Chip card simulation for development and test environments

Virtual Card Kit – now supports contactless communication

Smart card simulation for development and testing environments

The Virtual Card Kit from achelos is a powerful combination of software and hardware components to efficiently simulate chip card operation systems including applications. The product package consists of the Virtual Card Simulation, which includes the chip card operating system itself, as well as the Virtual Card Box, which represents the physical connection to the outside world.

Key features of Virtual Card Kit – the high-performance product package

  • The new version now supports contactless and contact-based communication to fulfill the requirements in the German healthcare market
  • Simulates the physical and logical chip card processes  (operating system and card application)
  • Provides interfaces to read, save, and modify the internal statuses of the operating system
  • Supports chip card simulations for various industries e.g. Health, Mobility


Chipkartensimulation für Entwicklungs- und Testumgebungen inkl. Hardware

Virtual Card Kit

Smart card simulation for development and testing environments

Convenient Ethernet interface for direct simulation-connection

The Virtual Card Box requires no special drivers or installations. It can be easily connected via Ethernet to a PC. The Virtual Card Simulation runs in a Java Runtime environment and uses the Box to communicate with the outside world.

Component for development and testing environments

The Virtual Card Kit can be used as a component in the highly automated test suites of Qumate by achelos. It is a solid choice for creating components and applications in the chip card environment.

The Virtual Card Kit simulates the German electronic health cards (eGK)

The Virtual Card Kit can be used as stand-alone chip card simulation or in combination with test suites from Qumate by achelos. It presents a powerful solution for high-class quality assurance. The Virtual Card Kit provides object systems to simulate all types of cards for the German healthcare market (e.g. eGK, HbA, SMC-B, SMC-K, SMC-KT) with RSA and ECC cryptography.


Virtual Card Kit - main benefits:

  • Fully compliant german health card simulation (conformant to official gematik specifications)
  • Flexible configuration
  • Log internal execution and status
  • Interface to manipulate the behaviour during simulation runtime
  • Market-proven product
  • Plug and play - no need to install drivers

The Virtual Card Kit with simulation and box is simply unbeatable for your test projects

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The Virtual Card Kit (incl. simulation and hardware) is a proprietary development of achelos. It enables individual adaptations and extensions of components.

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What achelos offers

The VCK product package comprises the following:

  • Virtual Card Box
  • Virtual Card Simulation
  • Probe (ID-1, ID-000)
  • Mains adaptor for power supply
  • Mains lead
  • User manual
  • Reference object systems for Heath and Tachograph cards

Smart card simulation based on Qumate by achelos:

  • ISO 7816, ISO 14443
  • Cryptography: RSA, ECC, AES, DES, 3DES
  • German health card, 2nd generation (eGK, HBA, SMC, SMC-K and SMC-KT)
  • Tachograph card, 1st and 2nd generation (driver, workshop, control, and company cards)
  • Multi-channel capability

Tanja Schumacher

Sales Manager


+49 5251 14212-363