Identiv, Inc. has announced Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) Certification on the most popular collection of the company’s desktop smart card reader solutions. BIS, the National Standards Body of India, was established under the BIS Act of 1986 for the harmonious development of the activities of standardisation, marking, and quality certification of goods. BIS provides traceability and tangibility benefits to the Indian economy in a number of ways, by providing safe, reliable, quality goods, minimising health hazards to consumers, promoting exports and imports substitutions, and controlling over-proliferation through standardisation, certification, and testing.
BIS certified desktop smart card readers
The following Identiv desktop smart card readers have received BIS Certification: SCR3310v2.0 USB Smart Card Reader, uTrust 2700 R Contact Smart Card Reader, uTrust SmartFold SCR3500 Family, uTrust 3700 F Contactless Smart Card Reader, uTrust 4711 F Contactless Smart Card Reader with SAM, SPR332 v2.0 Secure Class 2 PIN Pad Reader, and uTrust 4701 F Dual Interface Smart Card Reader.
Common access card (CAC) and personal identity verification (PIV) approved SCR3310v2.0 USB Smart Card Reader is a small, robust PC-linked contact USB smart card reader with backside mounting holes. uTrust 2700 R Contact Smart Card Reader is a contact, CAC and PIV-approved USB smart card reader that works seamlessly with virtually all smart cards and PC operating systems. The ultra-compact uTrust SmartFold SCR3500 Family are CAC and PIV-approved PC-linked USB contact smart card readers that provide ISO/IEC 7816, CCID, PC/SC, EMV 2011, and GSA FIPS 201 compliance. uTrust 3700 F Contactless Smart Card Reader supports ISO/IEC 14443 and combines contactless and NFC smart card reader technology. uTrust 4711 F Contactless Smart Card Reader with SAM features near field communication (NFC) capabilities and is protected by an optional Secure Access Module (SAM). SPR332 v2.0 Secure Class 2 PIN Pad Reader allows securely executed personal identification number (PIN) authentication processes within the device, protecting the entered data from various attacks. PC-linked dual interface uTrust 4701 F Dual Interface Smart Card Reader combines contact, contactless, and NFC tech in just one device, supporting ISO/IEC 14443.
Desktop smart card reader market
“In India, the desktop smart card reader market is government-driven with a total volume of up to 100,000 smart card readers for various projects,” said Dr. Manfred Mueller, Identiv COO and General Manager, Smart Card Readers and Transponders. “Our partners and customers depend on Identiv’s smart card readers to protect login to PCs and networks, encrypt hard drives, and digitally sign and encipher email, so reader quality, reliability, and safety are critical product requirements. BIS Certification on our most popular selection of desktop smart card readers validates Identiv’s commitment to deliver on those attributes.”
Identiv’s smart card readers include a broad range of contact, contactless, and mobile smart card reader and terminal technology, digital identity and transaction platforms, and solutions that integrate physical and logical access control. These smart card-based products and solutions are utilised around the world to enable security and identification applications, transaction systems, e-health, and e-government. Identiv works with more than 400 distribution partners and customers in over 50 countries worldwide.