Read-a-Card was developed to abstract the contactless card communication layer so that card and device unique IDs can be read without prior knowledge of the technologies involved. This way you can focus on other aspects of your system while Read-a-Card feeds you the information you are interested in.

We have worked hard to include various interfaces you can use depending on your needs and experience. All the while you can rest assured that Read-a-Card will give you compatibility with the widest range of readers and cards possible. This flexibility should make the integration of contactless smart card technology as easy and smooth as possible.

The developer features include:

Windows messaging API to enable full integration with any other software

Windows application developers looking to introduce contactless smart card technology can communicate with Read-a-Card through a Windows messaging based API. This is the cleanest way to add Read-a-Card functionality to a software application, by receiving Windows messages that contain the necessary information and sending messages back to Read-a-Card to change the actions that it takes.

Read-a-Card web server to automatically fill in online forms and communicate with a website

Read-a-Card contains a built-in web server that allows a web page, with the addition of JavaScipt, to read card information from within the user’s web browser. The webpage can then send this information back to a server application so that any online form submitted by the user will be automatically populated with the relevant information from their card.

Plug-in capabilities to add any further functionality to Read-a-Card

Custom iClass formats, MIFARE sector reading, and even NFC interaction are just some of the possibilities to further enhance Read-a-Card capabilities. Please contact us to discuss your specific requirements.

For more information, please review the documentation below, or visit the Read-a-Card trial download page to obtain the complete developer features pack that includes source code samples.

Read-a-Card for Developers – Overview documentation
Read-a-Card Messaging API documentation