Launch of new HID Signo readers changes access game
05 March, 2020
category: Corporate, Education, Government
Flexibility and interoperability are among the hottest areas when it comes to building access, and HID Signo readers are a new entry in that field. The newly launched line of readers works with more than a dozen credentialing technologies already operating, which means that organizations can, according to a statement from HID, “easily migrate to the latest solutions at their own pace.”
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.
The new HID Signo reader line also features support for Apple’s Enhanced Contactless Polling, or ECP. That means the mobile access technology can operate with student IDs in Apple Wallet, reflecting another growing trend in the larger digital ID and access space.
HID also said it designed its new line of mobile access readers to perform well outdoors and in what the company called rugged conditions. Signo features include “automatic surface detection that recalibrates and optimizes read performance based on the mounting location,” HID says. More protection from weather comes from the device’s capacitive touch keypad. As well, the new line of readers is IP65 rated, HID says, which means the gear needs no additional gasket.
HID Signo readers OSDP-ready
Administrators of the devices can configure and diagnose the mobile access readers remotely and monitor the status of them via a connected reader ecosystem. “Additionally, configuration can be further streamlined through the controller via the Open Supervised Device Protocol (OSDP),” HID adds.
The new HID Signo readers “store cryptographic keys on certified EAL6+ secure element hardware and custom authentication keys can be used to further enhance security.” This new product line also features a patented “velocity-checking feature” meant to protect the readers against hacking attempts that involve brute force rapid electronic attacks.
The release comes as mobile access systems are becoming more important in all walks of life.
“With the industry now seeking to use access control systems as a backbone for creating intelligent environments, consultants, integrators and end users are increasingly demanding more versatile, high performance solutions,” said Harm Radstaak, Vice President and Managing Director of Physical Access Control Solutions, 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 optimize workplace experiences. 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.”