STid Mobile ID Access Solution
Securing New Company Headquarters
Smart Contactless, a value-added distributor for contactless solutions, ABS Technology and STid have announced that they have been selected by INIT Innovation in Transportation, a provider of intelligent transportation systems for public transit, to create a new mobile access control experience for its employees and visitors.
INIT Innovation in Transportation has installed numerous STid Architect Blue readers at doors and entrances to secure their new corporate headquarters, applying Smart Contactless and ABS technology expertise. Employees and visitors use the patented identification mode features and can access the building or other sensitive entrances within the offices without taking their smartphones out of their pocket or bag. Jamie Thomas, Systems Engineer for ABS technology in Virginia Beach USA, selected the STid Mobile ID solution for its innovative dimension. “This Bluetooth reader has so much technology built into it; it‘s future proof, easy to install and program.“
Feedback on the mobile access solution has been positive and the client is exploring the system‘s options to remotely assign and revoke mobile credentials to employees and visitors over the air. “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“ said INIT USA Director of IT, David Page. „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.“
STid Mobile ID is a Bluetooth access control reader whose common supported credential technologies are MIFARE, MIFARE DESFire EV1/EV2, NFC and the company‘s own mobile credentials, using your smartphone and Bluetooth for communications. The instinctive solution includes a free mobile app, the latest generation of multi-technologies Architect Blue readers, offline and online programming tools.
Robert Gailing, President of SMART Contactless, STid‘s US Distributor says, “The new reader with its 5 methods of mobile credential presentation, using the smartphone and customizable distance up to 60 feet (20 meters), means 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 high security and convenience. “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.“