Cirque and SecureKey to demonstrate secure contactless technology using integrated EMV Trackpad at CARTES 2012

Salt Lake City, Utah and Toronto, Canada – Cirque, the leader in secure capacitive input solutions, will be demonstrating its GlideSecure™ trackpad concept at the CARTES Exposition next week in Paris, France. This new trackpad solution will be the first of its kind to feature patented on-board EMV contactless card reading functionality using SecureKey’s innovative authentication service. As a fully integrated technology solution, GlideSecure trackpads with SecureKey’s technology will provide an ideal solution for personal authentication and payment applications.

Cirque’s secure input solutions have been repeatedly proven in the POS (point of sale) terminal market. Cirque technology is able to meet the stringent requirements for PIN number entry on a touch sensor (PCI PTS 3.0). GlideSecure trackpads will feature this same secure input technology, plus robust, feature rich touch input with one of the most complete multi-finger gesture suites, and industry-leading finger tracking ballistics. The addition of on-board EMV contactless, and SecureKey’s authentication capabilities will complete the total secure input solution.

“We see many future applications for this type of solution in payment and authentication peripherals, as well as in consumer electronics such as the latest generation of notebook PCs and tablet accessories,” said Douglas Moore, Vice President of Input Solutions at Cirque. “We are very excited to be working with SecureKey to bring this solution to the market.”

SecureKey’s innovative authentication solution turns ordinary consumer devices into secure terminals that enable simple ‘tap-to-pay’ and ‘tap-to-authenticate’ consumer experiences using real-world payment and identity credentials. SecureKey is being embedded in a wide range of laptops, tablets, and mobile devices, including Intel® Identity Protection Technology and various SIM-based and embedded secure element platforms.

“We are working with a broad range of global payment, financial services, and government organizations to enhance online security and payments in a simple and convenient manner,” said Charles Walton, CEO of SecureKey Technologies Inc. “We are thrilled to be working with Cirque to enable GlideSecure trackpads, an ideal, integrated EMV contactless solution for OEM customers.”

To schedule a meeting to see the GlideSecure demonstration at CARTES, please contact Cirque using this web contact form:

About Cirque CorporationCirque Corporation is the original developer of capacitive sensing technology and continues to function as a market leader in a variety or markets such as notebook computers, industrial, medical and consumer electronics. To learn more about Cirque’s wide range of capacitive touch solutions, visit For more about Cirque’s innovative input solutions for the payment industry, visit us at, or contact us.

Cirque, GlideSecure and all associated logos are trademarks of Cirque Corporation.

About SecureKey Technologies Inc.SecureKey provides an innovative, cloud-based authentication service that enhances privacy and security for government, financial services, healthcare, telecoms and others. By embedding its security application in laptops, tablets, and mobile devices, SecureKey turns ordinary consumer devices into secure terminals for multifactor and federated authentication, using the security of chip-based identity and payment credentials. Highly scalable and consumer-friendly, SecureKey enhances a wide range of online, mobile, and in-person identity and payment applications. SecureKey is based in Toronto, Canada, with backing from leading technology, payments and mobile industry network providers. For more information, visit

Contact Information (Cirque):
Ethan Trump
Marketing Manager
(801) 467-1100

Contact Information (SecureKey):
Patrick Corman
Corman Communications, LLC
(650) 326-9648