BridgePoint Systems announced the launched its new Crypto ID smart card, designed to offer improved security standards for smart card usage in the facility access industry.
Crypto ID uses a managed, secure physical access control system applet, taking advantage of a cardholder unique identifier (CHUID). The PIV compatible CHUID includes a Federal Agency Smart Credential Number (FASC-N), a Globally Unique Identifier (GUID) and an expiration date.
Leveraging NXP Semiconductor’s DESFire platform, Crypto ID can be re-configured up to four times, making it possible to issue the card with unique FASC-N’s and GUID’s until the card is reissued to a fifth user. BridgePoint’s technology also enables the client to define up to four additional containers for future use with identifiers such as a user name, biometric template and security clearance.
This makes the BridgePoint smart card a well-suited tool to use in physical access systems that are configured to use PIV, the Common Access Card and Transportation Worker Identification Credential authentication systems as well as PIV-interoperable credentials.