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Welcome to AirID Mini First Steps. Our Quick Start Guide is the perfect place to start and get an overview of the most important features of the AirID Mini. You will learn how to setup, pair with your phone/tablet/PC and connect.

If you would like to know more about AirID Mini and its capabilities, continue reading our User Manual, FAQ and HowTos. If further questions arise, please contact us at support@certgate.com



certgate is pleased to welcome you as a new user of certgate's wireless smart card reader for ID-000 cards, AirID Mini.

This guide explains all the basics of the certgate wireless smartcard reader AirID Mini and gives you step-by-steps instructions to get you started using AirID Mini. Please take the time to read the information and follow carefully the instructions and recommendations of the installation process.

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Hardware Features


AirID Mini is a wireless smart card reader that you can carry with you at all times. The AirID Mini reader communicates via a secure Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) connection with your device and makes the inserted smart card available for cryptographical operations such as data encryption or authentication. 

 



Charging

AirID Mini is powered by a rechargeable Li-Po battery. The battery is charged by plugging the AirID Mini into either a computer or external USB wall adapter using the USB cable provided.

Power On

The device poweres on with a long keypress of the left button.


Choose Your Platform






Windows 10



In this section, you will find the steps to download and install the AirID Windows driver, the AirID Central management application and to pair the AirID with your Windows device.

Prerequisites


Using AirID


When AirID is successfully paired and the driver is installed there is a PC/SC reader registered in your Windows 10 which can be accessed like any other smart card reader. The inserted smart card is available to be used for cryptographical operations such as authentication or data encryption.

Examples

  • 2-factor authentication: Windows smart card logon
  • Distance Auto-Lock (→ Set "Distance Sensor")
  • Signature and encryption for your email communication
  • etc.


Using AirID Central


Using AirID as USB Reader


If you intend to use AirID as an USB reader please insert your smart card, connect the AirID to your desktop via USB cable and set, if neccessary, the option "USB Card Reader" displayed on AirID to "On" or "Yes" .  


iOS 


With iOS, a system-wide support of smart cards and card readers is not possible. In order to use AirID with a specific app, the AirID driver needs to be integrated into this app.

Examples of apps with AirID integration:

  • SecurePIM by Virtual Solution
  • your company specific apps*

*contact your company administrator!

If you would like to integrate AirID into your app, contact our support at support@certgate.com and get our AirID SDK for iOS.


Prerequisites

Make sure you have an internet connection to download the apps.


AirID need to be paired through an app on iOS. Here are the steps you need to follow in order to connect the AirID with your iOS device.


Third Party App / AirID Central App Download and Installation

Go to the App Store on your iOS device and search for your third party app / AirID Central.

Install the app on your iOS device.


Bluetooth Pairing



Android


With Android, a system-wide support of smart cards and card readers is not possible. In order to use AirID with a specific app, the AirID driver needs to be integrated into this app.

Examples of apps with AirID integration:

  • SecurePIM by Virtual Solution
  • your company specific apps*

*contact your company administrator!

If you would like to integrate AirID into your app, contact our support at support@certgate.com and get our AirID SDK for Android.


Prerequisites

Make sure you have an internet connection to download the apps.


AirID need to be paired through an app on Android. Here are the steps you need to follow in order to connect the AirID with your Android device.


Third Party App / AirID Central App Download and Installation

Go to the Google Play Store on your Android device and search for your third party app / AirID Central.

Install the app on your device.


Bluetooth Pairing