HID integrates with Honeywell for card-less access
HID Global announced that Honeywell Building Solutions has integrated HID technology into its new Honeywell Vector Occupant App. With mobile access as one of its key features, the new Honeywell Vector Occupant App makes it possible for building occupants to use their mobile devices for card-free access to a single area of a building, an entire facility or multiple locations around the globe.
Honeywell utilized tailored integration workshops and testing offered through HID Professional Services, along with the HID Seos credential technology and app SDKs, to create the customized mobile access solution for its occupant app. The solution features HID Global’s patented “Twist and Go” gesture technology to open doors from a distance using a smartphone.
Working independently of underlying building systems, the app also includes HID Global’s mobile access system to streamline the management of trusted IDs for building administrators. The technology in the app supports mobile credentials, providing building managers more control over credential transactions.
FlexEnable showcasing card-embedded fingerprint scanner
FlexEnable, a developer of flexible organic electronics is going to showcase a 500 dpi flexible fingerprint sensor in a smart card form factor at TRUSTECH 2016 in Cannes. With biometric authentication becoming increasingly important for the smart card industry, flexible fingerprint sensors open up new opportunities. Particularly in banking, using the cardholder’s fingerprint instead of or in addition to an entry pin is one of the emerging trends to improve security.
The 500 dpi flexible optical fingerprint sensor uses high performance organic thin-film transistors on low cost plastics. The sensor has been developed in collaboration with Grenoble-based ISORG who supplies the organic photodiodes able to capture the fingerprint, and has provided all the reading electronics and the related algorithms. The flexible fingerprint sensor can be paired with any end-user software to create an authentication device with low false acceptance and rejection rates.
As it is made of organic electronics on a plastic sheet, the 500 dpi flexible fingerprint sensor is only 0.3 mm thick, which is less than half the thickness of a smart card (0.76 mm). As well as detecting fingerprints, the sensor can capture veins, providing a second level of security since each user’s finger vein pattern is unique and requires the user to be alive for positive detection.
Apart from the small area fingerprint sensor, FlexEnable provides large area flexible fingerprint sensors that are suitable for optical fingerprint and vein scanners for border control or applications that require multi-finger verification. These sensors are suitable for FBI certification.
SALTO unveils web site for hospitality
Created exclusively for the hospitality industry’s access control needs and requirements, the new website www.saltohospitality.com aims to cover the broad spectrum of access control within the hospitality sector.
It provides hoteliers worldwide with an understanding of the solutions SALTO Systems provides for the sector. SALTO Hospitality is divided into generic sections with the Intelligent Locking System section looking at SALTO’s core technology and exploring our access control DNA, while the Electronic Hotel Locks section is dedicated to explaining specific advantages our products provide from a managerial perspective.
The Solutions segment aims to clarify the suitability of our solutions for specific hotel types, large and small, luxurious to affordable. The website also features contact forms and information of where our products and services will be showcased at trade shows around the world.