French company ASK introduced a new 424 kbps contactless high speed reader at the recent CardTech/SecurTech show in Las Vegas. The SafeID reader is designed for secure ID documents, such as passports and visas.
High speed reader for ID documents offers the same performance in ISO14443 type A and B
Las Vegas – ASK announces the availability of its new 424 kbps contactless high speed reader for secure ID documents such as passports and visas. SafeID reader is based upon the generic software and hardware platform of all ASK OEM readers, one of its powerful features include the Coupler Controller Software, which provides a system friendly host communication protocol and hardware coupler management. Contactless media commands are fully supported including SAM and cryptography management, simplifying development and eliminating the need to handle lower level media commands. All timing dependent and security functions are handled by the coupler itself, bringing optimal and reliable performance both in ISO14443 type A and B standards.
ASK has already delivered thousands of readers worldwide based on the same evolving platform for mass transit and access control. ASK readers showed outstanding results in interoperability tests run in West Virginia and organized by the US department of Homeland Security under the auspices of ICAO.
“We have developed this new reader taking into account the specification of the ID market, offering our client a “one stop shop” for both the inlay and the reading device. SafeID reader comes with a USB connection to ease implementation and data transfer, 3 led to allow both customs and passport holder to know when the transaction is over and a special shape to allow natural setting of the passport or ID card since it will be read and checked in a closed position, says Hervé Naullet, Secure Documents marketing manager at ASK.”
SafeID reader will come as an OEM reader to be included in an optical reader or as a finished reader with a modern, attractive and easy friendly design. Several options will be released to fit the different ID markets and government requirements.
Founded in 1997, ASK is today the leading supplier of a comprehensive range of contactless cards, tickets, RFID tags and readers, complying with ISO and EPC standards. They address the mass transit, access control and e-government ID markets as well as the supply chain and logistics market. 50 million RFID cards, tickets and labels are already in use worldwide. Manufacturing is located in Sophia-Antipolis, France. Local offices are based in Paris, Singapore, Taiwan and Westport, USA.