Extended choice of contactless cards in Asia

Extended choice of contactless cards in Asia

LEGIC Identsystems Ltd, leading provider of contactless Smart Card Technology for personal identification, extends its partner network in Asia. With the Chinese card manufacturer China Win Smart Science & Technologies, the company gains an important provider of contactless ICs and IC smart cards, such as bank cards and ID cards as well as related applications and other value-added services. In future, China Win will offer contactless identification credentials based on modern LEGIC advant multi-application technology.

Zurich, Switzerland,Zurich, May 2009 – Agreeing to the partnership, China Win is reacting to the growing demand for contactless LEGIC advant cards on the part of its customers. Also, as an important supplier to other manufacturers world wide, the company now also provides LEGIC based transponder solutions for access control, time & attendance or cashless payment systems.

“The LEGIC licence agreement will strengthen our international market position and is a key factor for our future business development”, says Carpenter Cui, Managing Director of China Win. “Our end customers benefit from a highly developed contactless technology that allows a very flexible combination of many applications on one single card while meeting highest security requirements.”

Also Dr Otto Eggimann, Vice President Sales and Business Development of LEGIC, is convinced of the partnership’s benefit for both companies: “With China Win, LEGIC gains a partner that is well-known in Asia and has strong experience in the manufacturing of contactless cards. The partnership strengthens our position in Asia as China Win further expands the world wide choice of products based on our modern ISO 14443/15693 based LEGIC advant technology.”

About China Win Smart Science & Technologies

CWSST is a Joint-venture between China Hua Wei and Macau China Win Universal. The China Win group owns 4 hotels, 1 refinery, 2 petroleum gas warehouses and1 trading company. Total investment exceeds: RMB50,000,000. Production area: 10,000 m2, total area: 20,000 m2.

CWSST has 140 Staff members, 80% of their staff have over 3 years experience in the card area. The Management in CWSST were senior managers within the world’s largest card manufacturing companies. Their main products are SIM card, Contactless card, RFID card, Magstripe card, Scratch card, Contact card, PVC card etc.

About LEGIC® Identsystems Ltd

LEGIC Identsystems Ltd, with headquarters in Switzerland, is the world leader in the design and manufacture of 13.56 MHz contactless smart card technology. The LEGIC product portfolio includes highly integrated LEGIC RF Standard, ISO 15693 and ISO 14443 compliant read/write chip sets, security modules and transponder chips.

LEGIC Identsystems currently works with over 200 external co-operation partners world-wide who offer compatible LEGIC all-in-one-card applications including access control, e-payment, parking, e-ticketing and other multiapplications. More than 1 million readers and over 70 million credentials are successfully integrated in more than 50,000 work and leisure places worldwide.

About LEGIC advant

The LEGIC advant product line has been developed to ideally support the design and realisation of access control and other person related service applications. It provides a maximum of security, scalability and cost-effective investment protection.

Because of its advanced features and compliance with ISO 15693, ISO 14443 and the LEGIC RF standard, the LEGIC advant product line is especially suitable for smart card projects, such as single- and multifunctional company or leisure cards. Its target applications include ticketing, government ID, general access control and high security solutions for converged access (incl. IT-access) and biometrics.


Mirko Mandic
Project Manager Marketing Communications
PR & Internet
LEGIC Identsystems Ltd
Tel: +41 44 933 6464