SCM Microsystems Inc. and LEGIC Identsystems Ltd announced that they have formed a strategic partnership to create new products that support integrated physical and logical access.
SCM’s experience with USB tokens, smart card readers and other authentication hardware, combined with LEGIC’s 13.56 MHz contactless technologies, will be combined to create convergence solutions for the business and consumer markets. The first joint products of the cooperation will be presented at CARTES Exhibition from 17 – 19 November 2009 in Paris.
The two companies are working to integrate SCM’s @MAXX family of USB tokens with LEGIC’s contactless personal identification technology to create a virtual transponder that allows secure and convenient authentication of individuals as they enter buildings or log on to computer networks.
The partnership with LEGIC will enable SCM to gain access to LEGIC’s extensive partner network and to bundle LEGIC technology with its hardware devices, this enabling SCM customers to leverage the multi-functionality of LEGIC’s transponder technology in the “World of LEGIC” – a variety of additional contactless applications such as time recording, access control, contactless payment applications and others. The partnership also allows LEGIC to leverage SCM’s distribution channels and technology portfolio in the electronic security market.