Are You Stuck in a Reader Rut? Identiv and Absco Solutions Can Help

By John Piccininni

uTrust_TS_Reader_Family_with_ScramblePad (1)Are you stuck in a reader rut — high prices, long lead times, and limited proprietary choices and formats? Well, there is a way out, thanks to the uTrust TS Family of Physical Access Readers offered by Identiv.

Following global standards for communication, encryption, and authentication, Identiv’s uTrust readers can support virtually all low-frequency proximity formats (HID, Indala, AWID, CASI-Rusco, etc.), and high-frequency contactless smart card formats (MIFARE, DESFire, iClass CSN, PIV, CAC, TWIC, etc.) in single or dual-frequency configurations. High-frequency transactions can be secured with ISO-standard, non-proprietary mutual authentication and encryption techniques, eliminating the threat of card data harvesting and cloning by unauthorized devices.

Identiv’s uTrust readers can communicate with just about any back-end access control system through a configurable Wiegand interface, and also support bi-directional RS-485 (OSDP2) communications. Government versions are FIPS201, FIPS140-2, and FICAM compliant. There are even versions with an IP port, enabling Power over Ethernet (PoE) now and other functionality over time.

uTrust readers are available in mullion or wall mount sizes and with fixed or scrambling keypads for strong two-factor authentication for those applications calling for higher levels of security.

Access card and reader technology is rapidly changing. Don’t get stuck with proprietary technology. You need readers that can support not only the legacy technologies of today, but the more secure, more flexible and standards-based technologies that you will need tomorrow. Absco and Identiv can get you there today.