For more information, or to purchase copies of these or other ANSI/BHMA standards, visit BHMA’S bookstore at www.buildershardware.com. Standards can also be ordered by calling 800-699-9277. Purchased standards are available as printed documents or electronic files (PDF) for immediate download.
aptiQ Alliance Welcomes BadgePass
With BadgePass becoming an aptiQ Alliance member, corporate, education, healthcare and government organizations can now implement ID badging, single step enrollment, physical access, and time and attendance solutions that easily incorporate aptiQ smart card and prospective near field communications (NFC) enabled smart phone credentials in a fully integrated identity management solution.
“Through our aptiQ Alliance Program, we develop collaborative relationships with other companies to provide a broader range of offerings, all in an effort to serve customers better and extend the use of their aptiQ credential,” said Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies Director of Technology Alliances Diane Kehlenbeck. “Members of the aptiQ Alliance Program, such as BadgePass, are chosen based on their commitment to solving end user problems using Ingersoll Rand’s open, highly secure aptiQ smart card technology.”
By virtue of the aptiQ Alliance, BadgePass’ Identity Manager Photo ID Software reads the aptiQ card number into the database during the print process using supported printer smart card enrollment modules. It also supports USB smart card enrollment readers. BadgePass Access Manager works with all aptiQ readers as well as Schlage AD-Series 300 and 400 locks. For seamless enrollment and card activation, BadgePass Web Print, a printing service that provides customers the benefit of having photo ID badges printed on aptiQ credentials, is also fully integrated with the BadgePass Access Control solution.
“Current BadgePass solutions include Access Manager, Visitor Manager and Identity Manager,” adds BadgePass President Phillip King. “By joining the aptiQ Alliance and providing open architecture smart card-based access control integration, BadgePass users will be able to enjoy the benefits of a truly integrated identity management platform using aptiQ smart cards and, ultimately, letting them create a security workflow that best fits their specific organization and customize the design to best accomplish their goals.”
More information on the aptiQ Alliance is available http://w3.securitytechnologies.com/irst/alliances/aptiq/Pages/default.aspx.
Healthcare Solutions Mobile Showroom Making House Calls
At NFMT 2013, ASSA ABLOY’s new Healthcare Solutions Mobile Showroom showcased the company’s latest lock and access control products. The showroom features innovations that address and improve the functionality of all types of doors found in healthcare facilities.
“We recognize that facility managers play a critical role in the process of choosing and deploying the right security solutions that satisfy the needs of their infrastructure, people and organization,” said Sean McGrath, senior director of marketing and solutions, ASSA ABLOY. “NFMT is a unique opportunity where we can discuss and also show a full range of application-specific solutions to secure the entire door opening.”
Featured in the mobile showroom are door and hardware products that address patient safety, privacy, and asset protection needs. Among the new products featured in the vehicle will be ASSA ABLOY’s Behavioral Health Series™ door-locking products to meet the specific needs of high, medium and low-risk healthcare environments.
ASSA ABLOY’s Innovation Fleet also includes the Mobile Innovations Showroom, Intelligent Openings Showroom, Security Professional Showroom and the Decorative Openings Showroom. For more information about showroom appearances, visit www.assaabloydss.com/en/local/dss/.