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

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Supported on iSTAR Ultra Controllers, OSDP includes secure channel encryption mode for enhanced security

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WESTFORD, MA. April 1, 2016 –– 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. The OSDP compliant products from Software House will be on display at the Tyco Security Products booth 20005, at ISC West, April 5-8, in Las Vegas, Nev.

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 and Allegion aptiQ 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.

“Getting onboard with initiatives such as OSDP means greater flexibility through standards-based interoperability for Tyco Security Products,” said Rick Focke, Senior Product Manager, Software House, 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, multiCLASS SE®, and pivCLASS® 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®.

aptiQ™ Multi-technology Readers from Allegion interface with magnetic stripe cards, proximity cards, MIFARE® Classic smart cards and ultra-secure MIFARE DESFire™ EV1 credentials, and can read the card serial numbers of a variety of smart cards from other manufacturers. The readers handle applicable ISO standards (14443A, 14443B, 15693) and are versatile enough to read 125 kHz proximity and 13.56 MHz contactless smart cards in a single unit.

“Manufacturers who adopt OSDP support into their portfolios recognize 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.”

Tyco Security Products is participating in the SIA InteropFest & Cocktail Reception at ISC West on April 6 at the Sands Expo and Convention Center, which will showcase network interoperability using OSDP.

For more information about the C•CURE 9000 line of products, visit swhouse.com.


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About Software House

Software House security and event management systems are part of the Security Products business unit of Tyco, the world’s largest pure-play fire protection and security company. Software House’s innovative C•CURE software portfolio combines with a suite of reliable controllers to provide the most powerful security and event management in the industry. Add an unsurpassed integration platform that allows customers to integrate seamlessly with critical business applications, and it’s easy to see why Software House solutions are ideal for security-critical applications. For more information about Software House products, visit www.swhouse.com.

Tyco Security Products is a unified group of the most comprehensive world-leading premium access control, video, location-based tracking and intrusion solutions in the security industry. Tyco Security Products conducts business in over 177 countries around the world, in multiple languages and employs over 2,800 employees globally, including research and development, marketing, manufacturing, sales, service and logistics teams in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia Pacific. Our products, built by developers from all product disciplines, consistently allow customers to see more, do more, and save more across multiple industries and segments including healthcare, government, transportation, finance, retail, commercial and residential.  Worldwide, Tyco Security Products helps protect 42% of Fortune 500 companies, transportation systems on five continents, 37% of the world’s top 100 retailers, over two million commercial enterprises, thousands of students in more than 900 educational facilities, and over five million private residences.

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