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NOTICE:  The links to vendors / products on this page are an attempt to save you time searching for the specific item, by linking you directly to the item shown.  You will notice I have multiple [when available] vendors to choose from.  I have no personal preference as to who you decide to purchase from.  I am not endorsing any particular product or vendor, I'm merely informing you what works and where you can purchase a CAC reader.

    

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Windows Tablet Information     Apple iPhone / iPad Information    Android Information

CAC readers do exist for Android and Apple devices, but please know they cost between $69.99 - $396.00

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iPhone and iPad users CAN use their CAC to access CAC enabled websites Now

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Please be aware of this Memorandum on DoD Commercial Mobile Device (CMD) Interim Policy from DoD dated 17 January 2012.

Section 2.2.6 states:  Non-enterprise activated CMDs shall not process or store official DoD email.  Access to DoD webmail services shall follow policy statement 2.2.5. 

Section 2.2.5 states:  Non-enterprise activated CMDs shall follow existing policy when accessing web-based services authorized for external access, which stores sensitive DoD information.  Combatant Command/Service/Agency's (CC/S/A)'s are encouraged to implement technical controls that prevent sensitive DoD information from being downloaded and stored. 

Updated Memorandum dated 31 July 2012

 

Air Force is going mobile, see two articles from 19 February 2013 at Defense Systems

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Windows tablet information

Windows 8 Tablet

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The Microsoft Surface Windows Pro went on sale on 9 February 2013.  This version has the ability to install and use regular Windows programs. 

 

The Microsoft Surface Windows RT went on sale 26 October 2012 and has an ARM processor and IS NOT able to install and use regular Windows programs.  You can check your Enterprise Email with a CAC reader after you install the DoD Certificates.

 

Microsoft no longer sells the Windows RT version of the Surface

 

Microsoft Surface User Guide (a 68 page guide written for both the Surface Windows RT & Surface Windows 8 Pro)

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Six myths of Windows RT Revealed

 

The Microsoft Surface Windows RT will allow you to access sites like OWA (IF you have the "GEMALTO TOP DL GX4 144," "GEMALTO DL GX4-A 144," "Oberthur ID One 128 v5.5 Dual," "Oberthur ID One 128 v5.5a D", or "G&D FIPS 201 SCE 3.2" CACs).  All other CAC types are incompatible.

 

Gemalto 144 CAC image GemaltoDLGX4-A 144 image  Oberthur 5.5 CAC image Oberthur 5.5a CAC

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Windows 8 version comparison

iPhone and iPad [including Dual Persona] users can use their CAC to access CAC enabled websites

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Three companies offer readers and software for iPhones & iPads

  Thursby  |  Precise Biometrics  |  BaiMobile

Thursby Readers and Sub Rosa for iOS

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PKard Reader plug-in reader

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 PKard Reader includes Sub Rosa for iOS app from Thursby for $139.99

 

You will have to remove your phone's case to be able to plug in the reader.  Apple does not make a short extension, and one's I've tried do not work.  So, if you don't use a case, it will work great.  If you have a case, you will need to add the time of removing your case to use it to the time it takes to use your reader on your iPhone or iPad.

 

iPhone cases are $149.99 and are available for 6, 6S, 7, & 8

 

NOTE:  If you Jail Break your iPhone, the Sub Rosa (formerly PKard for iOS) app will not work as it was designed.

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iPad case

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 iPad case includes the Sub Rosa for iOS app from Thursby Software for $149.99

 

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Some basic information:

 

Bundling clarification - "comparing apples to apples"

With Thursby PKard Reader secure browser licenses continue to be bundled at no additional cost with readers.  There are no annual maintenance fees.

As always, bundle = hardware + US certifications + US secure browser / authentication agent + US phone and email support + $0 “maintenance"


Support for third party readers, ex. Tactivo, is available as:  a) $99.00 in-app purchase for individuals or  b) to organizations as part of volume licensing deal.

PKard Reader solutions with well over 20,000 U.S. CAC and PIV licensed users are the most widely deployed and tested in the industry.  Their foundation is the PKard Toolkit, which enables a secure CAC and PIV app ecosystem including S/MIME email, digital signing, VPN and more.  Only U.S. Government CAC/PIV solutions which are shipping today as listed.

 

GSA and volume pricing available directly from Thursby, or approved Federal resellers.

http://www.thursby.com/government

Much of the press on Thursby solutions is worked on several months ahead of publication, so isn't always completely up to date.

 

Thursby's Press Release

You can access DTS via your iPad or iPhone

 

Precise Biometrics Tactivo family of readers

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Prices below are hardware ONLY

 

Browser, Email, and CAC/PIV-validation apps from Intercede MyID are available on the Apple App Store.  Contact:  info at intercede.com   for additional information. 

NOTE:  Most DoD users will be able to use the MyID Browser app for access to OWA (non-S/MIME) for email.  The MyID Mail app can only be used if you have a direct connection to the ActivSync Server. 

Tactivo/MyID demo videos

NOTICE:  Tactivo for iPhone 6 (NOT 6 plus) – contact:  jeff.scott at precisebiometrics dot com to order.

Official price list (matches prices below)

Tactivo for iPhone7 coming in Q1 2018

Tactivo for iPhone 6 (NOT 6+)    Tactivo for iPhone 5/5S   Tactivo Mini for iOS
 Tactivo for iPHone 6   iphone 5 Tactivo image     Tactivo mini imageTactivo mini imageTactivo mini image
$149    $159     $129 
         
Tactivo for iPad 4     Tactivo for iPad 2/3   Tactivo Mini for Android
 iPad Tactivo image    iPad Tactivo image   mini for Androidmini for Android mini for Android
$97     $55     $119 
         
Tactivo for iPad Mini, Mini 2,
 and Mini 3) 
    Tactivo for iPad Air / 2   Tactivo Guardian Case
for iPad mini (all models
including iPad Mini 3 and Air)
 Tactivo ipad mini image   Tactivo ipad mini image   Guardian case imageGuardian case image
 $149 brochure   $159     $29 brochure
         
    Tactivo for iPhone 4/4S    
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    $49     

 

 

baiMobile 3000MP Bluetooth Smart Card reader

Bai3000 CAC reader and Bluetooth dongle 

Purchase the BaiMobile 3000MP Bluetooth CAC reader: iPhone ($289.00 + $49.20 (Bluetooth adaptor) + $57.80 (per year for annual middleware maintenance and support agreement).  Use discount code: GOV001 to save 11%. 
Please know you there is no known browser / app to be able to use your CAC with.
NOTE:  iPhone 5, 6 series [and newest iPad & mini] users need a Lightning to 30 PIN adaptor $29.00  Another version for with a short cable for $39.00

BaiMobile and DISA using Android and Good (not available to general military population unless you already have a Good account on an Exchange server)

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baiMobile 301MP Smart Card reader 

BAI 301MP reader

https://www.biometrixinnovations.com/smart-card-readers

Purchase the BaiMobile 301MP CAC reader for $124.95 + $23.95 (per year for annual middleware maintenance and support agreement).  Use discount code: GOV001 to save 11%.  Please know you there is no known browser to be able to use your CAC with.

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Outlook Web App Mini is how you'll view OWA on a small screen.  With this ability and PKard for iOS, you have the ability to check your webmail on your iPhone or iPad.

Understand the different Android versions and names

 

Android Information

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Please know that even though CAC readers exist, they require an app to work with the Android OS.  There is only one company with a workable solution Thursby using their Sub Rosa Pro app

 

Thursby's Sub Rosa Pro Android Solution is available and includes a 3 week free trial of their app

 

PKard for Android demo video

 

Thursby Android CAC readers

Click links below to see larger images, to purchase, go to their website

Readers start at $24.99 each, app is another $79.99, totaling: $105.00

Android readers

 

Information from baiMobile regarding the baiMobile 3000MP Smart Card reader

Bai3000 CAC reader and Bluetooth dongle 

Purchase the BaiMobile 3000MP Bluetooth CAC reader: Android $289.00 + $57.80 (per year for annual middleware maintenance and support agreement).  Use discount code: GOV001 to save 11%.  On 6 October 2013, Bai added "baiBrowser" to the Google Play store, this app will let you use the baiMobile 3000MP reader on your Android device to authenticate to CAC enabled websites.  However, please know it is still in testing.  In my testing on 13 October 2013, I was only able to authenticate to AKO and the Air Force Portal.  Sites like Enterprise Email and the DMDC sites for updating your GAL information did not work.  They are aware of the issues and are working to find solutions.

 

baiMobile 301MP Smart Card reader 

BAI 301MP reader

https://www.biometrixinnovations.com/smart-card-readers

Purchase the BaiMobile 301MP CAC reader for $124.95 + $23.95 (per year for annual middleware maintenance and support agreement).  Use discount code: GOV001 to save 11%, but please know you will need an additional program like the one mentioned below (which is still in beta testing).   As of 13 October, this reader is not compatible with the existing Android baiBrowser (despite the fact it says it is).  The next update of baiBrowser will include support for this reader.

 

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