Dr. Manfred Mueller
Articles by Dr. Manfred Mueller
Identiv, Inc. announced the company has entered into a distribution partnership with Development Trading Company (DTC), the first and leading security printing and services company in Saudi Arabia. In partnership with DTC, Identiv will bring its portfolio of highly secure smart card reader technology and credentials to the Middle East for the first time. This global expansion reflects Identiv’s goal to make affordable, high-security access and identification solutions universally available. Identiv’s smart card-based products for physical and logical access control Utilized around the world, Identiv’s smart card-based products and solutions enable security and identification applications, transaction systems, e-health and e-government applications. Identiv’s smart card reader portfolio features the broadest variety of contact, contactless, and mobile smart card reader and terminal technology, and digital identity and transaction platforms. Available in varied form factors, Identiv’s comprehensive, end-to-end portfolio of credentials can be used for physical and logical access control, converged access solutions for building and computer access, transit payment, brand protection, time and attendance, cashless vending, and Internet of Things (IoT) applications. Identiv’s cards are available as single-technology credentials, multi-technology, or credentials with a contact chip for high-assurance deployments using digital certificates. DTC joins Identiv’s 400+ distribution partners and customers in over 50 countries worldwide. “Identiv shares DTC’s enthusiasm of forging into the connected future of physical and logical access control,” said Dr. Manfred Mueller, Identiv COO and General Manager, Smart Card Readers and Transponders. “For the first time ever, Identiv will offer its complete portfolio of smart card reader technology and credentials to the Middle East, made possible by this exciting new partnership.” DTC aims to bring RFID technology, classified document protection and high security access control to the Gulf region “DTC is focused on bringing radio frequency identification (RFID), brand authenticity, document protection, secure credentials, and the highest security access control to the Middle East,” said Sultan M. Al Ammari, DTC Operations Manager. “We are thrilled to partner with Identiv, the most trusted global provider of physical security and secure identification solutions, and provide our partners with Identiv’s cutting-edge smart card reader and credential technology.” Identiv is proud to be connected to a growing number of national distribution partners who support the company’s smart card reader, credential, and radio frequency (RFID), near field communication (NFC), and inlay business units. This expert network of security solution distributors supports the industry by delivering progressive, innovative technology to their customers.
Identiv, Inc. announced the launch of uTrust 2920 F Bluetooth Smart Card Reader, focusing on portable security and powerful authentication in mobile cyber security. uTrust 2920 F provides a mobile, cable-free solution for secure multi-platform access to email, portals, and authenticated collaboration sites. Identiv's uTrust 2920 F is a Bluetooth 3.0 and 4.0-enabled, ISO/IEC7816-compatible contact smart card reader. The cable-free smart card reader solution secures mobile access through multiple platforms to web-based email, portals, and collaboration sites authenticated to approved smart cards. The new reader supports the security mode and service level for Bluetooth devices established by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in "NIST Special Publication 800-121 Revision 2 Guide to Bluetooth Security". Eliminate complex passwords Its lightweight, unique design enables the use of smart cards and two-factor authentication to eliminate complex passwords and password management. All-platform-compatible uTrust 2920 F can be used with desktop and mobile systems and features an activity LED and rechargeable 800mAh Li-battery. "The mobility, versatility, and security of uTrust 2920 F sets it high above other options available on the market today," said Dr Manfred Mueller, Identiv COO. "Not only is our cable-free solution compact enough to fit in the palm of your hand and completely rechargeable, it is affordable, provides multiple OS support, and is Bluetooth 3.0 and 4.0 compatible. The market has been moving away from unsecure passwords for some time, and as Identiv continues to focus on the shifts in mobile cyber security, we're pleased to launch a powerful product that you can simply put in your pocket."
Identiv, Inc. has announced that the company and Schreiner Group GmbH & Co. KG have entered into a multi-year agreement for the delivery of Identiv’s RFID Inlays for device-level authentication and anti-counterfeiting of one-time-use medical devices in hospitals. Identiv RFID portfolio Currently contracted to strengthen secure authentication in the Internet of Things (IoT) over the next three years, several million inlays from Identiv’s radio-frequency identification (RFID) portfolio will be connected to high-tech labels and attached to one-time-use medical devices in hospitals throughout Europe. Identiv’s RFID Inlays will provide contactless identification of the devices, optimising processes during medical procedures (i.e., checking for compatibility between different types of equipment) and protecting patients’ health and safety from counterfeiting. Identiv’s RFID Inlays will provide contactless identification of the devices, optimising processes during medical procedures Device-level authentication “Identiv is proud that our highly secure RFID Inlays were the right fit for this project, strengthening our long-term partnership with Schreiner Group,” said Dr. Manfred Mueller, Identiv COO and General Manager Identity. “We see device-level authentication and anti-counterfeiting applications gaining further importance throughout the IoT, not just in the medical field. Customers looking to protect people and products are our priority at Identiv.” Meeting the highest industry standards in the challenging healthcare market, Identiv’s dry 32 x 15 mm RFID Inlays feature Infineon SRF55V02P chips, aiming to provide the best possible treatment for patients. Once the three-year contract has been fulfilled, there will be discussion to expand the business. Intelligent identity solutions “At Schreiner Group, it’s our mission to benefit our customers by delivering intelligent solutions that optimise processes and enhance product safety,” said Manfred Laschinger, Schreiner Group GmbH Head of Corporate Purchasing. “Our customers are challenging us to meet the highest standards in terms of quality, reliability, and service. And we are pleased to continue working with Identiv to deliver just this.” Identiv’s comprehensive RFID, NFC, and inlay transponder portfolio brings smart identities and security to the IoT. Identiv’s innovative high-frequency (HF) and ultra-high frequency (UHF) 13.56 MHz RFID Inlays are completely customisable, are available as dry or wet inlays, and come in various shapes and sizes. The inlays can feature multiple designs integrating various materials, chip technologies, and frequencies for metal and non-metal environments. Near field communication smart posters Identiv produces inlays using advanced flip-chip technology and state-of-the-art, high-volume die-bonding processes with integrated inline quality and process control to guarantee superior quality performance. In addition to healthcare and the IoT, Identiv’s RFID Inlay portfolio can benefit near field communication (NFC) smart posters and billboards, libraries, event and transportation ticketing, automotive and chemical industries, logistics and supply chain, asset management, pharmaceuticals, electronic games, event management, wearable technology, customer loyalty programs, and more.
Identiv, Inc. announced the company has entered into a distribution partnership with Universal Smart Cards, a provider of the implementation of smart chip cards technology. Identiv’s comprehensive, high-security smart card reader and credential portfolio is available to a broad range of organizations in the U.S., Europe, and worldwide. As part of the company’s continued focus on global expansion, the availability of Identiv’s access and identification solutions to Universal Smart Cards’ large network of customers and partners marks the successful re-growth of Identiv’s smart card business. Physical and logical access control A pillar in global standards, Identiv’s smart card-based products and solutions enable security and identification applications, transaction systems, and e-health & e-government applications across the world. Identiv’s smart card reader portfolio features the broadest variety of contact, contactless, mobile smart card reader and terminal technology, digital identity and transaction platforms. Available in varied form factors, Identiv’s comprehensive, end-to-end portfolio of credentials can be used for physical and logical access control, converged access solutions for building and computer access, transit payment, brand protection, time and attendance, cashless vending, and Internet of Things (IoT) applications. Identiv’s cards are available as single-technology credentials, multi-technology, or credentials with a contact chip for high-assurance deployments using digital certificates. Universal Smart Cards joins Identiv’s 400+ distribution partners and customers in over 50 countries worldwide. Secure identification solutions “Identiv chose to work with Universal Smart Cards because we share their vision of offering the most up-to-date, innovative products on the market,” said Dr. Manfred Mueller, COO and General Manager, Smart Card Readers and Transponders. “Working closely with leading industry manufacturers in the U.S., UK, and worldwide, we truly appreciate Universal Smart Cards’ expertise and are eager to support their growing channel partner network, making Identiv’s affordable, high-security access and identification solutions universally available.” “Universal Smart Cards prides itself on providing our partners with the knowledge, local supply, convenience, and peace of mind they have come to expect from us during the past 14 years,” said Michael Smith, Universal Smart Card CEO. “We are thrilled to partner with Identiv, a trusted global provider of physical security and secure identification solutions, and are excited to offer our partners Identiv’s cutting-edge smart card reader and credential technology.”
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.
ISO defines parameters for compliance with the highest standards of quality, environmental responsibility Identiv, Inc. announces that it has been awarded the sustainable, environmentally responsible ISO 14001:2015 standard and the new quality management ISO 9001:2015. ISO (International Standards Organisation) defines parameters for compliance with the highest standards of quality, environmental responsibility, and other characteristics of world-class organisations’ operations across their materials, products, processes, and services. Upgrade to latest ISO standards In late 2016, Identiv made the strategic decision to upgrade its certified ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management System to the latest ISO 2015 standards and, in addition, to add the current ISO 14001:2015 Environmental Management System for its Singapore RFID and Transponder production site. The Singapore site has been ISO 9000 certified since 2002. The internationally acknowledged ISO 14001 Environmental Management System certification recognises companies that have adopted environmentally responsible practices in their business processes. “Identiv’s local quality team spent the last six months providing organisational guidance to achieve all of ISO’s certification requirements in these categories,” said Dr. Manfred Mueller, Identiv Chief Operating Officer. “After thorough review of our quality and environmental management systems, our third-party auditors concluded that Identiv’s management systems met all of the updated requirements and certified our organisation to the new ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015 standards.” Enhanced focus on improvement Major changes to the ISO standards include an increased focus on continuous improvement, which helps ensure a more integrated global focus on initiatives with a specific focus on improving Identiv’s OEM and end-user customer experience. The new standards emphasise value for both the company and its customers. Leadership and management commitment are also areas of increased focus in the new ISO standards. Expanding Identiv’s focus in these areas helps ensure accountability at all levels of the organisation and facilitates the transition of top-level goals into tactical action plans. “In line with its sustainability strategy, Identiv is striving to minimise its environmental footprint by increasing energy efficiency and continuously improving measures taken to protect people and the environment,” said Foo Yong Lee, Identiv Vice President of Operations. “Identiv is proud to be one of the first technology firms to achieve certification for both of these new 2015 standards.”
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