Can NFC-enabled devices (i.e. smart phones) be used with Equitrac card readers to authenticate?
ControlSuite, Equitrac 6, Output Manager 5 together with Business Connect 8, the Kofax Micro Card Readers and a compatible Embedded Client(*) now supports the use of NFC enabled smartphones for authentication.
The Business Connect 8 application should be installed on compatible Android and iOS devices, and the Authentication option should be used. The phone should be tapped on the Micro Card Reader connected to a compatible MFP running the appropriate Embedded Client, and the user will be logged in.
Note: iOS devices use Bluetooth Low Energy (BTLE) rather than NFC technology, however the user experience is identical.
(*) Compatible Embedded Clients include:
|Brother||Unified Client for Brother||(where device allows)|
|Canon||Equitrac Embedded for Canon MEAP|
|Epson||Kofax Unified Client for Epson||(where device allows, requires updated device firmware)|
|Fuji-Xerox||Equitrac Embedded for Fuji-Xerox ECSP||(where device allows)|
|HP||Kofax Unified Client for HP|
|HP||Equitrac Embedded for HP OXP|
|Kyocera||Equitrac Embedded for Kyocera|
|Lexmark||Equitrac Embedded for Lexmark eSF|
|Ricoh||Unified Client for Ricoh SOP|
|Samsung||Unified Client for Samsung Smart UX|
|Toshiba||Unified Client for Toshiba||(where device allows)|
|Xerox||Equitrac Embedded for Xerox ECSP||(where device allows)|