Ingersoll Rand Receives FIPS 201 Approval


Ingersoll Rand (IR) Security Technologies announces three of its multitechnology card reader models have received Federal Information Processing Standards Publication 201 (FIPS 201) compliance.

The models are: Schlage Mullion reader (SXF1100-PIV), Mid-Range reader (SXF2100-PIV) and Keypad reader (SXF2110-PIV).

“The approval of Schlage readers under the FIPS 201 federal specification indicates that Schlage readers have passed compliance testing for compatibility with the new Personal Identity Verification (PIV II) credentials mandated for issuance to all federal employees over the next two years,” says Felix Mira, Schlage electronic security marketing manager.

In addition to reading approved FIPS 201 PIV II credentials, Schlage multitechnology readers are also compatible with many standard proximity and leading smart card technologies.

Reading multiple existing card types and PIV II cards simultaneously is a major benefit to agencies looking to transition from older proximity technologies to new, mandated PIV II credentials, Mira says. “A mixed population of old proximity credentials and new PIV II credentials will be unavoidable during the government’s multiyear upgrade path to FIPS 201 compliance,” he says.

FIPS 201 was developed by the National Institute of Standards and Technology to meet the requirements of the Homeland Security Presidential Directive (HSPD-12). One of the main objectives of HSPD-12 is to ensure government-wide interoperability for information technology and security through the implementation of a range of federal standards and product requirements. FIPS 201 seeks to improve identification and authentication of federal employees and contractors for access to federal facilities and information systems.

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