Maxicard to be new LEGIC license partner in Germany

Maxicard to be new LEGIC license partner in Germany

Zurich, July 2008–LEGIC Identsystems Ltd, the leading manufacturer of contactless smart card systems for personal identification and Maxicard GmbH, Germany’s most successful supplier of ID card printers, have agreed on a licence partnership. For Maxicard, this means more access to LEGIC’s smart card technology and the possibility of new, integrated card systems.

Maxicard GmbH, with headquarters in Viersen, Germany, has been providing cards, printers and systems designed for every application at reasonable prices since 1994, due to the use of the most modern equipment and technology coupled with competent and friendly advice. In addition to reasonably priced standard plastic cards, the company also produces cards with contactless smart card transponders, contact chips and microprocessors. The company not only delivers and prints completed cards in small, medium and large lots, but also distributes, installs and services Thermotransfer and Thermosublimations printers with the respective accessories, e.g. encoding stations. Personalisation and mailing of customer cards, card accessories such as clips, pockets and straps round off the company’s range of products and services.

With the LEGIC licence partnership, the business is strengthening its know-how in the area of contactless cards. Maxicards existing supply of transponder cards will be enhanced and strengthened with the world-leading contactless all-in-one smart card technology. With LEGIC’s integrated, universal technology platform, the authorization management can be covered for up to 127 different applications such as access control, time & attendance, cashless payment, e-ticketing, IT access–right up to biometric high security uses. This opens up a wide spectrum for the German market leader to optimise its current range of products and services and to diversify its supply.

“As the motto ‘maximal service for the whole card’ suggests, we continually strive to provide our customers with new, optimal and sustainable range of services and products. The licence partnership with LEGIC complements and strengthens our own product development and places the world-leading technology partner for contactless personal identification at our side–which holds promising prospects for our future company development”, stated Christopher Gerhard, managing director of Maxicard GmbH about the licence partnership.

Klaus U. Klosa, managing director of LEGIC Identsystems Ltd commented: “We are gaining a reliable and respected partner with Maxicard GmbH. The company combines long-term experience and tested know-how in card production. The adaptation of their card printers to client demands is met with trusted customer care and outstanding quality. I am certain that we will develop many new ideas and successful solutions together.”

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 2 million readers and over 100 million credentials are successfully integrated in more than 60,000 work and leisure places worldwide.

Further information

Mario Morger
Sales Manager Europe
LEGIC Identsystems AG
Tel: +41 44 933 6464

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Marcel Brand
Manager Marketing Communications
LEGIC Identsystems AG
Tel: +41 44 933 6464