ASSA ABLOY ITG and Soliton Japan partner to provide contactless IT Security Solutions

Walluf, Dec 5, 2007 –ASSA ABLOY Identification Technologies (ITG), one of the leading providers of products and services in the RFID market, announces its new partnership with Soliton Systems K.K. Japan, a leading IT security solutions provider. The combined solution includes the OMNIKEY® 5321 contactless smart card reader and SmartOn™ for enterprise IT Security management

With the OMNIKEY® 5321 reader and Soliton SmartOn™ software, end-users experience the convenience, speed, and security of contactless technology for applications including log-on to Windows, networks, websites, and applications or the secure storage of user names, passwords, and personal information.

The OMNIKEY 5321 combines the advantages of contact and contactless smart card technology in a single USB desktop device. The unit will read/write any 13.56MHz ISO14443 A/B, ISO 15693, and ISO 7816 compliant contact/contactless card, including mifare® and DESFire®, Infineon, ATMEL, SHARP, as well as HID iCLASS®.

This unique reader and software combination provides the ideal solution for end-users who are currently using a contactless smart card for building access, as corporate or student ID, or for transit or cashless vending applications and want to expand its use to IT network security.

Volker Kunz, Director Sales and Business Segment IT & Corporate ID at ITG, states: “We are delighted that we have now turned our already well working relationship with Soliton  - one of the leading suppliers in the Japanese market for contactless corporate ID log on solutions -  into an official partnership."

About ASSA ABLOY Identification Technologies (ITG)
ASSA ABLOY Identification Technologies (ITG) is a leader within the ID management and Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) markets. The company develops, manufactures and markets RFID components, products, and services typically deployed within national ID and e-passport programs, corporate access control, supply chain management, animal tagging, financial transactions, transport and various industrial or manufacturing solutions. ITG is a merger of ACG Identification Technologies, OMNIKEY, Sokymat and VisionCard and former Brazilian based and operating Novacard do Brasil (acquired in 2006). ITG has over 1100 employees and 25 sales offices in all continents. The company’s headquarters are located in Walluf, Germany. ITG is now part of HID Global, the trusted leader in providing solutions for secure identity. HID is an ASSA ABLOY Group brand. 

About Soliton Systems K.K.
Soliton Systems K.K. is a leading company in IT-Security products and service focusing in government, banks, and national as well as multinational corporates in Japan.  Established since 1979, offering IT network security, broadband VOD contents delivery solutions and Industrial FPGA Boards, with EDA tool to Japanese enterprises.