Precise Biometrics’ Tactivo for iPhone 5 gets speedy GSA Approval

July 23, 2013 - 

Precise Biometrics’ newly-released Tactivo for iPhone 5 has received GSA Approval and will be added to the ‘Approved Product List’ for use by U.S. government agencies and employees.

“This latest GSA approval of Tactivo for iPhone 5 is pivotal to our ongoing delivery of mobile authentication solutions for federal agencies. Due to the ever changing mobile technology market, we are continuously rolling out new products to supply consumers with more options for accessing secure government applications with PIV and CAC credentials from mobile device,” Patrik Lindeberg, CTO at Precise Biometrics said.

According to the company, the Tactivo for iPhone, iPad and Android are the first smart card readers that currently hold GSA and APL designations.

Reported previously in, the Tactivo was just approved by Apple for the iPhone 5, adding to an already busy and strong year.

Just last month, Precise Biometrics signed a major frame agreement with Volkswagen in regards to its Tactivo reader. 

Also, the Tactivo mini for Android was recently launched.

In April, Precise Biometrics published its 2012 annual report which the company said showed positive development in the mobile market, though Tactivo sales did not meet expectations.

Showing promise for a significant financial year, the company announced a strong start to 2013, boasting impressive sales statistics for the period ending March 31, 2013, totalling US$2.53 million (SEK 16.8 million).


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