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Suprema launches smartphone-based contactless access control offering and management platform

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Suprema launches smartphone-based contactless access control offering and management platform

Suprema has launched a new mobile contactless access solution and a complete platform for the management, issuing and tracking of access credentials using smartphones.

Suprema Mobile Access combines a smartphone application with NFC and BLE (Bluetooth Low Energy) communication to interact with card readers for door and lock access. By bringing the entire process online, Suprema Mobile Access simplifies the management of access cards, allowing remote management, issuance, and revocation of credentials in real-time. Mobile access is managed through Suprema’s “AirFob Portal,” through which a link is emailed to new users for the Android or iOS app. The app supports background mode, so the phone is not required to be fully awake to provide access.

Enhanced security features including data encryption throughout the credential issuance and use process, and Suprema says the backend server is managed separately, with server encryption keys protected with proprietary methods. An independent audit has confirmed the solution’s compliance with the ISO 27001 standard for Information Security Management.

Suprema says the solution analyses BLE’s GAT and GAPP layers with a unique method to overcome the slow authentication speed common to many BLE technologies, without requiring specific actions such as turning or waving the smartphone. The enhanced technology gives Suprema Mobile Access an authentication time of roughly 0.5 seconds, comparable to RFID card readers.

“As maintaining a high level of reliability, convenience, and personal hygiene has become crucial in recent times, Suprema Mobile Access will be the best choice for the next generation contactless security solutions,” notes Suprema CEO Young S. Moon. “The innovation in the reading speed and the user experience of Suprema Mobile Access will accelerate the transition from plastic cards to mobile phones as the most common credential of physical access control.”

Suprema recently introduced a new logo to celebrate 20 years of success in the biometrics industry.

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