NFC Is Better Than BLE For Mobile Access

By Brian Rhodes, Published Jul 06, 2021, 09:25am EDT (Info+)

Access show panelists say that while BLE is the most common method of mobile access, NFC is a better-performing option.

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Inside this report, we share:

  • Multiple panelist comments calling NFC better
  • The general problem with BLE's Range
  • Where BLE is potentially not secure compared to NFC
  • Sporadic BLE connection problems
  • Why Apple opening Wallet is a big thing for NFC
  • The technology that is coming next, UWB

This report is part of IPVM's Mobile Access coverage, including Mobile Access Control Guide, Mobile Access Control Shootout, and Ultra-Wideband (UWB) And The Future of Mobile Electronic Access Control.

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BLE's **** ********* *******

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BLE *********** * ******** *****

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Apple ****** ***** *** *** ****

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*******, *** ******* *** ******** '****** up' ***** ****** **** **** ***, improving *** ***** *********** ** ****** access *** ******'* ~* ******* ***** worldwide *** ~**% ****** ***** ** the **.

UWB ** ******

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**** ******* *****. * ** *** agree **** ***** * ********** *** a ********** ** *** ****** ******* environment. **** *** ****** *** ******, period. ** ******* ***** ** ******* an ***** ** **** *** **** 2 ** ***, ****, *** *** for *** ******* ************** *********, ****. I **** ********* ** ***** ****(* little **** **** ***** *****) ** primary.

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***** ******* ****** **** **** ** information. ********** * ** *** *** sold ** *** **** ** ***** a ***** ***** ** * ********** on * ***** *****. ***** *** new **********, ***, **** **** ** bring *** ** **** ******.

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