NXP and HID Global collaborate on generic Mobile Access solution for NFC-enables handsets
Mar 29, 2012 (Menafn - TELECOMWORLDWIRE via COMTEX) --High performance mixed signal and standard product solutions provider NXP Semiconductors NV NXPI and secure identity solutions provider HID Global announced on Thursday their collaboration to introduce a global, generic Mobile Access solution for NFC-enabled mobile phones.
No financial details were disclosed.
The companies said that the contactless cards that employees use to enter corporate buildings and parking garages can now be transferred to an NFC-enabled phone storing digital access credentials. The credentials are stored on NXP's embedded Secure Element in the handset and are presented by the mobile phone in a manner compatible with access control readers and systems.
The jointly developed solution also utilises NXP and HID Global reader technologies within a physical access control infrastructure. The solution supports existing HID Global readers and those based on the company's iCLASS SIO-Enabled (iCLASS SE) platform.
HID's iCLASS SE readers will be powered by NXP's new CLRC663 reader ICs and support 13.56MHz smart cards that are ISO14443 compliant, including MIFARE DESFIRE EV1.
The new Mobile Access management solution from NXP and HID Global is backward-compatible with newer HID Global iCLASS readers and is forward-compatible to HID Global's Trusted Identity Platform (TIP) ecosystem. Existing HID customers can upgrade certain iCLASS implementations to support the use of NFC-enabled mobile phones without the need to physically replace the installed readers.
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