Identive launches new RFID tag for ID credentials

December 19, 2012 - 

Identive Group has announced the launch of its Smartag Crypto tag, a new radio frequency identification (RFID) tag, the company says offers a versatile new option for ID credentials.

The new Smartag Crypto is the newest addition to Identive’s Smartag family and incorporates a full-featured contactless smart card microprocessor with a large memory capacity and cryptographic capabilities, enabling the tag to be used in place of a smart card for a wide range of high-security and high-functionality applications.

“Our new Smartag Crypto tag provides customers with a versatile new option for ID credentials and other high-security applications needing increased processing, memory or cryptographic capabilities. Just like a smart card, the tag has strong security to safeguard and manage personal information and privileges,” Dr. Manfred Mueller, COO Identificaiton Products for Identive said. “Smatag Crypto’s small size and large memory make it idea for traditional, mobile and future secure applications such as payment, network logon, physical access, transportation, digital signatures and authentication to e-health and e-government programs. Whether adhered to a mobile phone or embedded in a wristband or badge, Smartag Crypto also supports the growing trend towards mobile multi-application credentials.”

According Michael Kober, the managing director of Identive’s Transponder unit, multiple versions of this tag are already available and the company expects to introduce a ‘peel and apply,’ convertible tag embedded within an ID-1sized card body, which will enable the tag’s production in standard card manufacturing and personalization environments.

Currently Smartag Crypto is available with NXP Semiconductors‘ and Inside Secure‘s technology.

As reported previously in, Identive inked a significant contract with a U.S. Government agency in June for 266,000 smart card readers.

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