VASCO Data Security - A World Leader in Strong AuthenticationVASCO DIGIPASS 830
The Most Popular Smart Card Reader Functions All-in-One.


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DIGIPASS 830 combines all VASCO's Class 1 standalone smart card reader functions, such as e-signature functionality, with EMV-CAP compliance (Europay-Mastercard-Visa Chip Authentication Program). The product meets UK APACS, German TAN Handheld Device requirements (HHD) and emerging French market user interface requirements.

Factory to Field

The DIGIPASS® 830 initializes itself and becomes unique the moment a user inserts his smart card and enters his PIN. When the card is removed from the DIGIPASS 830, all secrets are permanently erased. As DIGIPASS 830 is platform-independent and does not require personalization prior to customer delivery, each reader is identical. Therefore, production and distribution are very cost effective.

Easy to Use

Cardholders simply insert their standard EMV chip card into DIGIPASS 830, and type their PIN for two-factor authentication (something they know, something they have). Each time a user enters their PIN, a one-time password (OTP) is generated and displayed.

The user can type this secure password to become authenticated over the bank's network. This dynamic password cannot be used more than once and can only be verified by the issuing bank. The verification of the OTP or e-signature confirms the cardholder's identity and grants access to the network from any terminal, on any platform.

DIGIPASS 830 can be used in conjunction with VASCO's VACMAN® Controller authentication platform. For payments, DIGIPASS 830 can also be integrated into the 3D-Secure architecture and allows the cardholder to enter key data from the transaction before authorizing payment. The reader does not require a connection to the terminal or PC, nor any client software or drivers.

Low cost of ownership

DIGIPASS 830 eliminates the need to provide customers with a smart card and a separate authentication token. It combines the intrinsic security of the smart card with the flexibility of a token.

Additionally, DIGIPASS 830 requires no extra personalization by the network owner and can be delivered very efficiently in volume. Security infrastructure costs are reduced due to the decreased level of helpdesk calls. DIGIPASS 830 reader can help banks transition to strong authentication for retail banking cost effectively by leveraging their existing investment in EMV infrastructure.


  • VASCO Class 1 reader: Standalone PIN pad reader
  • Display: High contrast 80x16 dot matrix LCD
  • Size: Compact 96 x 62 x 11 mm
  • Weight: 49 g
  • Keypad: Tactile keypad with silicon rubber key printed with an epoxy layer. Resistant to over 100,000 rubbings. 10 numeric keys, 6 function keys
  • Five year lifetime
  • Standards
    • Mastercard CAP (2004, 2007)
    • VISA dynamic passcode authentication version 1.1
    • German TAN Handheld Device HHD (version 1.3)
    • Advanced Authentication for chip (CAP E, PLA)
    • CAP User interface specification- UK implementation (APACS)
  • Logo: Bank's logo can be printed on the reader. Color of the casing can also be customized

Product Comparison:

Unique properties at a glance
Expected Lifetime (years) 4 to 5 3 to 4 4 to 5 4 to 7 4 to 7 15 15
Size handheld size palm size handheld size handheld size handheld size handheld size desktop
Function buttons 5 + on/off 4-point console 5 2 2 6 9
Display 2 line 2 line 2 line 1 line 2 line 2 line 2 line (large)
Optional realtime
yes - yes - - yes yes
Special interfaces - - - - - - CV version has an inbuilt
attachable earpiece
Logo printing location surface inside plastic surface inside plastic inside plastic surface surface
Optional cover with key ring (cover) yes          
Overall differentiating features
Special features
compared to
820 model
  Small size for portability Game console type operation popular with young people Slimmer, stylish design Plastic cover for durable logo Bank card number visible when smart card is inserted Restricted to straight-forward smart cards due to limited processing power Plastic cover for durable logo Bank card number visible when smart card is inserted APACS compliant
Extra function button
Durable desktop model, large
buttons and display, keypad
orientation mark.
Inbuilt speaker/
attachable earpiece
Replaceable batteries
Designed for: Needing a cost-effective high volume solution With young users, and/or requiring high portability With large deployments, needing a user friendly interface encouraging high user acceptance wanting to combine existing bank cards and OTP functionality With special applications where an attractive design is required With large deployments for situations where an extra function button is required With professional desktop users and users who are visually impaired or blind


Compliance To Standards
Storage temperature -10 °C to 50 °C 90 %RH non condensing IEC 60068-2-78 (Damp heat) IEC 60068-2-1 (Cold)
Operating temperature 0 °C to 45 °C 85 %RH non condensing IEC 60068-2-78 (Damp heat) IEC 60068-2-1 (Cold)
Vibration 10 to 75 Hz
10 m/s2
IEC 60068-2-6
Drop 1 meter IEC 60068-2-32
Emission   EN 55022
Immunity 4 kV contact discharges 8 kV air discharges 3 V/m from 80 to 1000 MHz EN 61000 -4-2
EN 61000-4-3
Compliance to European directives (CE marking) 2004/108/EC (EMC directives) 2002/95/EC (RoHS directive) 2002/96/EC (WEEE directive)


PDF File
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