Setup to use the card

For staff and students who need to use the HKUST Card to conduct electronic functions, the following is a list of requirements of their PC for efficient operation:

  • Personal Computer
    Minimum requirement - Intel Core i3 computer with 2GB memory
  • Operating System
    Windows 7 / 10
  • Web browser
    IE 8 or above; Firefox (ESR version)
  • SmartCard Reader (with corresponding drivers)
    • Basic requirements:
      • USB Full Speed Interface
      • CCID Compliance
      • PC/SC Compliance
      • ISO 7816 Class A, B and C (5V, 3V, 1.8V)
      • ISO 14443 Type A & B, Mifare
      • EMV Compliance
      • supports Plug-and-Play on Windows
      • supports Windows 7 / 10
    • Additional features that would be preferred include:
      • support for PC/SC Lite and OCF
      • uses landing-type contact to smart cards
      • USB Firmware Upgradability
  • Additional software to interface with the HKUST Card
    Apart from the above, the user PC will have to be further configured with additional software routines and run-time libraries to interface with the HKUST Card. These include
    • security modules specifically developed for the HKUST Card
    • smartcard related Java routines/libraries, etc.
    An HKUST Card Installation Wizard is available specifically for the above purpose. Please click here.