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Farpointe RFID Readers and Credentials

Why Farpointe Data Prefers to Go to Market via the True Channel

By Rudy Regidor
Manager Customer Service,
Farpointe Data

There are many ways that a company such as Farpointe Data could go to market. They could be online, use distributors, go direct to end users, treat all members of the channel the same or follow the true channel. Farpointe Data follows the true channel. Here is a brief explanation.

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Smartphone as Access Control Credential

Overcoming Objections to Smartphones as Your Credential

By Suzi Abell,

As seen on SIA

Could the phone replace your access control card or fob?

Moore’s Law notwithstanding, technology advances have always outpaced our ability to adopt and consume them. This has been and remains the case with even the least complicated aspects of technology like electronic access control (EAC). At their most basic level, EAC systems lock and unlock the door, a simple task until you mix in people who need schedules and rules and exceptions to the rules and on it goes. This article examines the growing trend of using smartphones as credentials in EAC systems.

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MCR Proximity Readers
MCR-64-H, MCR-30-H and MCR-50-H

MCR Proximity Readers

Support for sites making use of 125-kHz Indala® proximity readers and credentials

MCR Proximity Readers are specialty readers that support certain Indala® ASP Advantage Series Proximity formats, as well as a range of other proximity protocols. There are three models: the mullion-mount MCR-30-H, the longer read-range MCR-50-H, and the MCR-64-H with multi-factor verification.

Every MCR Proximity Reader carries a limited lifetime warranty.

Indala is a registered trademark of HID Global Corporation, an ASSA ABLOY company.

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Reader Wire

A Guide to Good Grounding Practices

By XETRON, October 1993

Grounds are important to access control system reliability. An understanding of noise problems and adherence to good installation and grounding practices will result in fewer installation problems, fewer service calls, and much more reliable performance.

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