PSIA Demonstrates PLAI’s Capabilities at ISC West Demo


The PSIA will show continued momentum for its Physical Logical Access interoperability (PLAI) spec at ISC West 2019.

Biometrics, an important component of enterprise physical security systems, will also be featured in the demo. Princeton Identity has previously demonstrated its PLAI adapter and at ISC West 2019 we will be showing new adapters from EyeLock and IDEMIA.

“In past demos we were able to show some exchange of records between PACS systems, but this year we will have five vendors, and demonstrate existing employee identity data sets, which can be passed to other systems in the security environment beyond having just a clean start,” said David Bunzel, Executive Director of the PSIA.

“Having the ability to transfer employee credential data so that associated biometric identifiers can be constructed and utilized with existing access control systems will be a valuable feature for our customers,” said Consuelo Bangs, Senior Program Manager,” IDEMIA Identity & Security USA LLC. “This will save time and money by eliminating redundant record creation.”

Two of the major physical access control (PACS) vendors, Johnson Controls and LenelS2, will show their new commercial PLAI adapters at the demo. “Our enterprise customers have complex environments with high costs for integrations and identity synchronization today, and as a result these customers have been looking for solutions.

PLAI provides an effective means to support these industry needs,“ said Jason Ouellette, Product General Manager- Access Control, for Johnson Controls.

One of the critical components is the introduction of an independent commercial PLAI Agent by Cruatech of Dublin, Ireland. This Agent acts as a central hub, to allow interchange between disparate PACS and biometric vendors.

“The introduction of the Cruatech Agent offers the means to effectively provide solutions to enterprise customers, solving an important problem in the industry–finding a method to have a single trusted source in an enterprise environment,” said Bruno Desrochers of Tech Systems Inc.

The demo will be held at the Venetian/Sands Expo Center- Sands Meeting Room 403, on April 11, 2019 at 10:00 AM.