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LinkeoC-Y, a contact smart card reader from NEOWAVE, a USB Type-C


LinkeoC-Y is a simple and efficient tabletop contact smart card reader (ISO 7816). Its USB-C interface allows easy integration into mobile and desktop environments.
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Contact smart card reader (ISO 7816)

Support for smart cards and main memory cards

Easy to install (PC / SC CCID)

Ideal for online transactions

The LinkeoC-Y contact smart card reader facilitates the implementation of dematerialization solutions for multiple smart card-based applications.

It constitutes a perfect link with the PC or the mobile for contact cards implemented in these different applications.
The LinkeoC-Y has a simple and light design, totally suitable for smart card applications such as payment, identity, loyalty, transport, access control, network security, healthcare applications…

Thanks to its PC / SC CCID compatibility, it can be easily installed, implemented and integrated into a PC or mobile environment. Its drivers are compatible with Windows, Linux, MacOS and Android systems (no driver is needed on recent systems).


PC interface

USB Type-C 2.0 Full speed

Supported cards

ISO 7816 classes A, B and C cards (5V, 3V and 1.8V) Smart cards (T=0 and T=1 protocols) Support for PPS commands (Protocols and Parameters Selection)

Supported OS

Windows, Linux, MacOS, Solaris, Android


• ISO 7816 (A, B and C / 5V, 3V, 1,8V) • EN 60950/ IEC 6095 • Rohs • Short circuit protection on all pins • Activity LED • Consumption: 50mA (standby) 200mA (maximum in operation) • Operating temperature range: 0°c to 50°C • Relative humidity level: 10% to 80%

Size / Weight

Length: 73 mm / Width: 65 mm / Thickness: 12 mm / Weight: 35 g / Color: transparent / Cable: length 0.5 m / Card connector life: >100 000 cycles

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