Kensington BlackBelt™ Rugged Case CAC Smart Card Reader Multifactor Authentication (MFA)/ Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) for Microsoft Surface Pro 4th Generation & Up

Sale price$149.99


About this item

  • HEAVY-DUTY PROTECTION: Military-grade drop protection and protective camera lens cover made from polycarbonate (PC) and thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU)
  • CAC-Compatible: For CAC use, Tx Systems has you covered with multiple types of CAC Software.
  • HUGE DRIVER SUPPORT: Ready to go with support of native CCID drivers
  • WIDE COMPLIANCE: Support of ALL major smart card types
  • SmartOS Powered


Secure and protect your Surface Pro, its data, and your network with the ultimate case — the BlackBelt™ Rugged Case with Integrated CAC Reader for Surface™ Pro 7, Surface™ Pro 6, Surface™ Pro (5th Gen) & Surface™ Pro 4. It features a FIPS 201-compliant CAC reader, military-grade drop protection, a protective camera cover, cable lock compatibility, and TAA compliance. Other features include a self-adjusting hand strap that allows the device to lie flat, pen holder and tether, kickstand opening, keyboard holder, TypeCover strap, an opening for I/O ports plus a USB 3.0 pass-through, and read-only memory (ROM).


  • GSA FIPS 201
  • TAA
  • MIL-STD-810G
  • ISO/IEC 7816
  • CCID
  • PC/SC
  • Microsoft WHQL
  • EMV 2011
  • TA1=97
  • USB 2.0 Full Speed
  • CE
  • FCC
  • RoHS2
  • WEEE

Ideal For:

  • Rugged environments
  • Data and network protection
  • Network access
  • Embedded applications
  • Smart metering
  • Vending and dispensing machines
  • Printers
  • Payment devices
  • e-Service Kiosks
  • High-security use cases for federal governments


  • Allows for camera usage and keeps lens protected with a rear camera cover
  • Kensington Cable Lock compatible.
  • Self-adjusting and hideable hand strap for firm grip
  • Pen holder and tether conveniently secures and stores Surface pen.
  • Integrated Surface kickstand support
  • Keyboard holder secures the keyboard when in use.
  • TypeCover strap helps ensure that your keyboard stays protected and clean.
  • I/O ports opening allows access to all ports, including USB 3.0 — no need to remove the case.
  • Read-Only Memory (ROM) means that data is never stored, so it can’t be compromised.
  • USB 2.0 Type-A Full Speed (12 Mpbs)
  • USB 3.0 (Extended Operability)
  • Plug and Play
  • Polycarbonate (PC) inner structure
  • Themoplastic Polyurethane (TPU) outer structure
  • Silicone handstrap, keyboard strap and rear pads
  • Smart card data transfers up to 600 Kbps 
  • In-field firmware upgrades through onboard flash memory
  • Card present switch
  • Automatic power on/off
  • Short circuit protection
  • 8-Pin Handling: C4/C8 supported
  • PC/SC API (Application Programming Interface)
  • CT-API
  • M-Card API
  • Minimum insertion cycles: 100,000
  • Green/yellow Dual-color LED status indicator

Card Support

  • T=0 and T=1 protocol smart sards
  • I2C and 3-wire Synchronous smart cards
  • ISO 14443 (Class A, B & C (5V, 3V and 1.8V)) smart cards – up to 600 kbps data transfer
  • CAC

**ALL MAJOR ISO/IEC compliant 7816 (Class A, B and C (5V, 3V and 1.8V) Smart and Synchronous Cards**

Operating System (OS) Support

  • SurfacePro 4/5/6/7th Generation


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