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Blog: Developing MACE

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November 22, 2016

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This blog zooms in on the development of Nedap’s mobile access control platform: MACE. Hans Rappard, software developer at Nedap who is currently working on MACE, speaks about the development of this brandnew platform.

“I work on reducing the huge pile of plastic in wallets of people. We wanted to replace plastic access cards with a digital version. Preferably on smartphones, because people always have it with them. And so the idea for MACE was born: people identification with the use of smartphones.” Hans Rappard, Software Developer at Nedap Identification Systems

Three techniques

“Developing MACE took a lot of effort because the platform consists of a reader, an app and a cloud based server. We use three techniques: Bluetooth, NFC and QR codes. These techniques send the ID number wirelessly from the MACE app to the reader.”

“During IFSEC in London we officially introduced MACE to the market. The weeks prior to this event were quite busy! To me the development of a new product does not have be easy or ‘succeed’ right away. I think working on a difficult product is actually fun and challenging. Obviously we are very proud now that the platform is ready. The demand for such a solution is huge and now Nedap is the first to meet this demand. Those weeks of hard work were definitely worth it!”

Would you like to find out more about MACE? Read more here.

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