The Physical Security Interoperability Alliance (PSIA) will host a virtual demonstration of its two specifications — Physical Logical Interoperability (PLAI) and Public Key Open Credential (PKOC) from the show floor at GSX in Atlanta on Sept. 13.  

The two specifications will be showcased by 11 technology partners in the access control, credential and biometrics markets, providing an in-person experience for participants relying on a single trusted source. 

Attendees will be able to register in advance on the PSIA site and pick up their access card credential at participating booths around the GSX show floor. After using their cards to access other participating PSIA members’ systems, the attendees will qualify for a chance to win a drawing. 

David Bunzel, PSIA Executive Director, noted, “The PSIA recognized that we have an opportunity to provide a real-world demonstration of PLAI and PKOC on the GSX show floor. Having a number of leading access control and biometrics vendors sharing the same identity information, in a virtual environment, truly demonstrates the capabilities of PLAI and PKOC in a commercial setting.” 

PSIA had a modest demonstration of the technology at ISC West, but will feature more vendors and technologies in the GSX event. “We are excited to be part of the PSIA Experience,” said Jan Meiswinkel, CEO of Advancis (parent company of Cruatech), “as it effectively demonstrates how our Advanced Identity Manager (AIM), which relies on the PLAI specification, is able to superordinate between the individual access control systems and thus enable cross-system data exchange. Many of our customers prefer to be able to align to one trusted source within their security ecosystem. PLAI’s solution provides the answer to this by making a company’s security environment more robust and reliable.” 

Security industry professionals attending GSX can register online for the PSIA Experience until Sept. 8. People who cannot register in advance can do so on the show floor, further demonstrating interoperability across multiple sites through PLAI.