Published on 12 July, 2012
Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies, a leading global provider of security and safety solutions and manufacturer of contactless smart credentials and readers, announced recently its new aptiQ™ multi-technology readers, which read both proximity and smart credentials, provide users with a simple migration path to increased credential security levels, including various forms of proximity, MIFARE® Classic and MIFARE DESFire™ EV1. The readers are also NFC compliant, allowing users the ability to easily migrate to mobile credentials in the future as needed.
“The aptiQ readers are a newly designed product, both aesthetically and from a technology perspective,” emphasises Jeremy Earles, marketing manager for readers and credentials at Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies. Their eye-pleasing, wall-hugging design suits a larger variety of architectural styles and the four new colour choices compliment any building’s décor. These readers provide the high security of aptiQ™ technology with read range comparable to other readers on today’s market.
The new aptiQ™ readers are versatile, supporting a variety of contactless credentials: 125 kHz Proximity, 13.56 MHz MIFARE® Classic, Ingersoll Rand’s aptiQ™ MIFARE DESFire™ EV1 smart card. The aptiQ™ readers can also read the card serial number (CSN) of most 13.56 MHz smart credentials and are able to communicate with the growing population of NFC enabled mobile phones. All aptiQ™ readers are FIPS 201-1 compliant and have been approved by the US Government under HSPD12 as PIV Transparent Readers.
“Our new line of aptiQ™ readers are designed to provide both integrators and end-users unique advantages over others on the market today. We now have a simplified offering of readers that will meet the access control needs of virtually every application. Our readers also allow end-users the ability to expand and/or upgrade credential technologies.” Earles stresses.
aptiQ™ readers are extremely easy to install, using a quick-connect wiring harness and a familiar standard wiring colour scheme. Providing a streamlined offering of fewer readers with multi-technology capability, Ingersoll Rand meets the large variety of access control product needs without a confusing number of complex choices.