David Bunzel

PSIA Launches PKOC in a Minute

Physical Security Interoperability Alliance (PSIA) released a PKOC explainer video to its site. This video is less than a minute long and demonstrates how the PSIA’s PKOC specification works and will disrupt the access control market. While the PKOC specification is less than three years old, already there are commercial customers in government, energy, and commercial real estate specifying and implementing the PKOC specification in products.

PSIA Hosts PKOC Validation Testing Event- rf Ideas Connects

Physical Security Interoperability Alliance (PSIA) hosted a special interoperability event with seven companies involved in the access control market, demonstrating the emerging Public Key Open Credential (PKOC) specification. The validation testing was hosted at the Convergint facility in Centennial, Colorado and featured products from Elatec, JCI, Kastle Systems, Last Lock, rf IDEAS, SAFR Scan (RealNetworks), and Sentry.

Interoperability Demo of Dynamic Identity Management Specification Set for GSX 2022

ON TUESDAY, September 13, the exhibit floor at GSX 2022 will host a virtual demonstration of two specifications developed by the Physical Security Interoperability Alliance (PSIA). The PSIA’s Physical Logical Interoperability (PLAI) specification and its Public Key Open Credential (PKOC) specification will be showcased by a number of industry leaders in the access control market. This demonstration will feature eleven partners involved in access control, credential, and biometrics markets, and provide an in-person experience for participants relying on a single trusted source.

The PSIA Introduces Secure Credential Interoperability Initiative

The Physical Security Interoperability Alliance (PSIA) announced its Secure Credential Interoperability (SCI) initiative and a working group to advance its development. The SCI specification supports NFC, ISO14443, and Bluetooth (BLE) and therefore can accommodate all device types including cards, mobile devices, and wearables. The group has already prepared a draft specification for apps, readers, and locks featuring BLE compatibility.

Physical Security Interoperability Alliance Newsletter

The Physical Security Interoperability Alliance (PSIA) created a video based on the Virtual PLAI Experience, an event held in May of this year, which included eight companies showing interoperability and exchange of identity information relying on the PLAI specification. The video combines step-by-step animation of how the specification works with actual interactive footage of PLAI technology in operation. 

Virtual PLAI Experience

In 2019, the PSIA decided to have one of the most compelling demonstrations for its PLAI specification at ISC West 2020. It would rely on a cloud-based agent, which would allow attendees to badge and authenticate at various vendor’s stands who had implemented the spec. As we entered 2020, technical development was progressing well and eight vendors were set to have PLAI implemented in devices and systems at their various booths and suites in Las Vegas.

Virtual PLAI Experience Demo of Dynamic Identity Management Specification Set for Webinar

ON WEDNESDAY, May 20th, the Physical Security Interoperability Alliance is bringing the PLAI Experience to you. PLAI, the emerging industry specification for enhanced identity management, will be demonstrated with eight partners in access control and biometrics, relying on a single trusted source. Seven companies, each operating from a separate location, will demonstrate enrollment, authentication and invoking and revoking access privileges, showing the versatility of PLAI.

Virtual Interoperability Demo of PLAI Specification Set for May 20, 2020

Recognizing that travel will be limited for most industry professionals for the coming months, the Physical Security Interoperability Alliance has decided to bring the PLAI Experience to you. On May 20, the PSIA will host a Virtual PLAI Experience which will demonstrate the value of its Physical Logical Access Interoperability specification to the market. Eight partner companies in access control and biometrics will showcase a cloud-based PLAI agent connecting five PACS systems and two biometric systems relying on a single trusted source.

PSIA Shows Commercial Agent and Adapters for PLAI Demo at ISC West 2019

PSIA successfully demonstrated interoperability between five vendors, with its PLAI specification, at ISC West 2019. The flawless demonstration showed commercial versions of PLAI in Johnson Controls, Software House (C•CURE 9000) and Lenel/S2 (OnGuard) systems. Three biometric vendors, EyeLock, Idemia, and Princeton Identity, and all were able to share credentials across the five systems via the PLAI Agent, a commercial version which is now available from Cruatech.

PLAI Demo Features Biometrics 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. The demo will be held at the Venetian/Sands Expo Center – Sands Meeting Room 403.

New PLAI Agent Featured At ISC West Demo

The PSIA will show continued momentum for its Physical Logical Access Interoperability (PLAI) spec at ISC West 2019. One of the critical components is the introduction of an independent commercial PLAI Agent by Cruatech of Dublin, Ireland. This Agent acts as central hub, to allow interchange between disparate PACS and biometric vendors.