PIN Pad Smart Card Reader is used for secure operations.

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Suited for digital signature, banking, and payment applications, CardMan® 3621 USB PIN Pad features 16-key integrated keypad for Secure PIN Entry (SPE) and PIN change operations. Class 2 reader meets standards of ISO 7816, HBCI (Home Banking Computer Interface), EMV 2000 (Europay, MasterCard, Visa) Level 1, Microsoft WHQL, USB, PC/SC, and PC-2001 specification. Usage within application is based on interfaces such as PC/SC, OCF, or CT-API.



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OMNIKEY Announces New High-speed PIN Pad Smart Card Reader



CardMan® 3621 USB PIN Pad with integrated keypad

Walluf (November 2, 2004) OMNIKEY, the world leading manufacturer of innovative smart card readers, is now shipping its new CardMan® 3621 USB smart card reader. The CardMan® 3621 USB PIN pad reader replaces OMNIKEY's CardMan® 3620 and offers users next generation security for their information stored on the card.

Based on OMNIKEY's newest chip set design, already utilized in the CardMan® 3121 and CardMan® 4040 smart card readers, the new 3621 offers the highest reader-to-card transmission rate currently available on the market.

This class 2 reader features a 16-key integrated keypad for Secure PIN Entry (SPE) and PIN change operations making it the preferred choice for all applications that require high security by the use of a Personal Identification Number (PIN). Therefore the CardMan® 3621 is especially suited for digital signature, banking and payment applications.

Consistent with OMNIKEY's tradition of offering robust, technically superior firmware and driver support, the CardMan 3621 guarantees the highest level of interoperability available on the market.

The new smart card reader is designed to meet all major standards like ISO 7816, HBCI (Home Banking Computer Interface), EMV 2000 (Europay, MasterCard, Visa) Level 1, Microsoft WHQL, USB, PC/SC, the PC-2001 specification and many more. Usage within an application is based on standardized interfaces such as PC/SC, OCF (Open Card Framework) or CT-API.

The CardMan® 3621 smart card reader is commercially available immediately.

About OMNIKEY

OMNIKEY, the world leading manufacturer 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). OMNIKEY´s North American headquarters reside in Irvine, California with technical support in Atlanta, Georgia. 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.

About ASSA ABLOY Identification Technology Group (ITG)

ASSA ABLOY ITG is focused on current and emerging identification solutions within the radio frequency identification (RFID) and smart card markets. With headquarters in Irvine, CA, ITG employs approximately 770 people worldwide. In addition to a Research and Development Center, ITG consists of the companies HID, Indala, CTS, Interlock, Cubit, BUGA, Sokymat, OMNIKEY, Access ID, ACG Identification, ITG Europe, Middle East, and Africa, ITG Asia Pacific, and ITG Latin America. ASSA ABLOY ITG is part of the ASSA ABLOY Group, the world's leading manufacturer and supplier of locking solutions. The ASSA ABLOY Group has about 30,000 employees and annual sales of about EUR 3 billion.

For further information, please contact:

Antje K. Schäfer
OMNIKEY AG
Am Klingenweg 6 a
65396 Walluf - Germany
Tel: +49(0) 6123/7913-15
Fax: +49(0) 6123/7913-28
Antje.schaefer@omnikey.com

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