News, October 2021

Oct. 4, 2021

HID Global Offers Industry’s First OSDP Verified Controllers

HID Global announced that a selection of its reader and controller offerings have been verified to meet the Security Industry Association (SIA) Open Supervised Device Protocol (OSDP) communications standard for access control security and interoperability.

HID is the first manufacturer to have completed testing in the OSDP Verified Program for access control units. The HID Aero and HID Mercury controller product lines as well as HID Signo Readers now carry the OSDP Verified mark.

SIA OSDP Verified is a comprehensive testing program that validates that a device conforms to the SIA OSDP standard and the related performance profiles. SIA third-party testing lab verification ensures that OSDP Verified products meet stringent standards. Receiving OSDP verification also ensures that devices will work as intended for their access control use cases.

“We are longtime proponents of the OSDP standard and are proud to now offer the industry’s first controllers to be OSDP Verified by the SIA,” says Jim Dearing, director of product marketing, physical access control solutions with HID Global.

HID Global and Mercury Security, which HID acquired in 2017, co-developed OSDP in 2008 and donated it to SIA in 2012. SIA launched its OSDP Verified program in April 2020 to test and validate that devices conform to the standard and related performance protocols.

For more information, go to SIA’s website,

Advanced Diagnostics Releases Mercedes-Benz Software

Advanced Diagnostics has released its ADS2298 key-programming software compatible with Mercedes-Benz models produced from 1996 to 2014.

The software is designed to program slot keys compatible with Mercedes models. The software is activated automatically when the Smart Programmer ADC260, required for programming these keys, is connected to the Smart Pro.

A maximum of eight keys can be programmed. You don’t have to delete existing keys to add new ones. The security password is calculated in the background by the server, and the Smart Pro must be connected to the internet. The four-button slot key by Ilco POD-BENZ-4B1 is required for this software and provides the same infrared technology used by original keys.

This software doesn’t use tokens. It’s free with the purchase of the ADC260 Mercedes Smart Programmer device. Support for all-keys-lost situations is coming soon, the company says.

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ASSA ABLOY Acquires Service Provider/Distributor

ASSA ABLOY has acquired Capitol Door Service, a pedestrian door distributor and service company in California, Nevada and Arizona. Terms weren’t disclosed.

“I am very pleased to welcome Capitol Door Service into the ASSA ABLOY Group,” says Nico Delvaux, president and CEO of ASSA ABLOY. “I welcome this complementary addition, which specializes in entrance automation, to our business.”

Capitol Door Service was founded in 1956 and has about 50 employees. The company is headquartered in Sacramento, California.

People & Places:

SALTO Systems has appointed Scott Ziebell as regional sales manager for the Plain States Region.

Based in Kansas, Ziebell oversees sales activity and territory growth in Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Iowa, South Dakota, North Dakota, Minnesota and western Wisconsin. He reports to SALTO Senior Regional Sales Manager Joe Buist.

Ziebell has extensive sales experience, having previously served in regional sales management and account executive positions for Blue Hat Crane & Equipment, Physio-Control/Stryker, Graham-Field Health, Cynosure and Medical Positioning. He has a bachelor’s in business administration and management from Kansas State University, a bachelor’s in business and economics from the University of Kansas and an associate’s in business from Johnson County Community College.

Ziebell can be reached by email at [email protected] or by phone at 678-372-3307.

Don-Jo Manufacturing has named Chris Lyons the new vice president of sales and marketing. Lyons started in the door and hardware business with Russwin Lock in 1988 and has held various sales positions in the industry.

Lyons is located in Atlanta and can be reached by phone at 678-982-9026 or email at [email protected].