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Farpointe Previews New Conekt Mobile Credentials/Readers At ISC East

Farpointe Data announced that access control system manufacturers, integrators, and dealers will be able to provide their customers with a mobile, smart phone application and hardware that provides free download, user’s choice of smart phone or smart card, and distribution via existing or independent access control software.

Secure Our City, Inc. Increases Parking Security With Farpointe Long Range Reading Solution

Farpointe Data, the access control industry’s OEM for RFID solutions, announced that Secure Our City, Inc., an electronic security technology and low voltage design firm based in Ashland, Mass., was able to solve the problems of a leading healthcare organization’s parking garage was having with standard 125-kHz proximity readers and credentials. By creating a new security system featuring cameras, access control, and the Farpointe Ranger® long range reading system, Secure Our City was able to make possible higher security access, such as double-tapping at the entrance, and provide the increased control the parking garage needed.

Farpointe Alerts Partners To Encrypt Wireless Access Control Systems

Farpointe Data, the access control industry’s trusted OEM partner for RFID solutions, alerted its access control manufacturer, distributor, integrator, dealer and specifier partners about the potential impact on their businesses of the settlement of Edenborough v. ADT LLC, (Case No. 3:16-cv-02233, in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California). Referred to as the ADT Hacking Vulnerability Class Action Lawsuit, ADT will pay $16 million to settle five hacking vulnerability class actions because of claims that ADT’s wireless security systems were vulnerable to hacking because ADT failed to include any encryption within them.

Farpointe Provides First Cybersecurity Vulnerability Checklist For Contactless Cards And Readers

Farpointe Data, the access control industry’s trusted global partner for RFID solutions, has just posted the first radio frequency identification(RFID) Cybersecurity Vulnerability Checklist for access control manufacturers, distributors, integrators, and end users to use to protect their access control systems from becoming hacker gateways to their facilities and IT systems. Knowing what to do is especially important now that government agencies, such as the United States Federal Trade Commission, have begun filing lawsuits against businesses that do not provide good cybersecurity practices.

Farpointe Adds Laser Engraving Option To Access Control Credentials

Farpointe Data, the access control industry’s global partner of choice for premium RFID solutions, today announced that security system access control manufacturers, integrators and dealers can order proximity and smart card credentials with tactile laser engraving. Whether clamshell, printable, printable with magnetic stripe card or key ring or disc tag, Farpointe will permanently laser engrave logos and text, URLs, signature blocks, messaging, other graphics or whatever the manufacturer, integrator or end customer wants.

Farpointe Partners With Cypress On Wireless Mobile, Handheld Card Readers

Farpointe Data, the access control industry’s trusted global partner for RFID solutions, announced that handheld mobile reader (WMR) systems using Farpointe reader modules are now available from Cypress Integrated Solutions. The handheld reader combines a Farpointe card reader and a wireless Cypress Suprex Reader-Extender in one portable unit so that the user can perform reads at any place versus readers in only a fixed location.

Farpointe Adds DESFire EV1 to Its MIFARE-Protected Smart Cards

Farpointe Data, a DORMA Group Company, the access control industry’s trusted global partner for RFID solutions, announced that it has migrated to MIFARE DESFire EV1, the next generation of smart card technology by NXP Semiconductors, in its line of Delta smart cards. Access control system manufacturers, integrators, and dealers will be able to tout greater security over MIFARE Classic smart cards because MIFARE DESFire EV1 uses 128 AES encryption, the same as used by the U.S. federal government. MIFARE DESFire EV1 is based on open global standards for both air interface and cryptographic methods. It is compliant to all four levels of ISO/IEC 14443A and uses optional ISO/IEC 7816-4 commands.