News | April 10, 2013

New Mobile Credential From infinias Delivers Enhanced Capabilities, Flexibility, And Security


Provides Innovative, Cost-Effective Alternative to Traditional Access Control Credentials

infinias, an industry leading provider of IP-based access control hardware and software, is introducing the company’s new Mobile Credential solution at ISC West. Mobile Credential, which will be available in May 2013, extends capabilities of the infinias access control solution to usersmartphones, delivering enhanced security and eliminating the need for physical proximity cards or other traditional credentials. Both Android and iPhone platforms are supported.

“The use of infinias’smartphone mobile credential, in place of traditional cards or fobs, adds a layer of security and flexibility for any organization,” said Wayne Jared, Chief Technology Officer for Observint. “Unlike cards and other access credentials, people tend to be very  aware of the location of their mobile phone. If a phone goes missing, the owner is aware of it very quickly, while the loss of a prox card could go unnoticed or unreported for days.”

infinias Mobile Credential provides complete access control functionality, allowing authorized users to unlock doorsfrom their mobile phone from anywhere they have cellular or wireless connectivity. As with any credential, users can only see or gain access to doors for which they have authorized access, and the credential is authenticated and the event documented by the infinias Intelli-M Access management software each time it is presented for use. If a phone is lost, or an employee terminated, the credential can be immediately “wiped” to eliminate the possibility of unauthorized access. In addition to added security and increased functionality, infinias Mobile Credential can eliminate the expense of purchasing, maintaining inventory, and replacing prox card or key fob inventories.

Since 2006, infinias’ highly-scalable, PoE-powered access control solutions have been installed on more than 40,000 doors in schools, hospitals, municipalities, and industrial facilities throughout the world. Products feature Intelli-M Access, a powerful, browser-based access control management application, and the eIDC32 Door Controller, an Ethernet-enabled, PoEpowered, highly scalable door controller compact enough to be installed in a standard double-gang box.

infinias’ IP-based access control solutions and Mobile Credential will be on display at ISC West in the Observint Technologies booth (#12087)in Las Vegas, from April 10-12, 2013.

infinias, an Observint Technologies portfolio company, is headquartered in Indianapolis, IN, home to all product research and development activities. Manufacturing, fulfillment, and logistical support for all infinias solutions are provided by Observint Technologies, from the company’s headquarters in Austin, TX. Observint also provides comprehensive marketing, sales and technical support capabilities, including regional field sales managers, inside sales support, and system design engineers. Observint partners with a nationwide network of manufacturer’s representatives, to provide local support of both direct and distribution partners.

About Observint Technologies
Observint Technologies is a vertically integrated manufacturer and supplier of professional video surveillance, audio surveillance and access control technologies. Observint’s portfolio includes: infinias IP-based access control hardware and software solutions; DIGIOP integrated video and data management solutions; LG analog and IP security cameras, hybrid recording devices, and LED displays; and 3S Vision megapixel IP cameras and encoders, video capture devices, and related IP-based security technologies. Observint products and technologies are available through a broad network of national, regional, and vertically-focused distribution partners.

About infinias
infinias is a leading developer and manufacturer of IP-based hardware and software technology for physical access control. Since 2006, infinias’ highly-scalable, PoE-powered access control solutions have been installed on more than 40,000 doors in schools, hospitals, municipalities, and industrial facilities throughout the world. infinias is owned by Observint Technologies, a portfolio company of The Carlyle Group, one of the world’s largest and most diversified global alternative asset management firms.

SOURCE: infinias