PARIS, Nov. 6, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Identive Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:INVE) (Frankfurt:INV), a provider of products and services for the identification, security and RFID industries, today announced CLOUD, its next-generation smart card reader platform that provides increased performance and enhanced security for a wide variety of ID credentials, from traditional contact-based smart cards to near field communication (NFC)-enabled mobile devices. Identive's new CLOUD readers will be on display in the company's booth 4K 051 during the 2012 CARTES Exhibition & Conference, taking place November 6 - 8 at the Paris-Nord Villepinte exhibition centre.
Identive's new CLOUD platform includes a range of state of the art readers for desktop, contactless, dual interface and integrated applications. New NFC desktop and dual interface readers allow organizations to extend their traditional IT authentication environments beyond traditional contact and contactless smart cards to support NFC credentials in a range of form factors, from tags, keyfobs and wristbands to smart phones. An optional secure access module (SAM) on certain models provides secure storage and processing of sensitive ID information to enable robust authentication for logon and other access applications.
"The popularity of mobile computing devices such as smart phones and tablets is re-shaping the corporate IT environment, as more people work from home and bring their own devices to work, blurring the edges of what constitutes a network. Additionally, employees want the same convenience and flexibility in their workplace they experience as consumers, where technologies such as NFC speed everyday transactions like riding the subway or paying at the register," said Dr. Manfred Mueller, executive vice president and COO, Identification Products for Identive. "Identive's new CLOUD readers provide organizations with a simple, yet powerful way to bridge their current smart card-based IT systems with emerging contactless applications such as NFC. Support for a wide variety of credential types, enhanced security and improved transaction times make our new CLOUD readers ideal for secure account logon, web and cloud-based transactions and consumer applications such as payment, loyalty programs, age verification, online shopping and more."
Identive currently is announcing the following versions of its CLOUD readers for OEM customers:
CLOUD 4700 F Dual Interface Reader – Supporting ISO 7816 contact cards, 13.56MHz contactless technology and NFC, this PC-linked desktop dual interface reader supports end-user environments where both contact and contactless chip-based credentials are in use.
CLOUD 4710 F Contactless reader – Supporting 13.56MHz contactless technology and NFC with a protected SAM socket, the CLOUD 4710 F conveniently enables two-factor authentication and additional security for contactless applications.
Both the CLOUD 4700 F and the CLOUD 4710 F readers also are available as reader board products for integration into non-desktop applications such as kiosks or terminals.
CLOUD 2700 F Contact Flash Reader – Supporting the industry's latest generation of ISO17816 high-speed contact smart cards, the CLOUD 2700 F optimizes card performance and user convenience with the shortest possible transaction times for secure network logon, web/cloud-based applications and payment. Identive's SmartOS™ technology allows for future field upgrades as new capabilities are added.
Identive's CLOUD 47X0 F readers will be available later this month and CLOUD 2700 F readers will be available in early 2013. Additional information on the CLOUD 4700 F dual interface desktop reader can be found here. Additional information on the CLOUD 4500 F internal dual interface desktop reader board can be found here. For sales information, contact Identive at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Identive Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:INVE) (Frankfurt:INV) is focused on building the world's signature company in Secure ID. The company's products, software, systems and services address the markets for identity management, physical and logical access control, cashless payment, NFC solutions and a host of RFID-enabled applications for customers in the government, enterprise, consumer, education and healthcare sectors. Identive's mission is to build a lasting business of scale and technology based on a combination of strong technology-driven organic growth and disciplined acquisitive expansion. The company delivers up-to-date information on its activity as well as industry trends through its industry-leading social media initiatives and educational resource, AskIdentive.com. For additional information, please visit www.identive-group.com or follow on Twitter at @IdentiveGroup.
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