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STid launches Spectre nano for simultaneous and remote ID

by Geny Caloisi
Access control specialist STid, has released its new Spectre nano reader for access control and simplified visitor management. 

The multi-technology reader quickly recognises employees, visitors, vendors, and their vehicles – simultaneously. Spectre is ideal for facilities like car parks, industrial sites, campuses and any other secured environment where a mix of people and vehicles need to be identified to enable instinctive, smooth yet secure access control.

This next-generation hands-free reader increases the speed of entry for anyone – or anything – on two feet, two wheels, four wheels or a whole fleet. It reads windshield tags, key fobs, cards, smartphones, or wearables using UHF and Bluetooth to leverage end-user preferences for easier adoption. It is also part of the STid Mobile ID ecosystem, which turns smartphones into virtual cards for vehicle and pedestrian access control. 

“The Spectre nano reader may be small in size, but it is a full-blown long-range UHF reader combined with the Bluetooth technology used in our STid Mobile ID solution,” said Vincent Dupart, CEO of STid. “It is the missing link between vehicle identification and smart identification of people. There no longer is a need to install multiple readers at entrances where employees, visitors, contractors and their vehicles enter the facility. It can be integrated with any access control system or parking management system. This means that any perimeter entrance can now be easily equipped with our STid Mobile ID and vehicle identification solutions. And since it supports both solutions simultaneously, it is now also possible to identify the vehicle, using UHF, and the driver, using STid Mobile-ID. This prevents the car from being used as a modern-day Trojan Horse.”

Compatible with all access control systems worldwide, STid designed Spectre nano for easy integration regardless of managers’ tech expertise. The outside packaging is as rugged and durable as the technology to ensure the reader can withstand harsh environments – everything from shock, heavy rain, and dust to salt, frost, and fire. Spectre nano offers customised branding options to fit in at a bus station, corporate office, or private community and can be used in high-security industries. A cost-effective solution, the new reader can be installed and (almost) forgotten, with no maintenance or batteries required.

Spectre nano uses OSDP and SSCP protocols and has EAL5+-certified storage. Data authenticity and confidentiality are ensured using encryption methods recommended by worldwide organisations, e.g., ANSSI- & FIPs-compliant. Encrypted, signed credentials provide anti-cloning, and anti-replay protection and managers can quickly erase security keys when necessary.

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