The CardMan 5121 combines the advantages of contact and contactless smart card technology in a single USB desktop device.  The unit will read FlexSmart contact/contactless chip multi-technology cards.  The CardMan 5121 is based on a 13.56 MHz contactless smart card RFID interface that is compliant with ISO specifications 14443 A and B and 15693.  The reader works with a variety of 13.56 MHz contactless smart card protocols including Indala’s MIFARE and DESFire products. With the CardMan 5121 reader and FlexSmart cards, end-users experience the convenience, speed, and security of contactless technology for applications including log-on to Windows, networks, websites, and applications or the secure storage of user names, passwords, and personal information. According to Debra Spitler, president of OMNIKEY Americas, “This unique reader and card combination provides the ideal solution for end-users who currently use a contactless smart card for building access, as a corporate or student ID, or for transit or cashless vending applications.”         “Indala is pleased to work with a leading provider like OMNIKEY,” said Marc Freundlich, Indala president.  “The capability for end users to have one card for both physical and logical access control continues to be a very attractive investment from all points of view—security, convenience and ROI.  I am confident that this alliance will be extremely beneficial for both the Indala and OMNIKEY customer bases,” he added.