Sig-Tec Supports OMNIKEY Contactless Smart Card Reader in Logical Access Software Solution

Sig-Tec Supports OMNIKEY Contactless Smart Card Reader in Logical Access Software Solution

Minneapolis, MN, December 14, 2005–Sig-Tec Corporation, a provider of logical access desktop and laptop solutions, has incorporated full support for the OMNIKEY CardMan 5121 contactless smart card readers into its’ suite of logical access products.

Sig-Tec Corporation is pleased to announce the addition of integrated functional support for OMNIKEY’S newest authentication device, the CardMan® 5121, into Sig-Tec’s complete line of enhanced security logical access software solutions for Windows® desktops and laptops. Sig-Tec logical access solutions feature a full replacement GINA (graphical identification and authentication) that provides greater security, full multifactor authentication, a choice of authentication devices, and extra features not found elsewhere.

The CardMan 5121 is based on a 13.56 MHz contactless smart card RFID interface that is compliant with ISO specifications 14443 A and B and 15693. The reader works with a variety of 13.56 MHz contactless smart cards, including iCLASS® by HID. Organizations with existing contactless smart card infrastructures can now implement Sig-Tec’s secure desktop log-on solutions without having to re-badge their existing cardholders.

Organizations with existing contactless smart card infrastructures can implement Sig-Tec’s secure desktop logon solutions without having to re-badge their existing cardholders. The dual interface feature of the reader also allows organizations to use contact-based smart cards on the same desktop reader. Simply use Sig-Tec’s Single Private Desktop, Multiple Private Desktops, Audit Server, or Software Developers’ Kit products and you are ready for secure access to the desktop.

“Security is unquestionably the most critical challenge facing all businesses today. Establishing this partnership between OMNIKEY and Sig-Tec will provide one of the most advanced logical security solutions available in today’s marketplace. We believe that both companies have universal appeal for all businesses that are focused on increasing real security to protect mission-critical information,” said John McGuire, Sig-Tec’s vice president of Sales, Business to Business. “Sig-Tec’s expertise and success implementing multi-factor security solutions in distinct vertical markets combined with OMNIKEY, one of the worlds leading manufacturers of smart card readers, make us confident that we have selected a great partner to showcase our logical security software solutions.”

“We are pleased to see Sig-Tec offer a complete line of logical access solutions that work with HID iCLASS cards and contact smart cards from the HID SMARTS™ Program,” said Holly Sacks, executive vice president of marketing for HID. “Our customers continue to want to use their physical access cards for other applications such as PC secure log-on; Sig-Tec’s offering supports this need in the market.”

About Sig-Tec

Sig-Tec is an emerging developer of patented logical access solutions for Windows™ based desktops and laptops. They are a respected developer of security software that features strong authentication including true multifactor authentication, password generation, and auto-synchronization. Sig-Tec has designed their products to aid in compliance with regulatory security requirements such as HIPAA, Gramm-Leach-Bliley, USA PATRIOT Act, and Sarbanes-Oxley. Sig-Tec is headquartered in Chanhassen, Minnesota. Sig-Tec products are distributed through a dedicated sales team as well as a network of value added resellers, system integrators, OEMs, and valued partners. For further information visit or call 952-294-3040.

About HID Corporation

HID is the premier global supplier of contactless access control cards and readers for the security industry. With over 250 million credentials (cards, fobs and keys) in use worldwide, HID leads the industry in 13.56 MHz and 125 kHz RFID card and reader technology for a wide range of applications including access control, IT secure authentication, time and attendance, digital cash/cashless vending, automotive vehicle identification, and biometric verification. HID’s award-winning product line includes iCLASS® 13.56 MHz contactless smart cards and readers, 125 kHz proximity, magnetic stripe, and Wiegand technology cards and readers as well as the recently introduced VertX™ CS central station managed access controllers. The company also provides specialized card manufacturing services including custom preprinted graphics, micro printing and anti-counterfeiting elements, holograms or ultraviolet ink for increased card security. HID’s corporate offices are located in Irvine, California, with international offices supporting more than 100 countries. The company is part of the ASSA ABLOY Identification Technology Group. To learn more, please visit


OMNIKEY, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of innovative smart card readers, offers the most diversified product portfolio available on the market today. Having established a tight collaboration with key decision makers in the card manufacturing and software industries, OMNIKEY sits at the table of innovation. OMNIKEY’s smart card readers for PCs can be utilized by any application including logical access control, digital signature, GSM authentication, secure banking and online transactions, loyalty programs, and healthcare solutions.

OMNIKEY, headquartered in Walluf, near Wiesbaden (Germany), is part of the ASSA ABLOY Identification Technology Group (ITG). OMNIKEY’s North American headquarters reside in Irvine, CA, with technical support in Atlanta, Georgia. The Asia Pacific operation is located in Hong Kong. Design, production management, and quality control of OMNIKEY’s products are carried out in the company’s two R&D centers in Linz, Austria and Erfurt, Germany. OMNIKEY readers are distributed worldwide through a global network of partners, including value added resellers, system integrators, and OEMs. For further information, please go to