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LEGIC introduces new chips for contactless smart card readers at Security Essen 2010

Published on 6 October, 2010

LEGIC presents chips for access control readers at Security 2010
The new SM-4200 reader chip for contactless readers used for personal identification
LEGIC Identsystems Ltd. is presenting a new reader chip generation for contactless readers for personal identification at Security 2010 in Essen, Germany. The smallest chip ever developed by LEGIC impresses with high interoperability and a ready-to-use upgradeable encryption package. Moreover, LEGIC is presenting a further development of the proven authorisation system LEGIC Master-Token System Control (MTSC) which is based on security certified hardware. End-users can furthermore also define their own key for their specific applications.

LEGIC advant 4000 reader chip generation

With the new SM-4200 reader chips of the LEGIC advant smart card technology, LEGIC increases the possibilities for single and multi-applications in the area of contactless personal identification such as access control, time & attendance, offline locks and e-payment. Thanks to its ultra small size, which is only 8x8 mm, the new reader chip fits in almost every application. The new SM-4200 reader chip supports the ISO 14443 A+B, ISO 15693 industry standards, the LEGIC RF standard and others. With this capability for multiple technologies, end-users can profit from the advantages of different technologies by using one single reader. Thanks to its extremely low power consumption, the chip is the perfect choice for battery-operated applications (e.g. offline door locks). The possibility of upgrading the firmware at any time in already installed readers or upgrading with further standards at a later point in time is unique in the contactless industry. 

Master-Token with security certified hardware

LEGIC is moreover presenting the latest generation of its unique authorisation and management system, Master-Token System Control (MTSC). MTSC is now also available on security certified smart cards with microprocessors up to EAL 5+. The right management system allows end-users full control over their cards, processes and applications by using a special physical Master-Token in the form of a contactless smart card. The system does not rely on passwords but provides cards and reader devices with a genetic code that links system components to each other.

Definition of additional personal keys

To protect their applications, end-users have additionally the possibility to integrate their own keys. Operators can therefore easily extend their individual applications with their company's own control function.

Urs A. Lampe, Vice President Product Marketing & New Business of LEGIC states: "We take this year's Security trade show as the occasion to offer numerous product innovations that make further individual protection and control possibilities available to end-users. To this end, we have decisively extended our LEGIC advant reader technology. With the LEGIC advant 4000 series, we are leading the trend to compact, interoperable and highly energy efficient multi-standard solutions that also allow easy upgrade from older systems and deployment in different markets around the globe."

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