Multi function BioToken BSID: Secure USB-Smart Card Reader, Flash Memory, RFID-Transponder and Fingerprint System in a Single Unit

Joint Development by Dr. Fehr, Charismathics and Siemens Enterprise Communications

Raunheim / Munich / Berlin, (PresseBox) - In cooperation with Siemens Enterprise Communications and Charismathics, Dr. Fehr GmbH developed a multi function USB-Token biometrics secured identification device (BSID), which secures the identification of it’s users via their biometric traits. This USB-Key, with an integrated fingerprint system, is a solution for today’s constantly changing mobile und virtual business world where highest security standards are required.

The pocket sized BSID provides users with multiple access rights, electronic signature and encryption key functions as well as a storage and backup-system for sensitive data. An authorized user is easily authenticated via two factors: the smart card inside the integrated class 2 smart card reader and the associated PIN released by the fingerprint. The fingerprint also protects data and applications stored in the integrated flash memory. The USB flash memory is also bootable which allows the user to employ a personal operating system. Two integrated RFID-transponders enable contactless functions, such as building access or electronic payments.

All reference data of a user, required for proper authentification, is secured inside the USB token. The integrated biometrics system works independently, without access from external systems . The BSID supports all major smart card operating systems through the strategic relationship with Siemens Enterprise Communications, Charismathics and Dr. Fehr. This solution emphasizes the Open Communications strategy of Siemens Enterprise Communications.

BACKGROUND

Dr. Fehr GmbH

Established in 1979 in Wiesbaden Germany, Dr.Fehr GmbH specializes in security and telecommunication. In 1984 Dr. Fehr GmbH moved to Raunheim and developed capability in biometrics for security. Dr. Fehr GmbH provides IT solutions for data protection, privacy, security and identity management, offers products of international biometric specialists, develops own solutions with fingerprint authentication for sensitive data such as private keys, signatures, certificates and passwords. Dr. Fehr supports the TeleTrusT organization with biometric know-how for many years. www.drfehr.de

Charismathics GmbH

Founded in 2004, charismathics meanwhile has become a true mile-stone maker of the IT security industry. With its expertise and references in the identity management sector, charismathics has concentrated its activities in serving the market with unique products of its kind. charismathics´ expertise is a fully integrated and transparent interfacing between ID tokens of all major vendors, and the current IT networking environments installed around the globe. charismathics has focused on the development, deployment and servicing of PKI middleware and hardware security tokens of all form factors and provides simple-to-use solutions, building the corner-edge of the industry. www.charismathics.com


Siemens Enterprise Communications GmbH & Co. KG

Siemens Enterprise Communications GmbH & Co. KG is one of the world's leading suppliers of Unified Communications technologies. The company's unique Open Communications approach to providing software, solutions and services for enterprises of all sizes enables business processes to be more productive, faster and more secure - with any device, network or information technology infrastructure. The company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Siemens AG with global headquarters in Munich. www.siemens.com/open

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