VingCard Elsafe has signed a contract with the newly opened Fairfield Inn & Suites located in Brooklyn, New York that will see the Marriott-owned hotel deploy contactless VingCard’s Signature RFID locks.
VingCard’s Signature RFID locks will be installed across all of the Marriott Brooklyn Fairfield’s 133 guest rooms, enabling contactless room entry. VingCard’s solution requires hardly any visible hardware fixed to the guestroom door, as only a small signal reader is necessary.
The Marriott Brooklyn Fairfield is also implementing VISION, a complementary software platform that provides hotel staff with defined and flexible control over exactly who may access what areas of the property, and when. The RFID access readers are designed to be easily adapted to leverage NFC technology, allowing guests to use their mobile devices as room keys. Aesthetically speaking, the Signature RFID locks have an edge over their traditional magnetic stripe counterparts, featuring a much smaller reader, rather than the bulky card slots that guests are accustomed to.
Natural Security has today announced the launch and newly elected governing board of the world’s first open Alliance dedicated to secure transactions based on wireless and biometrics.
LEGIC chooses Bell ID for its NFC ID services
LEGIC Identsystems has selected token management software specialist Bell ID to facilitate the delivery of its latest trusted service offering, LEGIC IDConnect.
The recently announced LEGIC IDConnect is a joint venture with Swisscom, Switzerland’s leading telecom provider, and Kaba, product manufacturer for the enterprise and the hospitality markets. The solution will bring access control, ticketing and office automation to mobile devices in Switzerland. LEGIC’s new service is a global offering, open for application providers and mobile network operators, who will be connected over time.
Specializing in contactless identification, Bell ID’s Mobile Token Manager software will aid the lifecycle management of cryptographic keys and credentials on NFC-enabled mobile devices. The inclusion of Bell ID will see LEGIC play the role of service provider trusted service manager, enabling the company to deliver its mobile app into the secure element of a smartphone via the Root TSM of Swisscom and other mobile network operators.
Natural Security Alliance: A wireless biometric authentication association
The Natural Security Alliance marks the first ever association devoted exclusively to wireless biometric authentication. Natural Security Alliance members share a strategic commitment to delivering mission-critical authentication and payment solutions based on biometric technology.
The Natural Security Alliance manages, maintains and enhances the Natural Security strong authentication specifications that combine wireless technology, personal devices and biometrics. The Alliance has seen significant success since its initial founding. The Alliance already boasts an esteemed group of Board, Sponsor and Community level members:
- Oberthur Technologies
- AS 24 (TOTAL group)
- Banque Accord
- BizRaiser BNP Paribas
- Carrefour Banque
- Concert International
- Crédit Agricole
- Crédit Mutuel Arkea
- Groupe Auchan
- Groupement des cartes bancaires CB
- Leroy Merlin
- PW Consultants
- Sesame Touch
- Six Payment Services
- Swiss Capital International Group
- Trust Designer
The Natural Security Alliance has six main goals:
- To gather members from all areas of the payments ecosystem, i.e. banks, merchants, manufacturers, integrators
- To evangelize and educate the wider payments and consumer communities on the standard and other areas relating to authentication
- To promote and encourage the development of products using the standard
- To license manufacturers of products that use the standard
- To drive evolution of the specifications to fill requirements of the market
- To build an interoperability strategy including tests and certification processes for the standard
Datacard Group delivers ID card printers to UK cricket ground
Datacard Group and Bannerbridge Plc. will supply Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) with new ID card printers for the printing of thousands of accreditation badges at Lord’s Cricket Ground in London.
The UK-based Bannerbridge has a well-established relationship with Lord’s Cricket Ground, and the addition of Datacard ID card printers is expected to help the athletic stadium considerably. The mod popular venue for cricket in the UK, Lord’s Cricket Ground plays host to roughly 60 days of cricket and hundreds of other events each year.
The venue maintains a staff of thousands, including contractors, media, marketing and stewards who al require accreditation badges while they are on the grounds. Given the increasing demands and number of people in and out of the facilities, MCC wanted to update their existing card printers to ensure higher productivity and quality of their cards.