HID introduces new new OMNIKEY Bluetooth reader

High-speed smart card reader offers wireless authentication for secure login to networked PCs and laptops


IRVINE, Calif., Nov. 18, 2009–HID Global, the trusted source for solutions for the delivery of secure identity, today announced the introduction of its OMNIKEY 2061 Bluetooth Reader. The new reader is an easy-to-use logical access solution that features hands-free, high-speed log-on to IT networks for government agencies, institutions and enterprise organizations concerned with data privacy in shared computing environments.

Many’s of today’s organizations are faced with the challenge of both protecting confidential data and controlling physical access to open work environments without disrupting employee workflow. The OMNIKEY brand 2061 Bluetooth Reader’s user-focused design allows the device to be easily carried on-person for an additional layer of visual security and freedom of movement for highly mobile employees, enabling organizations to maintain productivity while increasing security.

"HID Global is committed to providing our customers with solutions that address the growing need for converged physical access control and logical security," said Gunther Weller, senior product line manager, HID Global. "The reader is ideal for hospitals, airports, government agencies, manufacturing facilities and any other organization requiring a seamless solution to meet heightened physical and computer security requirements."

Supporting HID on the Desktop, the new reader also enables organizations to cost-effectively implement network security by using the same enterprise-wide physical access control cards to log-on to its computer network. Additionally, the reader fully supports ISO 7816-3 and EMV 2000 Level 1 for interoperability with multiple card technologies in virtually any Windows operating system environment.

Available immediately through HID distributors and system’s integrators worldwide, the OMNIKEY brand 2061 Bluetooth Reader is part of the broad HID Global family of readers and is fully backed by a two year device warranty.