Suprema took home the Judges’ Choice Award at the New Product Showcase Awards. The Awards are presented by the Security Industry Association (SIA), which recognized Suprema for its Airfob Patch, a physical device that can be attached to a traditional RF card reader to give it the ability to read digital credentials stored on mobile devices.
The Airfob Patch utilizes Bluetooth technology to allow the reader to communicate with a mobile device. The wireless solution draws its power from the reader’s RF field signals, which makes it extremely easy to integrate with existing access control systems.
“Airfob Patch is the world’s first mobile-to-RF-card signal translator,” boasted Suprema CEO Young S. Moon. “Installation is as easy as adding a sticker. No wire, batteries or construction is required.”
The Airfob Patch is compatible with Suprema Mobile Access, which debuted in March and uses an app to turn any smartphone into a secure digital credential. Both Suprema Mobile Access and the Airfob Patch were developed by the Suprema affiliate MOCA system, and support Suprema’s recent emphasis on contactless security solutions to slow the spread of COVID-19.
The SIA New Product Showcase Awards were presented during a virtual ceremony on July 9. IDEMIA’s VisionPass facial recognition terminal picked up the prize in the Biometrics category.