Technology partners

Atos SE

Atos SE

Atos SE (Societas europaea) is an international information technology services company with annual 2012 revenue of EUR 8.8 billion and 77,000 employees in 47 countries. Serving a global client base, it delivers Consulting & Technology Services, Systems Integration and Managed Services. With its deep technology expertise and industry knowledge, it works with clients across the following market sectors: Manufacturing, Retail & Services; Public sector, Healthcare & Transport; Financial Services; Telecoms, Media & Technology; Energy & Utilities.On behalf of Atos, OpenLimit develops the application software for the new German ID card, the AusweisApp, for the German Federal Ministry of the Interior (abbreviated to BMI in German). With its identification function, the ID card offers citizens the option of secure online authentication. The federal government makes the AusweisApp available free of charge so that all the ID card’s functions can be used.



OpenLimit has an innovative development partnership with the German Federal Printing Office (“Bundesdruckerei” in German) in the field of digital identities, for example in the development of the eID server for use of the new German ID card. The company’s collaboration with D-Trust, a subsidiary of the Federal Printing Office, is characterized by long-standing sales cooperation in the area of electronic signatures.


Cherry GmbH

Cherry is known for functional solutions for keyboards. Security keyboards from Cherry possess integrated fingerprint sensors and smart card readers for security applications such as digital signature complying with the signature legislation, access control - for computers and networks and for secure online banking using a smart card, data encryption – for secure payments on the Internet plus PKI infrastructures.For many years the SigG certified smartcard readers and the SigG certified OpenLimit Software have been complementing each other very well.


Fraunhofer Institute for Secure Information Technology (SIT)

As specialist for IT security the Fraunhofer Institute for Secure Information Technology (SIT) develops directly applicable solutions that are focused on customer needs. SIT and OpenLimit cooperate in many research and development projects. That way a common base of competence for technology independent services at the highest level has been created.


Fraunhofer Institute for Open Communication Systems (FOKUS)

OpenLimit performs research concerning new software solutions together with the e-government business segment of the Fraunhofer Institute. The FOCUS development and solution activities that are relevant to the modernisation of procedures in public administration, between public administration and citizens, as well as of procedures between public administration and commerce and industry, are coordinated in the e-government business segment. Up to now several user-friendly solutions have emerged from this collaboration.


Fujitsu Technology Solutions GmbH (FTS)

The distribution-oriented product portfolio from FTS includes IT infrastructure (hardware and low-level software) and system-specific consulting and support services. In this context FTS markets the OpenLimit product line as well – particularly concerning archive and workflow systems and especially with government authorities. Since May 2007 FTS has been providing Europe-wide support for all OpenLimit products.


Microsoft Corporation

Microsoft and OpenLimit cooperate in the field of technology development. There are two main focuses: 1. The interoperability between the Microsoft mini driver concept and the e-card API concept of the Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) implemented by OpenLimit. 2. Legally binding electronic signatures from OpenLimit in Microsoft form server technologies.


norpa GmbH

The Hamburg-based company norpa GmbH is a specialist in the field of automated processing of documents and files as well as transfer of the information extracted as a result into the processing chain. With years of experience, norpa is a reliable partner for local authorities, organizations and companies of all sizes and from all industries. Through integration of the OpenLimit signature solutions into image2data, signing takes place early on in the capture process and allows different requirements in terms of replacement scanning and long-term archiving to be met.

Deutsche Post

PDF Tools AG

PDF Tools AG is a world-wide leading company in the PDF technology sector. OpenLimit and PDF Tools cooperate in the field of applying electronic signatures in PDF and PDF/A documents. Both companies also promote the use of electronic signatures in conjunction with PDF/A-compliant documents for long-term archiving, e.g. in the PDF/A Competence Center (


Power Plus Communications AG

Power Plus Communications AG is the leading provider of broadband power line communication systems (BPL) for intelligent power supply systems, smart metering systems and smart grids. In an exclusive partnership, Power Plus Communications AG (PPC) and OpenLimit are developing a Smart Meter Gateway for the introduction of “intelligent” electricity and gas meters. The collaboration also includes common production and sales of the gateway. In a certification process taking place parallel to the development process (BSI-DSZ-CC-0831), the partners are together implementing the security standards stipulated by the Federal Office for Information Security (abbreviated to BSI in German) for the Smart Meter Gateway. The gateway, which not only records data from intelligent meters but can also integrate decentralized generation systems in the house, has to meet particularly high security requirements.

Reiner SCT

Reiner SCT

Since 1997 Reiner SCT has been developing and distributing high-quality devices for processing smartcards. The technology company is a specialist for products and solutions in the field of online banking, electronic signature and time recording systems. Reiner SCT considerably supports innovative technologies concerning the eHealth Card and the eID. For many years the SigG certified smartcard readers and the SigG certified OpenLimit Software have been complementing each other very well.

Rohde & Schwarz Cybersecurity

Rohde & Schwarz Cybersecurity is a leading IT security company that protects companies and public institutions around the world against cyberattacks. The company develops and produces technologically leading solutions for information and network security, including highly secure encryption solutions, next-generation firewalls and firewalls for business-critical web applications, as well as innovative approaches to mobile security, desktop security and securely working in the cloud.


softScheck GmbH

softScheck has opened up new, attractive growth areas in the field of information security – especially when it comes to the identification of previously unknown security vulnerabilities in software (as well as hardware). softScheck regularly carries out security tests. In so doing, it successfully employs the two processes of threat modeling and fuzzing, which facilitate the identification of previously unknown security vulnerabilities. OpenLimit and softScheck combine their core competencies to offer products that meet the highest security standards.

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