Honeywell has announced it is working with Integrated Engineering to offer new contactless smart card readers. The companies claim that the OmniAssure readers are compliant with the Federal Information Processing Standards Publication 201 (FIPS 201).
The new readers use a patent-pending flash-on-card design that allows the reader’s flash firmware to be updated without removing the readers from the wall. The updates support current changing government standards such as FIPS 201, Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC), and First Responder Authentication Credentials (FRAC).
Simple configuration cards can be used to manage security keys and change the operating characteristics of the reader. Additionally, the contactless smart card readers feature built-in hardware to support future RS485 protocols, and both the reading and writing of smart card credentials.
Honeywell’s reader offerings include a smart card reader only, a smart card reader plus keypad, a fingerprint smart card reader, and a multi-technology smart card and 125k Hz proximity reader.