ASSA ABLOY, Cisco Systems Join to Harness Power of IP Network

SAN DIEGO – ASSA ABLOY’s newly minted partnership with Cisco Systems created quite a buzz at ASIS. The two heavyweights unveiled their plans to develop compatible technologies allowing the convergence of physical and logical access. Making its debut in the United States, the joint demonstration from the two companies featured a “network door” solution combining ASSA ABLOY’s new standards-based Highly Intelligent Operation (Hi-O™) lock-technology system with Cisco’s patent-pending IP-based converged access-control technology.

The collaboration is designed to ensure that ASSA ABLOY’s Hi-O™ enabled products are interoperable with Cisco’s approach to integrated IP solutions for physical security built on Cisco’s Intelligent Converged Environment. The technologies allow for the integration of video surveillance and physical security devices into IP-based networks.

ASSA ABLOY’s open standard- based “plug- and- play” Hi-O™ system permits electronic door components such as locks, door sensors, door actuators and smart card readers to work right out of the box.

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