Cypress Integration Solutions and Farpointe Data have joined forces to supply security integrators with products that will bring improved security and flexibility, thanks to the Security Industry Association’s OSDP access control standard.

The Open Supervised Device Protocol (OSDP) standard is replacing the Wiegand protocol. Farpointe Data’s RFID readers and receivers with OSDP, and the Cypress OSMIUM line of Wiegand-to-OSDP converters are designed specifically to create a simple migration path to the new standard.

“Farpointe continues to show itself as a leader in adopting the OSDP standard,” said Paul Ahern, president, Cypress Integration Solutions. “Cypress is excited to partner with Farpointe to bring this secure solution to their customers.”

The OSDP protocol exceeds Wiegand’s capabilities, and secures the Wiegand hacking vulnerability. OSDP also offers two-way communication for today’s sophisticated processing requirements, withstands the elements, and enables easier installations. SIA officials encourage integrators to benefit from OSDP, which is on track to become an ANSI standard.

“SIA is thrilled about the proliferation of vendors releasing solutions that are powered by OSDP,” said Joe Gittens, SIA director of standards. “Cypress and Farpointe Data are among the growing number of SIA member companies that are leading the industry charge, using OSDP to deliver simple, yet secure approaches to their customers.”

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