www.ara.cat / Section: Economy // 25/06/2016
“The agreement with the Chinese company will enable them to manufacture chips that embed Víntegris software to identify objects in their communications”
Víntegris, the Catalan company specialized in the identification, certificates, digital signature and user authentication, has reached an agreement with the Chinese company Feitian to enter into the Internet of things business, as explained to ARA the founder and majority partner of the company, Facundo Rojo. The company, which until now offered software products to authenticate web users, with clients such as BBVA, Banco Sabadell, Kutxa, Bankinter or Catalana Occidente, among others, wanted to take a step further by entering into the digital signature.
“This is a turning point for the company,” Rojo explains. Until now the digital signature could only be done with a physical support, usually a chip reader that allowed to validate the use of certificates such as those of the National Currency and Stamp Factory or the electronic ID card, which carries the embedded chip. But from now on, for the transposition of European regulations, physical support will not be necessary and can be done from the cloud. This has opened up a new field, so the company drives a business line to become a digital signature issuer in the cloud. This has led to a lengthy approval process, but once completed, will allow customers to digitally sign and move all types of documents with the same validity as if it were a physical document.
Growth and internationalization
The agreement with the Chinese company to manufacture chips that will enable embedded software Víntegris to identify objects in their communications. The agreement will allow Víntegris boost growth, with 60 employees in 2015 had a turnover of 4.2 million, 30% more than in 2014 and this year expects to surpass 5 million, enhance by the internationalization of the Chinese partner.
Xavier Grau. Ara.cat