Identiv access control and security management software adds biometric support
Identiv, Inc. has updated its Hirsch Velocity Software for access control and security management, adding improved communications protocols, government-grade biometric support, and new Velocity and Hirsch ScramblePad feature.
Hirsch Velocity Software is an integrated platform that manages access control and security operations in thousands of facilities around the world.
To provide full compliance with Federal Identity, Credential, and Access Management (FICAM) for Enterprise Physical Access Control System (EPACS) solutions, Velocity now supports Open Supervised Device Protocol (OSDP) communications between Identiv’s Hirsch Controllers, uTrust TS Government FICAM-enabled card readers, and Hirsch TS ScramblePads.
The new support provides advanced encryption options and the ability to download and update reader firmware from Velocity Software.
Identiv’s OSDP implementation allows Velocity to support important third-party authentication devices — including the Veridt Stealth Series multi-factor biometric devices — that combine card, personal identification number (PIN), fingerprint, and digital certificate validation for a stronger identity authentication at doors.
The Velocity update also includes key improvements requested by users and partners, including the ability to override normal system settings in emergency situations, expanded relay and device controls for better security and facility management, and a more affordable approach to control exit and entry at controlled doors.
“The latest update to Velocity delivers real value by leveraging new technology on a security management platform that is secure, interoperable, and sustainable,” said Mark Allen, Identiv general manager of physical access. “Not only do our new customers get all of these features, but virtually every Hirsch customer for the last 20-plus years can upgrade to this latest version and take advantage of our new features and new technology without sacrificing their existing investment.”
Identiv will demonstrate this latest version of Hirsch Velocity Software at ASIS 2017 on September 26 to 28 in Dallas, Texas.