Conekt Mobile Smartphone Access Control Identification Solution

Preserving security, improved features address Wallet App convenience

San Jose, Calif., USA - May 1, 2019 – Farpointe Data, the access control industry's OEM for RFID credentials and readers, has announced that its Conekt mobile smartphone access control identification solution now integrates advantages that Apple iOS 12 delivers, such as 3-D touch, Widget and Auto-Unlock, into the Conekt Wallet App, version 1.1.0. All new improvements create increased user convenience.

"These improved Wallet App features let access control system manufacturers, integrators and dealers provide their customers with the simplest-to-use mobile access credentials in the market," explains Scott Lindley, general manager of Farpointe Data. "Our Conekt solution provides the easiest way to distribute mobile credentials with features that include allowing the user to register only once and requires only the handset's phone number. We need no portal accounts or activation features. By removing these and additional information disclosures, we've also addressed privacy concerns that have been slowing adoption of this technology."

For instance, the newly improved Widget lets the user make up to three mobile access control credentials as widgets. This saves time by allowing quicker access to credentials supporting divergent building systems such as payroll, parking and cafeteria systems, directly from the smartphone's home screen.

With 3-D Touch, a new pressure-sensitive feature, the user simply pushes on the Wallet App to select from up to three of the most commonly used mobile credentials. Each user can choose their own combination. For example, a delivery driver may gain entrance to the van parking area while the vice president gets access to the boardroom.

Lastly, Auto-Unlock lets a user select a MAC as their favorite. Once designated, a little star appears in the upper right corner of the mobile access credential. As the favorite, it is transmitted immediately whenever the Wallet App is selected.

All new Wallet App features are available immediately and will continue to operate securely behind the smartphone's PIN code and biometric defenses.


About Farpointe Data
Since 2003, Farpointe Data has become the trusted OEM partner for premium RFID readers and credentials—including proximity, smart card, long-range, and 2nd-generation mobile smartphone solutions—for access control professionals around the world. These specialists have come to count on Farpointe's exacting designs, superior manufacturing, competitive prices and excellent performance to enhance their access control systems.

Scott Lindley, Farpointe Data

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