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Secure Authentication at the E-Charging Point

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Secure Authentication at the E-Charging Point

Elatec in the Growth Market of EV Charging

To reduce their carbon footprint, more and more companies are converting their corporate fleets to e-cars and setting up charging facilities on their premises. Universities, other public institutions and municipalities are contributing to the expansion of the charging infrastructure and are also installing charging stations. More and more private individuals are also switching to e-cars and installing so-called wall boxes in their garages. In short, the market for EV charging is growing enormously.

Elatec provides special readers for e-charging applications.

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Just as strong as the growth is the change the industry is facing. Manufacturers and operators of charging stations depend on their charging stations continuing to function reliably in the event of technical adjustments, changes in the law or changing customer demands, even without expensive and time-consuming retrofitting. At the same time, they must ensure that only authorized drivers have access to the charging stations and that sensitive information such as user payment data does not fall into the wrong hands. Integrating RFID readers into public or company-owned new charging stations is both an investment protection and a security measure. Some charging station installers are already successfully integrating Elatec readers.

Versatile Mini Readers

Elatec's product portfolio offers customers and partners a selection of readers for a wide range of applications. A very small and flexible reader has been developed especially for the e-charging station market. Just about the size of an SD card, the reader can be easily integrated into a charging station. Thanks to special antenna designs that can be adapted for each application, the readers are particularly flexible and therefore powerful. They process up to 60 different card formats, including NFC and BLE. This also enables the use of smartphones for authentication at the charging station.

Advantages of the EV Charging Solution from Elatec

Elatec readers support end-to-end encryption and thus higher data security for operators and users. For drivers of electric cars, the solution is maximally convenient and secure thanks to quick and easy authentication via smart device or RFID card. Charging station operators enjoy a high degree of flexibility, as any common transponder technology (RFID, BLE, NFC) can be processed. Thus, the use of all common RFID cards as well as mobile devices is possible. Another advantage for operators is that the readers can be updated via a centralized system. This saves time in IT and reduces maintenance costs.

Elatec GmbH

Elatec is a leading global provider of user authentication and identification solutions. Together with its global partners, the company develops innovative and future-proof RFID systems for its customers that combine contactless (RFID, NFC, Bluetooth) and contact (smartcard) technologies. With the interplay of pioneering multi-frequency readers, advanced authentication software and world-class service and support, Elatec is driving the digital transformation of its customers and partners. The breakthrough solutions that result ensure an optimal user experience and are used in a wide range of applications and industries where secure and convenient access is required—including access control, fleet management, machine authentication, electric vehicle charging, secure printing, kiosks and more. Founded in 1988 and headquartered in Munich, Germany, the company is now represented at 19 locations worldwide.

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Torunn Siegler
Torunn Siegler
Head of Marketing
Puchheim, Germany
Barbara Schwarz
Barbara Schwarz
Senior Marketing Manager
Puchheim, Germany
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Janek Grill
Global Account Manager
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