Freevolt introduces fingerprint-activated access control cards based on the LEGIC Security Platform

Fingerprint verification is now available for LEGIC advant- and MIFARE-based smartcards, thanks to battery-less biometric technology from Freevolt.

14 November 2022 - UK-based Freevolt (www.freevolt.tech) has launched next-generation, biometric smartcard products for the access control, healthcare, payment and cryptocurrency wallet sectors.

S-Key is a patented, battery-less, fingerprint-activated smartcard that seamlessly operates with the LEGIC security platform, eliminating risks associated with lost or stolen cards. This prevents unauthorized or criminal access to restricted areas, as well as fraudulent use of access cards, potentially saving companies millions of dollars annually.

“By combining our leading radio frequency energy harvesting with advanced fingerprint recognition algorithms, Freevolt is pioneering the field of secure smartcards. Our GDPR-compliant technology works with existing access control systems which allows S-Key to integrate seamlessly with LEGIC’s end-to-end Security Platform. With S-Key, we provide an off-the-shelf smartcard solution with built-in 2-Factor Authentication (2FA) that can be immediately deployed in any existing NFC-based access control infrastructure, increasing security by at least 5 times. And because it has no battery in it, you can use the card for years,” said Gonzalo de Gisbert, Head of Product & Business Development at Freevolt.

S-Key requires no regulatory or infrastructure changes and works with existing card technologies and systems while ensuring GDPR compliancy. It fits into existing card footprint and thickness and requires no recharging or batteries. Simply present it to a card reader to enable better security and a seamless user experience. For more information about Freevolt and the S-Key visit: https://www.freevolt.tech

About Freevolt
Freevolt Technologies is a UK-based technology company developing next-generation biometric smart card products for the access control, cryptocurrency wallet, healthcare and payments sectors.

Spun out from work completed at Imperial College London, and developed over 9 years, Freevolt is a global award-winning suite of proprietary, patented, and patent-pending technologies that recycle and harvest RF energy from radio transmission networks (NFC, cellular, Wi-Fi, etc.) to power next-generation biometric smart cards. The Company owns over 20 granted patents protecting their IP across multiple territories.

About LEGIC 
For over 30 years, Swiss-based LEGIC Identsystems has enabled companies from around the world to deploy solutions with demanding security requirements. Based on key management, trusted services and secure, contactless semiconductors, the LEGIC Security Platform provides end-to-end security for smartphone- and smartcard-based access, mobility, shared resource and industrial IoT applications. www.legic.com

Press inquiries 

Natascha Marty 
Corporate Communications Manager 
LEGIC Identsystems Ltd 
Tel: +41 44 933 64 64 
natascha.marty@legic.com 

Gonzalo de Gisbert
Head of Product and Business Development
Freevolt Technologies Ltd.                              
Tel: +44 (0) 203 176 2350
gonzalo.degisbert@freevolt.tech

 


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