Identive Showcases Solutions at ISC West
The general rule of thumb when it comes to good ol’ Las Vegas is “What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas.” That is not necessarily the case when the entire security community encompassing manufacturers, dealers, integrators and end users come to the Strip to discuss the latest trends in security products and services. Last Friday marked the end to what turned out to be yet another successful, action-packed year at ISC West, where visitors flocking the Sands Expo Center experienced a noticeable shift within the security world. ISC West, the largest event in the United States for the physical security industry, featured the latest solutions in access control, alarms and monitoring, biometrics, IP security, CCTV, network security and wireless applications. Congregating some of the biggest names in security and industry experts in coordination with the release of innovative technologies, 2012 proved to be a monumental year with record-setting attendance throughout the three days. Nestled in Booth #26087, Hirsch Identive introduced a distinctively newfangled exhibit along with various security and mobility demos, groundbreaking solutions and a consistent flow of meetings with attendees.
Aside from its products and services on display, Hirsch Identive presented the ISC West Vendors Solution Panel “Security from Credential to Cloud: Real World Convergence in Action,” which featured the Identive security system-based division’s John Piccinnini and idOnDemand’s Terry Gold alongside partners Quantum Secure and Enterasys Secure Networks. The very insightful session explored the convergence of physical security and IT in addition to offering real-world examples of standard-based converged solutions that can be deployed today.
On Thursday, Identive also had the opportunity to partake in the ISC Signature Series “The Third Revolution in Mobile Services: Near Field Communication.” Identive’s VP of Government & Standards Rob Zivney joined the esteemed panel of Jason Bohrer of HID Global, Mark Diodati of Gartner and moderator Chris Corum of AVISIAN. During the one-hour session, the industry professionals identified various applications of NFC, addressed key concerns related to consumer adoption of the technology, discussed interoperability issues and explored the development of NFC standards.
ISC West 2012 served as a superlative launch pad for a number of Identive’s latest access solutions. During the show, Identive announced a revolutionary way to enable the use of mobile phones to open doors and log on to computer networks. For the first time, users are able to enjoy the freedom of an open standards-based solution with government level security to gain entry to buildings and IT networks using NFC-enabled smartphones. In addition, Identive unveiled the TouchSecure® OpenAccess Wall Mount reader, a new form factor that provides entry point security for integrated identity management. The Wall Mount reader is the latest member of the TouchSecure® family of revolutionary access readers that enable organizations to upgrade and integrate their physical and logical access control systems quickly and cost-effectively while retaining existing legacy physical access systems.
Hirsch Identive also launched its new DIGI*Net series access controllers and Velocity™ 3.5 software platforms. Furthermore, a new access solution enabling customers to use NFC-enabled mobile phones as secure credentials to access their facilities was also showcased at the booth. The “Mobile Touch to Open” demonstration leveraged Hirsch Identive’s powerful new DIGI*Net access control platform, Velocity 3.5 management software and multiple near field communication (NFC) door readers to provide an end-to-end NFC physical access solution.
During the show, we also had the opportunity to partake in various industry surveys, research projects and video demos. Below please find a pair video clips compiled by Scott Moe of SDM Advisory Group, one being an interview featuring Rob Zivney and the other an NFC demonstration with CEO Ayman Ashour.
Walking around the show floor, there were several noticeable themes and trends, a few in particular being the shift of access control to IP, managed services, adoption of cloud-based solutions, bring your own device (BYOD) and mobile security, NFC deployment and convergence of IT with physical security.
For more pictures from ISC West, we encourage you to visit our Flickr page where you will find all the snapshots taken from the Identive booth, show floor as well as all other events we have attended this past year.