certgate acquires AirID – The mobile Bluetooth smartcard reader from Unicept

  • High end secure, mobile smartcard reader for ID badge
  • AirID availability secured and extensions are under way
  • Unicept team already moved to certgate

Nuremberg, 31. August 2017, certgate GmbH, one of the leading providers of secure mobile communication technologies, acquired, effective June, 30th 2017 from Unicept GmbH its product family AirID, which consists of wireless, Bluetooth smartcard readers and all company technology and patents. Together with the hardware, software and intellectual properties, most employees have moved already to certgate.

AirID is the leading wireless, Bluetooth card reader for smartcards, using the global common „credit card sized“ (ID-1) format. Most companies and governmental organizations are using this format as an ID badge for additional ID sight check. Many leading companies within automotive, utility and other industries, as well as national federal and state organizations, benefit from AirID security. Currently, AirID is the only wireless card reader, approved by German government security authorities, to be used for governmental confidential data (VSnfD).

AirID is the most optimized 2-factor authentication solution for the mobile worker. By using a regular “credit card sized” smartcard, AirID mobilizes securely any application or device (laptop, tablet, smartphone), without the need to change existing smartcard infrastructures.

AirID complements perfectly certgate’s product and service portfolio. Now, wireless card readers (AirID & cgToken) for any size and platform (Windows, Apple iOS, Android) are available from a single source. Related mobile applications, i.e. cgPhone for secure, encrypted voice and chat, or high-performance thirdparty apps, i.e. SecurePIM, OfficeKey, FileWave and others enabling a secure, optimized workplace at any location and on any relevant platform. The transparent integration into WINDOWS assures a seamless user experience with established applications, i.e. Microsoft Office, Adobe Reader and others. Existing customer delivery and service contracts will be continued by certgate, securing a seamless supply chain and support.

Jan Wendenburg, CEO certgate, explained with regard to the successful acquisition: „We are very happy to complement our product and service portfolio with the high performance AirID product family and great team. This transaction is a step forward achieving our goal to become the leading European specialist for mobile security. This transaction and integration is an important milestone for us. I am looking forward working with the extended team and partners to provide world class secured mobile workplaces for our customers.”

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