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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with ISBC Group to deploy UCODE DNA RFID security and parking access control solution
in 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 to
implement UCODE DNA, the
highest form of secure RAIN RFID technology, developed by NXP Semiconductors.    

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

“UCODE DNA is considered the only identification technology to
match the physical protection of a barrier with the cybersecurity necessary to
truly protect entrances from unauthorized access,” said Manuel Haertlé, senior
product manager for FEIG Electronic. “As a respected contactless payment technology
company, FEIG applies security know-how from its payment terminals, which are
fully certified according to the latest high-class security standards, into our
RFID systems. FEIG vehicle access control RFID readers incorporate advanced secure
key 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 authorized
equipment can handle the secure protocol and the data exchange with the UCODE
DNA based tag. Without the required cryptographic secrets, other readers would
query the tag in vain, because the tag’s response cannot be interpreted or
understood,” said Andrey Krasovskiy, director of the RFID department at ISBC
Group. “On top of this, each data exchange in the authentication process is
unique, so even if a malicious actor were to intercept the communication, the
transmission is only good for a single exchange and the tag’s unique identity is
protected from cloning.”

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