Tuesday, December 06, 2011

APG8201 PINhandy 1 OTP Generator

Nowadays, more and more people rely on the web for many day-to-day transactions that once required physical presence to be performed. These include e-banking and online shopping, which have become everyday activities along with online forum and social media participation.

However, as technology becomes more and more sophisticated, fraud related incidents also become more prevalent. These occurrences generate billions of dollars worth of losses and bring distress most especially to the banking sector. APG8201 PINhandy 1 OTP Generator addresses this problem.

APG8201 PINhandy 1 is a portable and cost-efficient handheld smart card device capable of managing Dynamic One-Time Passwords, Challenge-Response Authentication Codes, and Transaction Data Signing (PKI digital signatures). It uses a two-factor authentication process where the cardholder is required to insert an EMV card (something he has) into the device and enter a PIN code (something he knows) using the built-in PIN-pad. Verifying both the card and PIN code, APG8201 generates a one-time password that can only be used once for each online transaction. These steps allow the device to inhibit emerging man-in-the-middle attacks that aim to steal and use confidential information.

APG8201 PINhandy 1 supports both PC-linked and standalone modes, and has Secure PIN Entry (SPE) support to protect every PIN code from security attacks when the device is on PC-linked mode. A high quality and reliable device, it is compliant with major banking, computing and safety standards such as Mastercard® CAP and PLA, VISA DPA and EMV Level 1. Banks may now deliver APG8201 to individual customers in bulk/volume without the concern for sensitive data handling!

  • Supports OTP (One Time Password), Challenge-response and Transaction Data Signing Modes
  • Operates in two Modes: PC-linked and Stand-alone Modes
  • PC-linked Mode: USB 2.0 Full Speed (12Mbps)
  • Standalone Mode: 2 CR2032 Batteries Powered
  • Intelligent Battery Management for a Life Expectancy of 5 Years (depending on usage)
  • Full-Sized Microprocessor Cards (T=0, T=1 Protocols) Support
  • Supports PC/SC 2.01 Secure PIN Entry (SPE)
  • Key Symbol on LCD to Recognize SPE Mode
  • Durable Tactile Keypad with 20 Silicon Rubber Keys (Optional 20 keys)
  • Graphical LCD with Alpha-numeric and Multiple-language Support
  • Monotone Buzzer
  • Value-Added Calculator and ePurse Function
  • Tamper Indicating Seal to Indicate Unauthorized Intrusion

  • e-Banking and e-Payment
  • Dynamic One-Time Password
  • Remote Authentication
  • Digital Signature

Tech Specs:

DimensionsDevice: 95.00mm (L) x 60.00mm (W) x 11.00mm (H)
Weight49g (with batteries)
Standalone: 2 x CR2032 Batteries (Replaceable)
PC-linked: USB
Supply CurrentMax. 50mA
Operating Temperature0-50 °C
CLK Frequency2 MHz
MasterCard® CAP, MasterCard® PLA, Visa DPA, EMV Level 1, CE, FCC, RoHS Compliant, ISO 7816, PC/SC 2.01, Microsoft® WHQL, CCID
Operating System Support
  • Win 98, Win ME, Win 2000, Win XP, Win Vista, Win 7, Win Server 2003, Win Server 2008
  • Win XP x64, Win Vista x64, Win 7 x64, Win Server 2003 x64, Win Server 2008 x64, Win Server 2008 R2 x64