HID Global of Irvine, California, has launched a new series of OMNIKEY 6321 USB smart card readers for logical access control. The dongle-sized form factor works seamlessly with the company’s HID on the Desktop solutions, allowing for converged security environments. It features a dual interface PC-linked reader that reads and writes to both a 13.56 MHz contactless smart card and virtually any SIM-sized contact smart card. It supports HID iCLASS and MIFARE, as well as ISO 14443 A/B and 15693 standards for contactless cards. The reader provides fast data transmission and has a durable housing design that is fully optimized for advanced contactless applications. It is compliant with all relevant safety and environmental standards.