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Awards & Certificates

ID Infrastructure, formerly SCM Microsystems, has earned a number of awards and certifications for our products, processes and company through the years. A few recent examples are included below.

Awards

SCM Microsystems Receives Market Leadership Award in North America for Significant Contributions to U.S. Government Programs and Broader Smart Card Reader Market

SCM Microsystems received the coveted 2009 Frost & Sullivan North American Smart Card Readers Market Leadership Award from global growth consulting firm Frost & Sullivan.

In making the selection, Frost & Sullivan’s analysts emphasized SCM Microsystems market success over many years, with more than two million card readers distributed to U.S. federal government smart card programs, enabling both secure PC log-in for military personnel under the Common Access Card (CAC) program of the Department of Defense and both logical and physical access for the inter-agency Personal Identity Verification (PIV) program that covers all federal workers. Other factors of note were SCM Microsystems broad range of advanced smart card reader solutions and its recently completed strategic merger with Hirsch Electronics.

The award is given to the company that has exhibited market share leadership through the implementation of market strategy. The recipient has displayed excellence in all areas of the market leadership process, including the identification of market challenges, drivers and restraints, as well as strategy development and methods of addressing these market dynamics. Furthermore, the recipient has continually demonstrated solutions for monitoring market changes and for implementing superior market strategies. By utilizing these strategies for success, the company has established itself as the market share leader in its respective industry.

The corresponding press release can be found here.


SCM Microsystems received the coveted 2006 iF product design award for its e20 mobile smart card reader from renowned design group iF Forum Design e.V.The iF jury – consisting of international top designers – evaluated 2,000 products from 37 countries in twelve categories. Our e20 reader competed against 265 products in the “computer” category; evaluation criteria included design quality, degree of innovation, environmental friendliness and ergonomics.Since its inauguration in 1953, the iF design award has been a prestigious trademark for outstanding design. iF’s annual design competition is one of the world’s key design events. The iF seal is a guarantor for the latest design trends and has become a worldwide brand with high recognition value.


SCM Microsystems received the coveted 2006 iF product design award for its e20 mobile smart card reader from renowned design group iF Forum Design e.V.The iF jury – consisting of international top designers – evaluated 2,000 products from 37 countries in twelve categories. Our e20 reader competed against 265 products in the “computer” category; evaluation criteria included design quality, degree of innovation, environmental friendliness and ergonomics.Since its inauguration in 1953, the iF design award has been a prestigious trademark for outstanding design. iF’s annual design competition is one of the world’s key design events. The iF seal is a guarantor for the latest design trends and has become a worldwide brand with high recognition value.

 

Certificates

SCM Microsystems’ Contactless Readers among Top Performers at global Interoperability Test in Berlin

The radio frequency readers of SCM Microsystems were among the most successful reader entries in the international e-Passport testing, taking place from May 29th to June 1st in Berlin. During the test electronic passport samples were tested against readers from multiple manufacturers for interoperability. SCM Microsystems reader successfully read 89 out of 90 electronic passports – a success rate of almost 99 percent. Among the ten most successful manufacturers of e-Passport readers at the test were also several whose readers included SCM Microsystems radio frequency technology. With that, the company was one of the top performers out of 47 reader vendors at the event.


SCM Microsystems successfully takes part in the ePassport
Interoperability test in Singapore

On 7 and 8 November 2005, the latest in a series of Interoperability tests was conducted in Singapore to define and develop interoperability standards for ePassports and corresponding readers. The tests serve as a venue for industry and governments to perform a “many to many” cross testing of passport and reader products. Participants can experience first-hand any issues of compatibility or interoperability and have the opportunity to collaborate with colleagues to improve their products. It was the forth such test since the first interoperability trials took place in 2004 in the United States and Australia.

250 delegates participated in the recent session, representing 85 industry and government organisations and 28 countries and testing 40 passport readers and 140 passport samples. 56 % of the readers included ISO/IEC 14443 type A chips and 44% type B chips.

SCM Microsystems’ ePassport reader modules were integrated in about 40 percent of all ePassport scanners as the company has delivered its customized modules and readers to key industry organisations and several governments that integrate the modules into their designs and readers. The e-modules demonstrated to excellent test results overall, an upshot already proven in previous trials.

Huge improvements were made in the performance of e-Passports and readers overall. For example, the speed of secured reading (Basic Access Control) improved to two to four seconds, depending on data size, which is significantly better than in past test sessions. Likewise, significantly more passport samples and readers met current standards than in previous trials. Data show that the cross reading of ISO/IEC-A samples had a success rate of about 94% and type B samples of about 84% at a 0 cm distance.

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iso9001certificate 2007Identive's certification to the ISO 9001:2008 quality management standard reflects our commitment to quality management principles across a range of areas, from customers to systems to employees.

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