Email signing and encryption, smart card logon, web services etc.(tick)(tick)
For mobile use with Windows (Notebooks, Tablets)
Email signing and encryption, smart card logon, web services etc.

(warning)

(restricted usability)

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Inconvenient handling with wired readers in mobile use. Generally not accepted.

Formobile use with Apple iOS (Smartphones, Tablets)
Email signing and encryption, smart card logon, web services etc.

(error)

(tick)
For mobile use with Android (Smartphones, Tablets)
Email signing and encryption, smart card logon, web services etc.
(error)(tick)
Contactless Use Cases
FollowMe printing, time recording, access control, payment etc.(error)(tick)
Identity Card
The ID card function is fully retained(error)(tick)
Usability
Multi-device use
(error)

(tick)

Only ONE reader required for ALL end user devices (Notebook, Tablet, Smartphone etc.).

Multiple users accounts on one device

(tick)

(tick)

For example, several users log on to a computer with their cards.

Easy handling without any replugging

(error)

(tick)

No need to insert and remove the card all the time, e.g. when logging on to Windows after returning to the workplace.

Smart card won't be forgotten(error)(tick)The card can always remain in the AirID, which is carried with a clip, yoyo or in the pocket.
No premature card failure

(error)

(tick)

No premature card failure due to increased wear of the chip contacts caused by constant insertion and removal, as it always remains in the AirID.

Connectivity
Wired via USB(tick)(tick)
Wireless via Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE)(error)(tick)
Security
Automatic log off when leaving the workstation

(error)

(tick)

The distance can be set individually by the user on the AirID.
Secure communication

(tick)

(wired)

(tick)

(wireless AES256 encrypted)

Wireless Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) communication is secured by additional AES256 encryption.
Made in Germany

(warning)

(depending on manufacturer)

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