“The combination of two RFID technology leaders like Philips and Indala is impressive to say the least,” said Marc Freundlich, Indala president. “Philips’ worldwide leading contactless MIFARE platform has a strong track record in Europe and <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = “urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags” />Asia.  And in the U.S. market, MIFARE DESFire is the first secure contactless smart card chip solution to meet the Government Smart Card Interoperability Standard (GSC-IS). There is no doubt that Indala customers worldwide will benefit from this alliance, and can be assured of a broad range of high quality product solutions from Indala in the near future,” he continued.

According to Manuel Albers, Americas’ Director Business Development for the Identification Business at Philips Semiconductors, “Indala has performed as a solid leader in the security industry for many years and continues to grow through advanced technology. We are pleased about Indala’s decision to use Philips MIFARE Standard and MIFARE DESFire products for open, secure, contactless solutions,” he said.