Identos Tactivo USB 2.0 Type-A mini Multifactor Authentication (MFA)/ Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) **iOS-COMPATIBLE** Smart Card Reader

Sale price$129.00


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About this item

  • CONVENIENCE:¬†Connect readily to your iOS-powered smartphone or Android smartphone/tablet
  • EASY:¬†Plugs right into a Lightning port on your iPhone and can also be connected to a computer running Windows and MacOS X using its own micro USB port
  • MULTI-FACTOR AUTHENTICATION (MFA)/TWO-FACTOR AUTHENTICATION (2FA):¬†Provide an extra layer of security to access your accounts
  • FAST FINGERPRINT READING:¬†Less than five second verification time
  • CAC/PIV SMART CARD-COMPATIBLE:¬†For CAC/PIV (Personal Identification Verification) use, Tx Systems¬†recommends purchasing¬†Sub Rosa Pro.

Flexible Multi-Platform Design

The Identos Tactivo Mini Smart Card Reader for iOS is a multi-platform smart card and fingerprint reader designed for iOS devices using a Lightning connector and is also compatible with Android devices. Connect the Tactivo Mini using the built-in micro USB port to a Windows/OS X computer, and you can use the device as a regular desktop smart card reader. The pocket size reader is ideal to carry with you and to use on multiple devices as needed.


  • ISO/IEC 7816 Part 4
  • ISO/IEC 19794-2 CC
  • ANSI 378
  • GSA FIPS 201 for PIV and HSPD-12
  • Asynchronous smart card protocols T=0 & T=1
  • CE
  • FCC
  • RoHS
  • WEEE
  • PIV
  • PIV-I
  • CAC
  • TWIC

Ideal For:

  • Organizations
  • U.S. Government
  • Existing smart card infrastructure in place
  • Secure e-mail
  • Web browsing
  • Document access/signing
  • Location-based time for remote employee attendance
  • Fingerprint collection for databases

Features of the Smart Card Reader and Fingerprint Scanner

Smart Card Reader

  • Contact smart card reader and biometric scanner
  • Two-factor authentication (2FA)/ Multi-factor authentication (MFA)
  • Smart card reader and fingerprint scanner used separately or together
  • Supportive of many partner apps in the App Store
  • Free toolkit (LINKED BELOW) for easy implementation and integration with third-party apps
  • Upgradeable firmware

Fingerprint Scanner

  • Capacitive swipe sensor
  • NIST-validated MINEX II algorithm
  • BioMatch J template format (Match-on-Card)
  • Less than 0.5 second fingerprint verification time

Card Support

  • PIV (Personal Identity Verification)
  • PIV-I (Personal Identity Verification - Interoperable)
  • CAC (Common Access Card)
  • TWIC (Transportation Worker Identification Credential)
  • Precise Match-on-Card‚ĄĘ credentials
  • Asynchronous smart card protocols T=0 & T=1
  • ISO/IEC 7816 Part 4
  • ISO/IEC compliant 7816 (Class A and B) (5V and 3V) Smart and Synchronous Cards
  • Embossed cards

OS Support

  • iOS 15
  • Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) or later
  • Windows
  • MacOS X

Download Datasheet

Identos Tactivo USB 2.0 Type-A Mini Smart Card Reader for iOS Datasheet 

Identos Tactivo Toolkit for iPhone (*Contact Identos to Request Toolkit)

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