Identive Group Inc. has formed a new product group within its business structure to provide services for integrated access control. This Converged Access group will build on technology designed for Identity as a Service/SaaS products like idOnDemand, as well as work with Identive’s products in the network access smart reader technology field.
Identive has hired industry veteran John Menzel in the role of vice president Access Control ID Solutions to lead the group. Menzel most recently worked with Ingersoll-Rand Security Technologies serving in general manager and director of marketing strategy roles. Prior to that, Menzel co-founded XceedID, a secure RFID reader and credential company, in 2003. XceedID was purchased by Ingersoll Rand in 2008.
Identive’s Converged Access group will offer a new line of converged readers and credentials that work across a variety of different technologies. Its SaaS solution covers both physical and cyber access.