At the end of August 2012, LEGIC Identsystems presented the new LEGIC advant SM-4500 reader module and the new OS-4000 V2.0 firmware. As a consequence, the reader modules of the LEGIC advant 4000 series support all common LEGIC transponders, but also third party transponders like the MIFARE family. In addition, the SM-4500 stands out with a complete function set to create and manage contactless smart card applications.
The new SM-4500 reader module and the new OS-4000 V2.0 make the LEGIC advant 4000 series LEGIC’s most wide-ranging generation of readers: The reader modules support all common RF standards and can be inserted in a wide variety of installations. With the installation of OS-4000 V2.0, this characteristic is further developed: in addition to RF standards, the required encryption functions for all common MIFARE transponders are supported by advant 4000 readers. “We are convinced that both NXP and LEGIC will benefit from this co-operation”, commented Dr Reinhard Kalla, Vice President Product Management & New Business von LEGIC, on this strategic move. “In addition to security, we also want to offer customers simplicity, which is why we decided to integrate MIFARE interoperability in the 4000 series.”
Through full backwards-compatibility with all existent LEGIC products the co-existence of LEGIC advant 4000 readers in existing installations is secured. New installations benefit additionally from the extended possibilities and the higher efficiency – which is prepared for future challenges. Moreover, the LEGIC advant 4000 series supports the user-defined data encryption and Master-Token Zones. These features allow the user to individually take control of security and separate technology generations if required. Furthermore the SM-4500 includes the complete function set to create and manage segments on transponders.
The LEGIC advant 4000 series stands out with its compact design and its low energy use. Attractive designs, easy insertion into battery-supported applications and the simple use of smart card technology offer the operator and the user innovative solutions. Up-to-date security features and the upgrade capability secure operators' investment for future challenges too.