Oberthur Technologies launches PIV with embedded secure element for mobile devices

November 6, 2013 - 

Oberthur Technologies has just launched its ID-One PIV for eSE solution.

According to the company, this new solution combines a JavaCard applet loaded into the embedded secure element as well as an Android application. With this new solution, Oberthur says end-users can use biometric information to open doors, sign and encrypt emails and is an answer for organizations which use PKI cards for physical or logical access control.

This solution also combines cryptographic services of the ID-One PIV application with PEARL, Oberthur’s eSE.

“Compared to the existing solutions using smartcards inserted in external readers attached to the mobile device or with fully software-based technology, OT’s ID One PIV® for eSE suite combines the key benefits of an improved user convenience, remote administration capabilities and finally no need for additional external smartcard reader,” Olivier Prestel, Managing Director of the Identity Business Unit at Oberthur Technologies said. “Moreover, OT offers a fully featured Software Development Kit allowing software companies to secure their cloud-based services with strong authentication and encryption services.”

In October, Oberthur joined the FIDO Alliance, and was appointed to the group’s Board of Directors.

According to a recent research report, Oberthur, GemaltoMorpho and Giesecke & Devrient are currently dominating the ePassport market.

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