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Smargo Card Reader SmartReader Plus


The Smargo Card Reader Smartreader Plus is the first smartcard reader that can be connected directly into the USB port of a Linux or windows computer or Settop Box without extra cables of power supply.

Smargo Smartreader works with many settop boxes including Dreambox

This state of the art reader provides you almost unlimited possibilities. The pure USB reader enables full RS232 communication over USB. It is not only ISO7816 compatible but IS 100% ISO7816. The integrated USB to Serial converter enables the SmartReader Plus to work with all standard Phoenix compatible Linux and Windows applications.

The Smargo Reader + is a USB cardreader / programmer based on a powerful ATMEL ARM 91 processor. The SmartReader + incorporates an integrated USB to Serial converter, which enables the SmartReader plus to work with all standard Phoenix compatible Linux and Windows applications.

The Smargo Card Reader supports Linux/Windows computers and receivers various Linux and Windows applications for PCI-DVB or USB-DVB.


Smargo Card Reader SmartReader Plus
Price: £24.99
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The Smargo® SmartReader Plus can not only be used in Linux or Windows computers but also in satellite receivers, routers, USB hubs or other embedded systems, as long as a USB connection is available and open source software is supported. 

The Smargo Card Reader Plus is compatible with most common smartcards and the frequency is adjustable.

The Smargo Smartreader Plus is the next generation of all smartcard readers... The Smartreader Plus supports RS232 over USB. It works with all versions of windows and linux and handles ALL regularly used frequencies automatically. Is has a fullspeed USB 2.0 interface and the powerful firmware-upgradable CPU ensures future compatibility 

Whats in the box

What's in the box: 


  • 1 x Smargo Card Reader /SmartReader Plus





  • USB 2.0 (USB 1.1 compliant)
  • Powerfull CPU
  • Flashable and upgradable firmware
  • Smargo Powerfull ARM 91 Thumb Processor
  • High-performance 32-bit RISC Architecture
  • High-density 16-bitInstruction Set
  • 64 Kbytes, organized in 512Pages of 128 Bytes (Single Plane)
  • 16 Kbytes Internal High-speed SRAM, Single-cycle Access at Maximum Speed
  • Smargo Card reader has low-power RC Oscillator, 3 to20 MHz On-chip Oscillator and one PLL
  • Supports 3.20, 3.43, 3.69,4.00, 4.36, 4.80, 5.34, 6.00, 6.86, 8.00, 9.61, 12.0
  • and 16.0 MHz for smartcards (T=0 and T=1)
  • No switches on programmer to select the desired mode, automatic frequency controll
  • 5V smartcard support
  • Frequency/Baudrate autocalculation and Frequency Generator
  • Supports standard ftdi_sio driver for Windows and Linux applications
  • Developer guide available.
  • Works on all Dreambox Models with USB connection, also on 6 MHz with Dreambox 7025.
  • Can be cascaded with more SmartReaders (>100) in 1 system using an USB Hub
  • Fullspeed USB1.1/ USB2.0
  • Com Port via USB
  • No power supply or cables required
  • True ISO7816
  • Upgradable firmware
  • Windows driver available
  • The Full speed USB communication ensures fast and correct data transfer to the card
  • Compatible with PCI-DVB or USB-DVB devices


Price Information

RRP: £59.99
APROX: €31.78
APROX: $39.24

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