ELATEC USA Inc., a developer and manufacturer of innovative RFID products, announced Paul K. Massey as Chief Executive Officer. In this newly created position, Massey will report to the ELATEC Board of Directors and Managing Director Stefan Haertel. As CEO of ELATEC USA, Massey will focus on the growth and proliferation of ELATEC solutions in its North American and Latin American markets. Customer focused communicator “We are fortunate to have someone of Paul Massey’s calibre and experience lead ELATEC USA,” said Haertel. “We are in a period of major expansion in the Americas and we need independent regional leadership to successfully implement our strategy and take advantage of the market opportunities ahead. Paul is a visionary with a proven track record of execution. He is a strong communicator who is customer focused with deep leadership capabilities.” John Tepley, President of ELATEC USA since its establishment in 2013, will continue in that role reporting to Massey. Embedded electronics industry Massey has more than thirty years of experience in the embedded electronics industry. He has held senior management positions with global responsibility at major technology companies including Motorola Embedded Computing, Emerson Network Power, Elo Touch Solutions and Ocular LCD. Most recently Paul was Vice President of Global Sales at Universal Air Filter. “I am honoured and excited to lead ELATEC USA,” said Massey. “It is a privilege to be part of a global organisation that delivers high-quality products and technology solutions to some of the most pervasive challenges—secure, convenient and easy to implement user authentication, authorisation and access control for buildings, devices and the assets they protect.”
From enterprise networks to vehicle fleets and surveillance systems to perimeter gates, having access control to let the right people in—while keeping everyone else out—is a security necessity. ELATEC will introduce several new, uniquely ‘future proof’ radio frequency identification (RFID) readers to enable user authentication for these and other access control applications at the ISC West Conference and Exhibition, to be held April 10-12, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. General-purpose device Compact and versatile multi-technology reader/writer in a secure, rugged housing for panel mount applications The new solutions include: TWN4 Slim – Ultra-flat, compact reader/writer for LF, HF, NFC and BLE. Perfectly suited to embed into machines and devices. By using clip-on covers, TWN4 Slim is mountable into printer chassis cavities and allow a flat and even surface for invisible integration. TWN4 Palon Panel Reader - Compact and versatile multi-technology reader/writer in a secure, rugged housing for panel mount applications. Also OEM PCB version for integration into third-party products and devices. It supports enhanced interfaces, especially RS-485. Although a general-purpose device, it is optimised for extended access control. TCP3 USB-Ethernet Converter – For devices that don’t support the direct connection of a proximity card reader, such as those with no USB port, TCP3 enables a direct connection, extending RFID card-based features such as authentication and pull printing to any device regardless of the manufacturer, make or model. Few proprietary technologies There are dozens of RFID card technologies in use globally, creating challenges for device manufacturers and end user organisations wishing to implement RFID for access control beyond the front door. While other readers only recognise a few proprietary technologies, ELATEC RFID readers are universal. They are also certified for use in as many as 110 countries around the world For instance, the MultiTech BLE 3 can recognise and decode more than 60 RFID proximity card transponder types as well as smartphone Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) and Near-field Communication (NFC). They are also certified for use in as many as 110 countries around the world. This means that large commercial and government organisations that may be using multiple card technologies across different locations due to consolidation, mergers or acquisitions can rely on a single reader type for all the devices and systems they use. RFID-enabled devices For device manufacturers and software developers, ELATEC readers provide a virtual single-part number solution that allows them to sell their RFID-enabled devices into practically any market throughout the world without worrying about what kind of card technologies their clients may be using. ELATEC readers support remote management by the client, so they are inexpensive to maintain and will remain usable longer than competing reader technologies. “The ability to reconfigure and update our readers remotely is a huge cost advantage for ELATEC’s customers,” said John Tepley, President of ELATEC USA, Inc. “Many of our customers have a high number of geographically distributed assets. Since they don't have to send out a technician to each one to perform manual updates to address changing security or end-user requirements, they avoid expenses that more than pay for the initial cost of the reader.”
User authentication deficiencies, endpoint data leakage and excessive user permissions are the three most common cybersecurity risks facing health systems and hospitals, according to new data from Clearwater CyberIntelligence Institute. At the HIMSS19 Global Conference and Exhibition, February 11-15, 2019 in Orlando, Florida, ELATEC will be demonstrating its uniquely flexible radio frequency identification (RFID) reader, which mitigates these issues by strengthening user authentication for access control applications. With RFID, medical personnel simply swipe the same badges they use to gain entry to the building for fast and easy access to the recordAccess control is critical for healthcare institutions in order to protect patient safety and meet stringent HIPAA requirements for medical information privacy. Radio frequency identification (RFID) readers are an effective and efficient means of user authentication to ensure that only authorised personnel can access patient health records, change settings on medical devices or gain access to restricted medications, equipment or supplies. Better security than passwords RFID readers are more secure and easier to manage than passwords, which are easy to share and often forgotten, creating both security risks and an unnecessary IT burden. Password systems also slow down medical personnel, requiring them to remember and enter passwords into different devices, often under emergency conditions or extreme time pressure. With RFID, medical personnel simply swipe the same badges they use to gain entry to the building for fast and easy access to the records, supplies and equipment they need to perform their jobs. ELATEC readers are already widely used for secure print management and other healthcare ecosystem applications such as time and attendance, computer single sign-on, room scheduling, pharmaceutical and high-value supplies dispensing, and medical equipment access control. Recognise 60+ RFID proximity card transponders ELATEC RFID readers can recognise and decode more than 60 RFID proximity card transponder types as well as smartphone BLE and NFCThere are dozens of RFID card technologies in use globally, creating challenges for hospital systems and device manufacturers wishing to implement RFID for access control beyond the front door. While other systems only recognise a few proprietary technologies, ELATEC RFID readers are universal. They can recognise and decode more than 60 RFID proximity card transponder types as well as smartphone Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) and Near-field Communication. They are also certified for use in 110 countries. This means that large hospital systems that may be using multiple card technologies across different locations due to mergers and acquisitions can rely on a single reader type for access control and user authentication for all the other devices and systems they use. For medical device manufacturers and software developers, ELATEC readers provide a ‘single part number solution’ that allows them to sell their RFID-enabled devices into practically any hospital system throughout the world without worrying about what kind of card technologies their clients may be using. Cost-efficient and longer durability "We describe ELATEC’s readers as being future proof,” explained John Tepley, President of ELATEC USA, Inc. "There are numerous technologies used for various applications throughout the region and the world, which means companies that want to integrate RFID into their solutions must be prepared to handle many different RFID transponder technologies. ELATEC is uniquely positioned to meet these challenges." ELATEC readers can be easily and remotely reconfigured to address emerging technologies, security threats and end-user requirements ELATEC readers can be easily and remotely reconfigured to address emerging technologies, security threats and end-user requirements, so they are inexpensive to maintain and will remain usable longer than competing reader technologies. As the healthcare ecosystem becomes more connected and complex, and the FDA puts increasing emphasis on cybersecurity risks for medical devices and software applications, developers need smart, easy solutions to close security vulnerabilities around user access and authentication. RFID provides fast, easy and secure authentication for all kinds of medical devices and applications. ELATEC readers can help developers meet emerging security challenges and address the needs of their healthcare clients.
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