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Tyco Security Products Underpins OSDP to Enhance Interoperability on Security Devices

By CIOReview | Wednesday, April 20, 2016

interoperability among security devicesWESTFORD, MA: Tyco Security Products’ Software House C CURE 9000 v2.50 event management platform now supports Open Supervised Device Protocol (OSDP). OSDP was developed by the Security Industry Association (SIA) that lets improved interoperability among security devices like readers to panel communication.

“OSDP is both highly secure and intelligent, and we’re excited to support it and continue to build on our portfolio of OSDP compatible products” asserts Rick Focke, Senior Product Manager, Software House, Tyco Security Products.

The OSDP that is supported on Tyco Security products iSTAR Ultra series controller has been tested and verified to interact with HID Global iCLASS SE platform readers and Allegion aptiQ readers. The platform provides two way encrypted link leveraging OSDP’s secured channel. The OSDP specification manages the complete control and security commands including LED, buzzer control, and text display and communications status for a complete interoperable experience.

“Manufacturers who adopt OSDP support into their portfolios recognize the importance of adopting open standards to open up additional functionalities within their products” says Joe Gittens, Director, Standards, Security Industry Association.

HID Global’s iCLASS SE reader platform, including iCLASS SE, multiCLASS SE and pivCLASS brands provides security, adaptability and physical access control. It underpins a wide variety of traditional 13.56MHz contactless smart cards, 125 kHz proximity credentials and magnetic stripe cards. Moreover, it also extends support to Bluetooth, NFC-enabled smartphones and other smart devices used for opening doors and gates via HID Mobile Access.