Viscount Systems gets new U.S. Department of Labor contract

July 8, 2013 - 

Viscount Systems has announced a new U.S. government contract for a U.S. Department of Labor facility in Atlanta.

Specifically, the installation includes the company’s Freedom access control system, which is FIPS 201-compliant.

According to the company, the Freedom Encryption Bridge is the first system that allows entry devices – including those with biometrics – to be connected to standard building IT networks, without control panels.

“We are pleased to be continuing to make progress in developing new agency clients in the U.S. Government space,” Stephen Pineau, President and CEO of Viscount said. “As the only physical security application platform (PSAP), Freedom continues to demonstrate its cost and cyber security advantages. The software architecture has also provided Viscount a major advantage by being able to quickly respond to agency requirements without having to redesign the control panel software used by competitors.”

According to a recently published report on the electronic access control market – to which biometrics is a major contributor — by 2017, the total market will reach $16.3 billion, at a 7% CAGR.


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