Non-compliant CAC cards failing in BridgePoint Access Readers

A new Common Access Card (CAC) card was recently introduced which is supplied by Giesecke+Devrient (G+D). The designation for this card is located on the back side, top left corner and is “G+D FIPS 201 SCE 7.0.”  BridgePoint has determined that this card is not in compliance with the ISO-7816 standard for the contact interface.  BridgePoint Readers properly rejected these cards as potentially dangerous since they are not in compliance with the ISO Standard. 

BridgePoint has worked with DMDC to identify the cause and develop a work-around that allows the cards to be read in BridgePoint readers. Implementing the work-around requires the readers to be "reflashed" with modified firmware. This is a relatively simple procedure that can be performed on-site from a laptop PC via the reader's USB interface. It does require the reader to be removed from the wall in order to access the USB interface.

BridgePoint can supply an updated firmware file compatible with all current BridgePoint readers built after 2012.  The firmware is available at no cost, along with a reflash utility and instructions, to all users of BridgePoint access readers. Contact [] to request the updated firmware.