LEGIC Identsystems supports FIPS 201 Federal Government Interoperability Specifications

LEGIC Identsystems supports FIPS 201 Federal Government Interoperability Specifications

October 16, 2006, Chicago, Illinois–LEGIC Identsystems Ltd, announced that its contactless smart card technology supports the US government standard FIPS 201 for physical access control systems (PACS V2.2). FIPS 201 is a United States federal standard that specifies Personal Identity Verification requirements for federal employees and contractors.

“We are very pleased to announce that with the latest extension of our technology LEGIC supports FIPS 201. Federal customers can now easily comply with FIPS 201 using LEGIC readers that are available through LEGIC’s global partner network”, explains Klaus U. Klosa, Managing Director of LEGIC Identsystems Ltd. Worldwide, over 200 partners offer compatible LEGIC all-in-one-card applications for access control, time & attendance, e-payment, parking, and e-ticketing.

Additionally, LEGIC advant technology includes the capability to read chips based on the proprietary Inside Contactless protocol of ISO 15693. The card serial number (CSN) of e.g. HID iClass transponders now can be read allowing for easy migration from existing installations to advanced security systems based on LEGIC technology.

A further extension to LEGIC advant’s technology is the new, ultimate wake-up feature for battery powered off-line door locks. Integrating wired office or hotel door locks require costly cabling and complex modifications. By using LEGIC advant’s new power saving wake-up functionality door locks can be activated directly by the credential. This enables an enormous increase of the battery lifetime up to 200 times compared the conventionally polling systems while enhancing user comfort and savings in component and development cost. The latest features are also available as Software-Upgrade for LEGIC advant existing systems.

LEGIC Identsystems Ltd, with headquarters in Switzerland, is the world leader in the design and manufacturing 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 partners world-wide who offer compatible LEGIC all-in-one-card applications including access control, e-payment, parking, e-ticketing and other multi-applications. More than 1 million readers and over 70 million credentials are successfully integrated in more than 50,000 work and leisure facilities worldwide.