Ultra-Wideband (UWB) And The Future of Mobile Electronic Access Control

By Zach Segal, Published on Oct 07, 2020

In the last year, Ultra-Wideband (UWB) has gained support from new phones (e.g., all iPhone 11s). UWB offers potential beyond Bluetooth so how will this impact the future of mobile access control?

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IPVM investigates the technology including:

  • Explaining how UWB works
  • How it compares to Bluetooth and WiFi
  • Feedback from FiRa, HID, and Openpath
  • Access Control Application of UWB
  • Car Keys Using UWB
  • Contact Tracing Using UWB
  • UWB vs Bluetooth 5.1
  • Future of UWB

Executive *******

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Increased ****** ************* ********

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Channel *************

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Access ******* ***********

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HID ********

***** *** *** ******** UWB *** ** * board ****** ** ****, they **** *** *** committed ** * **** for ********* ******* *** UWB ** ***** *******. Given ***** ********* ***** anticipating * ******** ** smartphones ********** *** ** the **** *** *****, it ** ******** **** they *** ********** ******* in * ******* **** frame.

Bluetooth *.* ** ***

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More ****** ****** *** ****

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Comments (7)

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