For over 25 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.

Easy Engineering: What are the main areas of activity of the company?
LEGIC designs and produces semiconductors and software services for access control, shared resource, mobility and industrial IoT applications.

E.E: What’s the news for 2021 about new products?
LEGIC 6000 Series Security Modules
OS50 Version 1.8 upgrade: LEGIC 6000 series Security Modules are now suitable for reader devices that must be compatible with Apple Wallet using ECP 2.0 for communication with Apple smart devices. In addition, the 6000 series now supports a symmetrical NFC antenna which provides greater RF output power which, for example, support small transponders.

E.E: What are the ranges of products?

LEGIC: The ranges are:

Security Modules: installed infrastructure and used for contactless authentication and access control to buildings, vehicles, industrial equipment, and ePayment terminals (i.e. Parkhouses, vending machines, etc.)

Smartcard ICs: used in badges and key fobs used for authorised access to office buildings, schools, airports, government buildings, hotel rooms, private dwellings, etc.

E.E: At what stage is the market where you are currently active?
Very large and mature global market (building access control), large and growing market (contactless vehicle entry and industrial automation), large and emerging market (industrial process optimisation).

E.E: What can you tell us about market trends?
LEGIC: There is an increasing demand for contactless authentication systems across multiple market sectors due to the growing demand for security and hygiene requirements. In the industrial sector, the combination of contactless authentication with RTLS indoor-positioning is creating a new market for indoor navigation resource authorisation for employees, visitors and industrial robots.

E.E: What are the most innovative products marketed?
The LEGIC end-to-end security platform which consists of cloud software-as-a-service, security modules which are embedded infrastructure components such as automatic doors, smartcard IC and mobile apps that allow our customers to deploy secure contactless applications used for access control, time and attendance management, industrial process control and shared vehicles.

E.E: What estimations do you have for 2021?

LEGIC: We see an increased demand for contactless applications that can capitalise on contactless authentication technology to protect employees and users by eliminating the need for physical contact with infrastructure (door handles, buttons, vending machines etc.) as well as by limiting access to valuable infrastructure to authorised persons only.