Ericsson plans NFC access control pilot
Ericsson has announced that researchers, students and staff will participate in a six month pilot project, where they will able to access European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT ICT) Labs premises at Kista Science City outside Stockholm. Starting in June, EIT ICT Labs staff, researchers and students will be able to access the Electrum facilities using an NFC based access control system developed by Telcred, a SICS spinoff company. They will have access to entrance doors as well as to meeting rooms and video conferencing facilities. The Telcred solution provides strong security and lock controllers which can function both online and offline, at much lower cost than a traditional online system. The access control system works with both contactless smart cards and NFC phones and uses the Ericsson cloud-based Trusted Service Manager (TSM) to send and update credentials in the secure element in the phone.
EIT ICT Labs is part of the European Institute of Innovation & Technology (EIT). EIT ICT Labs is funded by partners and the European Commission. The goal is to accelerate innovation in Europe and to drive sustainable growth and competitiveness. EIT ICT Labs cooperates with industry, research institutes and universities to stimulate world-leading information and communication technology (ICT). EIT ICT Labs Stockholm is located in the Electrum building at Kista Science City, surrounded by its core partners KTH (The Royal Institute of Technology), Ericsson, and the Swedish Institute of Computer Science (SICS). www.eit.ictlabs.eu