Identos Tactivo USB 2.0 Type-A mini Multifactor Authentication (MFA)/ Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) **ANDROID-COMPATIBLE** Smart Card Reader and Optical Sensor Fingerprint Scanner

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There is a 1-2 business days lead time listed for ALL Tactivo products on our website. For ALL Identos returns outside of issues of malfunction, please note there will be a 25% restocking fee. For malfunction issues, please email: DIRECTLY.

About this item

  • CONVENIENCE: Connect readily to your Android smartphone/tablet
  • EASY: Plugs right into a micro USB port on your Android-powered smartphone and can also be connected to a computer running Windows and MacOS X using its own micro USB port
  • MULTI-FACTOR AUTHENTICATION (MFA)/TWO-FACTOR AUTHENTICATION (2FA): Provide an extra layer of security with smart card and fingerprint reading abilities 
  • FAST FINGERPRINT READING: Less than five second verification time
  • CAC/PIV SMART CARD-COMPATIBLE: For CAC/PIV (Personal Identification Verification) use, Tx Systems recommends purchasing Sub Rosa Pro.

Connector and Cable Type

Compatible Devices




  • PIV
  • PIV-I
  • CAC
  • TWIC
  • ISO/IEC 7816 Part 4
  • Asynchronous smart card protocols T=0 & T=1
  • CE
  • FCC
  • GSA FIPS 201 for PIV and HSPD-12
  • FBI-PIV, FBI Mobile ID FAP10
  • FBI EBTS Appendix F certification
  • RoHS
  • WEEE

Ideal For:

  • Organizations
  • U.S. Government
  • Existing smart card infrastructure in place
  • Secure e-mail
  • Web browsing
  • Document access/signing
  • Location-based time for remote employee attendance
  • Fingerprint collection for databases


  • Contact smart card reader and biometric scanner
  • 500 dpi fingerprint image
  • Automate fingerprint optimization
  • Two-factor authentication (2FA)/ Multi-factor authentication (MFA)
  • Smart card reader and fingerprint scanner used separately or together
  • Supportive of many partner apps in the Google Play Store
  • Free Android toolkit (LINKED BELOW) for easy implementation and integration with third-party apps
  • Upgradeable firmware
  • Fingerprint Scanner:
  • Raw fingerprint image file size: 90 kByte
  • Blue LED
  • 1,000,000 potential fingerprint scans
  • NIST Quality Check: NFIQ 1.0, NFIQ 2.0
    WSQ Compression: FBI-certified

Card Support

  • ALL MAJOR ISO/IEC compliant 7816 (Class A and B) (5V and 3V) Smart and Synchronous Cards
  • ISO/IEC 7816 Part 4
  • PIV-I (Personal Identity Verification - Interoperable)
  • CAC (Common Access Card)
  • TWIC (Transportation Worker Identification Credential)
  • Asynchronous smart card protocols T=0 & T=1
  • Embossed cards

*If you need additional card support then feel free to reach out to us regarding your use case.*

OS Support

  • Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) or later
  • Windows
  • MacOS X


Identos Tactivo Mini Smart Card Reader for Android with Optical Sensor Datasheet

Identos Tactivo Toolkit for Android (*Contact Identos to Request Toolkit)

Identos MyTactivo for Android (Android App)

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