LEGIC Identsystems Ltd has launched a new multi-ISO Standard compliant contactless smart card system called ‘LEGIC advant’.
The new LEGIC advant RFID system (on show at CTST, Orlando, FL, May 12-14) has been developed to ideally support the design of access control and other person-related service applications such as time & attendance, cashless payment, parking, identity etc. providing a maximum of security, scalability and cost-effective investment protection.
Due to its advanced security features and ISO & LEGIC RF standard compliance, the new LEGIC advant product line is particularly suitable for smart cards for ticketing or government ID solutions, general access control and related high-security applications, such as IT access and biometrics. Its powerful multiapplication capability allows a plug-and-play-style realisation of multifunctional staff badge or leisure card schemes as used in large-scale ticketing projects.
“The new line will further strengthen LEGIC’s position as the preferred technology for single and multifunctional card applications”, says Klaus Klosa, Managing Director of LEGIC Identsystems.
Stephen Neff, LEGIC’s Vice President Marketing & Sales adds: “LEGIC advant will provide further growth for LEGIC and its global partner network. It allows LEGIC partners to competitively respond to the constantly increasing needs towards standard compliance within the industry.”
The LEGIC advant line is a compatible addition to LEGIC’s existing product lines – LEGIC prime and LEGIC smart. Key highlights and benefits include the following:
Choice of industry standards and reading range
The LEGIC advant product line complies with multiple industry standards including ISO 15693, 14443 and the LEGIC RF standard. This ensures compatibility with existing product lines and provides a flexible choice of the industry standard and the reading range that is needed. Due to its ability to operate simultaneously with mixed standards, LEGIC advant allows systems to run with cards of different standards while offering reading ranges from proximity to hands-free. This results in seamless merging and migration possibilities for card populations.
Advanced high security – tailor-made for each application
LEGIC advant provides powerful security covering the data and application in contactless systems all the way from host communication until the data is stored on the transponder. Advanced open industry encryption algorithms DES / 3DES can be enabled for each application to maximise data protection.
Efficient and convenient application and reader design
The LEGIC advant line supports fast and easy integration into applications or upgrades from existing technologies, such as barcode, magnetic stripe or 125 kHz proximity systems to a 13.56 MHz system. The application protocols required, such as Omron, various Wiegand formats and the BPA9 subset, are integrated in LEGIC advant. Most common hardware interfaces such as SPI, RS232 and RS485 support convenient hardware integration and network connectivity. In addition, LEGIC advant’s cost effective modular family of reader components allows to easily expand functionality and to extend the reading range between card and reader.
Highly integrated, user-programmable reader module
A highly integrated universal reader module offers a maximum of reader development convenience and integration possibilities. Through its user-programmable controller and its versatile peripherals support, the module allows easy-to-realise, cost effective and highly compact solutions without the need for external processor components.
Modular range extension
Adding the Range Extension Module to Chip Sets or the hybrid reader module widens the reading range up to hands-free distance (up to 70 centimetres and above) for ISO 15693 and LEGIC RF standard cards.
High investment protection
The integrated software download facility allows later system upgrades of, for example, new encryption algorithms, application protocols or additional high level functionality thus ensuring high investment protection.
Powerful control and management of your system and installations
LEGIC authorisation tokens provide powerful, impassable control over card populations, applications and overall installation control. LEGIC’s highly proven Master-Token System Control offers secure physical authorisation and allows users to design the security concept and chosen system structure on a high level. Its inheritance based Automatic Key Manager organises the handling and data access rights of each card, their individual applications and its readers according to the user-defined system structure.
With LEGIC advant it is possible to implement multifunctional cards with up to 127 independent applications of various memory sizes on a single transponder. Through the variable segment lengths and dynamic segment search functions, LEGIC allows users to easily realise multiapplication schemes with a high degree of flexibility. The powerful dynamic multiapplication handling makes it simple to combine various applications of different type, memory size, supplier and ownership on a single transponder.
State-of-the-art crypto transponder and selection of reader components
LEGIC advant offers a choice of 256, 1024 and 2048 byte crypto transponders. For readers there are three types of Chip Sets for different standards, a fully integrated universal hybrid reader module and an additional Range Extension Module for higher reading ranges available.
About Legic Identsystems
LEGIC Identsystems Ltd, with headquarters in Switzerland, is a leading innovator in contactless ID technology and smart card systems at 13.56 MHz. Its product portfolio includes highly integrated LEGIC RF Standard and ISO 15693 and ISO 14443 compliant read/write chip sets, reader modules and transponder chips. LEGIC Identsystems Ltd work with more than 130 official external partners world-wide who offer compatible LEGIC products for a wide range of applications including access control, biometrics, cashless payment, parking, ticketing and multiapplications for workplace, government and leisure applications.
For Product Enquiries
Urs A. Lampe, Vice President Product management & Strategic
LEGIC Identsystems Ltd,
Tel: +44 1 933 6416
For Sales Enquiries:
Stephen Neff, Vive President Sales & Marketing
Legic Identsystems AG,
Tel: +44 1 933 6470
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Keith Carey, Bamboo PR,
Tel: +44 (0) 1322 303050
Fax: +44 (0) 1795 537195