Posted by christian
(18.104.22.168) on October 06, 2004 at 10:23:48:
In Reply to: Access basic card from Palm posted by heathlovell on October 06, 2004 at 05:57:45:
As far as I know there is no standard interface like PC/SC for smart card readers on the Palm. So for lowlevel access you'll have to use the software/driver that comes with the reader of your choice.
The BasicCards use a standardised protocol named T=1 (Professional cards can do T=0 as well). The BasicCard manual, Chapter 8, "Communications" has a lot of information about this. So when you figured out how the APDUs have to be filled in for your application you can look at the driver of your card reader how to transmit and receive them.
If you want to use features like encryption on the Palm you'll have to implement them yourself, which is a task that can be done because common algorithms like DES and AES are used.