NTT Opens New Office Embedded with Mobile ID Technology
The Art of Integration
The state-of-the-art technology complex features an exceptional integration of security, infrastructure, and operations solutions such as access control, modular turnstiles, visitor management, video analytics, climate and air quality monitoring and smart windows from renowned brands such as STid, Genetec, Splan, Mobotix Dormakaba and others.
Integrating products and systems from various vendors into a reliable and modern building solution can be quite a challenge. In this case, STid Group, a leading manufacturer in next generation contactless high security, has been chosen by NTT Global Sourcing to cope with this challenge. NTT Global Sourcing is a wholly owned company within NTT, established to create global strategic partner relationships and expand their market share. “We acknowledge the importance of challenging conventional norms in electronic security, NTT Global Purchasing strives to create a convergence and global strategy to actively enhance the competitive position of the company through their numerous top-level suppliers”, said Arvind Kumar, VP, Global Head of Indirects at NTT Global Sourcing.
An important factor in this project was the ability of STid’s Architect Blue readers and the STid Mobile ID App to provide user-friendly identification solutions by transferring the user’s access card onto their smartphone, to work alongside or replace their RFID card. ‚New factors are starting to become increasingly important when designing high-security buildings. As staff members are more concerned about having an exceptional experience at work, they start to consider the building environment‘, commented Matthew D. Ireland, Chief Information Security Officer at NTT Research.
This strategic partnership ensures a comprehensive security level and interoperability due to STid’s multiple interfaces and open protocol options. STid offers a unified identification across diverse systems such as Corporate Access Control, Printing, Vending Machines, Visitor Management, Lockers, Cashless Restaurants, Time and Attendance, OEM, among others.
Alex Valadez from Houston-based Innovati Inc., a company that offers project design with high technical and financial value for corporate customers, commented on this strategic partnership: ‚Companies are exposed to the constant global risks that involve damage to the company’s reputation, heavy economic losses or even the well-being of employees. We offer all kinds of technological solutions to improve and streamline internal processes and guarantee the well-being and safety of the company. We have a profound expertise in supporting companies incorporate instinctive readers and cards to enhance their businesses. We are collaborating with NTT to implement a comprehensive security management autonomy and increasing the global mobility NTT requires.‘
A large number of desktop bluetooth readers are being integrated at Sunnyvale to comply with NTT challenging variety of user profiles: ARCS-B/BT: Keypad/RFID/Bluetooth/NFC readers, and ARCS-AQ/BT: Standard/Bluetooth/NFC/QR Code readers plus a couple of ARC-D/BT readers.
‚We commiserate with NTT and Innovati Inc. core values, our firm commitment to our clients shaped by our outstanding customer service, our quest for technical excellence archived by only deploying top of the range components, and our passion for cutting edge technology with ambitious character will be the foundations of our alliance‘, explains Pierre-Antoine Larrera de Morel, Vice President at STid Group Global.