HID Global was selected by Switzerland-based technology company Performance Buildings to create an intelligent facility management system for on-demand access to shared and temporary offices.
Using HID Global’s EdgeReader ERP40 networked access control solution and its iCLASS SE platform readers, this new solution enables end users to access rented office spaces with legacy technology, existing smart cards and NFC-enabled smart phones. Performance Buildings offers this new solution to its customers that include property management companies and landlords in Switzerland and Germany.
The solution is interoperable with Performance Buildings’ IP-based architecture that links all subsystems and their devices, as well as meets the needs of Design Offices, one of Performance Buildings’ property management customers that provide office space to end users.The strong identity management structure facilitates a seamless experience for existing tenants and clients using the facilities on-demand, including the ability to book rooms and catering services online, open conference room doors, and sign out once their session is over.
In addition, HID Global’s multiCLASS SE readers, part of the company’s award-winning iCLASS SE platform, provides tenants flexibility in using a range of new and existing access card technologies, such as legacy proximity cards or smart cards and NFC smart phones to access the office building and rooms.
Furthermore, HID Global’s IP-based card solution reduced Performance Buildings’ initial investment through the EdgeReader controller’s use of Power over Ethernet (PoE) that eliminates the need for additional cabling, separate power supplies and multi-door controllers.
The company anticipates broadening its use of HID Global networked access control solutions as it continues to expand.