Identiv launches new high-security, high-frequency physical access cards with MIFARE DESFire EV2 4. April 2017

Identiv, Inc. has announced the next version of the company’s uTrust TS Cards, high-security, high-frequency smart credentials to upgrade physical access control. The latest version features a MIFARE® DESFire® EV2 secure chip from Identiv’s technology partner NXP Semiconductors. uTrust TS Cards complement Identiv’s existing credential portfolio by offering smart cards for physical access control.

Identiv’s uTrust TS Card delivers high-assurance identity security and access card authenticity to both newly deployed and existing physical access control systems (PACS). The newest version of uTrust TS Cards utilizes MIFARE DESFire EV2 4KB contactless ICs to provide a comprehensive platform, with an expanded amount of memory, that can now support multi-applications and data. With the addition of MIFARE DESFire EV2, the new cards are ready for future expansions and can be easily post-provisioned in the field to add additional applications. Typical applications and markets include biometric authentication, closed loop payments, corporate access, and more.

Similar to the first version, uTrust TS Cards come in just two models: TS Standard Cards, for new installations, and TS Migration Cards, which also include 125 kHz proximity technology that interoperates seamlessly with existing 125 kHz proximity readers. uTrust TS Cards further simplify the migration process by supporting the common Wiegand data formats used on proximity cards today. These cards are also fully supported as part of Identiv’s uTrust TS product ecosystem, including uTrust TS Reader Family, uTrust TS Universal Enrollment Station, and Hirsch Velocity Software for security management. Learn more at identiv.com/ts-cards.

“Identiv’s new uTrust TS Cards ideally complement our existing credentials portfolio with an open, high-assurance smart card that can meet the security requirements for most applications,” said Stephane Ardiley, Identiv’s Director of Product Management, Credentials. “Identiv is pleased to collaborate with NXP on this project to provide an advanced card solution and deliver on the promise of a multi-application platform for a variety of markets.”

“Through numerous consultations with end-users and experts in the PACS market, we have seen a growing demand for an open platform that can facilitate adoption of secure credentials,” added Mr. Ardiley. “In response, Identiv is also in the process of releasing an open-source initiative that will deliver another unrivalled new model, preventing end-users from getting locked down to a single card supplier.”

“The MIFARE DESFire EV2 was designed to be the next level of form factor independent, multi-application platform for solution roviders who want to offer a high level of transaction security and private data protection while still offering a truly convenient touch-and-go experience,” said Markus Staeblein, NXP Vice President and General Manager, Secure Mobility and Retail. “It was a good match for Identiv’s trusted ecosystem to protect data on a high level in a scalable solution.”

Read the full press release from Identiv.