OMNIKEY's Smart Card Readers Now Certified with RSA Secured® Partner Program


Walluf, Germany - October 31, 2006 - OMNIKEY, one of the world's leading manufacturers of innovative smart card readers, announces that its readers have been certified through the RSA Secured® Partner Program, confirming technical interoperability with RSA® 5200 Smart Card solution.

The RSA Secured program brings added assurance to customers that the solutions they are deploying are certified as interoperable with industry leading identity assurance and access management products from RSA, The Security Division of EMC.

With OMNIKEY CardMan® readers now RSA Secured, organizations and end-users can choose an OMNIKEY smart card reader model most convenient for them to access RSA 5200 Smart Cards. OMNIKEY's PC/SC compliant smart card readers provide organizations with innovative options when deploying RSA 5200 Smart Cards for public key infrastructure, single sign on, card management and other logical access applications.

"RSA customers worldwide can choose OMNIKEY's highly reliable and easy to integrate smart card readers when protecting online identities and digital assets," states Volker Kunz, Chief Sales Officer of OMNIKEY. "OMNIKEY has a history of supporting interoperability in the smart card and security industries."

With its comprehensive CardMan® family, comprising both contact and contactless desk-top readers, notebook models, and secure readers with PIN pad and display, OMNIKEY offers its customers one-stop shopping for any need in the area of ready-to-use PC-linked smart card reader devices. In addition, OMNIKEY offers advanced smart card readers for special markets like e-health and national ID, as well as biometric devices.

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About OMNIKEY
OMNIKEY, one of the world´s leading manufacturers of innovative smart card readers, offers the most diversified product portfolio available on the market today. OMNIKEY's smart card readers for PCs can be utilized by any application including logical access control, digital signature, WLAN authentication, secure banking and online transactions, loyalty programs, and healthcare solutions.

OMNIKEY, headquartered in Walluf, near Wiesbaden (Germany), is part of ASSA ABLOY Identification Technologies (ITG). OMNIKEY´s regional offices for North and South America reside in Irvine, California with technical support in Atlanta, Georgia. The Asia Pacific operation is located in Hong Kong. Design, production management, and quality control of OMNIKEY's products are carried out in the company's two R&D centers in Linz, Austria and Erfurt, Germany. OMNIKEY readers are distributed worldwide through a global network of partners, including value added resellers, system integrators, and OEMs. For further information please go to www.omnikey.com.

About ASSA ABLOY Identification Technologies (ITG)
ASSA ABLOY Identification Technologies focuses on both established as well as emerging applications in the ID management sector, and is one of the world's leading suppliers of RFID and smart card components, products, solutions, and services. Typical applications that ITG targets are national ID and e-passport programs, physical and logical access control, supply chain management, animal tagging, transport, and various industrial and manufacturing applications.

Comprised of a dynamic group of companies - including ACG Identification Technologies, Sokymat, VisionCard, and OMNIKEY - ITG spans the value chain of smart card and RFID-based systems. ITG's comprehensive range of products include RFID transponders, contact and contactless smart cards and readers, as well as value-added services for developers and integrators of identification management solutions.

The SmartWorldAcademy in Prague, the Group's advanced training center specialized in smart card technologies, uniquely positions ITG at the forefront of the personal identity authentication industry.

ITG, headquartered in Walluf, Germany, is part of the Global Technologies Division of the ASSA ABLOY Group, the world's leading manufacturer and supplier of locking solutions and a public company listed on the Stockholm Stock Exchange. The ASSA ABLOY Group has some 30,000 employees and annual sales of about EUR 3 billion. For more information, please visit www.assaabloy.com.

Antje K. Schäfer
OMNIKEY GmbH
Am Klingenweg 6 a
65396 Walluf - Germany
Tel: +49 6123/7913-15
Fax: +49 6123/7913-28
eMail: antje.schaefer@omnikey.com

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