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Mobile credential upgrade

The Safetrust Touchless Identity product is now distributed by Smart R Distribution. For use within airports, offices, education establishments, factories, hospitals, local council and government buildings, it allows access control systems to be upgraded to support mobile credentials without having the cost and disruption of replacing card readers.

When plugged into the connector on the rear of a HID Global iCLASS card reader, a Safetrust Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) SABRE MODULE, pictured, provides support for the Safetrust Wallet mobile credentials application. The ability to read securely programmed DESfire cards, as well as iCLASS credentials, means that users can choose from multiple suppliers for their credentials, the firms add.

The SABRE DECAL has been designed with the many installed HID proximity card readers in mind, enabling them to be upgraded to support the Safetrust Wallet mobile credentials’ application within a minute, the manufacturer says. This is achieved by sticking the decal onto the HID reader. No new wiring or a battery is required, as the module has been engineered to take its power from the proximity card reader’s RFID emissions.

With SABRE INLINE connected to other types of card readers, the Touchless Identity solution works equally with any manufacturer’s access control system which uses Wiegand readers.

Neill Williams, Director of Suffolk-based Smart R Distribution said: “Whichever system this solution is added to, it does not stop existing access control cards and readers from working, and this means end-users can migrate to a totally frictionless workplace at their own pace.

“Beyond the immediate need for people to have peace of mind in knowing they are working or visiting an environment where there are measures in place to restrict the possibility of COVID-19 being spread, the Touchless Identity solution also offers system integrators the opportunity to provide their clients with a considerable extra value from their existing access control systems.

“Safetrust’s SABRE USB, for example, when inserted into a laptop, PC, photocopier or vending machine, will ensure they can only be accessed or used by those with the appropriate encrypted mobile credentials securely stored on the Safetrust Wallet application running on their Android or iOS smartphone or tablet.”

The Safetrust Wallet can store an unlimited number of credentials, so users can have a single identity to gain access to multiple buildings that may use different access control systems; without having to carry around multiple access cards.



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