An absolute secure key for an absolute secure locking system.
Reader Unit for high security applications with Parallel Code entry.
Lese-Einheit für Zutrittskontrolle ohne Parallel-Code Eingabe.
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The Quantum Key operates completely Wireless-Free and therefore offers
an alternative to existing RFID systems.
The Quantenkey is formed from solid stainless steel, that neither carries a visible nor touchable coding.
Thanks to the specially developed encryption process, the code lays deep inside the metal and is practically indestructable, the coding is as a result so robust that even heavy mechanical damage, EMC exposure or strong magnetic fields have no influence on the readability of the Key.
Security feature in the Key!The coding is created by a transformation of a locally defined area of the lattice structure, resulting in a changed anistropy, and is therefore irreversibly written in the metal. Changing the code at a later time is not possible.
Presently, two different types of coding have been realized:
Class A: This coding is reproducible. By means of an assigned number (Key Identity Number) a suitable and pre-assigned replacment Key can be produced.
Class B: This coding is not reproducible. Every key of this type is unique. The coding process is randomized; it combines natural and arbitrary structural changes to the lattice structure. It is therefore impossible to produce a duplicate.
100% Solid stainless steel form
Quantum physical solid body cryptography
High coding depth
Absolute data security
No wireless communication e.g. RFID, Bluetooth, WiFi, NFC
Coding is neither visible nor manually touchable
Not copyable via a third party
No magnetic field projection
In this elegantly formed rod a local transformation of the crystal lattice
structure has been made, this enables more than 900 billion combination
Every single manufactured Quantum Key is therefore unique.
The coding is so robust that even heavy mechanical damage, EMC exposure or strong magnetic fields have no influence on the readability of the Key.
A further feature of this Reader Unit is the Parallel Code entry. Through
turning the Quantenkey an additional PIN number can be entered ( length
of PIN is open) in order to offer the highest possible security.
The data carried by the Quantum Key is read inside the reader unit, therefore the “skimming” or espionage of this data is impossible.
The Quantum Key reader unit consists of an externally sealed tube of either
ceramic or synthetic material. The Quantum Key is inserted arbitrarily
in the tube. The reader unit electronics is positioned around the tube
and de-codes the key during the insertion, the process is contactless.
For protection against EMC and environmental influences the complete reader unit is located and encapsulated in a metal housing.
To open or close a lock a simple insertion of the key is all that is required, however if required, a classical turn function of a typical key can be simulated.
The energy consumption of the reader unit is so minimal that a long operational life with a battery can be expected.
The communication of the reader unit to a corresponding locking system is carried out via an encrypted data channel.
The Quantum Key and reader unit is currently being developed towards serial production and is expected to be available in the near future.
The development and production of the Quantum Key, based on quantum physical solid body cryptography, and the reader unit are undertaked by the Picosens GmbH in Bühl, Baden-Württemberg.
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