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Cloud-based platform

The identity card manufacturer Databac has launched Databac Connect, a cloud-based platform. The firm says it offers a secure solution to issue and manage virtual ID cards for identification, access control, vending and other applications.

Powered by technology partner any2any, Databac Connect makes for an end user experience that is entirely intuitive, the developer says. Once enrolled on the system via the LOOP app, users use their mobile phones in the same way as physical ID cards. As a SaaS (software as a service), you can have automatic upgrades, support and maintenance, and scalability. LOOP can be custom-developed for systems integrators and large, multi-site and multi-tenant companies, Databac adds.

Digital credentials use mobile-enabled digital keys, certified identity validation and biometric security (facial or fingerprint) for authentication. They can work with LEGIC, Mifare and DESFire technologies, and can be paired with physical cards for hybrid, ‘phygital’ identification.

Databac CEO Charles Balcomb said: “The potential and sheer convenience of cloud-based identification will drive adoption of mobile credentials, or ‘virtual wallets’. We see this as complementing physical ID cards, which offer visible security, particularly in non-cloud environments, like prisons or hospitals. Databac Connect forms the basis of our digital strategy, on which we will build our growing range of cloud solutions, as we support our clients on their own digital transformation journey.”

About the firm

Databac offers hardware, software, consumables and services to enable hybrid or digital credentials for identification, visitor management, access control and vending. Its range of connected solutions also includes movement intelligence (smart buildings), Forge visitor management, CardExchange Cloud Suite and cloud-enabled printers and readers from Matica, Entrust Datacard and Third Millennium, as well as Databac’s own, entry-level DC1 Bluetooth reader, which offers cloud-based access control. Visit


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