LEGIC Identsystems announces Licensing Agreement with RF IDeas, Inc.
Leading Reader Solutions Provider to Develop PC Login for LEGIC’s Contactless Access Control and Security Smart Card Credentials
Chicago, IL, July 7, 2008 – LEGIC Identsystems Ltd, the worldwide developer and manufacturer of secure, contactless smart card technologies for personal identification applications, announces it has partnered with United States based RF IDeas, Inc. The leading provider of reader solutions for personal identification and access control will develop and manufacture cost efficient USB, RS-232, and Ethernet readers for a variety of off-the-door applications for LEGIC customers.
RF IDeas develops and manufactures proximity and contactless reader solutions that significantly expand functionality of building access cards to hundreds of applications. The applications include employee identification, computer and LAN access solutions, time/attendance, enrollment and more, all using existing contactless smart cards or access proximity cards.
“What makes our partnership so exciting is the flexibility that RF IDeas brings to existing LEGIC’s customers,” stated Robert Fee, General Manager for LEGIC Identsystems North America ” LEGIC’s backward compatibility provides legacy customers the same ability as brand new customers to use their corporate credential for PC login from a proven leader. RF Ideas’ innovative and easy to use offering further enhances the LEGIC’s application range especially for customers seeking to combine physical and logical access on the same credential. We are very happy to welcome RF IDeas as a strong new partner in our expanding North American Partner network.”
RF IDeas will be producing readers for LEGIC’s contactless smart card technology. The RF IDeas reader AIR ID Enroll is a USB port based external reader of contactless smart cards for computer login access control. It eliminates the need for manual entry and provides error-free identification. AIR ID is compatible with LEGIC’s 13.56 MHz contactless smart card technology and allows users to apply their building access card or other LEGIC identification and security tags/devices throughout the workplace.
“Adding LEGIC support to our AIR ID product line was effortless and the partnership allows us to address the current increase in demand in addition to expanding our reach into new markets,” commented Rick Landuyt, CEO and President for RF IDeas, Inc. “Including LEGIC based solutions in our offerings was an important advancement of our AIR ID product line.” ¾
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About the RF IDeas technology
As a card enrollment or ID badge reader/tester, the RF IDeas USB model emulates a keyboard and will keystroke the card’s data to the cursor’s location on the screen. The reader can be configured to add keystrokes before or after the card’s data. The serial version, available in RS-232, Ethernet, or USB-async, delivers the card’s data in ASCII. It can be used as a stand-alone system, or be seamlessly integrated with other software applications using the optional SDK (software developer’s kit). As an integrated reader, applications include PC/LAN logon, single sign-on, card enrollment, visitor management, point of sale, time/attendance, user authorization, event attendance, magnetic card emulations and more.
About RF IDeas, Inc.
Arlington Heights, Illinois based RF IDeas, Inc., designs, develops and manufactures proximity and contactless reader solutions that expand building access cards to hundreds of applications. RF IDeas pioneered the use of physical access control credentials for non-door applications such as employee identification, vending and PC access control. A complete line of readers for proximity, vicinity and contactless smart card technologies are available for a wide variety of platforms. http://www.rfideas.com
About LEGIC® Identsystems Ltd
LEGIC Identsystems Ltd, with headquarters in Switzerland, is a 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 2 million readers and over 100 million credentials are successfully integrated in more than 60,000 work and leisure places worldwide.