Iris ID, provider of iris recognition technology, announced that its IrisAccess iCAM 7S Series of Advanced Multifactor Biometric Iris Readers are tested and verified to meet the Security Industry Association (SIA) Open Supervised Device Protocol (OSDP) Secure Profile communications standard for access control security and interoperability. Receiving OSDP Verification from SIA instills confidence in integrators, specifiers and practitioners that OSDP devices will work as intended for various types of access control use cases.
“The value and importance of adopting OSDP in our product lineup cannot be understated,” said Dr. Jun Hong, chief technology officer, Iris ID. “OSDP is an industry standard, and it is essential to have in place as OSDP secures connections, protects against hacks, and allows for many remote functions not previously possible using the Wiegand protocol.”
SIA OSDP is an access control communications standard developed by SIA to improve interoperability among access control and security products. Already in use by many leading manufacturers, the standard is recommended for access control installations that require advanced security or will be used in government and other higher-security settings. Products that receive an SIA OSDP Verified mark must pass a comprehensive range of testing that validates conformity to SIA’s OSDP standard and related performance profiles.
By meeting OSDP standards, the Iris ID iCAM 7S Series of Advanced Multifactor Biometric Iris Readers achieve increased interoperability for use among various manufacturers’ devices. Bidirectional communication inherent with OSDP solutions allow the readers to talk directly to the centralized management platforms. This makes it possible for security administrators to remotely monitor and configure iCAM 7S devices via the network, eliminating the need for costly and time-consuming on-site troubleshooting. Furthermore, the OSDP enabled iCAM 7S only needs RS485 wires to communicate between the reader and the OSDP controller, further reducing the burden on security installers.
Currently, the Iris Access iCAM 7000S, iCAM 7010S, iCAM 7101S, and iCAM 7111S solutions have all been OSDP Secure Profile verified. Benefits of being OSDP verified include an authoritative listing of OSDP solutions; a consultative process that provides vendors with implementation and remediation guidance; a lightweight, nonpunitive program with no annual membership fees; and continuous access to open-source testing tools and community feedback that promotes device conformance through the product life cycle.
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