HID PARTNERS WITH RF IDEAS ON PROX FOR PC SECURITY
HID Corp. and RF Ideas Inc. announce their collaboration to bring proximity access control to PCs and computer networks using the same HID proximity cards that control physical access to facilities. The pcProx system consists of a proximity card reader connected to a PC and the AIR ID software package. Users place their proximity cards on the reader and, if required by the system administrator, enter a password. The software verifies their identities and access rights to allow use of the PC. By enabling the use of existing HID access control cards, the pcProx system allows companies to leverage their access control infrastructure and provide the same protection for their corporate data as they have for their physical facilities.
The AIR ID software, meanwhile, is designed to simplify both implementation and administration of the logical access control system. “The pcProx system enables our enormous installed base of proximity customers to easily extend their access control to their computers and networks,” says Joe Grillo, COO of HID. Rick Landuyt, president of RF Ideas, adds, “Most of the expense of an access control system lies in the deployment phase. By using existing infrastructures, the pcProx system provides high levels of security for logical assets.”
If you enjoyed this article and want to receive more valuable industry content like this, click here to sign up for our FREE digital newsletters!
Security Is Our Business, Too
For professionals who recommend, buy and install all types of electronic security equipment, a free subscription to Commercial Integrator + Security Sales & Integration is like having a consultant on call. You’ll find an ideal balance of technology and business coverage, with installation tips and techniques for products and updates on how to add to your bottom line.
A FREE subscription to the top resource for security and integration industry will prove to be invaluable.