HID Global has extended its open-architecture controller line with the introduction of HID Aero. HID Aero extends flexibility and access control choices to a wide range of businesses, while future-proofing an organization’s investment as requirements change.

“HID Aero is providing features to a broader market that were generally available only in solutions for larger organizations, while eliminating the ongoing cost and complexity of designing, manufacturing and maintaining panel hardware at the same time,” said Stephen Carney, vice president of product marketing, physical access control solutions with HID Global.  “It also brings end-to-end security to everyday applications with encrypted communication and threat detection, and its robust features to meet corporate compliance.”

Built with openness in mind, HID’s controller portfolio delivers a platform that provides original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), channel partners and end customers an array of solutions for deploying a broad range of physical access control systems.  

For example, HID Aero platform controllers fit in the same footprint as earlier HID VertX controllers and are backward compatible with HID VertX modules to simplify upgrades. The controllers include hardware, firmware, software and tools that speed development time, as well as host and controller authentication, and encryption to protect keys. HID Aero enables remote management capabilities with HID Signo and other HID readers supporting Open Supervised Device Protocol (OSDP), minimizing the need for field inspection and reconfiguration.

Mercury LP Linux intelligent controllers and MR Series 3 SIO modules enable easy integration of wireless locks and other devices, as well as destination control and dispatch, intelligent power supply analytics, FICAM authentication and numerous other advanced applications.

 With all controllers based on HID’s Mercury hardware platform, users can choose from a variety of access control software providers over time without any re-investment in hardware. Systems are also easy to migrate to new software and configurable to dynamically enhance situational awareness.

Visit www.hidglobal.com/products/controllers/aero for more information.