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Nymi partners with rf IDEAS on biometric contactless reader support

Introducing WAVE ID readers compatibility to the Nymi Band
Nymi partners with rf IDEAS on biometric contactless reader support

Wearable biometric authentication from Nymi is coming to WAVE ID readers through a compatibility partnership with credential readers manufacturer rf IDEAS.

The partnership enables contactless authentication applications for networks, data, applications, and devices used in industries requiring strict hygiene standards, according to the announcement.

“A hospital could enable single sign-on access to medical records, secure printers, nursing stations, medication carts and more with a wave of our Nymi Band over an rf IDEAS reader,” commented Andrew Foxcroft, Vice President at Nymi. “There’s no need to type a password, handle an ID card, or even remove gloves.”

rf IDEAS’ WAVE ID readers work via Bluetooth Low Energy technology, which is also supported by the Nymi Band, for use with mobile credentials.

The company’s solutions and have already deployed in a number of healthcare, manufacturing, and other industrial facilities where contactless measures are particularly important.

Following the new collaboration, Nymi’s wearable biometric identification device Nymi Band will become able to authenticate users in security systems utilizing WAVE ID readers.

“It’s a real game-changer: a completely touchless, hands-free authentication solution that doesn’t require facial or retinal scanning,” explained Tod Besse, SVP, Global Sales & Marketing at rf IDEAS. “With the combination of the Nymi Band, WAVE ID readers, and our expertise across a wide range of industry-specific security needs, we’re frankly very excited to be transforming contactless authentication through this partnership,” Besse concluded.

Nymi has been expanding steadily throughout 2020, with the company closing a series of partnerships with several biometric and security companies.

For example, in November, the company brought Nymi Band compatibility to Rockwell Automation’s ThinManager systems, and added real-time location data to the Band via a collaboration with Quuppa.

Earlier this month, Nymi partnered with Ping Identity to increase the security of its Band wearable, as well as with Elatec and Tulip.

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