Gemplus releases contactless reader product range

Source: Gemplus

Gemplus International S.A. (Euronext: LU0121706294 - GEM and NASDAQ: GEMP), the world's leading provider of smart card solutions, is reinforcing its contactless access control offer by introducing "GemProx", a contactless reader product range dedicated to rapidly growing markets such as identity, proximity payments, physical access control and mass transit.

The speed and convenience of contactless technology mean that fast food restaurants, gas stations, public transport services, banks and many other industries are set to create significant demand for this sort of solution. The GemProx range is specifically designed to provide system integrators with a cost-efficient and easily deployable 13.56 MHz proximity contactless technology.

Having been an innovator and leader in smart contactless technology since the very beginning of its use, with millions of cards issued for applications in loyalty, transportation/mass-transit and physical access, Gemplus possesses unique experience and expertise in this field. With GemProx, Gemplus aims to reproduce in the contactless reader market its global leadership in the contact reader market, where for the third consecutive year it was ranked as the number one smart card reader manufacturer (Frost & Sullivan, 2004).

"Our goal is to make contactless technology as easy to use as the contact one, even to those who do not have any experience in Radio Frequency developments", said Alain Sigaud, Vice President Gemplus Smart Card Reader Solutions. "Gemplus's unrivalled involvement and experience with international standards organisations is well reflected in our GemProx reader offering, which fully complies with the latest contactless industry standards, including PayPass and ICAO specifications."

The GemProx reader range is capable of reading any ISO 14443 type A and/or B contactless cards, and is fully compatible with the FIPS 201 standard. In addition it offers a high-level interface for T=CL cards and Mifare cards. The complete range includes both modular and customised readers, as well as OEM couplers, chipsets, development kits, and all necessary services. GemProx customers will benefit from shorter time-to-market, reduced R&D costs, high performance, strong security, and full interoperability.

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