Contactless IT Security Solution

ASSA ABLOY Identification Technologies (ITG), one of the leading providers of products and services in the RFID market, has announced a new partnership with Soliton Systems KK Japan, a leading IT security solutions provider.

The combined solution includes the OMNIKEY® 5321 contactless smart card reader and SmartOn™ for enterprise IT Security management.

With the OMNIKEY® 5321 reader and Soliton SmartOn™ software, end-users experience the convenience, speed and security of contactless technology for applications including log-on to Windows, networks, websites and applications or the secure storage of user names, passwords and personal information.

The OMNIKEY 5321 combines the advantages of contact and contactless smart card technology in a single USB desktop device.

The unit will read/write any 13.56MHz ISO14443 A/B, ISO 15693 and ISO 7816 compliant contact/contactless card, including mifare® and DESFire®, Infineon, ATMEL, SHARP, as well as HID iCLASS®.

This unique reader and software combination provides the ideal solution for end-users who are currently using a contactless smart card for building access, as corporate or student ID, or for transit or cashless vending applications and want to expand its use to IT network security.

“Soliton is pleased to work with a leading provider like ITG,” says Dr Nobuo Kamata, president of Soliton.

“The high performance and easy-to-integrate OMNIKEY reader allow us to offer our SmartOn solution to customers with a contactless card already deployed in the market for physical security and now extending it to IT access control.”

“In Japan, we have partnered with OMNIKEY since 2006, and now we would like to enlarge our regional

footprint over Asia Pacific to worldwide, ” he says.

“Volker Kunz, Director Sales and Business Segment IT & Corporate ID at ITG, says the company is delighted about developing its relationship with Soliton into an official partnership.

“Soliton is one of the leading suppliers in the Japanese market for contactless corporate ID log on solutions,” he says.

“The relationship going forward will be one of continuing mutual benefit.”

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