News for the Access Control Professional

MARCH 2020

Mobile Access Credentials

Hassle-Free Mobile Access Credentials

By Sargon Younathan
Senior Customer Service Specialist, Farpointe Data

Rudy Regidor, Farpointe Data’s Customer Service Manager, and I have the privilege of assisting our electronic access control system partners, as well as their dealer and integrator customers. On occasion, we even get the opportunity to speak with end-user customers and/or their consultant advocates. One of the hottest topics of discussion today is mobile access credentials (MACs).

MACs—sometimes also referred to as digital keys, soft credentials, or virtual tags—allow smartphones to be used as access credentials. While MACs are at an early stage in our industry, it is clear they promise to be one of the most impactful technologies in improving the end-user access control experience.

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Farpointe Data Restarts Operations

Originally closed as a result of the San Francisco Bay Area's "Shelter in Place" order, Farpointe is resuming manufacturing and shipping operations under the guidance of the CISA's Essential Critical Infrastructure Workforce.

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ISC West Updates

ISC West, originally scheduled March 17-20, will now take place July 20-22 at the Sands Expo Center in Las Vegas. Below is additional information about the show and Farpointe's rescheduled "Friends of Farpointe" event during the show.

Seen on the Street

Ranger® is Farpointe Data's long-range access control ID solution, offering exceptionally long transmission ranges of up to 200 ft (61 m). Users find Ranger to be ideal for a host of electronic access control applications, such as parking gates, vehicle barriers, doors, and more.

The pictures above highlight examples from around the world of how people are using Ranger for their long-range access control needs. (Shown left to right)

  1. A Ranger WRR-44 Long-Range Receiver controls access to Kolea at Waikoloa Beach Resort, in Hawaii. “It’s the best access control investment we’ve made,” says Kolea’s facilities manager.
  2. Schneider Electric, in Espoo, Finland, uses a Ranger WRR-44 Long-Range Receiver to control access into their underground parking garage.
  3. A Ranger WRR-44 Long-Range Receiver can be installed inside a facility for safety and protection, as its omni-directional range can reach up to four access points inside or outside: gates, doors, alarms, and more.

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