Posts Tagged ‘card access systems’

Advances in Proximity Card Readers Save Time and Money

Tuesday, May 30th, 2017

Healthcare facilities continue to see an increase in the number of individuals seeking treatment, requiring staff to take on more responsibilities. Every minute that can be saved is crucial and with an effective Single Sign-On solution in place, some healthcare facilities have reported saving as much as 25 hours per week per employee!  With USB prox card readers, you can take advantage of an improved workflow without comprising security.

These benefits don’t just apply to the healthcare industry either. The time spent maintaining any employee check in or visitor management system is money your company can be saving by being sure the process is as efficient and streamlined as possible. That is where our complete line of RFID card readers as well as all of our products for personalized identification and card issuance can help.

Our line of  proximity card readers is highly customizable and offers numerous form factors and configuration options optimized to meet your specific deployment needs. For those looking to maximize their ROI, the pcProx Plus reader offers support for over 45 different credentials including iCLASS and NFC support, along with the full array of customizable options with USB connections.

For specific information please contact our Sales department at [email protected] or call 800-965-5932 for more information on this update, we provide excellent customer service!

Announcing the New Nano Horizontal Prox Reader

Tuesday, May 30th, 2017

prox reader nanoproxIt’s never been easier for mobile workers on-the-go to comply with authentication and access policies with new prox reader models.
AdvantIDge is excited to introduce the pcProx® Nano Horizontal Reader! Joining its recently announced companion, the revolutionary pcProx® Nano Vertical Reader, the pcProx Nano enables error-free identification with a simple wave of the badge.
Now, depending on your needs and solution requirements, the vertical and horizontal pcProx Nano can be easily inserted into a laptop USB port, integrated into certain hardware, inserted into recessed USB enclosures, used with tablets and more.

The pcProx Nano can be used in a variety of applications, such as:

  • Single Sign-on
  • PC/LAN Access
  • Application Log-on
  • Employee Identification
  • Time & Attendance
  • Compliance (HIPAA, CJIS)
  • Secure Print Release
  • Dispensing
  • Point-of-Sale, Cashless Cafeteria
  • Medical Cart Authentication & Access
  • Quality Control

The pcProx Nano 82 Series readers integrate into your software or hardware product through the use of the RFIdeas Universal Software Developer’s Kit (SDK). These low cost readers deliver the card ID in a format that applications recognize, offering nearly limitless possibilities for user identification and authentication.

AdvantIDge offers a wide variety of all of the card printer systems, or other visitor management devices, to fill any of your asset tracking, visitor management, or identification card needs. From card printers and supplies for issuance, through to badge clips and other peripherals to put them into your users hands. With more than 40 years of combined industry experience, we’re ready to help you achieve your identification goals. For specific information please contact our Sales department at [email protected] or call 800-965-5932 for more information on this update, we provide excellent customer service!

IoT – Internet of Things

Thursday, November 10th, 2016

IOT - Internet of ThingsOne up-and-coming term that is used in a wide variety of industries is IoT. This is the inter-networking of physical devices, vehicles (also referred to as “connected devices” and “smart devices”), buildings and other items – embedded with electronics, software, sensors, actuators, and network connectivity that enable these objects to collect and exchange data. In layman’s terms, IoT is frequently brought up when talking about security in connecting new devices/technology with existing technologies.

The U.S. National Intelligence Council says that it would be hard to deny “access to networks of sensors and remotely-controlled objects by enemies of the United States, criminals, and mischief makers… An open market for aggregated sensor data could serve the interests of commerce and security no less than it helps criminals and spies identify vulnerable targets. Thus, massively parallel sensor fusion may undermine social cohesion, if it proves to be fundamentally incompatible with Fourth-Amendment guarantees against unreasonable search.” In general, the intelligence community views the internet of things as a rich source of data. With new technologies involving your phones Bluetooth to open/shut doors, such as the Twist and Go feature by HID, the internet of things is certainly going to be something we will continue to hear about in the coming months.

As a response to increasing concerns over security, the Internet of Things Security Foundation was launched on 23 September 2015. IoTSF has a mission to secure the internet of things by promoting knowledge and best practice. Its founding board is made from technology providers and telecommunications companies including BT, Vodafone, Imagination Technologies and Pen Test Partners. The amount of technology providers and telecommunication companies involved with the IoTSF is likely to continue to increase in the coming years, including many companies who currently make control access systems and badging software.

AdvantIDge is dedicated to providing security solutions to make you and your business safe. We can provide you with ID card printers, digital ID cameras, smart cards, and much more. Contact us today to learn more.

AdvantIDge is committed to keeping you up to date with all of your current technology. We offer a wide variety of all of the card printer systems, and other visitor management devices, to fill any of your asset tracking, visitor management, or identification card needs. From card printers and supplies for issuance, through to badge clips and other peripherals, we strive to put them into your users hands. With more than 40 years of combined industry experience, we’re ready to help you achieve your identification goals. For specific information please contact our sales department at [email protected] or call 800-965-5932 for more information on this update– we provide excellent customer service!

Security Solutions For The Greater Los Angeles Area

Wednesday, November 9th, 2016

security solutionsThe Greater Los Angeles Area encompasses 4,751 square miles, with a population of over 10 million people. Within this landmass is a booming number of businesses opening up warehouses and other large facilities to conduct various business functions. When it comes to security solutions, lets focus in on one shocking statistic: L.A. is home to more people than even New York City, and according to some studies, is more densely populated as well. AdvantIDge is here to help you secure your local business.

Obviously, having the newest technology when it comes to securing your business is important. With such a large, dense population, Los Angeles businesses should always be looking ahead and staying one-up on anyone trying to do harm to their business. A quick Google search into thefts and criminal activity at warehouses and large business facilities would probably leave you shaking in your boots. There is good news though, it’s quite clear these companies did not have up-to-date access control systems in place. Updating your current building to either include a secure access system, or add additional features prevents facing future problems, and gives you, your employees, and visitors peace of mind.

A complete security access control system provides you access control 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, regardless of whether your site consists of one building or many buildings. Not only does a secure access system let you control door, elevator, parking lot, or garage access through the use of an ID Card system, but it can also be setup to let you monitor building maintenance systems and integrate with CCTV and IP Cameras, Alarms and Logical Access for computer logon.

Our systems are 100% reliable and employ proven technologies. Our experienced technical support staff is a phone call away to answer any questions or resolve any difficulties with direct support to end users. With your own ID card printer on-site you can continuously be in control of your access ID cards, and create personalized technology cards for your staff on the spot. For specific information please contact our sales department at [email protected] or call 800-965-5932 for more information on this update– we provide excellent customer service!

HID iCLASS SEOS Card – Superior Data Integrity & Privacy Protection

Thursday, November 3rd, 2016

500x-iclass-seosHID Global’s iCLASS SEOS contactless smart cards give you the ability to carry dual identities in a single card, offering a true one card solution for physical and logical access control applications. These cards can be programmed to work immediately for opening doors as well as accessing IT resources since they are specifically made to support other applications, including One-Time Password authentication (OTP) for network login.

iCLASS SEOS badges are ideal for organizations with rigorous security requirements for their credential solution, as well as enterprise and government organizations looking for a cost-effective solution. These secure ID cards deliver superior data integrity and privacy protection by using the latest cryptographic algorithms. These credentials also use a secure messaging protocol for the purpose of protecting data transmission with the off-card applications providing strong authentication mechanisms to protect the communications between card and reader.

iCLASS SEOS cards also include a standards-based application that offers a universal card command interface. The solution also supports an ISO/IEC 7816-4 command set and data model that defines the supported interfaces between an iCLASS SEOS card and the reader. iCLASS SEOS cards provide trusted management of secure identities within HID Global’s iCLASS SE platform that is based on its Secure Identity Object (SIO) data model. The iCLASS SE platform manages the secure distribution and life span of credentials.

iCLASS SEOS supports multiple SIOs carried on a single credential/device to secure PACS (along with any other application data). This enables applications to provide individual protected data sets for the identities in each application. For migration purposes, the credential is available as multi-technology card that combines 125 KHz Proximity and a high frequency SEOS contactless microprocessor.

Please Note: iCLASS Seos Cards can NOT be hole punched.

AdvantIDge offers a wide variety of all of the card printer systems, or other visitor management devices, to fill any of your asset tracking, visitor management, or identification card needs. From card printers and supplies for issuance, through to badge clips and other peripherals to put them into your users hands. With more than 40 years of combined industry experience, we’re ready to help you achieve your identification goals. For specific information please contact our sales department at [email protected] or call 800-965-5932 for more information on this update– we provide excellent customer service!

Real Estate Company Seeks Reliable Supplier of ID products

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016

2Real Estate Office BuildingA privately held real estate firm of collaborative entrepreneurs who deliver a higher level of personalized service recently contacted AdvantIDge. The company was founded in 1978 and is based in Houston, Texas with additional offices in the United States and internationally. Specializing in Agency Leasing, Management, Tenant Advisory, Capital Markets, Research and Sustainability services, their fully integrated global enterprise is in the business of adding value for investors, owners and occupiers of all commercial property types. They leverage market insights and operational expertise from sister companies specializing in development, real estate investment management and research. They have a total of 34 U.S. offices and assists clients through more than 180 offices in 37 countries.

Based on recent statistics, job growth at this real estate company has been increasing at an annual rate of 8%. Having a modest to high growth rate coupled with so many locations throughout the United States as well as abroad has created a slight dilemma. With many employees traveling between locations, they saw a need for a system in place to easily identify employees, which is where creating custom cards for employees come into play. With over 2,000 employees, it’s an absolute requirement to have some type employee & asset tracking, as well as a secure access control system. There is also a need for this company to work with an extremely reliable company for secure identity management solutions. When a company is as large as this one, there are many orders being placed for such things as blank ID cards and printer ribbons. AdvantIDge is able to provide these products in a timely-fashion, and always strives for perfection when providing goods and services.

AdvantIDge is committed to keeping you up to date with all of your current technology. We offer a wide variety of all of the card printer systems, or other visitor management devices, to fill any of your asset tracking, visitor management, or identification card needs. From card printers, plastic business cards, supplies for issuance, through to ID back drops and other peripherals to put them into your users hands. With more than 40 years of combined industry experience, we’re ready to help you achieve your identification goals. For specific information please contact our sales department at [email protected] or call 800-965-5932 for more information on this update– we provide excellent customer service!

HID Global Product Lifecycle Notification

Monday, October 3rd, 2016

HID LogoAdvantIDge, in partnership with HID Global, is committed to providing the highest quality physical access control solutions to our customers. The HID Global process for product lifecycle management simplifies the portfolio and provides a more streamlined menu of products that enable easy and efficient selection of the right solution for each application. This process also provides operational efficiencies for AdvantIDge and our partners, helping us to deliver on our commitment to improve the way we do business together.

As part of this product lifecycle management process, the following HID Global products will move to End of Life in the months ahead:

  • Uncommon Controller Products
  • Uncommon Credential Products
  • Uncommon Credential Programmer Products
  • Uncommon Indala Embedded Reader Components
  • Uncommon Indala Reader Bezels and Accessories

This list includes various styles of access control products only, and only those that are at the end of their lifecycle and rarely implemented. AdvantIDge still carries a wide variety of access control options from all major manufacturers with the ability to meet any of your access control needs.

AdvantIDge is committed to making all technology transitions a positive experience. We offer a wide variety of all of the card printer systems, or other visitor management devices, to fill any of your asset tracking, visitor management, or identification card needs. From card printers and supplies for issuance, through to badge clips and other peripherals to put them into your users hands. With more than 40 years of combined industry experience, we’re ready to help you achieve your identification goals. For specific information please contact our sales department at [email protected] or call 800-965-5932 for more information on this update– we provide excellent customer service!

Access Control Product Lifecycle Notification

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016

HID LogoAdvantIDge is committed to providing the highest quality physical access control solutions to our customers. HID Global, an AdvantIDge partner in access control products is implementing a change in their offing; a process for product lifecycle management simplifies that the portfolio and provides a more streamlined menu of products that enable easy and efficient selection of the right solution for each application. This process also provides operational efficiencies for AdvantIDge and our partners, helping us to deliver on our commitment to improve the way we do business.

As part of this product lifecycle management process, the following HID Global products will move to End of Life in the months ahead:

Affected categories:

  • Uncommon Controller Products
  • Uncommon Credential Products
  • Uncommon Credential Programmer Products
  • Uncommon Indala Embedded Reader Components
  • Uncommon Indala Reader Bezels and Accessories

This doesn’t mean that AdvantIDge is fazing out their support for access control systems. We’re simply streamlining our portfolio of offerings with a more focused listing of the best products on the market. You can still count on us as much as ever for all of your access control needs!

AdvantIDge offers a wide variety of all of the card printer systems, or other visitor management devices, to fill any of your asset tracking, visitor management, or identification card needs. From card printers and supplies for issuance, through to badge clips and other peripherals to put them into your users hands. With more than 40 years of combined industry experience, we’re ready to help you achieve your identification goals. For specific information please contact our sales department at [email protected] or call 800-965-5932 for more information on this update– we provide excellent customer service!

What’s the Difference Between Active and Passive RFID for ID Badges?

Friday, April 29th, 2016

RFIDActive RFID and Passive RFID are fundamentally different technologies that are often mistaken for one another.  While both use radio frequency energy to communicate between a tag and a reader, the method of powering the tags is different.  Active RFID uses an internal power source (battery) within the tag to continuously power the tag and its RF communication circuitry. Whereas Passive RFID relies on RF energy transferred from the reader to the tag to power the card or fob.

Active RFID allows very low-level signals from the reader to be recognized by the tag (because the reader does not need to power the tag), and the tag can generate high-level signals back to the reader. Additionally, the Active RFID tag is continuously powered whether in the reader field or not. Active tags can also ‘beacon,’ or initiate communication with a reader (or other tags) when certain conditions are present. Active tags typically contain external sensors to monitor temperature, humidity, motion, and other conditions.

Passive RFID requires stronger signals from the reader, and the signal strength returned from the tag is constrained to very low levels.  Secure issuance and physical access control applications mainly use passive RFID often referred to as prox or proximity badges. This technology is part of complete security ID solution predominately seen in Government, Education, Health Care, and Corporate markets.   Other applications include supply chain, high volume manufacturing, and applications in libraries, bookstores, pharmaceuticals, passports, electronic tolls, and item level tracking.

Pros of Passive RFID:

-Smaller tags like Micro Prox disk

-Inexpensive tags including Clamshell Prox cards

-Thinner more flexible tags with adhesive backing

-Greater choice tag options like key fobs

-Tags can last a lifetime without a battery (depending on the wear and tear)

 

New applications for active RFID systems are still being developed but include the oil and gas industry, shipping and logistics, construction, mining, and high-value manufacturing where reading from a distance is important.  Other vertical markets include auto dealerships, auto manufacturing, hospitals – asset tracking, laboratories, remote monitoring, and IT management where high value assets can be moved.

Pros of Active RFID Tags:

-Extremely Long Read Range

-Increased tag abilities with partner software technologies (GPS, sensors, etc.)

-Extremely Rugged options

AdvantIDge offers a wide variety of all of the card printer systems, or other visitor management devices, to fill any of your asset tracking, visitor management, or identification card needs. From card printers and supplies for issuance, through to badge clips and other peripherals to put them into your users hands. With more than 40 years of combined industry experience, we’re ready to help you achieve your identification goals. For specific information please contact our sales department at [email protected] or call 800-965-5932 for more information on this update– we provide excellent customer service!

Office Access Solutions ID Badge Maker System

Monday, April 25th, 2016

Secure Access Solutions for Offices with Employee ID

With today’s security compliance requirements and the limitless need to keep sensitive data secure in your organization, security breaches have undeniably become a top concern in all professional office environments, making secure access solutions a high priority.

In many work settings today, nearly all employees wear ID badges which have traditionally only been used for visual identity or building access. Although door access is an important function of secure ID cards, many do not realize that their ID badges work for other access solutions as well, and a single ID badge maker system is a cost effective approach that should be leveraged. There are several ways to implement secure access solutions whether it be through an RFID reader and proximity cards or ID badges with magnetic stripes that grant access when swiped.

AdvantIDge technology ID badges enable office security systems to require identification and authentication of legitimate employment in order for those qualified to be granted access to such activities as meeting attendance, time and attendance, secure printing, single sign-on and much more. Using secure access control applications ensures that your office environment stays protected with employees using fully empowered secure ID badges.

AdvantIDge offers a wide variety of all of the card printer systems, or other visitor management devices, to fill any of your employee tracking, visitor management, or identification card needs. From badge machines and supplies for issuance, to badge reels and other accessories to put IDs into your users hands. With more than 40 years of combined industry experience, we’re ready to help you achieve your identification goals. For specific information please contact our sales department at [email protected] or call 800-965-5932 for more information on this update — we are committed to providing excellent customer service!