HID Global Announces OMNIKEY® 6321 Series USB Readers

IRVINE, Calif., September 15, 2008 – HID Global, the trusted leader in providing solutions for the delivery of secure identity, today introduces the OMNIKEY® 6321 series of USB smart card readers, the industry’s first mobile contactless USB-connected readers for logical access control with iCLASS® support. Facilitating the use of contactless smart cards for secure two-factor authentication in a mobile computing environment, this unique “dongle-size” form factor works seamlessly with the company’s HID on the Desktop™ solutions (a powerful set of logical access control solutions incorporating an HID card or token, an OMNIKEY® reader and naviGO™ software). The OMINIKEY 6321 expands the company’s extensive portfolio of logical access control offerings for converged security environments and will be officially launched and available for order in November 2008.

“The OMNIKEY 6321 series of USB readers extends the HID Global’s logical access product portfolio with a state-of-the-art smart card reader that addresses customer demands for reliability and interoperability,” said Volker Kunz, director product marketing, Logical Access Control, HID Global. “The compact form factor, in combination with full iCLASS support, allows our partners to offer PC-based solutions to HID’s large installed customer base.”

A strong complement to the full line of innovative, high-quality OMNIKEY desktop and mobile readers, the 6321 series product line includes:

OMNIKEY 6321 Contactless and Contact USB Reader:
  • Dual interface PC-linked reader reads/writes to both a 13.56 MHz contactless smart card and virtually any SIM-sized contact smart card
  • Supports HID iCLASS and MIFARE®, as well as ISO 14443 A/B and 15693 standards for contactless cards
  • Compliant with ISO 7816 standard for contact cards and Microsoft® WHQL
  • Features host interface USB 2.0 and is compliant with USB 1.1

OMNIKEY 6321 CLi Contactless USB Reader:

  • Contactless HID iCLASS® reader for mobile end-users in a convenient, “dongle-size” device
  • Seamlessly integrates with iCLASS on the Desktop™ and other iCLASS-enabled logical access applications
  • Features host interface USB 2.0 and is compliant with USB 1.1

Supporting contactless smart cards up to 848 Kbps, OMNIKEY 6321 series readers provide fast data transmission and have a durable housing design that is fully optimized for advanced contactless applications. In addition, the readers are compliant with all relevant safety and environmental standards, including CE, FCC, UL, RoHS and WEEE.

HID Global will demonstrate OMNIKEY 6321 readers, and other access and identity management innovations, in the HID Global booth (#1611) at ASIS International 2008 in Atlanta, Georgia, from September 15-17. ASIS attendees are invited to visit the booth to encounter a “World of New Possibilities” enabled by HID technology.