Introducing the Mesa® 3 Smart Card Reader – A military-grade CAC/PIV-compatible smart card reader and rugged tablet

Juniper Systems is excited to introduce the Mesa® 3 Smart Card Reader. This military-grade CAC/PIV-compatible smart card reader integrates with its Mesa 3 Rugged Tablet to provide the ultimate two-tier authentication solution for data protection in industries with security requirements. The Mesa 3 Smart Card Reader is now available for purchase.

Developed for industries that require additional authentication, agencies can easily verify employee identities and control access to sensitive information with the Mesa 3 Smart Card Reader. Applications for the Mesa 3 Smart Card Reader include the military, government agencies, law enforcement, public utilities/critical infrastructure, emergency services, and medical fields.

CAC/PIV Smart Card Reader

The Mesa 3 Smart Card Reader offers a compact integrated design that allows the device to be used in-hand all day. This was done by integrating the design of the Smart Card Reader into the existing design of the Mesa 3. The Smart Card Reader seamlessly integrates into the bottom portion of the Mesa 3 using the same mounting points as the Mesa’s corner bumpers. The charging, USB, and headphone ports of the Mesa 3 have been relocated to the bottom of the Smart Card Reader for easy access.

Common smart card authentication standards have been built into the Mesa 3 Smart Card Reader offering flexibility to organizations with existing software and employee-issued smart cards. Once an image of an organization’s existing OS or software program requiring smart card authentication has been installed on the Mesa 3 Smart Card Reader, the proper authentication measures are required to access the device or programs on the device.

Mesa 3 Smart Card Reader standards and specifications:

  • Compatible with CAC/PIV cards
  • Fully compliant with EMV L1, ISO/IEC 7816
  • Card insertion/removal detection with automatic deactivation sequence
  • Maximum baud rate up to 600 Kbps
  • Supports Synchronous/Asynchronous Protocols T=0 and T=1
  • Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) 265 encryption and the Federal Information Processing Standard Publication (FIPS PUB) 140-2 Level 3 hardware encryption module
  • Supports USB 2.0
  • Supports PC Smart Card industry-standard – PC/SC
  • Microsoft WHQL certified driver
  • ROHS2/REACH Compliant
  • 2-year warranty
Mesa 3 Rugged Tablet Smart Card Reader.
Mesa 3 Smart Card Reader

Mesa Rugged Tablet

The Mesa 3 Rugged Tablet features Windows 10 Pro®, an Intel® processor, 8 GB of RAM, a large 7-inch display, and an all-day battery life. The Mesa 3 provides a rugged and reliable device running on the familiar and standard Windows 10 Pro platform. 

Accessories for the Mesa 3, including the Mesa 2/3 Keyboard, M2/3 dock, hand strap, and carrying options still work with the Mesa 3 Smart Card Reader. Some mounting accessories are not compatible.

Mesa 3 features

  • Large, 7-inch display for easy viewing
  • IllumiViewtechnology provides enhanced visibility
  • Powerful Windows 10 Pro operating system
  • 8- to 10-hour battery life for minimal downtime
  • An optional internal battery  provides an additional 4–5 hours of battery life
  • Operates in extreme temperatures from -4 F to 122 F (-20 C to 50 C)
  • IP68 rating—dustproof and waterproof
  • Designed to MIL-STD-810G for ultra-ruggedness
  • Two-year warranty
The Mesa 3 Rugged Tablet displaying a bright screen and the new smart card reader for users in the field.
Mesa 3 Smart Card Reader

Read more about the Mesa 3 Rugged Tablet in our in-depth blog.

A powerful, rugged, and secure solution

The Mesa 3 Rugged Tablet with integrated Smart Card Reader is a powerful Windows 10 device that offers the security organizations are looking for when users are accessing sensitive information. The rugged design ensures the device can be used in any environment.

Using the button below, contact us to discuss implementing the Mesa 3 Smart Card Reader within your organization. Demo units are available for testing custom Windows 10 OS images and other secure software. Contact us for details.

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