ASSA ABLOY ITG presents new ITSO™ compliant reader at Moving On Conference in Cardiff

Walluf, May 31, 2007 – ASSA ABLOY Identification Technologies (ITG), one of the leading providers of products and services in the RFID market, introduces a new ITSO™ compliant reader. The new reader generation supports the latest ITSO specification - including Calypso - and reads all specified Customer Media Device (CMD) types. The contactless proximity read/write device is especially designed for the requirements of the public transport industry and is optimized for best transaction times. Through an incorporated ITSO application it can easily be integrated into new and existing systems. A live demonstration of the reader’s functionalities will be given at Moving On conference in Cardiff, June 4th – 6th at the ITG booth #15. 

Typical usage scenarios for the new reader series are ticket vending machines, stationary ticket validators, on-board ticket validators, desktop ticket issuing or ticket production & personalization. The new reader is optimized to comply with the latest ITSO specification 2.1.1 as well as the new Calypso specification under ITSO. Especially designed for the requirements of public transport, the reader is equipped with two external antennas  that can be connected and thus provides maximum flexibility during the integration process.

The reader autonomously processes all ITSO defined customer media operations and presents all data in independent formats to the point of sale terminal (POST). Four integrated SAM sockets ensure a high security level. All processing required  by the ITSO Security Access Module (ISAM) to conduct customer media transactions is done automatically. 

“Our new reader provides increased efficiency and optimized transaction times through the use of ITSO optimized commands in the communication protocol”, says Denis Scheller, Product Manager of ITG. “This allows simultaneous execution of multiple operations by the reader.”

Through an incorporated ITSO application the reader can easily be integrated into new and existing systems. Via various interface options it connects to a PC or other host systems and a built in boot-loader enables firmware field upgrades via multiple interfaces.

ITG will present this new reader at the Moving On Conference in Cardiff, which takes place from June 4th to 6th. For a live demonstration of the reader’s functionalities please visit the Assa Abloy ITG booth #15. 

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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 part of the Global Technologies Division of the ASSA ABLOY Group.