Suprema selected as No 1 brand for Access Control Management Software and Mobile Access SolutionSuprema selected as No. 1 brand for Access Control Management Software and Mobile Access Solution
Suprema, a global leader in access control, biometrics and time & attendance solutions, announced that it has been chosen as the top brand for access control management software and mobile access solution, in a survey of over 500 respondents in security industry participants and end users.

The survey, conducted by A&S magazine, a renowned industry media, asked systems integrators, distributors, consultants and end-users in a variety of verticals to choose the top brands in the categories of access control management software, mobile access solutions, and wireless locks. Suprema was selected number one in access control management software and mobile access solutions categories.

Respondents cited integration capability and security measures like GDPR and cybersecurity compliance as main considerations for access control management software. Suprema’s BioStar 2 satisfies integration and security needs with SDK and web API support as well as ISO certifications for data protection and management.

When choosing the best brand for mobile access solution, respondents said they looked at performance, ease of use and compatibility with a variety of phone models and transmission technologies. Suprema Mobile Access’ high performance with both NFC and BLE technologies, fast authentication speed of less than a second explains its appeal.

“We believe that partners and customers are recognizing Suprema’s continuous effort to provide partners and customers with flexible, convenient and secure solutions, not only in the field of biometric access control terminals, but also in software platforms and services,” said Hanchul Kim, the Executive Vice President of Suprema Inc. “Suprema will continue to strive to exceed partner and customer expectation, establishing a strong presence as a total security solution provider,” Kim added.

Suprema's mobile access solution, which was ranked No. 1 in this survey, is a service implemented with Airfob solution and technology of MOCA System, Suprema's in-house venture startup.
HID launches successor to Iclass E processorHID launches successor to Iclass E processor
HID has launched the Omnikey Secure Element that has been designed to set a new simplicity standard for reader manufacturers and others integrating RFID-based security technology into connected solutions. It supports applications in connected workplaces, healthcare environments, education campuses, office buildings, and more.

HID Global’s Omnikey Secure Element will succeed the Iclass SE Processor and is the first step toward consolidating and optimizing the company’s desktop reader and reader module offering to create a smarter, unified embedded and desktop product portfolio. Omnikey Secure Element provides wider integration capabilities than the Iclass SE Processor while retaining compatibility with it at an API level for a straightforward migration. It adds support for credential technologies including mobile IDs and employee badges in Apple Wallet, while enabling current and emerging secure access identification and authentication applications ranging from locker management to electric vehicle charging.

For HID the single-chip Omnikey Secure Element represents a safe key for leveraging all the advantages of Seos credential technology, such as multi-application converged access on mobile phones. It also supports other technologies from HID Global, such as Iclass, and can be used for other card protocols such as Mifare Desfire. It is designed to deliver seamless security extensions for reader devices across many connected business applications such as secure print and time and attendance that span multiple “smart” offices, universities or other healthcare or government facilities.

“Omnikey Secure Element is the first of many Omnikey rollouts that will make it easier to create secured and convenient experiences using one consolidated development system that speeds technology integration, improves performance and expands user choices,” said Thierry Roz, Managing Director, RFID Business Unit, Extended Access Technologies, HID Global. “This latest addition underscores HID Global’s commitment to giving users secure yet effortless access to everything throughout the building and beyond. We are excited to migrate our existing partners and customers onto this new platform as they continue their innovation journey with us.”
ASSA ABLOY establishes new eCLIQ key conceptASSA ABLOY establishes new eCLIQ key concept
ASSA ABLOY Sicherheitstechnik GmbH is completing its innovative eCLIQ key concept with an improved update of the eCLIQ keys “Professional” and “Connect”. The entire key portfolio impresses with great flexibility and compatible application options for a wide range of uses.

As an innovative company, ASSA ABLOY develops modern security technology for private, commercial and public buildings and is constantly expanding its product portfolio – including that of eCLIQ. The purely electronic locking system of the CLIQ® family is suitable for all types of properties and a variety of application areas. Its specific features, great flexibility and convenient management make it equally interesting for high-security areas as well as industrial and infrastructure companies. The new eCLIQ key generation now offers even greater security leeway for operators.

The right key for every requirement

The “Professional” is the new eCLIQ key, which many users of the electronic locking system solution are already familiar with as a standard eCLIQ key. This is now being replaced by it. In contrast to its predecessor, it impresses with a significantly longer battery life of ten years or around 100,000 locking operations. It can also be equipped with an RFID chip on which different information can be stored. The new "Professional" also impresses with its high-quality appearance, even more robust workmanship and an optical user display in the form of a large LED window. It is also able to support locking events with audible signals.

Within the new eCLIQ key concept, the “Connect” is the key equipped with additional Bluetooth capability. It is therefore ideal for decentralised organisation – but also for private end customers. The Bluetooth function is activated via a button on the key. By using the CLIQ® Connect app, the user can then use time- or location-limited access authorisations from anywhere, whether on the move or at home, such as for external employees. The app reduces the time required to manage access authorisations. Like the “Professional”, the “Connect” has a larger LED window and an additional blue LED for even more comprehensible readability of the user information. The new Connect key also has an optimised, longer battery life of around two years or 20,000 locking operations

Compatible with more than 60 locking cylinders

"With our new generation of keys, we now have the right key for every application requirement. In addition, every key combination is possible with each other and with the more than 60 available eCLIQ locking cylinders," explains Michael Buchholz, Head of Sales Product Groups at ASSA ABLOY Sicherheitstechnik GmbH. "This creates a great deal of flexibility that has never existed before for electronic locking systems. For our customers, this means that they can hardly make any wrong decisions when choosing keys – because they can upgrade or downgrade to another eCLIQ key at any time." The system offers a further advantage: The new keys can also be used as part of CLIQ Go, the locking solution for private users and small companies.