For more information visit www.railsentinel.co.uk
Please note: ONLY new Sentinel smartcards can be read in this way – not NCCA-Sentinel cards.
The new Sentinel app allows anyone to check their own smartcard and also allows authorised card checkers to authenticate their team as well as undertake spot checks and check TVPs (Track Visitor Permits).
This app can be used with any Android smartphone or tablet (Android 4 and above) with a rear-facing autofocus camera. Smartcards can be checked by scanning the QR code on the front of the card or TVP.
This app works online, accessing the most up to date information for each cardholder by scanning the card’s QR code and validating this in real-time with the new Sentinel database. It can also work offline by accessing a cache of any cards checked whilst online. So without internet connectivity, cached information can still be accessed.
All card checking activities are uploaded to the database when an internet connection is present or can be uploaded later when connectivity is restored by re-launching the app.
It is easy to use:
1. Open app.
2. Click the QR code button and focus the camera on the card’s QR code.
3. Confirm the sponsor for today.
4. Depending on the card presented, either the card itself will be shown or a menu of options will be displayed for authorised card checkers.
5. Follow the on screen options.
Note: If you have a smartphone with NFC capability, you can make full use of the smartcard synchronisation features by downloading the NFC enabled version of this app at https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=rpl.networkrail.nfcclient
✓ Choose from over 18,000 approved access points
✓ Search for local information including Red Zone prohibitions, authorized walking routes….
✓ Use our built in Compass for your directions
✓ Sighting distance calculator and miles/chains/yards convertor
✓ Automated updates
✓ Off-line mode
One of our simplest and yet most powerful apps to date. ‘Around me’ Access points allows you to search from over 18000 Network Rail approved access points on your mobile phone (on or off-line) by entering your location or simply selecting ‘find near me’. Your nearest access points are presented in list order (nearest first) by type i.e Pedestrian, Vehicle and RRV along with the ELR, mileage, local name, nearest line and distance from your location. You can also view your access points using our built-in satellite imagery and find local information including red zone prohibitions, authorised walking routes etc. The app is available through our own apple app store or for Android users via our website.
HOW IT WORKS
The app uses your phones built in GPS to find your location and then searches for the nearest access points by ELR, mileage, type and local name. Once you have chosen an access point, the app will automatically pick up local information including authorised walking routes, local red zones and so on. You can view your access points in list form, on a street map, overlaid on a satellite image or a hybrid of both. It also works in off-line mode and if any of the core information changes, the app will tell you that there is an update available to download. It’s as simple as that!
PLEASE NOTE: To use the app you will need to register an account with On-trac. Simply install the application and click register, we will get back to you as soon as possible. We are unable to grant access to all applicants due to the app containing safety critical information.
The German eID (neuer Personalausweis) is not supported. Even though its specification is closely related to the above mentioned ICAO standard. The German electronic passport is supported, though.
The U.S. Passport Card is not supported. It is based on a different RFID technology which is not compatible with NFC. U.S. electronic passports (booklets) are supported, though. Please note that the antenna in the U.S. electronic passport is located on the inside of the back cover. The booklet needs to be opened to access the chip.
This version of the app is provided as-is and without warranty. The authors make no claims about fitness for any particular purpose.
KNOWN ISSUES FOR THIS VERSION
- Reading using specific handsets (e.g. LG Nexus 4) often fails on certain MRTDs, specifically on Active Authentication.
- Some MRTDs will temporarily block access after repeated access attempts with incorrect BAC credentials.
- Country signature validation is limited to a static list of publicly available CSCA certificates embedded in the app.
We are very interested in your feedback. If you see opportunities for embedding this solution, either as part of the traditional border control inspection system use case, or as part of innovative new use cases, contact us at email@example.com.
LICENSES FOR OPEN SOURCE LIBRARIES USED
- JMRTD (http://jmrtd.org): LGPL
- Bouncy Castle (http://www.bouncycastle.org): MIT License
- Spongy Castle (https://github.com/rtyley/spongycastle): Apache License 2.0
- JJ2000 (https://code.google.com/p/jj2000): LGPL
- JNBIS (https://code.google.com/p/jnbis): Apache License 2.0 / Public Domain
- CERT-CVC (http://sourceforge.net/projects/ejbca/files/cert-cvc/): LGPL
- Tess-two (https://github.com/rmtheis/tess-two): Apache License 2.0
- Tesseract-ocr (http://code.google.com/p/tesseract-ocr/): Apache License 2.0
- Leptonica (http://www.leptonica.org): Apache License 2.0
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Mobile Credit Card Reader Advantages
A 2014 U.S. Federal Reserve study found 199,800,000 citizens are verified credit card holders. The study also showed some two billion credit cards are currently in use, as most own an average of two to three credit cards. As credit card use is so prevalent, it follows that more and more businesses, large and small alike, are utilizing mobile credit card readers in addition to stationary versions.
So why switch to a mobile credit card swiper, or add one to your business? Let’s check out a few of the many advantages that accompany mobile readers:
Celebrated as highly cost-effective, mobile credit card machines don’t cost nearly as much as their stationary counterparts. Additionally, transaction fees are generally less than 3 percent.
Ease of Use
Mobile credit card readers are easy to operate, as quality options take payments almost immediately after set up. For best results, use a reader that works across multiple platforms, such as Android and the iPhone.
Numerous Features and Capabilities
Traditional credit card machines have limited functions, but mobile readers offer a variety of features and capabilities. Mobile options offer the ability to run reports and keep track of every transaction and receipt, as each card swiped is automatically saved to your mobile POS account. With everything on record, it’s much easier to track fraudulent charges. Many systems offer customization options as well, such as price structure adjustments.
Mobile credit card terminals are ideal for those who frequently take their business on the road. This includes restaurants that operate food trucks, makeup artists and other individual proprietors who travel often for work, and those who appear at trade shows and festivals in addition to operating a brick-and-mortar establishment. Rather than limiting business to cash transactions when on the road, owners and operators are able to accept credit and debit cards, which contributes to an increase in customer base.
Using a mobile credit card swiper helps small businesses appear more “real” and “valid.” Studies indicate customers feel a company is “established” when credit card readers are used.
Additional Transaction Options
Mobile credit card readers generally offer more than one transaction option, such as manual entry in addition to using the swipe function. This means never having to write a sign that reads “Credit Card Terminal Down,” which results in lost revenue and unhappy customers.
The advantages of using a mobile credit card terminal are many! Add one to your business and see if you don’t notice a positive difference immediately.
Nobody gives you more options for building a NFC system or contact reader system than NXP. Our portfolio reflects our deep commitment to contact- and contactless technology and delivers best-in-class performance for the NFC and contact smart card infrastructure.
This application helps to select the product out of our extensive portfolio of NFC frontends, controllers, connected tags and contact reader ICs.
IDBLUE® understands the challenges that organizations will face when trying to maximize their return on enterprise mobility. Our line of rugged, Bluetooth® stylus readers allows for Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) functionality to be added to your Android device.
Introducing the IDBLUE RFID Keyboard Wedge for Android – a simple and intuitive application that quickly enables you to start reading tags directly from your Android device. The Keyboard Wedge app will allow the user to scan the unique ID of a compliant tag into any application as if was being typed in by the user.
This application requires no extra software purchases and no modification to your existing Android device. Please be advised that this does not include any application that is to be used in conjunction with the IDBLUE Keyboard Wedge.
Please be advised that this app is intended to be used in conjunction with an IDBLUE.HF or IDBLUE.UHF RFID reader as well as compatible RFID tag(s). For more information and/or to purchase an IDBLUE reader, please visit www.idblue.com
•For IDBLUE. HF you can read the unique tag ID of an ISO15693 compliant RFID tag.
•For IDBLUE.UHF you can read the EPC memory bank of an IDBLUE Approved EPC Gen 2 compliant tag;
•Compatible with Android 2.3.3 (API Level 10) and higher
IDBLUE is a leading provider of ultra-mobile, rugged HF and UHF RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) Bluetooth® readers for the smartphone and tablet market. IDBLUE’s product line is designed to add value to any organizations mobility infrastructure by offering low cost, high performance, scalable RFID readers. With adoption in Healthcare, Retail, Utilities, Aerospace, Oil and Gas, and many other industries, the IDBLUE product line allows RFID capability to be added to any smartphone or tablet device, maximizing a client’s return on mobility.
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Find out more about subscriptions at http://www.localnfc.co
Local NFC Manager is a cloud-based NFC tag management system for Android that enables users to encode and manage NFC tags, as well as measure and analyze device/tag interactions, all on a single, secure platform.
Once encoded, all tags can be accessed and edited with ease through the Tag Manager, which allows users to view and update tag information and encoding preferences remotely from a smartphone or computer.
Finally, Tag Analytics aggregates and graphically displays tag interaction data in real time, enabling users to easily and efficiently track ROI.
Encoding options include:
- Application/Marketplace for iOS/Android
- Coupon URL
- E-mail Composition
- Facebook Like
- Foursquare Check-in
- SMS Composition
- URL redirect
- Wifi Settings*
- YouTube Video
And much more!
*Requires the Local NFC Client (separate download)
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Learn more about how to get started with Local NFC here: http://www.localnfc.co