SCM Microsystems Inc. and Bluehill ID announced a technology and distribution agreement that targets contactless smart card, RFID and NFC markets worldwide. The partnership marks another step in SCM’s strategy to expand into the growing contactless market, and also further extends Bluehill ID’s distribution channels and technology portfolio for identity management and electronic security.
Under this agreement, companies of the Bluehill ID Group will distribute SCM contact smart card reader technology on an OEM basis and SCM will have access to Bluehill ID’s unique dual antenna RFID reader technology.
The two companies have also agreed to share technology and jointly develop new hardware and software products, and to cooperate in optimizing reader production. Among the first projects planned will be SCM’s development of new NFC readers based on Bluehill ID modules.