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  • Easy to install – Eliminates the need to install drivers; uses native supported CCID drivers within the operating system.
  • Readily Compliant – Meets all relevant industry standards for smooth integration in PC environment
  • Portable Form Factor – Unique size makes it an ideal reader for large-scale deployments and mass distribution
  • Suits Any Application – Compatible with virtually any smart card and major PC operating system

The OMNIKEY® 3021 is a high-performance, USB smart card reader that features all the trusted performance of OMNIKEY readers in a new and smaller form factor. Compliant with all industry standards, this reader is compatible with virtually any contact smart card, operating system and a variety of applications. This handy USB reader is the ideal choice for large-scale deployments with any type of contact smart card or application software. The 3021 can be easily distributed together with any smart card, including credit cards, e-ID cards or software for other applications.


  • Meets major standards, including ISO 7816, EMVCo Terminal 1, Microsoft WHQL, USB CCID, PC / SC and HBCI (Home Banking Computer Interface)
  • Usage within an application is based on standardized interfaces like PC / SC
  • USB CCID support makes integration into an existing system the easiest ever by connecting host and smart card reader without the need for additional drivers
  • Attractive, small size fits in an envelope to distribute with smart card, credit card, e-ID card or software for online banking or digital signature applications
  • All major operating systems supported
  • Meets GSA FIPS 201 requirements
  • Supports high-speed data transmission
  • UPC barcode for easier logistics


Base Model Number OMNIKEY® 3021
Smart Card Interface
Card Size ID-1 (Full size)
Standards ISO 7816
Supported Card Types Class A: 5V @ 60 mA; Class B: 3 V @ 60 mA; Class C: 1.8V @35 mA
Protocols Asynchronous: T=0; T=1
Synchronous: S=8 (I²C) ; S=9 (3-wire); S=10 (2-wire)
Insertion Cycles 100,000
Smart Card Interface Speed 420 kbps
Smart Card Clock Frequency 8 MHz* / up to 12 MHz**
Smart Card detection Movement detection with auto power-off; Automatic detection of smart card type; Short circuit and thermal protection
8-Pin Handling C4 / C8 supported
Host Interface
USB Interface USB 2.0 Full Speed Device (12 MBps)
USB 3.0 extended operability, tested with hubs/controllers**
Connector / Cable USB Type A connector; 59.1" (150 cm) cable
Operating Systems Windows 10**/8.1/8/7/Vista/Server 2012**/Server 2008R2
Windows CE (5*/6/7) depending on hardware
Linux Debian 6.0+ / Ubuntu 11.04+/ Fedora 15+; Open SUSE 11.4+
Mac OS X; AndroidTM*
Driver CCID native driver from operating system
HID proprietary driver*
Supported APIs PC/SC - API, CT-API* (on top of PC/SC)
Human Interface
Status indicator Blue LED
Housing Transparent / grey polycarbonate
Dimensions 2.91" x 2.52" x 0.51" (74 x 64 x 13 mm)
Weight 1.69 oz (48g)
Operating Conditions
Operating Temperature 32-131 F (0-55°C)
Operating Humidity 10-90% rH
Storage Temperature -4 - 176 F (-20 - 80°C)
Meantime Between Failure (MTBF) 500.000 hours
Compliance And Regulatory
Compliance / Certification Microsoft WHQL*; EMVCo Terminal Level 1
USB 2.0; TAA*; GSA Fips 201 approved list*
Regional certifications CE, FCC, UL, VCCI, KCC**, MIC, RCM (C-Tick)
Environmental WEEE, RoHS, Reach
Operating Conditions
Warranty Two-year manufacturer`s warranty


Download the 2FA HID OMNIKEY 3021 Datasheet (PDF).


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