Taglio Simplifies Smart Card Authentication on Android with Release of TSC Integration Kit
Taglio TSC supports multiple smart cards, including the Taglio C2 and compatible NFC, PIV and CIV cards, and provides system administrators and software developers with a single solution for enabling smart card authentication on Android.
AUSTIN, Texas, Oct. 9, 2013 - Taglio™ today announced the release of the Taglio TSC Smart Card Integration Kit for Android™. With Taglio TSC system administrators and software developers can now implement smart card authentication for most web-enabled Android Applications. Taglio TSC requires no modification to servers or applications, and supports most web enabled Android apps with minimal configuration – including popular web browsers such as Chrome™, Dolphin®, Firefox® and Opera®.
Taglio TSC supports multiple smart cards, including the Taglio C2 series cards, as well as cards based on the US Government Personal Identity Verification (PIV, PIV-I and CIV) standard and contact and contactless/NFC cards from other vendors. Contact smart cards can be connected using a supported USB contact smart card reader such as Identive’s CLOUD 2910 R. Contactless cards can be connected using the Near Field Communications (NFC) reader built into many Android devices.
Smart cards are a widely used strong authentication solution in industry sectors such as healthcare, oil and gas, aerospace and government. Operating systems such as Windows®, Mac OS X® and Linux® have provided integrated smart card and reader support for years. However, on the Android operating system there is no standard support for smart cards or readers. Until now the integration of smart cards into Android applications has required complex development and integration of multiple software and hardware components and drivers. With Taglio TSC integrating smart cards has been simplified. Taglio TSC includes everything required to use smart cards with most Android apps, without changes to the software.
As of today, Taglio TSC is available for licensing to resellers and system integrators in North America. Software developers and hardware manufacturers interested in bundling or integrating Taglio TSC with their products can join the Taglio partner program. This program enables partners to extend Taglio TSC with additional smart card profiles and smart card readers, as well as custom applications.
Based in Austin, Texas, Taglio LLC provides smart card related software and services to resellers, system integrators and OEM partners worldwide. Taglio, the Smart Card Experts!
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