FREMONT, Calif., Oct. 12, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Identiv, Inc. (NASDAQ:INVE) today announced that it has partnered with Incipio Group to embed secure authentication technology into the brand’s Incipio Security Case for Microsoft Surface Pro 4. Incipio’s global presence allows the company to deliver mobile device accessories and solutions to a diversified customer base quickly and efficiently, including mobile device accessories, bluetooth technology, laptop cases, travel solutions, audio equipment, and more.
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The Incipio Security Case adds security and convenience to Microsoft Surface Pro 4 through a protective and versatile design. The case includes an integrated smart card reader developed by Identiv to help simplify logins and prevent unauthorized access to data on devices or private networks. The TAA-compliant reader is used by military, government, and private sector employees who require daily access to secure systems. Common Access Card (CAC) or smart card readers are used as a communications medium between the smart card and a host in secure systems such as those used by government, banking, and healthcare.
The Incipio Security Case delivers reliable protection in a sturdy, durable design. The case is composed of a rigid hard-shell fused with shock-absorbing TPU providing double the defense in one slim design. Living hinge technology allows full compatibility with the Surface kickstand and it remains fully compatible with the Surface Pro 4 Type Cover keyboard whether open or closed.
“When deciding on a partner to provide the smart card reader technology for our Incipio Security Case, Identiv was the clear winner,” said Carlos del Toro, Incipio Director of Product Management. “Identiv’s uTrust 2500 R Contact Smart Card Reader Module provides the high-security integration necessary for this product to be successful.”
Identiv’s uTrust Contact Smart Card Reader Module is the ideal design for a wide range of embedded applications. Providing full compliance with all major industry standards — including ISO/IEC 7816, USB CCID, PC/SC, and Microsoft WHQL — uTrust 2500 R and 2500 F work seamlessly with virtually all contact smart cards and PC operating systems. Full support and compliance to EMV 2011 and GSA FIPS 201 expands daily use to very specific applications requiring additional security and data protection. The modules feature easy and complete support for all major contact smart cards.
“Identiv’s uTrust 2500 R represents the perfect mix of performance with compact design, providing convenience, transaction-time efficiency, security, and reliability for embedded applications, like the Incipio Security Case,” said Louis Modell, Identiv Vice President of Sales, Americas and EMEA, Smart Card Readers, and OEM Channel. “As the reader module is EMV L1 compliant and GSA FIPS 201 certified, it is also ideal for smart metering, vending and dispensing machines, printers, payment devices, e-service kiosks, and high-security use cases for federal governments.”
Identiv, Inc. is the leading global player in physical security and secure identification. Identiv’s products, software, systems, and services address the markets for physical and logical access control and a wide range of RFID-enabled applications. Customers in the government, enterprise, consumer, education, healthcare, and transportation sectors rely on Identiv’s access and identification solutions. Identiv’s mission is to secure the connected physical world: from perimeter to desktop access, and from the world of physical things to the Internet of Everything. Identiv is a publicly traded company and its common stock is listed on the NASDAQ Capital Market in the U.S. under the symbol “INVE”. For more information, visit identiv.com.
Customer focused, product centric. Founded in Southern California in 1999, Incipio® designs industry-leading technology solutions that elevates the everyday mobile experience. Incipio's strategy begins with a commitment to customers and a passion for amazing product. Recognized for supporting virtually every mobile device, the company's product categories range from protective cases and sleeves to power and Bluetooth® enabled solutions to enhance the mobile lifestyle. Incipio's global presence allows the company to deliver mobile device accessories and solutions to a diversified customer base quickly and efficiently. What was once a startup that grew out of a suburban garage has turned into an international powerhouse, with a wide assortment of products that reach mobile consumers everywhere technology is purchased.