They call it the first ISO 7816 compliant card that combines flexible display and One-Time-Password (OTP) technology with RFID and smart card capabilities to offer enterprises a single card to issue to employees for company-wide access and authentication.
It’s the TRI-D AllAccess™ Card, from Pasadena, Calif.-based TRI-D Systems, Inc.
And may also be personalized to your liking – design-wise and security wise. Soon, you’ll have the option of scoring a souped-up version, featuring TRI-D’s proprietary biometric technology.
First Multi-Functional Display Card Serves Enterprise-Wide Access and Authentication Needs
TRI-D AllAccess™ is an ID Badge, a Proximity Access Card, a Smart Card, and an OTP Display Card All In One
PASADENA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–TRI-D Systems, Inc, the leading developers of multi-functional display cards with embedded identity and authentication technologies, announced today the availability of its TRI-D AllAccess™ Card, the first ISO 7816 compliant card that combines flexible display and One-Time-Password (OTP) technology with RFID and smart card capabilities to offer enterprises a single card to issue to employees for company-wide access and authentication.
First-to-market with flexible displays and OTP technology on an ISO 7816 compliant card, TRI-D has sold its display cards to several major enterprise customers in the U.S. TRI-D continues to strengthen its market leadership in emerging display card technologies by addressing the enterprise need to combine employee identity, access, and strong authentication into one convenient and easy-to-use form factor.
“It is not uncommon for companies to issue as many as 5 different cards and devices to their employees; an access card for parking garage entry, a photo ID badge with proximity physical access, an OTP key fob token for remote network access, and a smart card and smart card reader for digital signature and credential storage,” said Debra Shatford, CEO of TRI-D Systems. “Combining all of this functionality into one small card that is easily carried in a wallet decreases total cost of ownership for the enterprise and increases employee adoption and convenience.”
Compatible with industry leading printing technology, the TRI-D AllAccess card can be personalized with employee information to serve as a standard ID badge. The RFID inlay for physical access and the smart card module can be customized to work with a company’s existing infrastructure in most cases. The OTP displayed on the card provides strong authentication for network access and, because no external hardware or readers are required, it can be used to authenticate an individual from any device, anytime. The TRI-D OTP validation software is open source and plugs into a company’s existing authentication server.
TRI-D will add its proprietary biometric technology to the AllAccess card in the near future. “The biometric sensor will ensure that cardholders are exactly who they should be and will activate the various functions of the card upon a positive match,” said Shatford.
The cost for the TRI-D AllAccess card is comparable to what some competitors are charging for an OTP token alone. The company will sell the cards directly to end users as well as through distribution partners. More information about this and other TRI-D products can be found at the company’s website http://www.tri-dsystems.com.
About TRI-D Systems
Established in 2003, TRI-D Systems, Inc is the leading developer of multi-functional display cards with embedded identity and access technologies. It was first-to-market with deployments of an OTP display card that met ISO 7816 requirements. Its patent-pending portable biometric technology ensures people are who they claim to be when logging onto computer networks and authenticates the cardholder for physical access without the need for external readers or power supplies. TRI-D is a privately held company headquartered in Pasadena, Calif. and has offices in the San Francisco Bay area.