Identiv, Inc. announced the next version of the company’s uTrust TS Cards, high-security, high-frequency smart credentials to upgrade physical access control. The latest version features a MIFARE DESFire EV2 secure chip from Identiv’s technology partner NXP Semiconductors. uTrust TS Cards complement Identiv’s existing credential portfolio by offering the most secure high-frequency 13.56 MHz smart cards for physical access control.
Upgrading physical access control
Identiv’s uTrust TS Card delivers high-assurance identity security and access card authenticity to both newly deployed and existing physical access control systems (PACS). The newest version of uTrust TS Cards utilises MIFARE DESFire EV2 4KB chips to provide a comprehensive platform, with an expanded amount of memory, that can now support multi-applications and data. With the addition of DESFire EV2, the new cards are ready for future expansions and can be easily post-provisioned in the field to add additional applications. Typical applications and markets include biometric authentication, closed loop payments, corporate access, and more.
Similar to the first version, uTrust TS Cards come in just two models: TS Standard Cards, for new installations, and TS Migration Cards, which also include 125 kHz proximity technology that interoperates seamlessly with existing 125 kHz proximity readers. uTrust TS Cards further simplify the migration process by supporting the common Wiegand data formats used on proximity cards today. These cards are also fully supported as part of Identiv’s uTrust TS product ecosystem, including uTrust TS Reader Family, uTrust TS Universal Enrollment Station, and Hirsch Velocity Software for security management.
"We have seen a growing demand for an open platform that can facilitate adoption of secure credentials"
Facilitating adoption of secure credentials
“Identiv’s new uTrust TS Cards ideally complement our existing credentials portfolio with an open, high-assurance smart card that can meet the security requirements for most applications,” said Stephane Ardiley, Identiv’s Director of Product Management, Credentials. “Identiv is pleased to collaborate with NXP on this project to provide an advanced card solution and deliver on the promise of a multi-application platform for a variety of markets.”
“Through numerous consultations with end-users and experts in the PACS market, we have seen a growing demand for an open platform that can facilitate adoption of secure credentials,” added Mr. Ardiley. “In response, Identiv is also in the process of releasing an open-source initiative that will deliver another unrivalled new model, preventing end-users from getting locked down to a single card supplier.”
Private data protection
“The MIFARE DESFire EV2 was designed to be the next level of form factor independent, multi-application platform for solution providers who want to offer a high level of transaction security and private data protection while still offering a truly convenient touch-and-go experience,” said Markus Staeblein, NXP Vice President and General Manager, Secure Mobility and Retail. “It was the perfect match for Identiv’s trusted ecosystem to protect data on the highest level in a scalable solution.”
Identiv will demonstrate the uTrust TS Card solution at booth L6 during ISC West 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada on April 5 - 7, 2017. ISC West is a physical security event and aims to unite the entire security channel, including dealers, installers, integrators, specifiers, consultants, and end-users of physical, network, and IT products.