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Certification service for card reader and transponder suppliers

LEGIC Identisystems Ltd : 14 October, 2013  (New Product)
LEGIC begins programme of certification for its partners who manufacture card readers and transponders
Certification service for card reader and transponder suppliers

LEGIC has now launched a certification service for reader and transponder manufacturers and system operators. This gives manufacturers and users greater assurance that their cards and readers meet reliability and interoperability requirements. As part of this year's LEGIC Partner Seminar, the first two certificates were issued to card manufacturers Identa Ausweissysteme GmbH and PAV Card GmbH.

LEGIC Identsystems Ltd now offers a new service: interoperability certification service. This is a service both for transponder and reader manufacturers and for system operators. For mixed systems in particular, where a whole range of card and reader makes are used, the tests offered in the certification service can confirm compliance with the design and operation requirements of complex systems.

Together with an external testing institute, LEGIC conducts a range of measurements, for example reading range, temperature stability and other parameters. Cards are tested with a standard reader and readers with a standard set of cards for a wide range of physical properties. If a card or reader achieves 100% performance, manufacturers receive a certificate confirming that their products meet requirements.

Chip cards from two different providers have already been successfully certified: advant transponders from Identa and PAV Card underwent intensive testing. In September, at this year's Partner Seminar in Davos, the first two certificates for chip cards were presented to the two card manufacturers. Feedback has been extremely positive. "PAV Card is particularly pleased to be amongst the first to receive this valuable certificate", said Ms Timm, Project Manager at PAV Card. Ms Haller, Managing Director of Identa, also expressed her satisfaction with the award. "We are proud that our ATC transponders are among the first. Our thanks go to our partners and to LEGIC for their great support."

The LEGIC certification service is not just an attractive option for reader and transponder manufacturers. It also offers particular benefits for system integrators and system operators. Previously, companies that used a range of different card and reader types had to test interoperability themselves. This was time-consuming and costly. Now, LEGIC can carry out many of these tests with its certification service. End-users can select cards and readers which they are considering purchasing and have these tested by LEGIC Identsystems Ltd for interoperability. If the combination of the various transponders and various readers is error-free in operation, a certificate is issued for their interoperability so that the end-user can be sure the components work together smoothly.

There has been a great response to the LEGIC certification service and the feedback from transponder and reader manufacturers is positive. Many end-users have also welcomed the service as they will in future be able to save time and expense.

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