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This article contains requirements and interoperability data for Nexus Card SDK.

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Requirements

 Supported platforms for client PC

Supported Windows platforms for client PC:

  • Windows 7 (32 and 64 bit, not IA-64)
  • Windows 8 / 8.1 (32 and 64 bit, not IA-64)
  • Windows 10 (32 and 64 bit)


 Regarding outdated Windows platforms

As soon as Microsoft announces End of Support for a certain Windows platform, Nexus will no longer support this specific Windows version. Therefore that Windows version will be removed from the officially supported platforms.

Nevertheless, Nexus typically does not remove any functionalities in the software (for example drivers) as long as there is no technical need to do this. So, customers can still use Nexus Card SDK on outdated environments at their own responsibility and risk. The software will still work in most of the cases, but Nexus will no longer do tests and bug fixing related to outdated Windows platforms and will also no longer support these setups.

 Regarding 64-bit operating system

Both the applications of Nexus Card SDK and the ActiveX components run as 32-bit applications, even if the environment is a 64-bit operating system (which is automatically recognized by the Windows operating system).

Therefore, all the drivers required for the connection and operation of external devices (for example, encoders, scanners, printers, etc.) have to support 32-bit mode, that is, they must be accessible from a 32-bit application.
Note: The drivers included in the program package (for example, the dongle driver) support 32/64 bit mode by default.

 Disk space

Disk space required:

  • Approximately 150 MB

Interoperability

 Card printers without integrated encoding

Supported ID card printer models are listed below (subject to the availability of the drivers for the respective Windows versions).

Printer name / ManufacturerWindows 7
32- and 64-bit
Windows 8/8.1
32- and 64-bit
Windows 10
32- and 64-bit

EDIsecure (Matica Technologies / Digital Identification Solutions)




XID 8300

XID8600-

XID 93xx

XID 5xxie

--
DCP 360i

-

Fargo




Fargo DTC4250e, DTC4500e

Fargo HDP5000

Fargo HDP5600-

Fargo HDP8500-

Other


Datacard SD, CD, SE-Series

Magicard Rio Pro

Magicard Rio Pro 360

-

-

Magicard Prima 4

Magicard Pronto

Note on Matica XID printers

In previous versions of Nexus Card SDK all XID Retransfer Printers were using the JVC Printer driver.

Matica released in 2016 the new “EDISecure Connect Driver” which is required for certain setups, for example with new EDISecure Laminators and new printer models.

Starting with Nexus Card SDK 5.2 release the EDISecure Connect Driver is supported as well. Currently we are not yet supporting all functionalities of EDISecure Connect. Today Nexus Card SDK supports printing and encoding with one printing device (and inline encoding with one RFID encoding position and the CryptoChip position). Optionally one laminator can be attached. Add-ons like IPM, ACEF or more sophisticated setups with several printing and lamination devices are not supported today.

Reference Setup for Card SDK is XID 9300 with ILM-LS

 Card printers with integrated encoding

Supported ID card printer models are listed below (subject to the availability of the drivers for the respective Windows versions).

Printer name / Manufacturer


Magnet


Proximity encodingsContact chip

LEGIC

MIFARE
HITAG, EMProxifmy-dUHFMemory

Smart card

EDIsecure (Matica Tech)










XID 8300

---

XID8600

XID 93xx

XID 5xxie

DCP 360i

-

Fargo










Fargo DTC4250e, DTC4500e

----

Fargo HDP5000, HDP5600, HDP8500

----

Fargo HDP6600

----

Other








Datacard SP55, SP75

-------
Datacard SR200, SR300

--------
Datacard SD-, CD-, SE- Series

-------

Magicard RIO Tango 2e

---
Magicard Rio Pro

--

Magicard Rio Pro 360

-

----

Magicard Prima 4

--

Evolis Tattoo RW--

------

 Encoding methods

The following ID card encoding methods are supported:

RFID:

  • LEGIC (prime, advant)
  • LEGIC Hybrid + CTC (prime+advant)
  • MIFARE Classic (1K, 4K)
  • MIFARE DESFire EV1 (optionally with SAM AV1/AV2)
  • MIFARE DESFire EV2
  • HITAG 1/2/S
  • Proxif
  • HID Prox (read only)
  • EM (read only)
  • UHF EPC Gen2
  • iCode SLI

Others:

  • Magnetic Stripes (all ISO tracks)
  • NFC Mobile phone with a suitable RFID applet

Integrated encoding of contact chips, LEGIC, MIFARE, and magnetic stripes is possible for a variety of ID card printers. See Card printers with integrated encoding.

Generally, a maximum of 1 RFID encoding position is available inside the card printer. Exception: The FARGO HDP5000 has (with the “Duplex” option) 2 RFID encoding positions. At each position, one of the following encoding devices can be used (if enough space for mounting the device or antenna is available):

RFID combinations with FARGO HDP5000 Duplex:

FARGO HDP5000 DuplexDevice at RFID Pos. 1

Device at RFID Pos. 2

Some of the possible encodings within the same production step and with one card body:

Variant 1LEGIC encoderOMNIKEY 5x21
  • MIFARE classic + LEGIC prime/advant/CTC
  • MIFARE DESFire EV1 (Standard) + LEGIC prime/advant/CTC
  • MIFARE DESFire EV1 (Standard) + LEGIC prime/advant/CTC + Smartcard
Variant 2MFP80OMNIKEY 5x21
  • MIFARE DESFire EV1 (Standard) + MIFARE DESFire EV1 (Non-Standard)
  • MIFARE DESFire EV1 (Standard) + MIFARE DESFire EV1 (Non-Standard) + Smartcard
Variant 3OMNIKEY 5x21FEIG OBID
  • MIFARE DESFire EV1 (Standard) + Reading EM 4105/4200
  • MIFARE DESFire EV1 (Standard) + Reading EM 4105/4200 + Smartcard
Variant 4LEGIC encoderFEIG OBID
  • LEGIC prime/advant/CTC + Reading EM 4105/4200
  • LEGIC prime/advant/CTC + Reading EM 4105/4200 + Smartcard
Variant 5LEGIC encoder

OMNIKEY 5x21 +
FEIG OBID

  • MIFARE classic + LEGIC prime/advant/CTC + Reading EM 4105/4200
  • MIFARE DESFire (Standard) + LEGIC prime/advant/CTC + Reading EM 4105/4200
  • MIFARE DESFire (Standard) + LEGIC prime/advant/CTC + Reading EM 4105/4200 +
  • Smartcard

 Encoders

The following encoders are supported: 

LEGIC (13.56 MHz)

Encoding methodsSupported encodersCredentials / Chips, Remarks
DeviceInstallation module or Component

Connection type

U: USB
S: Serial

LEGIC prime

MIMIU-S
various

MSM 100-S V3.x

MSM 100-S V4.0

SC-2560

SMIM256, MIM1024 (segmented and unsegmented)
LEGIC advant LEGIC CTCvarious

SC-2560

SM-4500 (for CTC-Chip, LEGIC

OS-2000 V7.1 or higher is required)

S

MIM256, MIM1024

ATC128-MV210, ATC256-MV210

ATC1024-MV110, ATC512-MP110

ATC2048-MP110,ATC4096-MP310

ATC4096-MP311

AFS4096-JP10

CTC4096-MP410 (only segmented media)

MIFARE (13,56 MHz)

Encoding methodsSupported encodersCredentials / Chips, Remarks
DeviceInstallation module or Component

Connection type

U: USB
S: Serial

MIFARE Classic (1K, 4K)Philips MF RD560/ADA
Sonly 1K media
Gemplus GCR680
Sonly 1K media
Gemalto GemEasy332
S
Gemalto GemEasy-Access332 (new name: GemProx-P2)
S

Gemalto GemEasyLink332 (new name: GemProx-C2)Sidentical to GemEasyAccess332, but without the housing
OMNIKEY CardMan 5121

OMNIKEY CardMan 5121
Board

U

Is a dual interface reader: RFID & Smartcard

OMNIKEY CardMan 5321/5421

OMNIKEY CardMan 5321/5421
Board

U

Is a dual interface reader: RFID & Smartcard

MIFARE DESFire EV1/EV2


OMNIKEY CardMan 5121

OMNIKEY CardMan 5121
Board

U

Is a dual interface reader: RFID & Smartcard

OMNIKEY CardMan 5321/5421

OMNIKEY CardMan 5321/5421
Board

U

Is a dual interface reader: RFID & Smartcard

OMNIKEY CardMan 5x22OMNIKEY CardMan 5x22URFID
OMNIKEY 5127CK-MiniOMNIKEY 5127CK-MiniURFID
MFP72, MFP80MFP72/80UOnly for non-standard

HITAG (125 kHz)

Encoding methodsSupported encodersCredentials / Chips, Remarks
DeviceInstallation module or Component

Connection type

U: USB
S: Serial

HITAG 1,2

Philips/Mikron HT RM440
S

Feig OBID ID RW01SThis reader is only used to encode / read the ID number defined by Feig
Feig OBID ID RW02
SThis reader is only used to encode / read the ID number defined by Feig

HITAG 1,2,S

Frosch HT RM401
S

Proxif (125 kHz)

Encoding methodsSupported encodersCredentials / Chips, Remarks
DeviceInstallation module or Component

Connection type

U: USB
S: Serial

Proxif (HITAG 1)Philips/Mikron HAT RM440
S
Interflex Proxif EncoderInterflex Proxif BoardS

HID

Encoding methodsSupported encodersCredentials / Chips, Remarks
DeviceInstallation module or Component

Connection type

U: USB
S: Serial

Prox (125 kHz)ProxPro 5352A
SOnly for HID Prox cards
RFIDeas pcProx Reader
UFor HID Prox cards and Indala Prox

EM (125 kHz)

Encoding methodsSupported encodersCredentials / Chips, Remarks
DeviceInstallation module or Component

Connection type

U: USB
S: Serial

EM4001, EM4002,

EM4022, EM4102,

EM4200, Unique,

Q5,e5555

FEIG OBID ID RW 40.30-UFEIG OBID ID RW 40.30-U (Board)USB (Virtual COM Port)Reading the serial number of the transponder chip

UHF (860-960 MHz)

Encoding methodsSupported encodersCredentials / Chips, Remarks
DeviceInstallation module or Component

Connection type

U: USB
S: Serial

UHF EPC Gen2ThingMagic M5eThingMagic M5e-CU16/32/48/64/80/96 bits Only Class-1 tags (passive tags)

Memory chip cards

Encoding methodsSupported encodersCredentials / Chips, Remarks
DeviceInstallation module or Component

Connection type

U: USB
S: Serial

Cards with an asynchronous protocol (T=0, T=1);
with a synchronous protocol (2-wire protocol / 3-wire protocol,
I2C-Bus);
OMNIKEY B1 CardMan 9010
S

ST14 C 02 (256 bytes)

GFM 2K (256 bytes)

SLE 4418

SLE 4428

Magnetic stripe encoding

Encoding methodsSupported encodersCredentials / Chips, Remarks
DeviceInstallation module or Component

Connection type

U: USB
S: Serial

External Devices
  • Jarltech 1210R
  • Scanteam 6980
  • MKL-03/2
  • Rinas MSL 1233
  • MKW 01
  • Universal Magstripe Encoder

  • S
  • S
  • S
  • S
  • S
  • S

Magnetic stripe encoders (LoCo, HiCo)
built into printers

Almost all card printers that conform to ISO 7810 standards
No separate device connection; control through printer interface

 Smartcard

Smartcards are only supported from Nexus Card SDK in conjunction with ID Management systems such as:

For more information, see the appropriate Technical Specifications of the above mentioned applications and program packages.

 Cameras

The Card SDK Capture dialog supports the following cameras:

Analog cameras

Analog camera support requires a Falcon video board in a PCI slot. Software control requires an additional serial port. The zoom, brightness, and so on, are controlled via the Capture dialog using the mouse.

Camera type and nameConnection typeLive ViewSoftware
controlled
Windows
S-VideoUSBFireWire

7
32+64 Bit

8
32+64 Bit

10
32+64 Bit

ID-CAM S / FCB / FCBX

--

2,3

(32 Bit)

--
Vision 45

--

2,3

(32 Bit)

--

Canon digital cameras

Camera type and nameConnection typeLive ViewSoftware
controlled
Windows
S-VideoUSBFireWire

7
32+64 Bit

8
32+64 Bit

10
32+64 Bit

Canon PowerShot A620, A640, SX100 IS, SX110 IS, S3 IS, S5 IS, G7, G9, G10, S80-

-

--
Canon PowerShot A520, A519, S70, S60, S50, S45, G1, G2, G3, G5, G6-

-

---

Canon EOS digital cameras

Other EOS models than the ones in the table are not supported or do not have a ‘LiveView’ function.

Camera type and nameConnection typeLive ViewSoftware
controlled
Windows
S-VideoUSBFireWire

7
32+64 Bit

8
32+64 Bit

10
32+64 Bit

EOS 2000D,
EOS 4000D,
EOS 1300D,
EOS 1200D/Rebel T5,
EOS 1100D/Rebel T3,
EOS 1000D/Rebel XS,
EOS 750D/Rebel T6i,
EOS 760D/Rebel T6s,
EOS 700D/Rebel T5i,
EOS 670D,
EOS 650D/Rebel T4i,
EOS 600D/Rebel T3i,
EOS 550D/Rebel T2i,
EOS 500D/Rebel T1i,
EOS 100D/Rebel SL1,
EOS 70D, EOS 60D, EOS 60Da,
EOS 50D, EOS 40D, EOS 7D,
EOS 5D Mark III EOS-1D Mark IV,
EOS-1D X EOS-1D Mark III,
EOS-1Ds Mark III







-













-































EOS 450D/Rebel XSi-

-

(32 Bit)

-

Cameras with TWAIN-Treiber

Camera type and nameConnection typeLive ViewSoftware
controlled
Windows
S-VideoUSBFireWire

7
32+64 Bit

8
32+64 Bit

10
32+64 Bit

All with TWAIN-Treiber-

-


(Depending on the model
and the TWAIN/VIA/WDM
driver involved)

-

USB cameras

Camera type and nameConnection typeLive ViewSoftware
controlled
Windows
S-VideoUSBFireWire

7
32+64 Bit

8
32+64 Bit

10
32+64 Bit

Vision 480, EDIsecure CCD 7000-

-

(32 Bit)

--

DV cameras

Camera type and nameConnection typeLive ViewSoftware
controlled
Windows
S-VideoUSBFireWire

7
32+64 Bit

8
32+64 Bit

10
32+64 Bit

All models with Firewire Interface--

-


Webcams via WDM

Camera type and nameConnection typeLive ViewSoftware
controlled
Windows
S-VideoUSBFireWire

7
32+64 Bit

8
32+64 Bit

10
32+64 Bit

All webcams (integrated or USB)



 Signature pads

For the capture of signatures, devices from the following manufacturers (amongst others) are supported:

  • SignoTec Sigma (via TWAIN driver)
  • SignoTec Omega (via TWAIN driver)
  • StepOver duraSign Pad Brilliance

Devices from other manufacturers and specific device designations on request.

 Fingerprint scanners

Preferred device:

  • Crossmatch "Verifier 300 USB"

Other devices can also be connected if they have a 32-bit TWAIN driver for the respective client operating system.

 Document/image scanners
Generally, all devices with a 32-bit TWAIN driver for the respective client operating system can be connected as document/image scanners.
 ID scanners

Standard device for scanning of bar codes and QR codes:

  • Datalogic Magellan 1100i


Standard device for scanning the MRZ code of national ID cards and passports:

  • 3M Passport Reader AT9000 MK2

 Languages
  • Arabic
  • Chinese
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Polish
  • Portuguese
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Swedish

Other languages can be easily integrated

This article is valid for Nexus Card SDK 5.5.

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