Tag Reader TRC-LNL now interfaces Lenel controller to provide Hands-Free Access Control when coupled with GuardRFID’s Tag Exciter
Monday, April 29, 2013 – GuardRFID has received factory certification of the OSDP Interface between its Active RFID Tag Reader and Lenel’s access control panel using the OSDP protocol. This hardware integration provides Lenel’s OnGuard® access control system users the ability to directly connect GuardRFID’s Tag Readers to the OnGuard access panel to set up portals to detect GuardRFID Active RFID’s tags. The tag’s range of detection is adjustable from two to 30 feet, allowing for “hands-free” access control functionality. The tags can be placed anywhere on people and objects and do not have to be presented at a reader as required with conventional access control systems. The OnGuard system manages Active Tag IDs similar to any other badge ID that is collected from standard proximity card readers.
“GuardRFID has completed required factory testing at Lenel to validate the functionality of its OSDP interface to OnGuard 2012 (version 6.5) and OnGuard 2013 (version 6.6). The integration of GuardRFID’s Tag Reader will allow new and existing OnGuard users to take advantage of enhanced Active RFID-based functionality for perimeter and zonal security,” said Gidon Lissai, director, strategic alliances, Lenel Systems. “We look forward to their continued involvement in the Lenel OpenAccess Alliance Program.”
“We are very excited about the integration of our hardware directly with Lenel’s access control panels,” stated Zahir Abji, president and CEO, GuardRFID Solutions, Inc. “It commoditizes GuardRFID’s Active RFID hardware and allows Lenel’s OnGuard system to take advantage of the unique attributes that Active RFID can provide, taking access control to a higher level of functionality. Besides providing control for personnel flow through portals, features such as asset tracking and loss prevention are available for OnGuard users.”
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GuardRFID develops Active Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technologies and products for Healthcare, Industrial and Enterprise applications. GuardRFID’s products can accurately track and locate equipment, materials and people for enhanced automation, workflow, monitoring and security solutions – all on one flexible platform.