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HID Global unveils Signo line of access control readers in advance of webinar

23 April 2020

HID GLOBAL, the trusted identity solutions specialist, has just launched HID Signo, the organisation's signature line of readers that "creates a new industry benchmark" for the most adaptable, interoperable and secure approach towards access control.

The new readers dramatically simplify system deployment and management, meet the advanced security requirements of today’s dynamic environments and set organisations up for smarter and more connected access control.

“With the industry now seeking to use access control systems as a backbone for creating intelligent environments, consultants, integrators and end users alike are increasingly demanding more versatile, high performance solutions,” asserted Harm Radstaak, vice-president and managing director of physical access control solutions at HID Global. “HID Signo is built on an open platform and delivers on our commitment to innovation with its unprecedented flexibility and robust set of forward-looking features that optimise workplace experiences. Our overriding goal is to put more choices in the hands of our customers and give them peace of mind in knowing they can continually adapt their systems as requirements change.”

For ultimate versatility, the readers are interoperable with over a dozen physical and mobile credential technologies such that organisations can use their technology of choice and easily migrate to the latest solutions at their own pace. Additionally, with support for Apple’s Enhanced Contactless Polling to enable Student IDs in Apple Wallet, HID Signo is driving the next wave of flexibility and convenience with mobile access.  

HID’s new readers are packed with smart features, such as automatic surface detection that recalibrates and optimises read performance based on the mounting location. For rugged outdoor performance, the readers are also IP65-rated with no additional gasket needed and feature a capacitive touch keypad resistant to harsh weather conditions.

Transcending traditional access control

HID Signo’s Connectivity-by-Design model empowers administrators to remotely configure and diagnose readers as well as monitor status through a centrally managed and connected reader ecosystem. Additionally, configuration can be further streamlined through the controller via the Open Supervised Device Protocol (OSDP).  

“HID’s novel approach to access control also lays the foundation for a future of cloud-connected systems that will enable new applications and innovative capabilities, such as the ability to proactively anticipate and address system issues before they occur,” added Radstaak.

Delivering multi-layered security with built-in support for OSDP Secure Channel and HID’s proven Security Identity Object technology, the readers store cryptographic keys on certified EAL5+ secure element hardware. Custom authentication keys can be used to further enhance security.

HID’s patented velocity-checking feature also protects against brute force rapid electronic attacks.

Signo webinar

Due to popular demand, HID Global will present another live webinar about its new Signo access control reader range on Wednesday 29 April at 10.00 am (BST). Attendees will receive a thorough overview of the new access control solution, including what makes HID Signo readers so versatile and reliably secure.

In addition, attendees will discover how upgrading to HID Signo enables building owners and managers to future-proof their physical access control systems.

The webinar will be presented by Jaroslav Barton, HID Global's product marketing director (PACS) and Dahn Sadarangani, global and strategic account manager (PACS).

Register for the webinar by clicking on this link