Init Inc HQ converts to mobile access control solution

Santa Ana, Ca and Virginia Beach, Va (USA)

Smartcontactless, a value-added distributor for contactless solutions, ABS Technology and ST ID, have been selected by Init Innovation in Transportation Inc., provider of intelligent transportation systems for public transit, to create new mobile access control experience for its employees and visitors.

ST ID Mobile ID from ST ID is a Bluetooth access control reader supporting common credential technologies such as Mifare, Mifare Desfire EV1/EV2, NFC and ST ID's mobile credentials using a smartphone and Bluetooth for communications. The instinctive solution includes a free mobile app, the latest generation of multi-technologies Architect Blue readers, Offline and Online programming tools.

Init Innovation in Transportation Inc. has installed numerous ST ID Architect Blue readers at doors and entrances to secure their new Corporate headquarters thanks to Smartcontactless and ABS technology expertise. Employees and visitors use ST ID’s patented identification mode features and can access the building or other sensitive entrances within the offices without taking their smartphones out of the pocket or bag.

Jamie Thomas, Systems Engineer for ABS technology in Virginia Beach, Va, has selected the ST ID Mobile ID solution for its innovative dimension. “This Bluetooth reader has so much technology buil  into it; it's future proof, easy to install and programme.”

Feedback on the mobile access solution has been positive and Init USA Inc. is exploring the ST ID Mobile ID’s options to remotely assign and revoke mobile credentials to employees and visitors over the air. “As a provider of innovative technology to our public transit customers, Init desired an access control solution which mirrored our innovative technology solutions, matched our company culture, and was simple to install and administer” said Init USA Inc. Director of IT, David Page. “In addition, we wanted the ability to start with a small proof of concept and eventually grow it as this type of technology inevitably transitions to a fundamental employee expectation instead of a bleeding edge innovation.”

“ST ID is really leading the market with innovative RFID reader solutions for security-minded professionals and end-users” states Robert Gailing, President of Smartcontactless, ST ID's US Distributor. “The new ST ID Mobile ID reader solution, with its 5 methods of mobile credential presentation using the smartphone and customisable distance to 60 feet, there is virtually nowhere the reader cannot be utilised throughout any access control deployment.”

According to Vincent Dupart, CEO of ST ID, this new implementation is a testament of the growing smartphone adoption that merges high security and convenience. “We are pleased that both Init USA Inc. employees and managers are enjoying the experience. We are also proud to work with strategic partners like Smartcontactless, offering high-quality customer support to promote our mobile access solution. The ability to use smartphones for high security access control is becoming increasingly important, as these devices are part of our everyday lives in the business workplace.”


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