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    akasa (AK-ICR-05) reader ubuntu

    some time ago bought akasa (AK-ICR-05) reader

    some specs

    Application 3.5” PC bay Smart Card Reader
    Memory card slots 8
    Memory card types Smart Card (bank cards, access cards, based on ISO7816 implementation)
    SIM (mobile phone cards, GSM, 2G, 3G)
    Compact Flash (CF I / II, Ultra, Extreme, I-Pro, Ultimate)
    Memory Stick (MS Pro, Duo, Magic Gate, Extreme, Ultra)
    Secure Digital (SDXC, SDHC, SD, MMC, MMC Mobile)
    Extreme Digital (X card, Type H, Type M)
    M2 (Memory Stick Micro M2)
    MicroSD (Micro SDHC, Trans Flash)
    Interface USB 2.0 (1.1/1.0 compatible)
    Data Transfer Rate 480 Mb/s (max)
    LED indicator Power on, Card in, Data transfer
    Power Mode USB powered
    PC connection Internal USB motherboard header
    Supported OS Windows XP / Vista / 7
    Plug & Play Supported

    never heard anybody using it for CS
    just for fun decided to test how it may work with some of my cards

    obviously first at all plug it in
    then install drivers
    sudo apt-get install coolkey pcscd pcsc-tools pkg-config libpam-pkcs11 opensc libengine-pkcs11-openssl

    for now go have a look if your card is recognised:

    PC/SC device scanner
    V 1.4.16 (c) 2001-2009, Ludovic Rousseau <>
    Compiled with PC/SC lite version: 1.5.3
    Scanning present readers...
    0: MSI StarReader SMART (20070818000000000) 00 00

    Tue Feb 7 17:37:58 2012
    Reader 0: MSI StarReader SMART (20070818000000000) 00 00
    Card state: Card removed,

    insert the the card

    Tue Feb 7 17:41:57 2012
    Reader 0: MSI StarReader SMART (20070818000000000) 02 00
    Card state: Card inserted,
    ATR: 3B 15 11 12 CA 07 15 CE

    ATR: 3B 15 11 12 CA 07 15 CE
    + TS = 3B --> Direct Convention
    + T0 = 15, Y(1): 0001, K: 5 (historical bytes)
    TA(1) = 11 --> Fi=372, Di=1, 372 cycles/ETU
    10752 bits/s at 4 MHz, fMax for Fi = 5 MHz => 13440 bits/s
    + Historical bytes: 12 CA 07 15 CE
    Category indicator byte: 12 (proprietary format)

    for now you can see it is working nice in reader

    Had no time to test every card in this reader
    but using oscam it is working, but gives really bad ECM times
    about 200ms more compare to Omnikey 3121 on my viasat card
    but it is still workig
    and it looks nice

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    Re: akasa (AK-ICR-05) reader ubuntu

    a quick update....
    put the viaccess card into the reader..... and it works almost the same speed as smargo...
    ... not bad :)

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