16 November, 2005
OMNIKEY has launched a new, slimmed-down contact smart card reader that makes it easy to carry and ideal for laptops without the need for auxiliary support. The CardMan 3021 can even be distributed in an envelope together with credit cards, ID cards, and software.
High-speed Data Transmission in a Slim Form for New Markets and Applications
Walluf – OMNIKEY, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of innovative smart card readers, announce the launch of its new CardMan 3021 USB contact smart card reader. The CardMan 3021 features a slim, stylish design which expands its usability from the desktop to the world of mobile devices.
Lightweight and easy to carry, it can be connected to a laptop wherever the user needs his or her computer, lying next to the laptop without requiring any auxiliary support.
The innovative design of the OMNIKEY CardManr 3021 makes it easy to distribute in an envelope together with credit cards, e-ID cards and software for applications. This makes it ideal for volume rollout in consumer applications, where its small, handy size is a decisive factor in user acceptance. Typical applications for OMNIKEY’s mobile smart card reader include digital signature, secure online banking, secure online transactions, loyalty programs, healthcare solutions and more.
Though small in size, the CardMan 3021 has all technical features of OMNIKEY’s larger contact smart card reader models and supports reader-to-card data transmission rates of up to 420KBit per second. Furthermore, it complies with all relevant industry standards, as do all OMNIKEY devices. A blue LED together with the transparent design gives the reader an appealing high-tech look and feel that fits well with modern PC equipment.
The CardMan 3021 complements the OMNIKEY desktop reader portfolio and extends OMNIKEY’s market coverage to segments where interoperability paired with mobility and highly competitive pricing is required.
OMNIKEY, one of the world leading manufacturers of innovative smart card readers, offers the most diversified product portfolio available on the market today. Having established a tight collaboration with key decision makers in the card manufacturing and software industries, OMNIKEY sits at the table of innovation. OMNIKEY’s smart card readers for PCs can be utilized by any application including logical access control, digital signature, GSM authentication, secure banking and online transactions, loyalty programs, and healthcare solutions. OMNIKEY, headquartered in Walluf, near Wiesbaden (Germany), is part of the ASSA ABLOY Identification Technology Group (ITG). For further information, see www.omnikey.com.
About ASSA ABLOY Identification Technology Group (ITG)
ITG is the world’s leading supplier of RFID components, products, solutions, and services. Comprised of a dynamic group of companies including HID, Sokymat, ACG, Indala, OMNIKEY, and Interlock-printoplast, ITG innovation spans the value chain of smart card and RFID-based systems for identification and security. Applications include physical and logical access control, supply chain management, animal tagging, national ID and e-passport programs, transport, and various industrial and manufacturing applications. ITG’s Research Center in Denver, Colorado, focused on advanced research projects at the cutting edge of RFID and smart card technologies, and its SmartWorld Academy in Prague, uniquely position ITG at the forefront of the secure identification industry. ITG headquarter offices are located in Walluf, Germany and Irvine, California. For more information, visit www.aaitg.com or www.assaabloy.com.