Moscow-City Skyscrapers Streamline Parking Access and Control with Secure RFID

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Moscow-City Skyscrapers Streamline Parking Access

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FEIG ELECTRONIC partnerswith ISBC Group to deploy UCODE DNA RFID security and parking access control solutionin Moscow Business District

FEIG ELECTRONIC, a leading global supplier of radio frequency identification (RFID) readers and antennas with fifty years of industry experience, announces deployment of the UCODE DNA RFID security and parking contactless identification solution in the Moscow International Business Center, known as Moscow-City, one of the world’s largest business district projects.

The management of Moscow-City not only selected long-range,passive UHF RFID to implement in its controlled parking areas, it also chose toimplement UCODE DNA, thehighest form of secure RAIN RFID technology, developed by NXP Semiconductors.

“Underscoring NXP’s innovation and leadership in developingadvanced RAIN RFID technologies, our UCODE DNA was chosen to be incorporated withthe FEIG and ISBC implementation of the contactless identification system inthe prestigious Moscow-City,” said Mahdi Mekic, marketing director for RAINRFID with NXP Semiconductors. “This exciting project represents yet anothersuccessful deployment of NXP’s contactless portfolio, and showcases ourcontinued ability to meet the high-security requirements of highly demandingapplications without compromising user convenience.”

“UCODE DNA is considered the only identification technology tomatch the physical protection of a barrier with the cybersecurity necessary totruly protect entrances from unauthorized access,” said Manuel Haertlé, seniorproduct manager for FEIG Electronic. “As a respected contactless payment technologycompany, FEIG applies security know-how from its payment terminals, which arefully certified according to the latest high-class security standards, into ourRFID systems. FEIG vehicle access control RFID readers incorporate advanced securekey storage elements, supporting various methods for secure key injection.”

FEIG’s partner ISBC Group provided the knowledge and support for this successful implementation using FEIG’s long-range UHF RFID. The resulting system enables authorized vehicle entry into areas reserved for private residential use or corporate tenants, while also allowing availability of temporary, fee-based visitor parking access. Thanks to the cryptographic authentication of UCODE DNA, both the tag and reader must go through an authentication procedure before the reader will validate the data from the tag, which is transmitted wirelessly. This level of authentication is typically used in the most secure data communication networks.

“The system’s two-step authentication means that only authorizedequipment can handle the secure protocol and the data exchange with the UCODEDNA based tag. Without the required cryptographic secrets, other readers wouldquery the tag in vain, because the tag’s response cannot be interpreted orunderstood,” said Andrey Krasovskiy, director of the RFID department at ISBCGroup. “On top of this, each data exchange in the authentication process isunique, so even if a malicious actor were to intercept the communication, thetransmission is only good for a single exchange and the tag’s unique identity isprotected from cloning.”

Established in 1992 and still growing, Moscow-City is therevitalization and transformation of an industrial riverfront into a new,modern, vibrant and upscale business and residential district. A mix ofresidential, hotel, office, retail and entertainment facilities, it is located aboutfour kilometers west of Red Square along the Moscow River. Twelve of thetwenty-three planned facilities have already been completed, with seven currentlyunder construction. Six skyscrapers in Moscow-City reach a height of at least 300meters, including Europe’s tallest building, Federation Tower, which rises morethan 100 stories.

Partnering with ISBC and deploying FEIG Electronic RFID solutions, the Moscow International Business Center is delivering security and parking access control to its city center today, as it grows into the city of tomorrow.

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