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HID Global’s Seos Smart Cards and HID Mobile Access Bring Convenience, Security and the Mobile ID “Cool” Factor to Major U.S. University
AUSTIN, Texas, April 20, 2017 — HID Global®, a worldwide leader in trusted identity solutions, today announced a major U.S. university selected its Seos® smart cards and HID Mobile Access® solution to streamline card office operations, simplify the management and use of trusted IDs, and offer the “cool” factor to students using phones for accessing buildings, services and resources. The phased deployment of thousands of readers over the last few years enabled these benefits, while preserving investments in previously installed HID Global readers.
“We applaud this visionary university as one of the most sweeping examples of how to transform the campus experience using trusted identities on cards and mobile phones,” said Brett St. Pierre, Director of Education Solutions with HID Global. “As they move toward full deployment, they will be creating a new kind of One Card office that secures the campus while delivering new and innovative services.”
The university will support HID Mobile Access in all common campus areas by the summer of 2017 and plans to use the solution’s Mobile IDs as its primary form of campus identification in the years to come. HID Mobile Access enables users to request and receive new Mobile IDs over the air to their phones, improving convenience while significantly reducing card office support requirements. Likewise, administrators can revoke identities and modify permissions with the same over-the-air speed and simplicity, streamlining the work of managing identities across the university’s large campus population.
After a successful technology pilot, the university began upgrading many of its existing HID readers to support the Bluetooth capabilities required for Mobile IDs. It is also installing more than 400 additional mobile-enabled readers during 2017, with all readers supporting both earlier card technologies and Mobile IDs to ensure a smooth transition.
The university plans to ultimately use Mobile IDs as its primary form of identification in the future. Accordingly, the university issued 300 to 400 Mobile IDs in the first deployment phase of HID Mobile Access and will issue another 500 during 2017. Next year, the university intends to issue ID cards while simultaneously provisioning Mobile IDs to all students and staff.
The university will explore new ways to benefit from HID Mobile Access after the deployment is complete. Mobile IDs can be used alongside ID cards for applications ranging from entering parking lots, buildings and residence halls to making meal plan purchases, and accessing library and media center resources.
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About HID Global
HID Global powers the trusted identities of the world’s people, places and things. We make it possible for people to transact safely, work productively and travel freely. Our trusted identity solutions give people secure and convenient access to physical and digital places and connect things that can be accurately identified, verified and tracked digitally. Millions of people around the world use HID products and services to navigate their everyday lives, and over 2 billion things are connected through HID technology. We work with governments, educational institutions, hospitals, financial institutions, industrial businesses and some of the most innovative companies on the planet. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, HID Global has over 3,000 employees worldwide and operates international offices that support more than 100 countries. HID Global® is an ASSA ABLOY Group brand. For more information, visit www.hidglobal.com.
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You may have caught the press release this morning — but in case you missed it, Identiv’s ultra high-frequency (UHF) radio frequency identification (RFID) tags have been incorporated into a new system that monitors critical infrastructure and detects cracks in bridges and tunnels. The tag was developed for Identiv partner Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd (DNP).
Who Is DNP?
DNP was established in 1876 as the first full-scale printing company in Japan. Expanding printing technology has been a fundamental DNP policy since the 1950s. The company has diversified operations to include packaging, decorative materials, electronic components, and information media supplies. By combining innovative technology and expertise, DNP offers products and services that can help fulfill dreams, enrich everyday life, and enhance communication. DNP has become an integral part of the information communication industry.
Identiv’s UHF Tag Portfolio
Identiv’s UHF Tag portfolio is built around a comprehensive set of optimized designs for applications across industrial markets including asset tracking, logistics and parking access. UHF technology uses radio frequency spectra which allow reading distances of several meters (equivalent to several dozen feet), depending on the size of the tags and the operating power transmitted by the UHF reader.
The History of Japanese Infrastructure
In Japan, the majority of tunnels and bridges were built during the high economic growth period of the 1960s, meaning they are quickly becoming too old for continued use. As a result, there is an increase in accidents due to decrepit concrete, which is a huge, dangerous problem. Local government and transportation entities are under regulation to maintain inspections, however, the cost of such inspections is incredibly high due to complex testing equipment and the skill of the laborers performing such testing.
Finding the Right Solution
In direct response to this growing issue, DNP partnered with Identiv and developed an infrastructure-monitoring RFID inlay that can detect structural cracks, leveraging a powerful UHF chip equipped with tamper detection capability. This long reading distance inlay is glued to areas of concern on a concrete structure (i.e., areas suspected to be cracked or that may be extended in the near future). The inlays receive radio waves and the system can monitor the condition to avert disasters before they occur. DNP has developed the unique adhesive for the sheets that are attached to the concrete, which cures the agent via irradiation with ultraviolet rays (i.e., sunlight) or fluorescent light.
Unlike traditional, cumbersome testing techniques, the new monitoring system can read all of the information collected by the inlay sheets at once via a UHF reader/writer, dramatically reducing inspection time, and the UHF range of Identiv’s tags allows for long communication distance. Small cracks are difficult to detect through visual inspection alone, and with Identiv’s technology, inspectors without special skills can make an accurate assessment, saving time and money, and potentially saving lives. The data collected is then transferred to local PCs for a full inspection report.
Identiv is proud to contribute our UHF RFID tag technology and partner with DNP on this solution. Detecting concrete cracks at an early stage will not only save the Japanese government from a growing financial burden, more importantly, it will save lives.
HID Mobile Access®
Secure access control using a mobile device
HID Mobile Access® introduces a new era of convenience and functionality to access control. Breakthrough technologies meet the growing demands of a smarter, mobile-first world — while instilling confidence that identity data is secure and privacy is protected.
- More Choice – Mobile technology is being leveraged at a rapid pace. The freedom to move access control to phones, tablets, wristbands, watches and other wearables is a matter of end-user preference. HID Mobile Access supports the widest variety of mobile devices in the industry today, or it can be used in addition to traditional card access.
- More Applications – Managing identity in the organization is changing; IT departments, Security and Facility Management are working toward the development of consolidated access programs. HID Mobile Access enables more than one secure identity to reside in a smart device –creating a single device solution for physical and logical access control.
- More Confidence – HID Mobile Access, powered by breakthrough credential technologies, is based on ISO standards used by the U.S. government and other organizations globally to encrypt classified or sensitive data, providing unprecedented security and privacy protection of identity data.
The ProxKey III is a proximity card keyfob for access control offering HID proximity technology in a convenient, pocket size device. The proximity card keyfob easily attaches to a key ring, badge clip or lanyard. The ProxKey III is built to withstand harsh operating environments or handling.
The ProxKey III is suited for use in access control applications where a Photo ID is not required.
Key Features of the ProxKey III:
- Small enough to fit on a key ring.
- Universal compatibility with HID proximity card readers.
- Provides an external number for easy identification and control Can be
placed on a key ring for convenient entry.
- Supports formats up to 85 bits, with over 137 billion codes.
- Using HID’s ProxProgrammer®, card vendors can ship proximity keyfobs, custom programmed to
their customers’ requirements, from their own inventory. Enables smaller order
quantities and overnight delivery. (Check with vendor for availability.)
- Lifetime warranty.
Combine the benefits of proven Indala® Proximity and HID FlexSmart® MIFARE contactless smart card technology in one smart card. The contactless smart card with proximity technology can be used for diverse applications such as access control, cashless vending, public transportation, event ticketing, customer loyalty and photo ID cards. Featuring exclusive FlexSecur® security technology, the card provides an added level of access system security through a verification process at the smart card reader. Unique to the HID Indala product line, FlexSecur screens out unauthorized smart cards prior to sending card data to the host system.
Manufactured to the highest quality standards, Indala Proximity cards and MIFARE smart cards have the memory structure and capacity to store multiple applications on a single credential. The data is protected with encryption keys used in the mutual authentication process. Therefore, no important data will be shared until the smart card and reader have been authenticated to each other.
When security and performance count most, HID’s FlexSmart MIFARE smart cards can be produced with visual security and anti-counterfeiting features such as holograms, ultraviolet fluorescent inks, micro-printing or a custom logo to quickly and easily identify genuine cards.
Key Features of the FPMXI FlexPass MIFARE/Indala Combo Smart Card
- Multiple Formats – Supports all Indala proximity card formats, including FlexEnterprise®.
- Transition Solution – Add smart card applications to an existing Indala proximity technology access control system.
- High Security – Mutual authentication, data encryption and unique 32-bit serial number.
- Proven, Reliable Technology – Offers extremely consistent read range. Unaffected by body shielding or variable environmental conditions, even when close to keys and coins.
- Multiple Memory Types – Available in MIFARE 1K and 4K.
- True Credit Card Thickness – Use with all direct image and thermal transfer printers.
Questions? Contact ASAP Identification Security @ 317-488-1030 or email@example.com!
How secure do you need your ID cards?
This is a common question from our customers. The level of card security depends on a number of factors but we will try to break it down in basic bullet list:
PVC printed ID card
- If visual identification is all you require, then a simple photo ID may work just fine. This is a simple, low cost solution and it can be implemented quickly and easily.
- For this ID, you can simply include you company logo and employee name OR you can considering adding photo, title or access level.
- Benefits: low cost, professional and easy entry-level ID solution
- Risks: this does not automate access control (i.e. turn card “off” once no longer at company) and some interaction may be required to validate a user.
- If this security solution will meet your needs, please contact ASAP for information on an ID printer OR for ASAP to print cards on your behalf.
Mag stripe or bar code printed ID card
- If your organization requires a slightly higher level of security than a simple visual ID, consider a magnetic stripe or bar code solution. This is also a low cost and easy solution to implement that may meet your needs.
- How can a mag stripe or bar code system work? It may be used for clocking in/out, logging into a POS system, checking books in/out as well as paying for meals on an account simply by swiping the card through a mag stripe or bar code reader connected to your company system.
- Bar codes can be 1D, 2D or QR codes depending on the amount of data to be stored. Mag strips are low, mid or high-co and again can store a variety of data on 1, 2 or 3 “tracks”.
- Benefits and Risks are the same as PVC only ID cards. It adds a slightly higher level of function but very little added security.
Proximity ID card
- Proximity cards/fobs are considered “keyless access”. They offer facilities an easier and more affordable way to control access by issuing Prox “keys” which they can simple “turn off” once the person no longer requires access without having to track down a physical key. Prox also allows tracking of access when readers are required for access control (buildings, parking lots, etc). This would be considered a “moderate” security solution.
- Users are also able to control access on schedules and/or grant access to certain areas only to certain employees.
- Finally, you are able to print on most Prox cards to allow you to include both visual security with electronic access control.
Smart (contact and contactless) ID card
- The highest level of card security are consider Smart Cards.
- Contactless smart cards use high-frequency radio frequency identification (RFID) and a memory chip to store data (2K, 8K, 16K, etc). The larger the chip, the more capacity to store/encrypt. These cards can be used for building/parking access, secured access to rooms, cabinets, closets, logical access, inventory tracking, cashless vending, clocking in/out.
- There are risks….primarily privacy concerns since devices store data and can be read by another device if in the wrong hands.
- Contact smart cards include a chip/microprocessor on the card with enormous storage capacity. These cards must be inserted into a special reader to access data but these are more secure cards and cannot be skimmed (no RFID). Consider the new chip credit cards as an example of contact cards are work. These, too, can have a photo/name added to include visual security if needed.
Allegion offers two new credentials
Allegion has two new credential options designed to make life more convenient
- Thin keyfob: Offered with either MIFARE Classic smart or proximity technology, the new, thinner keyfob provides the same level of security and convenience as our standard keyfobs, but its thinner profile takes up less space on a key ring.
- Silicone wristband: The new MIFARE Classic smart silicone wristband credential offers convenience and secure access with a wearable credential. Made of waterproof silicone for durability, the wristband is available in 11 colors.
|The Internet of Everything (IoE) is the future — but that future is happening right now.
The challenge ― and perhaps more importantly, the opportunity ― for today’s security professionals in an increasingly connected world is how to establish a single, secure identity that an individual can control and protect. Premises access is a huge opportunity for identity. On a daily basis, the way we access premises and information blends. Take a peek at how Identiv is tackling the identity issue this fall, from the launch of Identiv and Cisco’s ICPAM solution to the latest Velocity upgrade.
Find out more about Identiv’s journey towards the IoE at identiv.com.