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Tech Trends:
The OSDP Awareness Campaign

Support for the access control standard is growing among integrators, but there is still a ways to go

By Brian Coulombe
Principal and Director of Operations at DVS

As seen on SecurityInfoWatch

At the recent CONSULT conference in Nashville, I had the opportunity to sit in on a lively discussion on the use of the Security Industry Association (SIA)’s Open Supervised Device Protocol (OSDP) standard for access control.

The underlying message of the session—which was moderated by cybersecurity consultant Rodney Thayer and included Scott Lindley of Farpointe Data, Dean Forchas of HID, David Weinbach of LenelS2 and Steve DeArruda of consultant Business Protection Specialists—was simply this: if you are not aware of and actively specifying OSDP, you are potentially doing your clients a disservice.

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Ranger WRR-22 and WRR-44 Receivers
with WRT-2+ and WRT-4+ Transmitters,
along with the NEW WRT-2M Mini Transmitter

An Interview with Shep Sheppard on the Benefits of Ranger® Long-Range Receivers & Transmitters

Stephen "Shep" Sheppard
Key Accounts Sales Manager

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Stephen “Shep” Sheppard, Farpointe’s Key Accounts Sales Manager, knows a thing or two about security. The Reader sat down with Sheppard to discuss Farpointe’s long-range RFID offering, and the benefits this ID solution provides electronic access control system manufacturers and their customers.

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In Finland, Farpointe’s long-range reading solution, Ranger®, keeps Schneider Electric employees out of the cold and wet.

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Visit Farpointe Data at ISC West

Register today for a FREE Expo Pass, then stop by Booth #5071 to see why Farpointe's world-class RFID products are trusted by access control system partners around the globe.

April 10 - 12, 2019, Sands Expo, Las Vegas, Nevada

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P-300 in Roseville, CA

Spotted on the Street

The P-300—part of the Pyramid Series Proximity® line of 125-kHz proximity readers and credentials—is optimized for installing on metal mullion door and window frames. Fully sealed in weather- and tamper-resistant epoxy potting, it can be installed indoors or out, and is backed by Farpointe's limited lifetime warranty.

The particular reader shown here was spotted in Roseville, CA, north of Sacramento.

P-300 Data Sheet

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