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Idesco’s Access 8 CD reader family upgraded with RS-485 interface configurability

Due to increasing requests, Idesco’s Access 8 CD reader family has been upgraded with RS-485 interface configurability, enabling bi-directional data transfer, as well as compliance with the Open Supervised Device (or OSDP) communication protocol. Idesco’s OSDP-compliant readers are the Access 8 CD Slim Slim Pin, Quattro, and Quattro Pin. As before, the Access 8 CD Slim and Quattro remain optionally configurable with connectors.

The central feature of OSDP has been its establishment of a progressive open standard governing access control reader–controller communication, an area which has suffered in the past from cumbersome unidirectional data streams or proprietary bidirectional solutions that shackle users and installers. OSDP frees users and installers, who will now also benefit from Idesco’s powerfully innovative and ingeniously designed OSDP-compliant Access 8 CD readers.

This is because these readers are flexibly configurable, allowing installations to serve older basic UID card and fob populations. Once installed, the readers can then be upgraded later to Mifare Classic or DESFire levels of security – without uninstalling the reader. A simple configuration card instantly reprogrammes any Access 8 CD reader, enabling future incremental increases in security or migration to multi-applications to be scheduled at the customer’s and system integrator’s convenience.

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