Athena Smartcard Solutions, a developer of smart cards, announced that the Athena IDProtect Duo PIV, contact-contactless smart card was approved by U.S. General Services Administration for deployment in HSPD-12 programs.
The Athena IDProtect Duo PIV card incorporates FIPS 201 requirements and is listed on the U.S. General Services Administration Approved Product List. Products listed on the GSA APL may be purchased by government agencies. The Athena PIV supports Java Card 2.2.2 specifications and can carry 72KB of data including certificates and biometric data supporting both logical and physical access applications.
The Athena PIV card, developed and supported by Athena’s California development center, utilizes Atmel’s AT90SC12872RCFT dual interface secure microcontroller which is Common Criteria EAL5+ certified. CPI, a U.S.-based plastic card manufacturer, produces the card.