Smart Card Reader comes with USB interface.

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Portable CardMan® 6121 SIM card reader supports reader-to-card data transmission rates of up to 420 Kbits/sec. Design keeps SIM card totally inside reader, which features key ring on main body and protection cap for USB connector. CCID-compliant, reader can be used for downloading GSM applications, logical access control, W-LAN, PKI, digital signatures, secure mobile banking, loyalty programs, and healthcare solutions.



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CardMan® 6121 - Smart Card Reader Dongle with USB Interface



Walluf, Germany (November 2, 2004) OMNIKEY, the world leading manufacturer of innovative smart card readers, launches its new portable CardMan® 6121 SIM card reader with USB interface at Cartes & IT Security in Paris.

Based on OMNIKEY´s latest chip technology, already successfully employed in the new generation of CardMan® readers, the 6121 supports the highest reader-to-card data transmission rates on the market of up to 420 KBits per second.

The CardMan® 6121 replaces the successful CardMan® 6020. With its new state-of-the-art design, a lot of ideas from the market have been realized. The improved SIM card holder keeps the SIM card totally inside the reader. In addition, the CardMan® 6121 has a key ring on the main body and a protection cap for the USB connector for maximum durability and user convenience.

Suitable for a broad range of current and emerging applications, the miniature smart card reader can be used for downloading GSM applications from the Internet to the SIM card, logical access control, W-LAN, PKI, digital signatures, secure mobile banking and online transactions, loyalty programs and healthcare solutions.

The CardMan® 6121 is CCID-compliant and features a full-speed USB 2.0 interface so that it is easy to use by simply plugging it into the USB port. For a customized look, a company logo or a colorized snap-on cover can easily be added.

Consistent with OMNIKEY's tradition of offering robust, technically superior firmware and driver support, the CardMan® 6121 guarantees the highest level of interoperability available on the market. The reader meets all relevant standards such as ISO 7816, EMV 2000 Level 1 (Europay, MasterCard, Visa), Microsoft WHQL, PC/SC, HBCI (Home Banking Computer Interface), and PC-2001 specifications. Virtually any type of SIM sized smart card available on the market, including microprocessors and memory cards operating at 5, 3, or 1.8 Volts, is supported by the miniature reader.

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. Applications for OMNIKEY's PC linked smart card readers include logical access control, PKI, digital signature, secure mobile banking and online transactions, loyalty programs, and healthcare solutions.

OMNIKEY AG, headquartered in Wiesbaden, Germany, is part of the ASSA ABLOY Identification Technology Group (ITG). OMNIKEY Americas' 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, Metget, 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 Group has about 30,000 employees and annual sales of about EUR3 billion.

For further information, please contact:

Antje K. Schäfer
OMNIKEY AGAm
Klingenweg 6aD -65396 Walluf- Germany
Tel: +49-6123-7913-15
Fax: +49-6123-7913-28
Antje.schaefer@omnikey.com

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