The Smartcard Booster is a vehicle and driver identification tag. This patented solution ensures that a vehicle can only get access to a secured area when driven by an authorized driver. The Smartcard Booster is used in combination with (existing) personal access credentials. Based on semi active RFID technology, the Smartcard Booster is identified up to 10 meters (33 feet) with the TRANSIT Ultimate or TRANSIT Standard reader.
Typical applications include highly secured vehicle access at airports, seaports, military bases, utility companies, corporate and educational campuses, police, fire and other installations where vehicles must be assigned to specific drivers.
Driver based identification
The driver based vehicle identification solution consists of two elements: a building access card and an in-vehicle Smartcard Booster. The Smartcard Booster is mounted on the inside of a vehicle's windshield. When an authorized building access card (driver ID) is inserted into the Smartcard Booster, it is read, combined with the vehicle ID, and then boosted to the TRANSIT reader. The TRANSIT transmits the combined ID numbers to any access control system. If this combination is authorized, access is granted and the gate opens automatically.
By removing the access card from the Smartcard Booster, it can be used for building access. The Booster solution eliminates the need to issue (new) cards, making it easily integrable into existing installations.
As the solution operates only when the access card and the Smartcard Booster are combined, removal of the access card ensures a high level of security.
The Smartcard Booster supports ISO14443-A and ISO15693 compliant smartcards operating on 13.56 MHz. This includes: MIFARE (DESFire), LEGIC (Advant), HID iClass and Calypso.
As the Smartcard Booster is equipped with suction pads on the backside, it can be mounted onto the windshield easily. Thanks to this convenient design, installing the Smartcard Booster only takes seconds