The trend is definitely toward reduction – everything has to be smaller, tighter, and fit in scaled down spaces. The same is true for smartcard readers.
C&K has released a new sub-family of high performance smartcard readers with the lowest profile available in the market. The new CCM01-MK5 includes multiple features and options to handle the demanding requirements of the smart card readers embedded into point of sale and mobile point of sale terminals.
There are 2 profile options available with this product: a metal cover (3.2 mm) and a plastic cover (4.00 mm).