Identiv’s high-security smart card reader technology now available to Universal Smart Cards‘ Network


Identiv, Inc. (Fremont, California) announced that it has entered into a distribution partnership with Universal Smart Cards, a UK-based market leader in the implementation of smart chip cards and technology. Identiv’s comprehensive, affordable, high-security smart card reader and credential portfolio is now available to more organisations in the USA, Europe, and worldwide. Part of the company’s continued focus on global expansion, the availability of Identiv’s access and identification solutions to Universal Smart Cards’ large network of customers and partners marks the successful regrowth of Identiv’s smart card business.

Identiv’s smart card-based products and solutions enable security and identification applications, transaction systems, and e-health and e-government applications across the world. Identiv’s smart card reader portfolio features a broad variety of contact, contactless, and mobile smart card reader and terminal technology, and digital identity and transaction platforms. Available in varied form factors, Identiv’s comprehensive, end-to-end portfolio of credentials can be used for physical and logical access control, converged access solutions for building and computer access, transit payment, brand protection, time and attendance, cashless vending, and Internet of Things (IoT) applications. Identiv’s cards are available as single-technology credentials, multi-technology, or credentials with a contact chip for high-assurance deployments using digital certificates. Universal Smart Cards joins Identiv’s 400+ distribution partners and customers in over 50 countries worldwide.

“Identiv chose to work with Universal Smart Cards because we share their vision of offering the most up-to-date, innovative products on the market,” said Dr Manfred Mueller, COO and General Manager, Smart Card Readers and Transponders. “Working closely with leading industry manufacturers in the US, UK, and worldwide, we truly appreciate Universal Smart Cards’ expertise and are eager to support their growing channel partner network, making Identiv’s affordable, high-security access and identification solutions universally available.”

“Universal Smart Cards prides itself on providing our partners with the knowledge, local supply, convenience, and peace of mind they have come to expect from us during the past 14 years,” said Michael Smith, Universal Smart Card CEO. “We are thrilled to partner with Identiv, a trusted global provider of physical security and secure identification solutions, and are excited to offer our partners Identiv’s cutting-edge smart card reader and credential technology.”

Caption: uTrust SmartID secure access credentials from Identiv (photo: Identiv)

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