News for the Access Control Professional

MAY 2020

Mobile Access Credentials

What Security Integrators Need to Know About OSDP

The Open Supervised Device Protocol importantly offers the option of secured communications between reader and controller.

By Shep Sheppard
Key Accounts Sales Manager, Farpointe Data

As seen on Security Sales & Integration

The Open Supervised Device Protocol (OSDP) is a communications protocol nurtured by a Security Industry Association (SIA) consortium, consisting of some of the smartest individuals from the security industry. Their initial intent was to create a protocol for communications between electronic access control (EAC) devices, such as readers and controllers. It was also created for deployments that require higher security such as government, data facilities and drug manufacturing programs.

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New Webinar Series for Access Control Professionals

Farpointe has created a new series of webinars to help our industry peers stay current on the latest in RFID for electronic access control. Designed to fit into your busy schedule, each webinar will be about 20 minutes, including a brief Q&A session. We invite you to review our current topics and register today!


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Farpointe Now on YouTube

Farpointe recently launched its own YouTube channel, where security professionals can learn more about implementing its RFID solutions for access control. The channel will include videos, webinars, tech notes, and more, on the latest technology, product features, and installation best-practices.

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Ranger WRR-44 with external antenna

Spotlight: Extend the Read Range of a Ranger® Receiver with an External Antenna

The Ranger WRR-44 Receiver may be fitted with an external antenna. An external antenna can increase the Receiver’s read range beyond the nominal range of up to 200 feet (61 m) and support directivity. Download the WRR-44 External Antenna Reference Document for more details, including potential antennas and accessories that may be used.

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