SCM Microsystems Inc. introduces the Physical Access Control Terminal (PACT), the company’s first products for the physical access market. The terminals support the latest technologies adopted by the physical access control market, including contact and contactless smart cards, and it will position companies for fingerprint biometrics going forward. SCM will market the terminals to both government and corporate customers through its existing channel partners, including top-tier OEMs and systems integrators. SCM plans for several PACT models including contact, contactless and contact/contactless versions, each offered with an optional PIN pad. The PACT terminal designs are both highly secure and sleek, with both indoor and outdoor versions available. A visually striking bar-shaped green LED extends across the top of the reader to indicate access granted or denied. A buzzer provides acoustic feedback, and three separate LEDs indicate whether a requested operation requires contact or contactless card presentation, or a PIN entry. The PACT family supports all current and emerging international standards for access control systems. Wiegand (DO/D1), magnetic stripe (CLK/Data) and RS-485 communications are available and TCP-IP support is planned. SCM Microsystems

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