CHERRY Smart Card Readers in ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards

CHERRY Americas, part of a leading global manufacturer of reliable computer input devices, will include their complete line of secure CHERRY Smart Card reading devices as entries in the 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Award competition.

CHERRY security products have previously been awarded a 2016 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Platinum Award

ASTOR platinumThe prestigious Homeland Security Awards Program is regarded as the most comprehensive awards program in the security industry.

The 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program was organized by AST to recognize the most distinguished security vendors, as the nation continues to respond to escalating threats from home and abroad.

The innovative solutions being implemented to meet those threats has led to tremendous growth in the field of Homeland Security.

The award-winning CHERRY line of innovative Keyboards and Card Readers offers a broad selection of secure Smart Card devices to suit a user’s exact needs in controlling access to secure networks, databases and applications. 

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This comprehensive line includes the following products:

Smart Card Keyboards

The CHERRY JK-A0100EU and JK-A0104EU Smart Card keyboards were designed for maximum use in maintaining a secure user base.

The JK-A0100 Series Smartcard Keyboard with integrated PCSC & EMV Compatible Smart Card Reader
The JK-A0100 Series Smartcard Keyboard with integrated PCSC & EMV Compatible Smart Card Reader

These wired keyboards offer secondary authentication of a Smart Card before allowing access to the connected system.

The JK-0100 keyboard series is a leading solution for government security applications.

In addition to the smart-chipset card reader, the keyboards support secure PIN entry.

The PC/SC Smart Card reader is CCID and EMV Level 1 approved, and is also compatible with reading and writing ISO 7816-compliant smart cards.

These FIPS 201 certified keyboards feature the classic CHERRY office “touch and feel” tactile quality for efficiency and ease of use.

Standalone Smart Card Readers

The ST-1044 is a market leader in government security.
The ST-1044 is a market leader in government security

The CHERRY ST-1144 is a standalone USB Smart Card reader designed for heavy use.

The CAC and FIPS 201 compatible ST-1144 features a heavy weighted base which provides stability for one-hand operation.

Smart Card Readers

JT-0300WB-2: Contact and contactless reader for chip cards
JT-0300WB-2: Contact and contactless reader for chip cards

The CHERRY JT-0100WB contact reader and its contactless (JT-0200WB) plus the combination (JT-0300WB) partners, offer secure local access in a portable package.

CHERRY at a Glance

Cherry Americas is part of a global leader in manufacturing of computer input devices with a focus on POS, desktop, industrial, healthcare, and IT security markets.

CHERRY leads in the manufacturing of switches used in mechanical keyboards for markets such as performance PC gaming.

CHERRY Smart Card Readers in 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program

The 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program, is organized to recognize the most distinguished vendors of Physical, IT, Port Security, Law Enforcement, First Responders, (Fire, EMT, Military, Support Services Vets, SBA, Medical Tech) as well as the Federal, State, County and Municipal Government Agencies – to acknowledge their outstanding efforts to ‘Keep our Nation Secure, One City at a Time.’

As an ‘ASTORS’ competitor, CHERRY will be competing against the industries leading providers of innovative Smart Card Reader Systems.

American Security Today will be holding the 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Presentation Luncheon at 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m, Wednesday, November 15th at ISC East, the Northeast’s largest security industry event, in the Jacob Javits Exhibition Center in New York City.

At ISC East you will have the chance to meet with technical reps from over 225 leading brands in the security industry, allowing you to find out about new products and stay ahead of the competition.

Encompassing everything from Video Surveillance and Access Control to Smart Home Technologies and Unmanned Security, you’re sure to find products and services that will benefit your company and clients.

ASTORS HSA 2017Good luck to CHERRY on becoming a Winner of the 2017 American Security Today’s Homeland Security Awards Program!

For more information on the award-winning CHERRY Keyboards and Card Readers, please visit, or contact Cherry Americas LLC, 11200 88th Avenue, Pleasant Prairie, WI 53158.  Phone:  800-510-1689.