NXP Semiconductors and HID Global announced a partnership to create a global, generic mobile access solution for NFC-enabled mobile phones.
Developed jointly by the partners, the solution takes existing contactless cards that employees use to enter corporate buildings and parking garages and transfers them to the embedded NXP secure element on an NFC-enabled phone.
According to NXP, these “digital access credentials” can be used in essentially the same way as contactless cards – by tapping them against a contactless reader at the secure access point.
The solution also leverages NXP and HID’s reader technologies within a physical access control infrastructure. HID’s iCLASS SE readers will be powered by NXP’s new CLRC663 reader ICs and fully support 13.56 MHz smart cards that are ISO14443 compliant, including MIFARE DESFIRE EV1.