PC/SC is short for “Personal Computers/Smart Card “. It’s a specification to facilitate integration of smart cards into computer environments. PC/SC Readers have good support on Windows, as Microsoft lead a good reference implementation built on it. Linux, Unix, Mac OS Xand Raspberry Pi need to use the open source PCSC-lite package.
The PC/SC-Lite project can be found here: https://pcsclite.apdu.fr/« Back to Glossary Index