Aix-en-Provence, France, May 9th, 2003- INSIDE Contactless, pioneer in contactless technology and its market development, once again demonstrates its technological leadership in this field by introducing Accesso, a low-cost multi-standard contactless USB PC reader, compliant with ISO 14443 A&B and ISO 15693 standards with additional capability to communicate with FeliCa chips.
Accesso acts as a security module. It provides state-of-the-art protection, including secret key management and cryptographic calculations that enable secure authentication and communication between the transponder or another contactless reader coupler and the host.
Accesso comes on the market to help System Integrators to use the PC as a communication tool for contactless products and to allow the development of new contactless PC-based applications at a minimum cost. The typical applications for the use of the PC reader include: Company Cards (i.e: PC logon), e-commerce (i.e: home reservations), Personalization station, Verification station, point of sales.
Accesso is used as a serial port extension for data communication. The PC interface software is compliant with INSIDE’s existing software interface which is used today on PCs to communicate with the standard INSIDE couplers such as M210H, M220H and M300H. The communications distance can go up to 5cm with the dual standard PicoPass chip. The power consumption on the USB port is 50mA. USB drivers and evaluation tools are compliant with Windows NT, 98, 95, XP.
Bruno Charrat, Product Marketing Manager at INSIDE Contactless, comments: “I am really enthusiastic about this product. Accesso is a new tool, easy to install to help software developers access contactless applications without needing hardware integration. It provides unlimited potential for new applications using a multi-standard contactless reader at a price comparable to contact card readers. We demonstrate with the launch of this product our leadership in technology and responsiveness to market demands.”
About INSIDE Contactless
INSIDE Contactless is a pioneering semiconductor company fully focused on the development of products and technologies for contactless markets. The company is a leading supplier of contactless chips and readers, offering a range of technological solutions for markets like transport, access control, payment, identity, and electronic identification. INSIDE Contactless acts as a one-stop shop for its customers by providing a complete contactless technological platform. With its headquarters in Aix-en-Provence, France, and offices in Shanghai, China and Greenville (Delaware, USA) INSIDE Contactless works with a worldwide customer base such as system integrators, VARs and application developers. For more information, visit the company’s web site at <http://www.insidecontactless.com/>.