Farpointe Data announced that access control manufacturers, distributors and integrators can now add a 13.56-MHz contactless smart card module with MIFARE Classic or the DESFire EV1, to their customers’ Ranger long-range transmitters, making them compatible and interoperable with Farpointe Data contactless smart card readers and credentials.

“EV1 sets the security benchmark for presentation technology,” said Scott Lindley, president of Farpointe Data. “Access control system manufacturers, integrators and dealers promoting long-range reading will be able to tout greater security over MIFARE Classic smart card technology because MIFARE DESFire EV1 uses 128 AES encryption, the same as used by the U.S. federal government. MIFARE DESFire EV1 is based on open global standards for both air interface and cryptographic methods. It is compliant to all four levels of ISO/IEC 14443A and uses optional ISO/IEC 7816-4 commands.”

Used in conjunction with smart card technology, the Ranger Transmitter supports both long-range and smart card presentation technologies with a wide range of end user applications. Long-range access control solves a number of demanding access applications that call for extended read ranges, such as parking lots, alarm activation, building entrances, marina gates, facility lock-downs, remote door opening, and more. It can be used in any application where pressing a button is more convenient than presenting a card. And, once at the facility’s front door, the transmitter can still be used in lieu of a card.

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