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Omnikey 3121 USB Card Reader With Heavy Standing Base

Manufacturer Code R31210220-01 by HID
Item Code: R31210295-1

The OMNIKEY 3121 USB Card Reader is a high performance USB smart card reader aimed at desktop use. Suited for all smart card operations like online-banking and digital signature applications.

  • Heavy standing base (100 Grams) with middle piece

  • USB 2.0


  • Standard standing base

  • TAA Compliant

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  • Credit & Debit Cards
    Accepted online or over the phone.

  • Purchase Orders
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Product Description


The OMNIKEY 3121 USB Card Reader is a high performance USB smart card reader aimed at desktop use. It has multiple standing options and is contained within a robust housing. The OMNIKEY 3121 is an easy-to-install USB card reader suited for all contact smart card operations like online-banking or digital signature applications.

Key Features

  • Heavy standing base (100 Grams) with middle piece

  • Different standing base options available for convenient vertical and horizontal use

  • Shipped with support for adhesion (e.g. to PC monitor)

  • Robust housing and long USB cable

  • High speed data transmission

  • All major operating systems supported


Base Model NumberOMNIKEY 3121
Dimensions3.15" x 2.64" x .1.1" (80 x 67 x 28 mm)
Mounting Options with Standard Standing BaseIncludes adhesive attachment pad and vertical mounting option
WeightReader only: approx. 3.88 oz (110 g)
Reader with standard standing base: approx. 4.97 oz (141 g)
Base OptionsHeavy standing base (vertical and horizontal card insertion): available on request (approx. 3.46 oz / 98 g)
Jumbo standing base (vertical and horizontal card insertion): available on request (approx. 15.34 oz / 435 g)
Power SupplyBus powered
Operating Temperature32–131° F (0–55° C)
Operating Humidity10–90% rH
Host InterfaceUSB 2.0 CCID1 (also compliant with USB 1.1)
Transmission Speed12 Mbps (USB 2.0 full speed)
StandardsISO 7816 & EMV2 2000 Level 1
ProtocolsT=0, T=1, 2-wire: SLE 4432/42 (S=10); 3-wire: SLE 4418/28 (S=9), I2C (S=8)
Card SizeID-1 (full size)
Smart Card Interface Speed420 Kbps (when supported by card)
Smart Card Clock FrequencyUp to 8 MHz
Supported Card Types5V, 3V and 1.8V Smart Cards, ISO 7816 Class A, B and C
Smart Card DetectionMovement detection with auto power-off / Automatic detection of smart card type / Short circuit and thermal protection
8-Pin HandlingC4 / C8 supported
Supported APIsPC / SC driver (ready for 2.01), CT-API (on top of PC / SC), Synchronous-API (on top of PC / SC), OCF (on top of PC / SC)
PC / SC Driver SupportWindows XP/Vista/7/8 (32 bit / 64 bit)
Windows Server 2003/2008 (32 bit / 64 bit), 2008R2 (64 bit)
Windows CE 4.2/5/6/7 (depending on hardware)
Linux, Mac OS X and Android
Embedded TechnologyOMNIKEY Smart@Link Chipset
Status IndicatorDual-colour LED
Reader BoardAlso available as PCB
ColourTwo-tone gray
OptionsCustomer-specific logo, label and colours: available upon request
Connector Cable70.9" (180 cm)
Durability100,000 insertions (200,000 insertions with Landing Contacts version)
Meantime Between Failure (MTBF)500,000 hours
Compliance / CertificationMicrosoft WHQL3, EMV2 2000 Level 1, ISO 7816, HBCI4, USB 2.0(USB 1.1 compatible), CCID1, GSA FIPS 201 approved product list
Safety / EnvironmentalCE, WEEE, FCC, UL, VCCI, MIC, RoHS
WarrantyTwo-year manufacturer’s warranty. (For drivers, see complete lifetime support policy.)

1 = Chip Card Interface Device, 2 = Europay, MasterCard, Visa, 3 = Windows Hardware Quality Lab, 4 = Home Banking Computer Interface



Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU R31210295-1
Manufacturer HID
Manufacturer Code R31210220-01