Product News
Smartcard Focus is constantly updating and adding to its product range. As well as representing several major manufacturers from within the world-wide smartcard industry, our product team searches out the more specialized products and solutions and helps to introduce them to a wider market. The items below highlight new products and developments in our range:


2010.10.10 - Out-of-the-box, standards-compliant support for dozens of logical access applications

The Crescendo series of smartcards specialize in logical and physical access control by incorporating HID's iClass and Proximity or MIFARE and Proximity technologies with an integrated cryptographic contact chip. By combining logical and physical access control in a single card the Crescendo C700 series reduces card management costs and increases user convenience.

As well as supplying the cards themselves Smartcard Focus have created a Crescendo start-up guide to help users set up Microsoft Windows Smartcard authentication, emphasizing the main tasks required in enabling and running a secure two-factor authentication system. This is included in the Crescendo Evaluation kit which also contains the relevant drivers and Crypto Service Provider (CSP) software, helping to create a usable and easily understandable package for Crescendo implementation.

Read more about the Crescendo card.

Read more about the Crescendo Evaluation Kit.





2010.10.04 - The world's first NFC reader compliant to CCID standards

The ACR122 is unique in its ability to follow both ISO 14443 and ISO 18092 standards whilst being CCID compliant. The modern, light weight contactless reader supports both MIFARE and ISO 14443 A/B cards as well as FeliCa and NFC tags, making it excellent value and a highly desirable NFC reader.

Full product details: ACR122U



2010.10.01 - A highly secure combined technology reader from ACS

The ACR128 is a dual interface USB PC-linked reader combining contact and contactless smartcard interfaces, employing a built-in SAM card slot to ensure added security. These features enable a wide range of potential applications where high security and combined card interfaces are required.

The design process of the ACR128 has kept users in mind at every step by including landing contacts to minimize damage to cards and ensuring more reliable operations to allowing contactless cards to be detected even if inserted into the contact card slot. This well thought out design makes the reader easy to use in either a contact or contactless capacity and is an attractive addition to any combined use environment.

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2010.06.10 - New MIFARE Ultralight plastic coated label from NXP!

Smartcard Focus now stocks the new 38mm MIFARE Ultralight circular label.

The MIFARE Ultralight self-adhesive plastic coated paper label from NXP is primarily aimed at various contactless ID/ticketing applications and NFC-enabling products and posters.

Read more about the MIFARE Ultralight label range.




2010.02.05 - Gemalto .NET card combined with MIFARE technology

The Gemalto .NET card provides a highly secure method of storing digital signatures, providing two factor authentication and support for other PKI based applications within the Windows environment. With the inclusion of a 4k MIFARE chip in the card it now provides a useful combination that can be used for both logical and physical access control.

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