Administration > Tachograph > Card Reader Application > Download and Install


To download the Card Reader Application click on the User icon, on the top right part of the screen:

Then select the Administration tab from the drop down menu.

A new window will open with the Administration menu. From that menu, select the Tachograph tab:

After that you will see the Tachograph panel. Moreover, by clicking on the Options tab, the following information will be displayed to you:

To perform the download of the card reader application click on the Download Card Reader Application button.

After the download is completed, run the executable in order to install the corresponding application in one of your company’s computers. This computer will have to be permanently connected to the Internet and also to a smartcard reader compatible with PC/SC 1.0.  You must insert your company’s tachograph card inside the smartcard reader and keep it there, permanently. The application will be responsible for reading the company card whenever a remote download authorization is required.

Please go through the following steps to run the Card Reader Application Setup:

  • After you download the Card Reader Application, run the following executable:

  • Depending on the preexistence, or not, of Microsoft's SQL Server Compact on your computer, you may be required to install it. If you need to install it, the following screen will appear. Otherwise, please proceed to the next step.

Confirm by clicking on the Yes button. You will now be asked to download and install SQL Server Compact:

Click Download and proceed. Choose the SQL version (depending on your computer's processor type (x64 or x86 versions)):

After that, follow the instructions to install SQL Server Compact. Once you finish it, you will be able to install the card reader application.

  • The installation of Frotcom Card Reader Setup starts with the following screen:

Click Next and at the end of the process, click Finish. Please remember that, in order for the application to be functional, your computer must be connected to a card reader where your company's tachograph card will be inserted.

After you finish the installation, please make sure that your computer stays turned on and connected to the internet; otherwise it will not be possible to deliver the data download authorizations to the tachographs, at the scheduled moments.

If you need a user guide of Frotcom's Card Reader Application, please click here.

If you need further assistance, please contact your Frotcom Certified Partner. You can find the contacts of the Frotcom Certified Partners here.


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