CeBIT: Assa Abloy ITG Presents Solutions for Electronic Passport and Health Card

Live demo of ID management and RFID portfolio in Hall 7, Booth #D57

Walluf, February 15, 2007 - Assa Abloy ITG (ITG), the leading provider of ID management and RFID solutions that resulted from the merger of ACG, Omnikey, Sokymat, Novacard do Brasil, and VisionCard, presents its complete product range at CeBIT. The exhibit focuses on new Smart Card readers for - log-in and authentication solutions for secure network access as well as on the RFID products for electronic ID documents. In Hall 7, Booth #D57, visitors can simulate the safety checks using the new electronic passport and watch a live demonstration of the technology that is used at airline check-in counters and for border control. In addition, several partners from the IT security industry demonstrate the specific value of different Smart Card-based security applications such as authentication, encryption, Single Sign On or digital ID management.

The company presents solutions for a total of seven business segments, each addressing a specific market. Special highlights come from the "Government" and "IT&Corporate ID" segments. For Government, the company demonstrates visa stickers using RFID - they contain the data of the traditional paper-based visa and are designed to replace them in the near future - and inlays for the future electronic national ID cards (NID) and other components for electronic ID documents in practical use. Visitors can experience how the passport photo and personal data in electronic passports are read at border control and learn more about the security features of the new electronic travel documents. Also, the future identity check procedure at airline check-in counters for travelers using the new passport is demonstrated.

In the field of IT & Corporate ID, the company presents PC-based Smart Card readers for IT security solutions. A technology study of a USB dongle demonstrates how the PC can be networked via Near Field Communication (NFC) with other NFC-capable devices such as mobile phones or NFC cards. The dongle is also able to communicate with all RFID transponders and devices that operate at a frequency of 13.56 MHz. Due to its handy format, it is especially attractive for mobile -employees, ensuring their secure log-in to the PC, data encryption or digital signatures even when they are away from the office.

Other exhibits of the company include a new biometric reader that meets especially high security standards with triple identification via PIN, card and fingerprint. The company's OMNIKEY SICCT (Secure Interoperable Chipcard Terminal) reader for the German Health Card is the first fully equipped device that has a contactless interface for the physician's comfort signature. It is already designed to interface to existing practice management systems and can be easily adapted to the future IT infrastructure in hospitals, pharmacies and medical practices by simple re-plugging.

Specific applications in the field of IT security are presented on the booth by several partners. Demonstrations include card management systems for the personalization and management of Smart Cards and USB tokens, client security products such as Single Sign On, as well as harddisk encryption and VPN.

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, Novacard do Brasil, OMNIKEY, Sokymat and VisionCard.

Assa Abloy ITG has over 900 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.

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