Thursby Reader Cases

Thursby by Identiv reader cases are elegant, discrete Apple® iPad® and iPhone® and Android™ Samsung Galaxy cases with built-in PKard® Readers that are bundled with hardware, software, and support for the most secure mobile CAC and PIV card enablement.

Can an Apple iOS or Android case read CAC, PIV, and PIV-I? Oh, yeah. And it can support BYOD, 2FA, and secure browsing, too.

Apple and Android Mobile CAC and PIV Readers

Tired of carrying two phones or a bulky laptop? Thursby’s Sub Rosa suite of products provides you with the ability to access two-factor websites, sign, encrypt, and decrypt emails, view, edit, and create calendar events, and edit and sign PDF documents from your iPhone, iPad, or Android phone or tablet. Watch to learn more.

Apple iOS and Android Reader Cases

  • Discrete
    Card slides completely into the back of the case
  • Simple
    Easy on/off one-piece design
  • Easy-to-Charge
    Via the built-in micro USB port

Fast Facts

  • Supports bring-your-own-device (BYOD) and two-factor authentication (2FA) on mobile devices
  • Multi-card support for Department of Defense (DoD) issued Common Access Cards (CAC), federally issued Personal Identification Verification (PIV) cards, derived credentials, and commercially issued PIV-I cards
  • Enables cards to access, sign, encrypt, and decrypt information and emails
  • Bundled with a full-featured secure browser app (Sub Rosa® for iOS or Android) license at no additional cost
  • Part of a multi-app secure ecosystem powered by PKard Toolkit
  • Supported via phone, email, forum, or chat

Hardware, Software, and Support

All of our bundles include the market-leading, U.S.-engineered Sub Rosa secure browser, supporting signing, encrypting, and decrypting email (S/MIME) with Microsoft Outlook Web Access (OWA). The browser also coordinates reader and card access to a secure ecosystem of optional Thursby by Identiv, third-party, and organization-specific apps, including document signing, editing, sharing, VPN, MAM, MDM, and more. U.S. phone and email technical support is included.


  • U.S. government standards include TAA, HSPD-12, OMB-11-11, FIPS 140-2, FIPS 201, and GSA Approved Product List (APL)
  • Supports industry standards, including Apple MFi (for iOS devices), ISO 7816, NIST IR 6887, IEC 60950, FCC class B part 15, CE, and RoHS
  • EAR99 (hardware ECCN) and 5D002 (security software ECCN)
  • iTunes iOS apps are individual/consumer distributions, custom builds are available for organizations, either standalone, or as part of third-party mobile management solutions

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