LEGIC moves forward in India gaining credential manufacturer APK-ID as new license partner

LEGIC moves forward in India gaining credential manufacturer APK-ID as new license partner

Zurich, November 2008–LEGIC Identsystems Ltd, leading provider of contactless Smart Card Technology for personal identification, is extending its partner network. With the Indian credential manufacturer APK-ID, the company gains the largest manufacturer of RFID products in India as a new licence partner. In future, APK-ID will increasingly purchase LEGIC transponders and provide contactless identification inlets and credentials–such as cards, key fobs or wrist bands–based on modern LEGIC advant multi-application technology.

With the partnership, APK-ID is reacting to the growing demand for contactless LEGIC advant cards on the part of its customers. As an important supplier to some of Europe’s leading system integrators and card manufacturers, the company now also provides integrated LEGIC based all-purpose transponder solutions that can be used in the field of access control, time & attendance or cashless payment systems.

“We are convinced that the LEGIC licence agreement will strengthen our continuous market leadership in India as well as our European sales channels”, says Alok Kapoor, General Manager of APK-ID. “Our end customers benefit from an advanced contactless technology that allows for the combination of many applications on one single credential while fulfilling highest security requirements.”

Dr Otto Eggimann, Vice President Sales and Business Development of LEGIC, is sure of the mutual profit of the partnership for both companies: “With APK-ID, we gain a partner that is not only well-known in India but also holds a strong market presence in Europe. The partnership marks an important future investment as the large product portfolio of APK-ID can now be expanded by modern LEGIC advant technology.”

About APK-ID

APK-ID was founded in 2003 to meet the increasing global demand for high-end RFID products. Today, APK-ID is the largest manufacturer of RFID products in India, with sales offices in India and the UK. Its modern state-of-the-art manufacturing facility is located in Noida, India. 275 empoyees comprising highly skilled engineers and experienced operators develop and produce a wide range of RFID products including transponders, inlets, ISO cards, clamshell cards, tags, key fobs and wrist bands.

APK-ID, in a short span, has emerged as the preferred supplier to some of Europe’s leading system integrators and card manufacturers. Employing a combination of automatic and manual manufacturing processes, APK-ID is able to provide customized solutions to cater to specific needs of its customers in terms of design, production technique and turnaround time.

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.

Contacts

Mario Morger
Head of Sales Europe
LEGIC Identsystems Ltd
Tel: +41 44 933 6464
mmorger@legic.com

Mirko Mandic
Project Manager
Marketing Communications
Public Relations & Internet
LEGIC Identsystems Ltd
Tel: +41 44 933 6464
mmandic@legic.com

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