Vanderbilt Reveals Stylish VR Mullion Card Readers

Vanderbilt’s new card readers can be configured to appear in a company’s corporate colors and even feature mood lighting.

WIESBADEN, Germany — Vanderbilt‘s reveals its flashy new VR mullion card readers that the company says are built for today’s bright, clean interiors.

All models of the readers have three indicator LEDs and a multi-tone buzzer for audio verification, while a multi-color light frame enforces access status information.

This can also be configured to follow the indicator LEDs or any number of different options. Display brilliance is set automatically by an inbuilt light sensor.

“One of the really nice design features we have implemented with these new readers is that when the light bar is in rest mode, it can be configured to appear in a color that suits the building’s interior design, or even the company’s corporate colors. There is also automatic mood lighting to ensure the readers are not too bright when it is dark. Subtle design features like that are why we feel the Vanderbilt VR mullion card readers are the slickest on the market,” says Ross Wilks, head of marketing communications at Vanderbilt.

Another feature implemented in the new card readers is the inclusion of OSDP (Open Supervised Device Protocol) to help combat the potential of hacking communications.

“90% of all access control cards in the industry today are easily copied and cloned,” states Andrew Fulton, head of access control product line at Vanderbilt. “Copied credentials, fake credentials, and card cloners can easily be ordered on the internet. This has created the growing realization that most access control ID systems are therefore totally open to being compromised and seriously vulnerable to attack. Our solution to these latest hacking vulnerabilities offers a true high-security option that not only secures the cards and readers but also uses the latest OSDP to ensure that sniffing devices cannot be installed behind the reader or along the communications path.”

The company says the VR mullion readers are designed to work with all of Vanderbilt’s systems, including SPC, Omnis and ACT. They are also vandal-resistant and tamper-protected, with an IK08 rating.

The configuration of the card readers can be achieved by using a configuration card, and secure DESfire encryption keys can be downloaded into the reader.

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