Winner in 1975 of young inventors and researchers contest sponsored by Philips, Antonio Chello starts his career in 1974 in SAE, dealing with the maintenance of numerical control of machine tools. During the following years he worked for big names of industry such as Olivetti, Elsag and Gemini.
In 2004 he founds Bit4id company (www.bit4id.com) and takes care of its initial stage as startup in the EU|BIC of Città della Scienza (Naples).
Bit4id was founded with the mission to develop products and systems for secure digital identification, easy to install and reasonably priced. They design and manufacture "plug&play security products and appliances", which guarantee maximum security and usability.
Competence, determination and passion are three key principles basis for Bit4id. The company boasts a solid know-how on software and systems for security and identification based on PKI (Public Key Infrastructure) systems.
Bit4id has developed smartBANK, the solution for secure electronic banking. Through Hardened Browser and PKI technology, the system smartBANK ensures maximum safety. With the appearance of a USB stick, the device allows financial institutions to get the balance between risk reduction, functionality and ease of use to operate in online banking.
With more than 2 million smartcard readers and token devices distributed in recent years, Bit4id is a leading company in Europe for digital security. In a world where the digital revolution is increasingly transforming our lives, Bit4id’s security solutions are designed to make digital identification quick to be adopted and easy to be used.
Bit4id activities range from the development of systems through the design and market of secure personal devices such as smartcards, readers, tokens, to the deployment of managed services for the customers. Innovative products, security expertise and high quality services ensure Bit4id a growing strong positioning in its four main target markets:
All-in-one – Zero Installation – Portable – Everywhere - Zero foot-print
Bit4id focuses on four main sectors:
• Certification Authorities
• Health and Education
• Financial Institutions
• Big Business and Public Administration
Picture : Antonio Chello and Francesco Profumo (Italian Minister of Education and Scientific Research from 2011 to 2013) during an insitutional visit to the Business incubator of Città della Scienza (Bagnoli - Napoli) and to the research and development laboratory of Bit4id.
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