iPhone Voice Encryption from KoolSpan and DeviceFidelity
TrustChip microSD pairs with iCaisse technology to form TrustSleeve for the iPhone
Bethesda, MD. – March 11, 2013
KoolSpan Inc., developer of the TrustChip® family of plug-in mobile security solutions, has entered into technology licensing and product supply agreement with DeviceFidelity Inc., makers of the patented iCaisse family of products for iPhone, to create TrustSleeve. TrustSleeve offers the first ever microSD-based voice encryption for the iPhone.
The combination of a KoolSpan TrustChip microSD with a DeviceFidelity iCaisse4X protective case for the iPhone creates the TrustSleeve. TrustSleeve allows iPhone users to harness the security and FIPS 140-2 level encryption of the TrustChip for voice-encrypted conversations with the TrustCall application.
Once the iPhone is inserted into the TrustSleeve, the TrustChip provides the hardware encryption required to conduct secure phone calls via the TrustCall app. To use TrustCall, users simply launch the mobile app, dial a number or select a contact, and hit “send.” Using TrustCall is as easy as making a regular call, but with the assurance sensitive information will not be intercepted or monitored by a third party.
“DeviceFidelity’s iCaisse provides the final piece of the iPhone security puzzle,” said Gregg Smith, KoolSpan’s CEO. “Hardware-based encryption provides a higher level of security than software alone. Apple has the most advanced accessory ecosystem in the world. iCaisse technology from DeviceFidelity provides KoolSpan the ability to extend its offering to millions of iOS users by seamlessly connecting the TrustChip microSD securely to the iPhone.”
TrustSleeve doubles as an extended battery for the iPhone by providing a removable 1200 mAh battery pack. This extends battery life up to 12 hours of talk or 13.5 hours of Internet use.
“The iCaisse technology was designed to bring mobile security applications to iOS devices,” said DeviceFidelity CEO, Deepak Jain. “We’re delighted that KoolSpan can offer the exciting capabilities of their TrustChip on our iCaisse and to bring to market the first ever hardware-based voice encryption app for the iPhone.”
The TrustSleeve is currently available for the iPhone 4S and the iPhone 4. TrustSleeve for iPhone 5 is expected in spring of 2013.
For more information about voice encryption and mobile security for iPhone, please visit TrustCall.
KoolSpan is the leading global provider of encrypted solutions for connected devices. The foundation for all KoolSpan solutions is the TrustChip®, a microSD‐based hardware token for mobile devices, laptops, tablets, and servers. Supported by a strong patent portfolio, KoolSpan offers a robust API for application developers and system integrators, as well as encrypted voice and text applications for wireless carriers, enterprise, and government deployments. The FIPS 140‐2 validated solution has been tested and deployed in 50 countries worldwide. For more information, visit www.koolspan.com.
DeviceFidelity, Inc. develops plug-and-play technologies that empower a variety of institutions to deploy their services and applications on millions of mobile phones worldwide. Its patented CredenSE and In2Pay® microSD and iCaisse for iPhone solutions transform popular mobile phones into interactive contactless transaction devices. Committed to bringing contactless innovation to the mobile phone, the company launched moneto, the world’s first multi-platform mobile wallet in the US. DeviceFidelity is a private corporation with headquarters in Richardson (Texas) and offices in San Mateo (California), and Aix-En-Provence (France).
Abel Communications for KoolSpan
Marketing Director, DeviceFidelity, Inc.