Press Release Covid Certificate Scanner

Samsung and mobco launch their first Covid Certificate Scanner.

This collaboration between both companies brings proven technology and expertise together to facilitate safe and simple scanning!

Diegem, Dilbeek May 18 2021 – While the European corona certificate project is being finalised, the Belgian mobco, in collaboration with Samsung, launches ‘Covid Certificate Scanners’. Thanks to the robustness of the Samsung 5 Enterprise Edition, many professionals will be able to enjoy fast and safe scanning – in all conditions. The preconfigured smartphone exclusively reads the presented QR code, while Samsung KNOX guarantees maximum security.

The EU Covid-19 certificate is in the making and will be used to prove vaccination, corona recovery or a recent negative test result. This token will enable safe travel within Europe and might also be used in large public events. The certificate is an important pillar of the exit strategy.

This context is being used by Samsung and mobco to come up with a complete solution to enable safe, correct and simple certificate validation.

Green or red, ready to use in 5 minutes

The exact details of the European digital certificate and the application in the national member states are still being defined. It is however clear the certificate will consist of a QR code that will be readable by third parties to validate the certificate, showing a red or green screen. mobco, leader in managed mobility solutions in Belgium, developed a Covid Certificate Scanner that enables fast, simple and fully secured authenticity validation based on the official app the Belgian government will issue.

Ulrik Van Schepdael, CEO of mobco:”Our Covid Certificate Scanner is developed with one goal, that’s the scanning and validation of the certificates. The device is configured in such a way that it can only run this single scanning application, guaranteeing maximum security and data protection. Equally important is the ease of use. When an organisation or company needs to execute scans, it’s not acceptable the employees would have to download and configure the scanning app themselves. Our device automatically configures itself at first launch, without any user or IT intervention. The scanner is operational in less than 5 minutes.” 

Military grade robustness and security

To ensure scanning can take place in all circumstances and to combine reliability with rock solid security, mobco opts for the Samsung Xcover 5, a smartphone designed and build for employees active in a variety of business’ around the world. The device is part of the Samsung Galaxy series and includes a brilliant screen, a durable battery and benefits from advanced data protection thanks to the Samsung Knox platform.

Pascal Bungeneers, Head of B2B Samsung Belgium: “The robust hardware of our Galaxy Xcover 5 Enterprise Edition is perfectly suited for professional users to validate the Covid-19 certificates. Think of events on the beach, festival, restaurants, … The smartphone is IP68 water and dust proof, has 1.5 meter drop protection and can be operated while wearing gloves. It’s compatible with third party charging cradles to fill up the 3000 mAh battery, sufficient to last an entire day. And if all that power would not suffice, the battery can be replaced by the user in seconds.” 

Proven technology and expertise

Ulrik Van Schepdael:” This is not our first collaboration in this line of business. We have equipped all security agents of Seris with similar Samsung devices with a specific configuration. That project is one of many where we have proven that a preconfigured and protected smartphone is the ideal solution in very challenging circumstances.”

Pascal Bungeneers:” Aside the robustness of the Samsung Xcover 5, the smartphone incorporates the highest possible data protection technology. Security is not an add-on, but is built-in during the production of the smartphone based on the Samsung Knox platform. This protects each smartphone, wearable or tablet, on the lowest chip level against intrusion, malware or other threats.”

The Covid Certificate Scanner is available, including support and centralised management by mobco, for a fixed price of EUR 243, – excluding VAT (or EUR 373, – excluding VAT with a 12 months mobile subscription).

About Samsung Belgium

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About mobco 

mobco is founded in 2010 and focusses on the modern workplace. The portfolio of mobco includes hardware (smartphone, tablet, computer), software to manage and services to support the modern workplace. With the in-house development of the Workplace Self Service platform, mobco enables the employees of its customers to order their devices and receive these preconfigured at home. mobco counts 26 employees, has two office locations in Dilbeek and Capellen (Luxemburg) and supports large private and public organisations in Belgium and Luxemburg. mob.co  

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mobco partners with NetMotion

mobco has a track record of partnerships with industry leaders: companies that provide true added value with proven technology, enterprise grade, robust and secure.

We’re proud to announce to you NetMotion!

All of our customers have implemented mobile workplaces, allowing their employees to work anywhere. At the same time, all of these organizations have applications hosted on-premise.

With NetMotion we can now offer a robust VPN that meets the needs of the increasingly mobile workplace.
It’s invisible to the end-user, it works all the time and it improves the overall employee experience!

NetMotion is different than your regular VPN provider.
Using a blend of sophisticated and patented technologies, users get improved performance on slow networks and they also stay online no matter what, even when the network drops altogether.

Ready for your next generation VPN experience?
Contact our team or check out NetMotion for more details!

NetMotion provides security solutions to over 3000 global enterprises, including 7/10 of the largest airlines, 85% of US public safety agencies and a variety of other major organizations from across the healthcare, logistics and legal sectors. Customers choose the NetMotion platform for its powerful software-defined perimeter (SDP), experience monitoring and enterprise VPN functionality. These solutions stand out for their ability to actively improve the employee experience, validated by a satisfaction rating of 97% and an NPS of 91. NetMotion is headquartered in Seattle, with offices in Victoria, Chicago, London, Tokyo, Sydney and Frankfurt.

Contact us to to get more details and find out how powerful NetMotion is to boost efficiency, performance and employee experience!

 

Your smartphone is your PC

Your smartphone carries enough processing and graphical power to compete with your traditional desktop PC.

That’s “hot news”, but there is something new on the horizon and it’s called DeX!

This Samsung development allows you to connect a large screen, keyboard and mouse to your smartphone. The result: a true desktop experience running native apps simultaneously – the way you use these on a traditional desktop!

 

We have a special page on Samsung DeX.

Download the press coverage in DE TIJD and l’ECHO right here.

Contact us to to get more details and find out how easy it is to upgrade your desktop experience thanks to DeX!

 

Your partner for Knox Suite

Ever since the launch of Knox, Samsung has been investing in making its Android based devices Enterprise grade thanks to Knox. mobco has been following closely the evolution of the Samsung Knox program, over the years mobco has been able to build up the expertise needed to implement to most complex, secure and powerful projects. 

Expertise available, at your service.

The newest edition in the Knox series is called Knox Suite and provides an all-in solution to deploy, configure, secure and manage Samsung based mobility projects.

The Knox Suite, as the name suggests, combines the advanced security features of Knox Platform for Enterprise with cloud-bases services like Knox Mobile Enrollment, Knox Manage and Knox E-FOTA. 

Below the included Samsung Knox products:

  • Knox Platform for Enterprise 
    Enables IT admins to safeguard data at both the hardware and software level, removing the risk of being compromised on Samsung devices.
  • Knox Mobile Enrollment 
    Allows IT admins to bulk enroll Samsung devices into their enterprise, without the need for IMEI management and verification.
  • Knox Manage
    Easy-to-use, cloud based EMM for IT admins to monitor and manage devices and secure corporate data across multiple operating systems. It can also create purpose-built appliances such as kiosks.
  • Knox E-FOTA 
    Offers organizations granular controls for remote OS version management on Samsung mobile devices without end-user interaction.

 

Getting most out of your mobility projects requires excellent hardware and powerful software, but it also requires the right expertise to make it happen!

If you’re interest to learn more about the Knox Suite or one of its components, let us know! Our experts are happy to help you out! 

More information can be found here on our Samsung page or use our “contact us” feature to get in touch!