Secure Android tablet with NFC
Posted on 17 September 2012.
INSIDE Secure and TazTag introduced the TazPad V2, a fully featured seven-inch Android 4.0 tablet that gives solution providers a solution for use in mobile banking, stock management, payment, ticketing, access control, identity and other sensitive and secure applications.


Tthe new TazPad tablet combines the EMVCo-certified secure near field communication (NFC) capabilities provided by the INSIDE Secure SecuRead NFC module and Open NFC protocol stack with biometric authentication capabilities and an extensive array of wireless connectivity technologies to enable solution providers to efficiently support a variety of commercial, professional and consumer mobile applications.

The TazPad uses the EMVCo-certified secure element of the SecuRead module to securely store fingerprint images, which can then be compared to those gathered through the built-in fingerprint scanner for authentication purposes.

Also new in this updated tablet is a multi-core ARM Mali-400 MP graphics accelerator, built-in 3G wireless connectivity, one USB Host, a micro-USB port for battery charging and a more powerful 6000-mAh LiPO battery.

“The TazPad clearly demonstrates how easily our SecuRead module and open-source Open NFC stack can be used with Android 4.0 to enable manufacturers like TazTag to greatly speed development and time to market while offering robust security capabilities,” said Bastien Latge, vice president mobile solutions for INSIDE Secure. “Our SecuRead module combines our MicroRead NFC controller with an EAL 5+ and EMVCo certified secure element to enable tablet manufacturers to include all of the security and application functionality required for a range of applications.”

The Taztag TazPad v2 supports NFC, Wi-Fi, ZigBee, Bluetooth and 3G wireless connectivity and includes a large fingerprint scanner.

It is also equipped with eight+sixteen GB of flash memory, a MicroSD slot for up to 32GB of memory, a seven-inch (800 x 480) screen, two Mpixel front- and five Mpixel rear-facing cameras, autonomous and assisted GPS, a three-axis accelerometer, a magnetometer and an ambient light sensor.

The INSIDE Secure SecuRead NFC module is well known for offering the smallest footprint, lowest bill of materials count and lowest standby current available today. The SecuRead module provides the largest OS and applet storage capacity on the market, as well as the largest applet library, boasts the industry’s fastest transaction speed and is the only product of its kind with support for HID iClass access control applications.





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