Nedap introduces passive long range RFID solution for convenient access control

Nedap AVI announces the introduction of uPASS Access, a groundbreaking RFID reader for convenient building access control. The uPASS Access supports the passive UHF technology (EPC Gen II) and enables a read range of up to 2 meters (6 feet). The reader is characterized by a small design that fits on the doorpost of each interior. Nedap AVI will release the uPASS Access at IFSEC 2012, from 14 17 May, in Birmingham (UK).

Nedap AVI, the leading specialist in long range (RFID) identification of people and vehicles, announces a breakthrough in access control. So far the access control industry was largely focused on the security aspect of readers, tags and cards. The convenience element has long been discarded. Existing technologies for more convenient long read range mostly are battery powered, have large reader antennas, or involve proprietary technology. With the introduction of uPASS Access these objections against widespread use of long range RFID now belong to the past.

Nedap adds convenience and ease of use as the new dimension in building access control. This offers security managers the ability to select for each individual situation the best appropriate access control solution. uPASS Access is applicable in many situations, such as typical hands-free building access for staff in hospitals, wheelchair users, employees in warehouses, and more high volume entrances in office buildings and at universities.

The uPASS Access contains a patented antenna design. The small shaped reader (15 cm height x 5 cm width x 4 cm depth) is specifically designed for doorpost mounting, has a read range up to 2 meters (6 feet), and supports reading battery-less UHF (EPC Gen II) access control cards. Nedaps portfolio holds various types of combi cards that combine UHF with conventional card technology. The new uPASS Access reader supports all common security industry standards for communication with access control systems. The reader can be used indoors and outdoors with an IP65 rating, supports Wiegand connections as well as serial connections, including RS485.

Nedap AVI is introducing this new uPASS Access reader at the IFSEC 2012 exhibition that takes place in Birmingham (UK) from 14-17 May.

About Nedap

Nedap AVI is leading specialist in solutions for long range identification and wireless vehicle detection to optimize, monitor and control traffic flow. Nedap AVI is part of Nedap N.V., headquartered in the Netherlands. Nedap designs and develops intelligent, sustainable technological solutions for themes that are relevant to the modern society. It is Nedap’s ambition to offer ”Technology that Matters”. Nedap AVI has offices in the United States, Italy, Dubai and Singapore. Its distribution channel, consisting of technically and commercially certified partners, spreads across the globe.

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