ASSA ABLOY Identification Technologies announced availability of a series of form factors containing the Mifare MINI contactless chip. The MINI has a smaller memory size (320 Byte EEPROM) but uses the same security and file structure as the popular Mifare 1K. The company is offering the solution in cards, ID bands, key fobs, and other forms.
New Series of Sokymat Contactless Credentials with NXP Mifare® MINI IC integrated
Attractive cost performance ratio for a broad variety of access control applications
Walluf, July 19, 2007 – ASSA ABLOY Identification Technologies (ITG), one of the leading providers of products and services in the RFID market, launches its enhanced line of contactless credentials using NXP mifare® MINI. This new IC has been integrated in a huge variety of form factors such as ISO cards, ID bands, key fobs or other Sokymat products to offer a wide selection of cost-effective credentials for various requirements in access control and personal identification solutions.
The mifare® MINI is designed for such applications that require only small memory size but offering the same security features and file structure as mifare® Standard 1k. Typical applications include building access and personal identification solutions such as used for instance within recreational areas to open lockers or pass through entry gates.
Offering the same security as mifare® 1K Byte, mifare® MINI’s main technical features include 320 Byte EEPROM, a unique serial number with four Byte and five securely separated sectors supporting multi-application for converged market requirements
“This new Sokymat product line with mifare® MINI IC enables us to provide our customers with a cost-effective card or key fob or any other credential while the main electrical and functional characteristics are maintained”, says Damien Cardinaux, Business Segment Manager Access & Security at ITG.
About Assa Abloy Identification Technologies (ITG)
Assa Abloy Identification Technologies (ITG) is a leader within the ID management and Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) markets. The company develops, manufactures and markets RFID components, products, and services typically deployed within national ID and e-passport programs, corporate access control, supply chain management, animal tagging, financial transactions, transport and various industrial or manufacturing solutions. Assa Abloy ITG is a merger of ACG Identification Technologies, Aontec, OMNIKEY, Sokymat , VisionCard and former Brazilian based and operating Novacard do Brasil (acquired in 2006).
Assa Abloy ITG has over 1100 employees and 25 sales offices in all continents. The company’s headquarters are located in Walluf, Germany. ITG is part of the Global Technologies Division of the ASSA ABLOY Group. For more information, please visit www.aaitg.com