Extending ethernet capabilities

Hailed as a watershed innovation when first standardized in 2003, Power over Ethernet (PoE) offers a way of supplying electricity to network devices over standard Ethernet data cables. A convenient and affordable way to power up network devices such as wireless access points and security cameras, PoE eliminates the need for separate electrical power lines to each device. https://futurelab.assaabloy.com/en/extending-ethernet-capabilities/

No limits for intelligent readers

Card readers were once highly proprietary and difficult to install, and they mainly served the single purpose of granting access to a building or a section within a building. Today, card readers and controllers are becoming network appliances and as such may play a vital role in a company’s business system, according to Dave Adams, Senior Product Marketing Manager, Access Management at HID Global. https://futurelab.assaabloy.com/en/no-limits-for-intelligent-readers/

Get the Edge

Intelligent access control has been around for some time – but traditionally, the brains of the operation were actually hidden in a mechanical room, where a controller managed multiple doors via miles of custom wiring. This approach could make adding new doors and upgrading systems costly – particularly since most components of the systems (except cards used for access) were proprietary. Accordingly, facilities wishing to add new features would often have to perform a ‘forklift upgrade’ and completely replace their systems. https://futurelab.assaabloy.com/en/get-the-edge/

The Value and Importance of Open and Interoperable Access Control Products

Historically, access control systems have been anything but open. Early electronic access control systems were custom-built by independent entrepreneurs. It could take up to 16 weeks to order new cards. In 1996 the Wiegand Reader Interface became the first interoperability to access control systems. But it is still a long way to go for the security industry, especially for smart cards. https://futurelab.assaabloy.com/en/the-value-and-importance-of-open-and-interoperable-access-control-products/