Paige DataCom Solutions has released the first all-in-one cable designed specifically to support the Open Supervised Device Protocol (OSDP), a standard developed by the Security Industry Association (SIA) to improve security and interoperability among access control and security products.  

“OSDP Access Control is the clear choice for those looking to make our buildings more secure and intelligent,” said David Coleman, vice president of business development for Paige. “With more and more access control professionals installing or upgrading systems to include OSDP-enabled devices, there is a real need for a single cable that will help to easily and cost effectively deliver an advanced, secure and complete OSDP solution.”

Paige’s new cable for OSDP is a composite construction that provides four plenum-rated components together in a single jacket. With OSDP, access control readers need only two low-capacitance pairs compared to the six to 12+ conductors typically used in legacy systems using the Wiegand protocol. 

OSDP improves security by enabling continuous monitoring that would identify failed, missing, malfunctioning or tampered readers. It also supports AES-128 encryption, preventing hackers from intercepting data transfers or spoofing a card read, a capability required in U.S. Federal Government applications.

The OSDP protocol also delivers advanced functionality, improved ease of use and greater interoperability, including the support for smart card technologies, advanced user interfaces and the remote configuration and upgrade of readers. 

The OSDP Access Control Composite Cable is available through major security distributors, including ADI, Anixter/WESCO and ScanSource. For more information, visit www.paigedatacom/osdp.