SMARTContactless, a value-added distributor for contactless solutions, ABS Technology and STid have been selected by INIT Innovation in Transportation Inc., a US provider of intelligent transportation systems for public transit, to create new cellphone access control for its employees and visitors. STid Mobile ID, pictured, from the access control product company STid, is a Bluetooth access control reader. Common supported credential technologies are MIFARE, MIFARE DESFire EV1/EV2, NFC and STid’s cellphone credentials using smartphone and Bluetooth for communications. The solution includes a free cellphone app, the latest multi-technologies Architect Blue readers, and offline and online programming tools. Mobile Access INIT Innovation in Transportation Inc. has installed numerous STid’s Architect Blue readers at doors and entrances to secure their new Corporate head offices. Employees and visitors use STid’s patented identification mode features and can access the building or other sensitive entrances within the offices, without taking their smartphones out of the pocket or bag. Jamie Thomas, Systems Engineer for ABS technology in Virginia Beach, Virginia, says of the STid Mobile ID: “This Bluetooth reader has so much technology built into it; it’s future proof, easy to install and program.” Feedback on the cellphone access has been positive and INIT USA Inc. is exploring the STid Mobile ID’s options to remotely assign and revoke cellphone credentials to employees and visitors over the air. Access control solution INIT USA Inc. Director of IT, David Page said: “As a provider of innovative technology to our public transit customers, INIT desired an access control solution which mirrored our innovative technology solutions, matched our company culture, and was simple to install and administer. In addition, we wanted the ability to start with a small proof of concept and eventually grow it as this type of technology inevitably transitions to a fundamental employee expectation instead of a bleeding edge innovation.” RFID reader solutions Robert Gailing, President of SMARTContactless, STid’s US Distributor said: “STid is really leading the market with innovative RFID reader solutions for security-minded professionals and end-users. The new STid Mobile ID reader solution, with its five methods of cellphone credential presentation using the smartphone and customizable distance to 60 feet, there is virtually nowhere the reader cannot be utilized throughout any access control deployment.” According to Vincent Dupart, CEO of STid, this new implementation is a testament of the growing smartphone adoption that merges security and convenience. “We are pleased that both INIT USA Inc. employees and managers are enjoying the experience. We are also proud to work with strategic partners like SMARTContactless, offering high-quality customer support to promote our cellphone access solution. The ability to use smartphones for high-security access control is becoming increasingly important, as these devices are part of our everyday lives in the business workplace.”
With STid readers, customers can manage their own secret keys to read Desfire EV1 cards Genetec, a provider of open architecture security and public safety solutions announced it has added STid, a French developer of RFID door controllers to its growing ecosystem of supported access control partners. Through this agreement, the STid Architect series of ergonomic and highly secure RFID readers, which is supported by the Genetec Synergis access control system in Genetec Security Center—will be available through Genetec and its certified global network of resellers. Genetec Synergis Access Control System Thanks to the Genetec open-architecture strategy, Synergis end-users now have even more choice for their access control management with the addition of the STid Architect series of ergonomic and highly secure RFID readers. By easing complex ordering processes and reader configurations, Genetec customers can choose the modular, vandal-proof, and highly configurable access control hardware from STid—with a simplified ordering, installation, and maintenance process.“With STid as an active technology partner in our expanding ecosystem of access control partners, Genetec is able to provide customers total control and choice over the security of credential data from readers to the Synergis access control system,” said Derek Arcuri, Product Marketing Manager at Genetec. STid Architect Series "STid is in a great position to grow its presence in the North American market with strategic partners like Genetec" The STid Architect series offers secure end-to-end control of an organization's access control data, from reader to controller, using stringent encryption and authentication methods. With STid readers, customers can manage their own secret keys to read Desfire EV1 cards. The STid readers are available with a standard Wiegand interface or with a secured communication channel that mitigates the risk associated with credentials tapping or man-in-the-middle attacks. This is particularly interesting for compliance reasons in instances where keys cannot be stored on the reader itself.“STid is in a great position to grow its presence in the North American market with strategic partners like Genetec,” said Vincent Dupart, Chief Executive Officer at STid. “Customers are looking for secure, open, and user-friendly solutions—three key success factors that give STid and Genetec solutions stand-out options in their respective markets,” added Dupart.
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