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New NFC solution for identity cards enables fast and convenient benefits for citizens

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Posted March 10, 2014

At this year’s CeBIT show, NXP Semiconductors N.V. and AGETO will be presenting an important new NFC technology solution for national ID cards, allowing German citizens to benefit from the advantages of the country’s new personal identity cards. Using NXP’s SmartMX technology, which is embedded in the cards and the AGETO eID client, citizens can now use their cards wirelessly with NFC-capable mobile devices to prove their own identity and gain quick access to services that government authorities offer. The solution will be presented at the NXP booth (Hall 7, Stand A58) by the German Federal Ministry of the Interior.

The demonstration at CeBIT will also highlight how parents can easily and securely register their children at day-care centres using their mobile device. Using an NFC-enabled smartphone, parents can now effortlessly obtain a place at a day-care centre for their child. All a parent has to do is read in the details stored on an ID card using a mobile device, register online with the local authorities, wait for confirmation sent directly to the smartphone and then show this message displayed to the day-care staff. As well as saving time, the process is much safer in terms of preventing identity theft and attempted fraud and, for the communal day-care centres, helps ensure that parents have not registered for more than one place.

“The new NFC-based solution from NXP and Ageto offers various advantages both for citizens and for the authorities”, said Ulrich Huewels, senior vice president, business line smart identification solutions, NXP Semiconductors.

Read more at: Phys.org

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