Gemalto comes out on top in ePassport speed test
Gemalto announces that its operating system integrated in the Sealys electronic passports achieved the fastest reading capabilities in the independent Interoperability Tests conducted at the Security Document World Conference in London. Sealys ePassport Embedded Software is the latest generation of Gemalto’s ICAO-compliant operating system. It meets the exacting standards of the Common Criteria EAL5+ augmented certification, which represents the highest level of resistance to security attack available today for electronic travel documents.
Gemalto’s software was assessed in May alongside a range of ePassports from other companies, and the test demonstrated data throughput rates more than twice the industry average.
Speed is key for issuing authorities as it means increased personalization and quality control throughput. Faster reading of electronic and biometric passports at border control points is also critical consideration for authorities seeking to process millions of passengers as quickly and efficiently as possible, without compromising security.
Gemalto providing products and services in more than 30 national ePassport programs around the world.
Legic, Hotek partner for hospitality market
Hotek Hospitality Group has partnered with LEGIC to implement the mobile key function in its hotel lock systems.
Today, most hotels expect that their lock manufacturers support a “mobile key” function. Therefore, Hotek and LEGIC team up to provide the three components for mobile hotel keys using Bluetooth Low Energy technology: a multi-standard door lock, the trusted service LEGIC Connect for secure mobile key deployments and hotel apps based on LEGIC’s mobile SDK.
Hotek is going to design a new hotel lock with LEGIC’s multi-standard reader chip. The reader chip works with BLE and RFID and is therefore suitable for short and long reading distances. Furthermore, the secure cloud service LEGIC Connect will be integrated in Hotek’s keycard management software to provide the hotel guests a “straight to the room” option.
Hotek plans to launch several hotel-specific smartphone apps based on LEGIC’s mobile Software Development Kit. The integrated security system ranges from mobile guest registration through “over the air key deployments”. LEGIC acts in the background and enables Hotek to expand their products and services with a secure, mobile room key function.
ASSA ABLOY releases mobile access white paper
ASSA ABLOY Hospitality has announced the release of a Mobile Access best practices white paper: “Staying Ahead of the Curve: How hotels and resorts can leverage mobile-access technology as a principal solution, in light of the growing emergence of a smart-device equipped world.”
Designed to serve as a guide for hoteliers of all types, the paper provides information on the latest mobile-based access technologies, and what features should be considered when comparing solutions.
The white paper give readers review statistics on growing trends and guest demands for mobile-compatible services to better grasp the rationale behind the surge in popularity for such solutions. By referencing the resource, hoteliers can also determine what functionalities should be offered in order to satisfy the growing guest demand for greater convenience and self-service.
Since Mobile Access technology is an integral part of a hotel’s security protocol, the white paper also offers critical insight on the security safeguards that should be considered when analyzing which solution works best to protect both property and guests.
The white paper can be downloaded here.