Detailed Policy Requirements: If a Bluetooth smart card reader is used, only the following models and firmware versions should be used:
SCR: Biometric Associates, LP (BAL) baiMobile BAL-3000MP Bluetooth Smart Card Reader. Firmware version v2.01.00 or later should be used (version v2.02.00 is recommended).
Bluetooth adapter: Biometric Associates, LP (BAL) baiMobile BAL-BTA001 Bluetooth Adapter. Firmware version 1.4.0 or later should be used (version 1.4.4 is recommended).
Check Procedures: SCR: The version of the reader firmware is displayed when the user presses and holds the Action button on the reader for a couple of seconds after the CAC is inserted into the reader.
Bluetooth adapter: Model and firmware are printed on the label attached to the adapter.
For wired smart card readers, check to see if the vendor has completed JITC PKI interoperability testing. Ask to see a copy of the JITC certification. The firmware version should be the same as listed in the JITC certification (or later version).
Mark as a finding if the firmware version on the SCR and adapter are not the approved versions.