HID Global has released a new Signo line of access control readers. The new readers were built with an eye towards interoperability, and are consequently compatible with more than a dozen physical and mobile credentialing technologies. As a result, organizations can use the readers with their current credentialing system, and keep the same readers if they later decide to make the switch to another system.
The open Signo platform is designed to make it easier to deploy and manage a dynamic access control system. Administrators can configure and monitor the connected readers from a remote central dashboard. Signo readers also have an IP65 rating for outdoor use and boast a capacitive touch keypad that can withstand harsh weather conditions.
“Our 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,” said HID Global VP and Physical Access Control Managing Director Harm Radstaak. “HID’s approach lays the foundation for future cloud-connected systems that will enable new applications.”
HID Signo comes with built-in support for the Open Supervised Device Protocol (OSDP) Secure Channel, while the readers themselves have certified EAL6+ secure element hardware that enables custom authentication keys. The line is now available in select regions as part of a phased rollout through HID Global’s Advantage Partners.
Signo arrives several months after HID Global teamed up with VMware to develop a comprehensive physical and digital mobile access control platform. HID Global also released a new cloud-based Credential Management Service and an Authentication Service earlier in 2019.