On a global scale, physical access management is moving from pure mechanical solutions to electronic solutions. With standalone electronic locks, the replacement of mechanical keys is accelerating as installation costs are comparable to mechanical solutions throughout different verticals.
State-of-the-art electronic access components use contactless smart card technology, also known as Near Field Communication, as the standard mean of authentication. Complementary components support Bluetooth® Low Energy as an optional channel for authenticating people at the access point. These two technologies enable cost-efficient authentication of users and enable complementary usage of mobile devices or wearables to access.
On the contactless smart card side, NXP® offers a powerful product range enabling secure, convenient and future proven solutions. NXP’s MIFARE® DESFire® product family is the leading solution used by organizations around the globe to manage access on a large scale. MIFARE DESFire offers 3DES and AES based security and allows flexible management of applications according to the organization’s needs. With the CLRC663 plus NXP offers a high-performance, energy-saving NFC front-end for the integration into components with a customized application processor. With PN7462, NXP offers an all-in-one solution combining a powerful NFC front-end and an application processor in one chip.
Additionally, NXP has a broad range of legacy solutions ranging from HITAG®, an LF product, to MIFARE Classic®. Support resources are available supporting the transition from legacy solutions to state of the art solutions.
With its comprehensive solution offering for wireless Personal Area Networks, NXP has an attractive offering on Bluetooth Low Energy and Zigbee. With NXPs Kinetis® W Series non-wired electronic access equipment can be integrated to access management back-ends and use Bluetooth Low Energy for configuration purposes. Bluetooth Low Energy can further complement NFC based mobile credentials addressing hands-free solutions.
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