Identiv, Inc. announced the launch of its frictionless, battery-less uTrust UHF Credentials that work with identification applications that require long-distance reading. Ultra high-frequency (UHF) technology is ideal for parking lot access and gate control, door entry in hospitals or gated communities, logistics, object and people tracking in emergency situations, real-time locationing, cafeteria access, and any hands-free environment, including medical or care facilities, club and resort membership, sport facilities, and universities. Long-read applications The credentials can be read through badge holders, handbags, pockets, and backpacks, supporting touch-free, highly hygienic physical access control. “For today’s most critical pandemic-era environments, Identiv is focused on providing solutions that support the safest, most hygienic physical access control,” said Stephane Ardiley, Director, Product Management. “Our new uTrust UHF Credentials harness ultra high-frequency technology for long-read applications - meaning your access card never has to leave your pocket as you enter gates, buildings, or controlled areas in schools, hospitals, or other hands-free locations. Beyond access control, uTrust UHF Credentials can be utilised in emergency situations or in the medical field for real-time people and object tracking.” Radio frequency identification cards uTrust UHF Credentials can keep track of people to increase personal safety and facility security Identiv’s uTrust UHF Credentials provide multiple options for durable, interoperable radio frequency identification (RFID) cards. UHF technology (operating in the 860 - 960 MHz frequency range) delivers outstanding performance for long-distance, multiple, reliable readings of credentials, including cards and tags. Leveraging the short wavelength of UHF technology, they are the ideal solution for reading people or items from a significant distance (i.e., more than 18 – 21 feet). uTrust UHF Credentials can keep track of people to increase personal safety and facility security, capture guest/visitor data, and can support 125 KHz low frequency (LF) and/or 13.56 MHz high frequency (HF) interfaces. The credentials are EPC Class-1 Generation-2, ISO/IEC 18000-63:2013, and RAIN UHF RFID-compliant and are compatible with a huge selection of second-generation UHF readers available on the market today, including handheld, stationary, or desktop readers. Time and attendance Offered in regular credit card plastic format (CR80) for corporate or government personnel, uTrust UHF Credentials are available in two models: ISO PVC UHF LF Card and ISO PVC UHF DESFire EV2 2K Card. Identiv’s cohesive collection of touchless solutions are focused on reopening public venues and workplaces as safely as possible. Identiv’s portfolio of credentials, ID cards, and smart cards are available in a variety of form factors 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. Solutions are available as single-technology, multi-technology, or credentials with a contact chip.
FIME launches its new Smartspy+ solution to support the adoption of contact and contactless transaction technologies for payments, transport and access control. Enhanced portability and performance allow product developers and system integrators to check, debug and validate their products wherever they are. This accelerates time to market for smart cards, NFC tags, ePassports, mobile devices and readers by identifying interoperability issues quickly and easily. “Smartspy+ is the best contact and contactless spy solution ever conceived by FIME,” comments Raphaël Guilley, VP Solutions at FIME. Its new hardware - the FIME Probe+ - is smaller, lighter and more portable. Enhanced user experience It features a longer battery life and Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) communication to avoid restricting wires. The Smartspy+ Analyzer software combines enhanced user experience with new features to fully meet the latest mobility needs of product developers. Quick and simple debug testing is essential to fast-track the product development process" “The world is going contactless. Everyone’s aware of contactless cards and mobile payments, but this technology has far wider applications. Many top automotive manufacturers are working on mobile digital car key pilots and access control is increasingly adopting contactless cards and smartphones. These products need to communicate swiftly, precisely and in an interoperable way,” adds Raphaël. “Quick and simple debug testing is essential to fast-track the product development process. This upgrade gives our customers the tool they need to ensure their product is ready to succeed.” Product development process “Identiv has been using FIME’s Smartspy Contact and Contactless tools for a number of years, and with the new Smartspy+ our product development process just got considerably more efficient,” says Stephane Ardiley, Identiv, Director Product Management. "The device makes it much easier to develop and test the protocol communication between our smart card readers and cards. In highly competitive markets where compliance with ISO/IEC standards is a must, the advanced Smartspy+ reduces our development process, as well as qualification cycles, for any new product we launch to the market.”
Identiv, Inc announced that the company is expanding its partnership with Les Bouchages Delage to deliver Internet of Things (IoT)-ready solutions for near field communication (NFC)-connected bottles in the wine and spirit industry. Identiv and Les Bouchages Delage originally partnered while collaborating on an intelligent NFC bottle cap for a luxury cognac brand. Now, the two companies are expanding their partnership by equipping a wide variety of Les Bouchages Delage cap designs with Identiv’s NFC technology. Near Field Communications technology Identiv and Les Bouchages Delage incorporated a contactless NFC tag into the cork stopper of all decanters While partnering on the luxury cognac project, Identiv and Les Bouchages Delage incorporated a contactless NFC tag into the cork stopper of all decanters. By tapping their mobile device to the cork, consumers are able to register their purchase and become a member of a private club providing exclusive content, unique experiences, and personalised services. The expanded partnership between the two companies will now apply the same intelligent technology to a greater selection of Les Bouchages Delage bottle caps. Custom Near Field Communications tag Identiv has developed a custom NFC tag design that fulfills a variety of unique bottle cap requirements, including high-performance in complex metal environments, maximum durability and readability by both Apple iOS and Android mobile devices at a small tag size, and 100% tested, secured, encoded, and locked variable data. As an expert in closure design and production, Les Bouchages Delage has provided the most reliable industrial production process for tag embedding, ensuring maximum radio frequency identification (RFID) performance and luxury-brand quality control. Radio frequency identification performance “Forty billion devices will be connected to the IoT by 2020,” said Stephane Ardiley, Identiv Director of Product Management. “Identiv’s expanded partnership with Les Bouchages Delage meets the increasing demands of consumers in this NFC-enabled world.” He adds, “people expect to connect to products in new ways, and through this partnership, we’re strengthening our commitment to consumer engagement, asset tracking, and authentication in the IoT.” IoT-connected products We saw a tremendous response to the intelligent corks in the luxury cognac project" “We saw a tremendous response to the intelligent corks in the luxury cognac project,” said Christian Delage, Les Bouchages Delage CEO. “Les Bouchages Delage is expanding its partnership with Identiv to apply this same intelligent technology to our complete line of customisable bottle caps to meet the increasing consumer demand for IoT-connected products. He further said, “Identiv’s tag designs meet each unique requirement in the wine and spirits industry and the team shares our vision for truly trustworthy product authentication.” NFC-compatible electronic devices Identiv’s complete portfolio of NFC-enabled solutions features a catalog of transponders compatible with NFC Forum, created for contactless transactions and connecting electronic devices with a simple tap-and-go model.
Identiv, Inc. announced that the company has partnered with biometric technology company Zwipe for access control card formatting services. Identiv’s U.S.-based card service bureau is programming the radio frequency identification (RFID) chips in Zwipe’s biometric credential line, providing all physical access control system (PACS) formats from Identiv’s portfolio. Pre-formatted smart card formatting schemes In order to encode its biometric cards in a wide variety of formats, Zwipe connected with Identiv. Identiv’s encoding solutions are fast, flexible, and far less expensive than competing providers. Through this collaboration, Zwipe customers can now order Zwipe access control products pre-formatted with the most popular 125 KHz and 13.56 MHz smart card formatting schemes, enabling seamless integration with end-customer systems without the need for additional card formatting services by the integrator. “Identiv is seeing strong growth in the interest for biometric-enabled access control solutions,” said Stephane Ardiley, Identiv Director Product Management. “Zwipe’s credential products are very user friendly and offer a fast, efficient way for customers to upgrade to a biometric security level in their access control installations without the need to change their readers and back-end system. We see a good opportunity for Identiv by supplying formatting services for Zwipe cards, which we believe meets a strong, growing need in the marketplace.” Easy biometric access control integration Zwipe’s biometric credentials are delivered as credit card-sized cards with powerful, embedded biometric sensors for user enrollment and identity verification. After successful authentication via fingerprint, the RFID interface of the card is enabled, allowing the card to behave like a typical access control credential. “We are very excited to work with Identiv, as it allows us to address a large segment of customers for the first time — not just in the U.S. but across the world — thanks to the company’s expansive customer network,” said Einar Boije, Zwipe SVP of Access Control. “With Identiv’s capacity, we can now provide formatting services alongside our access control product lines, making it that much easier to integrate and deploy the world’s smallest biometric reader.”
Identiv, Inc. announced the company’s next-generation uTrust Sense Temperature Tracker solution has won Best New Product in the 11th Annual RFID Journal Awards during RFID Journal LIVE! 2017. The end-to-end solution includes a low-cost, secure, portable smart sensor label that tracks and stores temperature readings, can be read locally by near field communication (NFC) readers, including mobile devices, and can be uploaded to the Internet for analysis. Temperature tracking datalogger solution “The scope of projects expands each year as the technology matures,” said Mark Roberti, Founder and Editor, RFID Journal. “In many cases, the technology is being used in mission-critical applications and delivering incredible benefits. Attendees at LIVE! 2017 will benefit from hearing about these deployments and seeing the products chosen as among the best this year.” Identiv’s uTrust Sense Temperature Tracker datalogger solution monitors and tracks temperature-sensitive products for cold chain applications, smart packaging, government use cases, medical products and pharmaceutical logistics, and other fragile goods. Precise temperature accuracy The precise temperature accuracy of the tag makes it ideal for use with perishable goods, including fresh fish, caviar, wine, blood, vaccines, flowers, and more, protecting product and brand integrity and profits, while significantly minimising costs for the shipper, receiver, and customer. The data can be read locally by a mobile device or uploaded to the cloud for analytics and remediation. “Identiv is thrilled to accept the award for ‘Best New Product’ during the 11th Annual RFID Journal Awards,” said Stephane Ardiley, Identiv Director of Product Management. “This compact, complete sensor solution for the Internet of Things (IoT) empowers businesses by providing a low-cost, self-adhesive temperature monitoring solution for virtually anything and protecting data integrity.”
Identiv, Inc. announced the company will introduce the next generation of its uTrust Sense Temperature Tracker solution during RFID Journal LIVE! 2017. The end-to-end solution includes a low-cost, secure, portable smart sensor label that tracks and stores temperature readings, can be read locally by near field communication (NFC) readers, including mobile devices, and can be uploaded to the Internet for analysis. Precise temperature accuracy The self-adhesive uTrust Sense Temperature Tracker datalogger solution is ideal for monitoring and tracking virtually any temperature-sensitive product for cold chain applications, smart packaging, medical products and pharmaceutical logistics, and other fragile goods. The precise temperature accuracy of the tag makes it ideal for use with perishable goods, including fresh fish, caviar, wine, blood, vaccines, flowers, and more, protecting product and brand integrity while significantly minimising costs. Identiv’s innovative solution addresses the needs of businesses requiring temperature control during air, insulated van, or refrigerated container transportation. uTrust Sense Temperature Tracker is secured by a state-of-the-art cryptographic algorithm to protect the integrity of each temperature measurement and the record transmission to the cloud platform is secured to prevent unauthorised entities from altering measurements. Data integrity “Identiv’s uTrust Sense Temperature Tracker is an unrivalled solution addressing the growing challenges in the IoT concerning data integrity and originality,” said Stephane Ardiley, Identiv Director of Product Management. “This intelligent tracking device delivers an effective and secure end-to-end solution for tracking the temperature of any goods.”
uTrust TS Cards simplify the migration process by supporting the common Wiegand data formats used on proximity cards 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.
Identiv uTrust Sense Temperature Tracker empowers businesses in a broad range of markets Identiv announced the launch of the next generation of its uTrust Sense Temperature Tracker, a low-cost, portable, powered smart sensor that tracks and stores temperature readings. In addition to its low cost and small form factor, it can be read by any near field communication (NFC) reader, such as a mobile phone, and uploaded to the Internet for analytic purposes. A smart sensor for the Internet of Things (IoT) market, Identiv’s uTrust Sense Temperature Tracker empowers businesses in a broad range of markets, including cold chain and healthcare, by providing low-cost temperature monitoring for virtually anything.Cloud-based analyticsIdentiv’s innovative uTrust Sense Temperature Tracker solution addresses the critical needs for applications that are temperature conscious. As a turnkey solution for the IoT market, the combined temperature tag, mobile application, and cloud service delivers a unique platform to manage an entire population of NFC smart tags, measuring and storing precise temperature readings at any time, as well as performing cloud-based analytics and remediation to guarantee the control and integrity of goods.Use cases include monitoring and tracking of temperature-sensitive products for cold chain applications, medical products and pharmaceutical logistics, and other fragile goods, including items such as fresh fish, wine, blood, vaccines, flowers, and more. This innovative solution is the result of a partnership between NXP Semiconductors, Syntel, Enfucell, and Identiv.Temperature logging“We are excited by the outcome of this collaboration,” said Stefan De Troch, NXP Director of Product Management. “Identiv’s uTrust Sense Temperature Tracker constitutes a comprehensive end-to-end smart sensor solution. It is powered by NXP’s NHS3100, a highly-integrated IC capable of accurately sensing, logging, and securely transferring data between sensor and cloud. NHS3100 is the first in a series of NFC-enabled sensing solutions for smart packaging in logistics, healthcare delivery, and other applications.” “The small form factor and innovative design empowers organisations to enable temperature logging at an item level and not just at the pallet or package level” “The small form factor and innovative design empowers organisations to enable temperature logging at an item level and not just at the pallet or package level,” said Narendra Naidu, Syntel IoT Practice Director. “The integrated solution includes a mobile app and a cloud IoT platform that allows business insights about several important parameters, including the number of scans, which products have experienced temperature excursions, how many, and in what geographies.” Enfucell SoftBattery power supply“Enfucell is thrilled to see our thin and flexible SoftBattery contributing to remarkable improvements in the logistics of pharmaceuticals and other perishable goods,” said Dr. Markku Ellilä, Enfucell CEO.“Identiv is delighted to deliver this turnkey solution for the smart sensor market,” said Stephane Ardiley, Identiv Director of Product Management. “This demo kit contains breakthrough temperature tags, delivered as labels, that are fully calibrated according to ISO/IEC 17025. In this second generation, the secure tags deliver excellent temperature accuracy as well as embedded services to ensure the integrity and confidentiality of temperature records.”Identiv’s uTrust Sense Temperature Tracker is a solution developed in partnership with Syntel, Enfucell, and NXP.
Identiv’s portfolio provides a high level of performance with existing UHF readers Identiv, Inc., recently announced the launch of its UHF Tags family of products for the Internet of Things (IoT) market at RFID Journal LIVE! 14th Annual Conference and Exhibition in Orlando, Florida. RFID Journal LIVE! is the world's largest and most important event focused on RFID and related technologies. Identiv UHF tags for demanding applications Identiv’s UHF Tags portfolio delivers a comprehensive set of high-performance, ultra-high frequency (UHF) designs for demanding applications that require long distance radio frequency identification (RFID). These designs are dedicated to improving business and manufacturing processes by using RF technology. Corporate and government markets can leverage these contactless tags in a variety of applications, including supply chain and inventory management, asset and personnel tracking, logistics, industrial and manufacturing, and brand protection and anti-counterfeiting. Other target applications include real-time location systems (RTLS), gate and perimeter access control, pharmaceutical and healthcare, entertainment and travel, and IoT enablement. Identiv’s portfolio provides a high level of performance with existing UHF readers. These tags are designed to work in different regions around the globe with a supported frequency range between 860 - 960 MHz. The designs leverage Identiv’s extensive expertise in RFID deployments and are built to outperform existing solutions available on the market. Tamper detection and other advanced features “Identiv’s Tags catalogue contains a series of different UHF Gen2designs — including different dimensions and form factors, like dry or wet inlays with adhesive backing or labels — that specifically target a variety of environments, such as plastic, wood, or physical human and animal bodies,” said Stephane Ardiley, Director of Product Management. “Our portfolio also features advanced designs, like tamper-detection and multi-frequency inlays (UHF+LF) that can satisfy innovative customer applications. For more specific demands, Identiv’s expert designers can also build custom products to meet special project requirements.” Samples of Identiv’s UHF Tags will be available during the conference. RFID Journal LIVE! runs May 3 - 5, 2016 at Orange County Convention Centre in Orlando, Florida.
Identiv’s 13.56 MHz TOM Media RFID Label addresses the need to monitor and track electronic devices used in library industry Identiv, Inc. recently announced the launch of the newest addition to its RFID Library Labels product offerings, the TOM® Media Label, at RFID Journal LIVE! 14th Annual Conference and Exhibition in Orlando, Florida. RFID Journal LIVE! is the world's largest and most important event focused on RFID and related technologies. RFID Library Labels for automatic data capture Identiv’s RFID Library Labels are widely used for automatic data capture in library applications (i.e., academic, public, corporate, and other special applications). RFID technology provides an enhanced user experience for library applications and in related industries that require item tracking. Typical applications include self check-in/check-out, RFID gate, library article return (i.e., book, CD, or DVD), inventory management, product sorting, theft prevention, and queue busting. Identiv’s 13.56 MHz TOM (Tag On Metal) Media Label is a unique label addressing the need to monitor and track the growing number of electronic devices used in the library industry, including tablets and laptops. This new form factor is larger than others available today (180 x 146 mm or 7.1 x 5.75 in), can be used worldwide due to its compatibility with existing product infrastructure (i.e., ISO/IEC 15693 compliant readers), and due to its long read range, meets the needs for the most demanding applications. “The library market has embarked upon a huge transformation with the integration of electronic device support,” said Stephane Ardiley, Director of Product Management. “With the addition of tablets, laptops, and mobile devices to library services, Identiv’s RFID product offerings, including our new TOM Media Label, deliver superior contactless solutions for simplified inventory management and item tracking. Specifically tuned for metal environments, this label provides optimum readability when attached to electronic devices.” Samples of Identiv’s RFID Library Labels, including the new TOM Media Label, will be available during the conference. RFID Journal LIVE! runs May 3 - 5, 2016 at Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. Save