HID Global's OMNIKEY 6221 USB Reader Improves Mobile Data Security

— July 29, 2010

HID Global, a leader in solutions for the delivery of secure identity recently announced a portable, dongle-sized USB smart card reader that includes a removable MicroSD flash memory slot and reader for subscriber identity module (SIM)-sized contactless smart cards.

By supporting flexible memory up to 32GB, the OMNIKEY 6221 USB reader is designed to be a cost effective solution for organizations looking to improve mobile document security.

HID Global's OMNIKEY 6221 delivers data protection and secure content issuance using encryption and digital signatures in conjunction with PIN protection. This provides the assurance of two-factor authentication in a pluggable, SIM-sized contact smart card format that is ideal for protecting data and any licensed content that is used by today's increasingly mobile workforce. The removable SAM module gives organizations the flexibility to re-use the reader by simply issuing a new SAM module when needed.

The OMNIKEY 6221 measures 3.7 inches long by 1.02 inches wide by 0.59 inches high (94 x 26 x 15 mm). According to HID global, the reader is based on the same technology and drivers as its desktop product family of logical access readers material, and is available in all regions immediately.

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