Physical Access Control System (PACS) vendors Lenel (UTC) and Software House (Tyco Security Products) have made a strong endorsement for the PSIA's Physical Logical Access Interoperability (PLAI) specification, by including it as a native implementation in their OnGuard and C•CURE products, respectively.
OnGuard PLAI adapter
Each of these companies has been active in the development of PLAI and has seen demand from the market for this specification and its features. Lenel will be demonstrating the features of the prototype OnGuard PLAI adapter, which allows OnGuard to exchange cardholder information with PLAI-compatible systems via the PLAI Agent.
Microsoft, a company with significant security requirements has been working closely with Lenel to integrate PLAI into their security ecosystem. "Being able to make an acquisition of a company with a different PACS system and having the ability to quickly integrate and synchronise with our existing system is critical to our security operations," said Mike Faddis, Director of Global Security for Microsoft.
Software House access control
Software House has demonstrated access control capabilities of the PSIA's specifications in previous demos, but made the decision earlier this year to do a native integration of PLAI. "In the large enterprise space, it is common for our customers to potentially have multiple PACS systems and visitor management solutions. We recognize that PLAI provides a standards-based way to accomplish the coordination of personnel and credentials in a quick and cost-effective manner to meet enterprise needs," said Jason Ouellette, Senior Product Line Director, Tyco Security Products.
The PSIA will be demonstrating PLAI and its capabilities related to synchronisation of PACS systems, biometrics and mobile credentials at ISC West, on Thursday April 6th 2017 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM PDT. In addition to Tyco Security Products (Software House) and UTC (Lenel), Kastle Systems, EyeLock, Princeton Identity and Allegion will all be part of the demonstration.