Alpro Architectural Hardware, a division of IEC Limited, has supplied its waterproof access control keypads to the principal ferry operator in Scotland, Caledonian MacBrayne. Caledonian MacBrayne serves 45 ports across the west coast of Scotland and sails to 24 destinations including islands such as Arran, Bute, Mull and Iona. Alpro’s marine keypad is waterproof to IP68, the highest certification available in terms of protection against ingress of water.
HID Global, provider of solutions for the delivery of secure identity, announced it successfully completed the world’s first university pilot of NFC smartphones carrying digital keys. The pilot was implemented using the company’s SIO technology, a key feature of its award-winning, next-generation iCLASS® SIO-Enabled (iCLASS SE™) credential and reader platform.
Designing an access control system often starts with the reader technology. But in some environments, that is the least of your concerns. Harsh environments can mean anything from extreme temperature (hot or cold), to dusty, dirty, gaseous, chemical and beyond. And while cards and readers may work just fine in those conditions, that is anything but a given. There are far more things to consider in the design of systems for these special circumstances.
ASSA ABLOY and Gallagher, a New Zealand-based company that provides premium integrated security solutions to a wide range of customers globally, announced the integration of Gallagher’s Command Centre with ASSA ABLOY’S range of Aperio™ wireless locks.
HID Global and Sony Corporation announced a jointly developed contactless smart card reader platform that embeds secure access control capabilities and Near Field Communication (NFC) functionality into laptops and other mobile devices.
HID Global, Irvine, Calif., a provider of solutions for the delivery of secure identity, announced that the company and its parent, ASSA ABLOY, Stockholm, Sweden, have been notified by the United States Patent Office that their patent, US 2008/0163361, titled “Method and Apparatus for Making a Decision on a Card,” has been allowed and will issue shortly. This invention covers the use of portable credentials in a secure access network, in which the access decision can be made within a portable credential (such as the secure element of a mobile device) using data and algorithms stored within the credential.
ASSA ABLOY and MAXXESS Systems announced the integration of MAXXESS Systems with ASSA ABLOY’S range of Aperio™ wireless locks in the United States.
Aperio will integrate with MAXXESS’s eAXxess™ and Efusion Event Management Software packages.
For the past decade or more, talk of “multi-technology” (multi-tech) readers has been about transitions (long or short) between one technology and another. First it was from magnetic stripe to proximity, then from proximity to smart cards. Today’s readers, however, stand that idea on its head.
HID Global announced a pilot project that showcases the benefits of using NFC smartphones for opening doors at universities and other campus environments. The trial is underway at Arizona State University (ASU),where a group of students and staff are accessing a campus residence hall and selected residents’ rooms using HID Global’s new iCLASS® SE™ credentials embedded into a variety of popular smartphones connected to all major mobile networks.