LaserCard Introduces New Smart Card ID Solutions

LaserCard Introduces New Smart Card ID Solutions

LaserCard’s Debuts Innovative Smart Card ID Platform at Cartes & Identification 2010, Paris, December 7 – 9

Mountain View, Calif. and Paris–December 6, 2010–LaserCard Corporation (NASDAQ:LCRD;, a leading provider of secure ID solutions, today announced the introduction of its new Smart Card ID platform designed to complement the Company’s optical security media offering or to be used in standalone mode in contact, contactless or dual interface chip configurations. LaserCard’s integrated Smart Card ID platform is designed to help partners improve the efficiency and reduce the complexity of delivering sophisticated secure ID projects.

LaserCard’s Smart Card ID platform has been designed to meet the requirements for compliance with the most exacting international standards, across a breadth of smart card applications, from government ID to driver license, healthcare and beyond. The platform leverages LaserCard’s extensive experience in delivering multi-technology, multi-functional secure ID programs for high-profile clients including the U.S. Permanent Resident Card, the Italian National Police Force ID Card (Carabinieri) and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia National ID Card.

Highly secure, multi-functional ID systems are emerging as the cutting edge trend in ID solutions and are attracting increased interest from governments worldwide. This move is being driven by the growing need to combine a range of uses with the best attributes of today’s secure ID credentials: high security, durability and ease of authentication.

“Our continuous innovation programs are focused on ensuring that we offer our partners and customers the most advanced, high performance, reliable secure ID credentials available today,” said Robert DeVincenzi, president and CEO of LaserCard Corporation. “Many of our key government programs specify chip technologies combined with our own optical security media. Based on this experience, we have developed this new platform enabling us to extend the benefits of sophisticated multi-technology, multi-application credentials to a broader audience.”

Smart Card ID Platform technology and features

Features of LaserCard’s Smart Card ID Platform include:

  • High Performance Secure Cryptographic Micro-Controller(s)
  • Java card 2.2.2 and Global Platform 2.1.1
  • ICAO Applets:
    • Basic Access Control
    • Extended Access Control
    • Active Authentication
    • Logical Data Structure
  • PKI
  • Match on Card
  • Common Criteria compliance

Specific features of each card type:

Contact Smart Cards

  • 48KBytes to 160KBytes of EEPROM
  • ISO7816–3, T=0 and T=1 protocol
  • IAS ECC Applet
  • Common Criteria EAL4+ or EAL5+
  • FIPS 140-2 Level 3 Certification

Contactless Smart Cards

  • 72KBytes to 160KBytes of EEPROM
  • ISO14443, with either Type A or B Communication Protocol
  • Data transfer rate up to 848 kbps
  • Common Criteria EAL5+ for both secure microcontroller and ICAO Applets
  • FIPS 140-2 Level 3 and FIPS 201-1 SP800-73-1 Certifications
  • European Community standards for Foreign Residency Permit Cards

Dual Interface Smart Cards

  • 80KBytes of EEPROM
  • ISO7816–3, T=0 and T=1 protocol for contact mode
  • ISO14443, with either Type A or B Communication Protocol
  • Data transfer rate up to 848 kbps
  • Common Criteria EAL5+ for both Hardware and ICAO Applets

About LaserCard Corporation

LaserCard Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, is a leading provider of secure ID solutions to governments and commercial clients worldwide. It develops, manufactures, and integrates LaserCard® optical security media cards, multi-technology cards, encoders, peripherals, smart and specialty cards, biometrics, and modular software. The Company’s cards and systems are used in various applications, including citizen identification, border security, government service delivery and facility access.

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