Farpointe highlights new conveniences of Android Wallet App

Farpointe highlights new conveniences of Android Wallet App
Farpointe Data, the access control industry's OEM for RFID credentials and readers, announced that, at ISC East on November 20-21 in Booth 947, attendees will see how its  Conekt mobile smart phone access control identification solution now integrates the same advantages for Android smartphones as Apple iOS delivers, such as 3-D Touch, Widget and Auto-Unlock, into the Conekt Wallet App version 1.1.0. All new improvements create the same increased user conveniences for Android users as iPhone users obtained in May.
 
"As these improved Wallet App features have been provided to iPhone end users since May, this new version lets access control system manufacturers, integrators and dealers provide their Android customer base with the simplest to use mobile access credentials in the market," explains Scott Lindley, general manager of Farpointe Data. "Similar to our most recent Wallet App supporting Apple's latest iOS version13.1.3, Conekt's Android solution provides the easiest way to distribute mobile access credentials with features that include allowing the user to register only once and requiring only the handset's phone number. No portal accounts or activation features are required. By removing these and additional personal information disclosures, we also address privacy concerns that have been slowing adoption of this technology."
 
For instance, the newly improved Widget lets the user make up to three mobile control credentials as widgets. This saves time by allowing quicker access to credentials supporting divergent building systems such as parking, lobby and suite specific access control systems, directly from the Android'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 choose to simply enter the van parking area, receiving dock and restrooms, while the vice president gets access to the boardroom, executive dining room and reserved parking facility.
 
Lastly, Auto-Unlock lets a user select the Conekt mobile access credential they want as their favorite. Once activated and designated, a little star appears in the upper right corner of the mobile access credential. As the favorite, this mobile credential is transmitted immediately whenever the Wallet App is selected.
 
All new Android Wallet App features are available for immediate no-cost download on the Google Play Store and will continue to operate securely behind the smart phone's PIN code and biometric defenses.


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