Welcome GEMALTO Mobile PKI Clients & Partner!

(and everyone who might be interested how to continue or start wireless smart card projects within GEMALTO's smart card ecosystem)

Dear GEMALTO Mobile PKI Partner,

we have created this website after GEMALTO's End Of Sale announcement and receiving multiple requests from the GEMALTO PKI client and partner ecosystem how to use certgate's proven, reliable Mobile PKI products to continue mobile smartcard rollout and projects in various countries.

We, here at certgate are focusing solely on Mobile PKI products for a secure mobile world. We provide world class, leading edge and lovely designed, wireless smartcard readers (& SD cards) for the modern mobile user. They provide great usability for the end-users, working well with many GEMALTO smartcards and are already in production by leading, global organisations and national authorities, including German government.

We are looking very much forward in working with GEMALTO PKI Clients & Partners and any other organisation to provide mobile security for enterprise or public sector clients. We will ensure a smooth transition for you or your clients and projects.

certgate is investing continuously into its product development to ensure leading edge security, usability and compliance. We provide strong standard products and in case of individual requirements, we are able to design and manufacture custom hardware and software. 

Do you work on a client or internal project using GEMALTO Mobile PKI products?

Yes, we will support you and your clients for a smooth Mobile PKI product transition.

Please do not hesitate in contacting Ms.Tanja Sommer by mail at tanja.sommer@certgate.com

We are more than happy to help you! (wink)

Most GEMALTO Smartcards (i.e. IDPrime and others) and GEMALTO PKI Middleware have been successfully tested with AirID wireless card reader. Please let us know what cards you are using and we will support you for a smooth reader transition.

Why wireless smart card readers?

Wireless smart card reader enable complete new uses cases and security levels for you and your clients, while maintaining user convenience .

Do not store private keys on vulnerable, fast evolving mobile devices. Separate private keys from devices will increase security, enable BYOD and bring back full corporate/organisational control over confidential keys and data.

GEMALTO CK1100 and CERTGATE AirID at a glance*:

Functional Comparison





Supports ID-1 Format smart cardsYesYes
Supports Photo-ID badge useLimitedYes
Bluetooth (BLE) +Encryption128bit256bit
LCD Display for Status & settingsNoYes
Buzzer for quiet feedbackNoYes
Always-On design, no user interaction at reader required to use smart cardNoYes
Supports multiple host devicesYesYes
User selectable Distance-LogOutNoYes
iOS/Android Device Management AppYesYes
Secure firmware update (signed)NoYes

NFC smart card function can be used, while card in reader

Host platform supportWin10, MacOS, Android, iOS, Win7 with BLE DongleWin10, MacOS, Android, iOS,
Linux (beta), Win7 with OK Bridge
AvailabilityLimited, END OF SALELong term availability through continuous development
Pricingvolume dependentvolume dependent

* comparison table information is based on public information. certgate is not liable for any errors, typos or misinterpretation of public information. Please contact us immediately in case any information appears not correct. Thank You!