Smart cards

Farpointe Adds DESFire EV1 to Its MIFARE-Protected Smart Cards

Farpointe Data, a DORMA Group Company, the access control industry’s trusted global partner for RFID solutions, announced that it has migrated to MIFARE DESFire EV1, the next generation of smart card technology by NXP Semiconductors, in its line of Delta smart cards. Access control system manufacturers, integrators, and dealers will be able to tout greater security over MIFARE Classic smart cards 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.

Surveying Trends in the Security Integration Market

It’s evident that the majority of security installations are becoming more and more complex. No longer content to monitor and manage separate access control, fire alarm, video surveillance, intrusion, and HVAC control systems, corporate security and technology managers want to consolidate and integrate various disconnected security and facility management systems. At a dramatically increasing pace, the Information Technology department is leading the initiative, particularly given the trend toward convergence of physical and logical security systems.