San Francisco, CA, April 7, 2008 – CardLogix, the leader in secure identity smart cards, today announced its Card Validator™ for instant visual verification of a smart card. The Card Validator™ combines mathematically specific, hidden card graphics with a special plastic lens that, when set on the card, reveals the graphics, confirming the authenticity of the card. Because it does not use a conventional card reader or terminal, the Card Validator™ is ideal for ‘frontline’ applications where large quantities of cards must be instantly, preliminarily verified. These include First Responder, Event Attendee, and Worker Credentials. The company is making the announcement at the RSA Conference 2008, where it is showing in the Smart Card Pavilion, Booth 1350.

The Card Validator solution consists of special graphics printed on the smart card that cannot be seen with the naked eye. When a Card Validator plastic lens is laid on top of the card, the hidden graphics are revealed, confirming the card is valid. Although not as sophisticated as card reader authentication, the Card Validator is an additional security weapon for simple, low- cost identification. As card counterfeiting becomes more prevalent and sophisticated, this solution can fight fraud with minimal increase in cost and infrastructure. Example applications include preventing underage drinking and improving EMS access for emergency response. The lens is palm-sized, highly portable and durable.
The Card Validator technology works with CardLogix Credentsys™ Java card and M.O.S.T™ smart cards. Samples are available, with pricing quoted according to quantity ordered. For more information about Card Validator, contact

About CardLogix

Founded in 1994, CardLogix is an ISO 9001/2000 Quality manufacturer of smart card technology platforms for the secure transaction of data and value. Worldwide, CardLogix supplies to programs that secure identity for citizenship, worker credentials, and healthcare. The company has earned FIPS 140-2 and FIPS 201 certification for Credentsys for supply to the U.S. Government. For more information about CardLogix, go to and CardLogix is listed under Cage Code 1KV39.