SIM Card Reader
Feb 25, 2008 | Tag: Mobile service
SIM Card Reader - a reliable solution for your multiple needs
Backup your mobile phone book; restore your deleted SMS messages, edit your SIM card, export your Outlook contacts to a mobile, safely login to your PC, encrypt and decrypt your sensitive data, digitally sign and encrypt your email . Check out what else this small SIM card reader can do for you.
Over the past several years the increased demand for SIM card readers has resulted in market being filled with SIM reading devices of all shapes and kinds. The prices for the readers vary very much as well - from several cents to several tens of dollars. How to choose one that would be reliable and yet cost-effective? Below we list a few of the important factors to consider when buying a reader:
- Controller based reader. deThe manufacturers of low cost SIM card readers are often sacrificing quality to cut production costs. Thus, most of inexpensive SIM card readers do not use controllers at all and all data processing is handled by the PC. This design approach is cheaper however much more unreliable and may result in a SIM card getting blocked or even destroyed.
- Durable casing. Cheap readers are often made of low quality, cheap plastic that tends to break easily after several months of use.
- Compliance with technical standards. The PS/SC standard allows you to use third party software with your reader given that the software complies with this standard. This gives you greater flexibility and allows you to add more various functionalities to your reader other than reading a SIM card.
- Software support and regular updates. Companies that invest a lot in developing the software and hardware also provide timely support and regular updates. Whenever a problem with the reader occurs it can be solved by contacting manufacturer and getting a response from the first hands.
SIM card reader is a controller based reader made of strong and durable plastic. It is compatible with all major industry standards including PC/SC and ISO7816. This way, in addition to SIM card management, it can also be used with any of Dekart or third party software. Dekart software adds a variety of other useful functionalities to the SIM reader, allowing you to protect the data on your PC in various ways. Below we list a few most popular uses of SIM Card Reader:
SIM card data recovery software: Dekart SIM Reader + SIM Manager 2.0
How many of you have discovered the real cost of your phone book after losing your mobile? It often happens that the contents of the address book or a particular SMS message is more precious than the mobile itself.
Besides offering protection against mobile data loss, SIM Card Reader facilitates the management of the SIM card: easily export/import the contacts from Microsoft Outlook, automatically change phone prefixes and much more >>
Protect your PC- two factor authentication: Dekart SIM Reader + smart card+ Dekart Logon
People concerned with adding an extra level of security to their desktops will find Dekart SIM Card reader an optimal solution. Coupled with a SIM-sized smart card and Windows Logon – it becomes a powerful token that will securely store your login and password credentials on the smart card memory chip. Compact and lightweight - Dekart SIM card reader can be easily carried in a pocket or inside a wallet. >>
Protect the data on your PC: SIM Reader + smart card+ Private Disk Multifactor
With the same smart card and disk encryption software, such as Private Disk Multifactor, you additionally protect your sensitive data on your PC, network or removable drives. Create an encrypted disk and keep the encryption key on a smart card. In this way to open the encrypted disk one will not only need to know the password, but will also need to insert the reader with the smart card. >>
Digitally sign and encrypt your emails: SIM Card Reader+ RSA Cryptographic Provider
You may keep your digital certificate on your PC or you can export it to a smart card and keep it close to you whenever you go. Dekart RSA Cryptographic provider allows you to easily migrate your digital signature to a smart card and back to a PC. Digitally sign your documents and emails on any PC. To do so – simply insert the smart card into the reader and connect it to the PC. >>
To summarize the above: by choosing SIM card reader, you obtain a reliable, long-standing solution that covers the widest possible range of features, from SIM card management to PC access and data protection.