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Transmission Protocol T=CL (or) T=RF . How to implement?

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Hello Team,

I need your help for the below Java Card Communication. I have implemented the Transmission protocol "T=0" and "T=1" but I am not able to implement "T=CL".

Could someone help me in giving steps for me to proceed how to use "T=CL"

Can you give me steps and some sample code? Thanks.

          CardTerminals terminalList;
          TerminalFactory factory = TerminalFactory.getDefault();
          terminalList = factory.terminals();
          /* Choose a reader knowing its name */
          CardTerminal MyReader = terminalList.getTerminal("Dell Smart Card Reader Keyboard 0");
          /* Connect to the card currently in the reader */
          Card card=null;
          try {
               card = MyReader.connect("T=CL");
          /* Exchange APDUs with the card */
          CardChannel channel = card.getBasicChannel();
          byte[] ApduArray = {(byte) 0xFF,(byte) 0xCA,(byte) 0x00,(byte) 0x00,(byte) 0x00};
          CommandAPDU getData = new CommandAPDU(ApduArray);
          ResponseAPDU CardApduResponse = channel.transmit(getData);
          /* Disconnect */
          .println("Response: " + Integer.toHexString(CardApduResponse.getSW())); //$NON-NLS-1$
          } catch (CardException e1) {
               // TODO Auto-generated catch block


java.lang.IllegalArgumentException: Unsupported protocol T=CL
  • 1. Re: Transmission Protocol T=CL (or) T=RF . How to implement?
    Sebastien_Lorquet Journeyer
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    T=CL is NOT a protocol. Just show me the specification for this protocol. You can't, because it does not exist.

    See Here:

    Only T=0 and T=1 are card protocols

    Moreover, most contactless readers use APDU level of exchange so you don't have to do anything special here.

    Just use T=* or T=0 or T=1, it does NOT change anything for contactless cards.


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