WaveLynx Access Reader Utilizes OSDP for Increased Security, Remote Upgrade Capability

The access readers are validated with industry-leading access control systems and can be effectively updated from a remote location.

DENVER — WaveLynx Technologies, a developer of customizable physical security readers and credentialing, announces the release of its latest Ethos readers.

The Ethos product line are the first access readers manufactured to leverage the full extent of the Security Industry Association’s (SIA) open supervised device protocol (OSDP) V2.1.7 specification with the use of Secure Channel-encrypted communication and remote upgrade and maintenance capabilities, according to the company.

SIA claims OSDP V2.1.7 is more secure than the most common access control protocol and can improve interoperability among access control and security products. OSDP Secure Channel also supports high-end AES-128 encryption, which is required in most government applications.

WaveLynx says its engineering team worked closely with the engineering teams of other industry-leading companies including Mercury Security, Viscount Systems and STANLEY Security to validate the functionality across multiple platforms, as well as with their test systems for both Secure Channel and firmware boot loading capability.

WaveLynx is targeting large corporations and enterprise environments, saying the new reader will save valuable time, money and resources. Instead of needing to spend thousands of dollars to remove hundreds of door readers from walls, manually configure the readers and then re-install each, a technician would be able to upgrade several readers at once with the tap of a keyboard.

The company also says Ethos readers can automatically detect the standard Wiegand Protocol convert it to the more secure OSDP, avoiding the need to replace outdated readers without additional cost or disruption to the end user.

“Our Ethos readers’ capability to save end users time and money distinguishes itself from any other product,” says Hugo Wendling, president of WaveLynx Technologies.  “Being able to change the behavior of a reader and update its firmware remotely marks the beginning of new era in security. Our readers are now integral and fully managed components of any access control system, making our reader technology a sure bet for our customers’ present and future requirements.”

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