PCSC-Lite is an open source project based on the implementation of  the PC/SC international standard for PC to smart card reader communication.

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/

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