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Tyco Security Products strengthens reader-to-panel communications with OSDP support

Published on 1 September, 2016
OSDP is supported on Tyco Security Products’ iSTAR Ultra series controllers
Supported on iSTAR Ultra controllers, OSDP includes secure channel encryption mode for enhanced security

Tyco Security Products is announcing that its Software House C•CURE 9000 v2.50 event management platform now supports Open Supervised Device Protocol (OSDP), developed by the Security Industry Association (SIA) to allow for enhanced interoperability among security devices, such as reader-to-panel communications.

OSDP is supported on Tyco Security Products’ iSTAR Ultra series controllers and has been initially tested and certified to interface with HID Global iCLASS SE platform readers, providing a two-way encrypted link using OSDP Secure Channel. The OSDP specification handles a full range of access control and security commands including LED and buzzer control, text display, tamper and communications status and firmware status for a complete interoperable experience.

Additional functionalities with OSDP

“Getting onboard with initiatives such as OSDP means greater flexibility through standards-based interoperability for Tyco Security Products,” said Rafael Schrijvers, Access Control Product Marketing Manager, EMEA, Tyco Security Products. “OSDP is both highly secure and intelligent, and we’re excited to support it and continue to build on our portfolio of OSDP compatible products.”

HID Global’s iCLASS SE reader platform, including iCLASS SE and multiCLASS SE brands, enable highly secure, adaptable and interoperable physical access control. These intelligent readers support a wide variety of traditional 13.56MHz contactless smart cards, 125kHz proximity credentials and magnetic stripe cards, as well as Bluetooth and NFC-enabled smartphones and other smart devices used for opening doors and gates via HID Mobile Access.

“Manufacturers who adopt OSDP support into their portfolios recognise the importance of adopting open standards to open up additional functionalities within their products” said Joe Gittens, Director, Standards, Security Industry Association. “These adoptions really help to promote system interoperability across the industry.”


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