A Konica Minolta field service engineer needs to be involved to enable the use of a card reader. Connect the card reader directly to the external USB port located at the rear next to the network port. It may be necessary to remove the right-rear cover to access the USB port. The below card readers are supported but require the installation of a driver.

Vendor VID PID Comment Card reader driver
HID 0×076B 0×5427 HID OMNIKEY 5427G2 (Also known as AU-205H GEN2) HID Global, OMNIKEY 5427CK
HID 0×076B 0×5428 HID OMNIKEY 5427G2 in keyboard mode (Also known as AU-205H GEN2) HID Global, OMNIKEY 5427CK

Limitations with card reader support

Existing installations with Printix Go Konica Minolta need to update to the released Printix Go Konica Minolta version or later. Limitations:

  • It is not possible to detect if a card reader has been connected or disconnected. We have been unsuccessful at using the OpenAPI functions for this. As a consequence:
    • The Printer properties page will not show that a card reader is connected.
    • The Sign in method in the printer’s Go configuration should be set to either Card or Card or ID code. The method Select automatically will not detect the card reader.
    • The History tab on the Print properties page will, however, include an entry about the installed card reader driver right after a Verify sign in profile is performed.
      Example: Card reader driver found: HID Global, OMNIKEY 5427CK 0000000000000000 1.4.0Lx (SUCCESS)
    • It may be necessary to restart the printer whenever a card reader is connected or disconnected.
  • To Sign out, you should use the printer’s Access button. The method of presenting a card to the printer’s card reader to sign out is not recommended, as the flow cannot detect if the card belongs to perhaps an already signed in user.
  • To install a card reader driver, the help of a Konica Minolta technician is required. Your printer must be able to access service mode.

Enable/disable card reader

  1. Open the printer’s web page and Login as Administrator.
  2. Select User Auth/Account Track in the main menu.
  3. Select Authentication Card ID Number and change Authentication Card ID Number from Ignore to Notify to enable card reader.
    • To disable the card reader, change Authentication Card ID Number to Ignore.
  4. Select OK.

Disable external keyboard

If a keyboard (KBD) emulating card reader is used (and the card reader driver is Unspecified, Keyboard Emulation Card Reader) and External keyboard is allowed, then if copy screen is open, the Copies field will get populated with card data if during this time, the card is presented to the card reader. To resolve this, disable external keyboard.

  1. Open the printer’s web page and Login as Administrator.
  2. Select Security in the main menu.
  3. Select USB Connection Permission setting and change External Keyboard from Allow to Restrict.
  4. Select OK.


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