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ELATEC USA Overview:


ELATEC ‘s remotely updateable, universal RFID and mobile ID readers help OEMs, Integrators and VARs provide “future proof” user authentication for access control for their customers

By providing a virtual single-part number solution that ensures worldwide compatibility and obsolescence protection, ELATEC readers reduce organizational procurement, IT and touch labor costs. This is unlike competitor products which may work with fewer transponder technologies, require on-site programming for each device, and which may significantly increase total product costs when technology or security updates are required.

ELATEC's powerful, flexible reader technology gives OEMs and VARs a real competitive advantage, both now and in the future.

  • Expand internationally: ELATEC readers are certified for sale in as many as 110 countries around the world. 
  • Maximize market opportunities: ELATEC readers support nearly every card technology available, including both HF and LF, as well as emerging smartphone mobile access control solutions via BLE and NFC. 
  • Reduce total lifecycle costs: ELATEC readers simplify inventory management with a single part number solution and can be easily updated or reconfigured without replacing inventory. 
  • Deliver customer advantage: ELATEC readers reduce configuration expenses, extend product life, and support advanced functionality and security requirements, providing meaningful product differentiation for OEMs.  
  • Prepare for the future: With ELATEC, you'll be ready for whatever comes next. Our readers can be reconfigured and updated remotely to address emerging opportunities and customer requirements. 

Contact us today to speak with an Application Specialist to make “The Elatec Advantage” your own.


ELATEC To Introduce The TWN4 Palon Compact Panel Reader At ISC West 2020

From buildings to vehicle fleets and enterprise networks to perimeter gates, having access control to let the right people in—while keeping everyone else out—is a security necessity. ELATEC, a global specialist in radio frequency identification (RFID) readers enabling user authentication for these and other access control applications, will introduce its latest new product the TWN4 Palon Compact Panel Reader at the ISC West Conference and Exhibition, to be held March 17-20, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Physical access control applications The Palon is a powerful, multi-function reader optimized for physical access control applications. Unlike traditional RFID readers, Palon’s unique capabilities include: Flexible architecture and a robust, open API to support custom applications and unique functionality Supports encryption for security applications Quick and easy updating to support emerging market requirements, and done so either remotely or via a contactless configuration card Reads and writes all major transponder technologies globally—60+, including HID Global, LEGIC and NXP, and NFC and BLE mobile device technologies for use with smartphones. Highly customizable panel mount Palon’s compact OEM PCB module is designed for integration into third-party products and devices. And its attractive, highly customizable panel mount is ideal for use in PAC panels, elevators, parking systems, EV chargers, kiosks and more. To see Palon and ELATEC’s suite of offerings, visit ELATEC booth #23006. Visitors can also see Palon in the new product showcase at ISC West.

ELATEC USA Appoints Embedded Electronics Industry Expert Paul Massey As CEO

ELATEC USA Inc., a developer and manufacturer of innovative RFID products, announced Paul K. Massey as Chief Executive Officer. In this newly created position, Massey will report to the ELATEC Board of Directors and Managing Director Stefan Haertel. As CEO of ELATEC USA, Massey will focus on the growth and proliferation of ELATEC solutions in its North American and Latin American markets. Customer focused communicator “We are fortunate to have someone of Paul Massey’s calibre and experience lead ELATEC USA,” said Haertel. “We are in a period of major expansion in the Americas and we need independent regional leadership to successfully implement our strategy and take advantage of the market opportunities ahead. Paul is a visionary with a proven track record of execution. He is a strong communicator who is customer focused with deep leadership capabilities.” John Tepley, President of ELATEC USA since its establishment in 2013, will continue in that role reporting to Massey. Embedded electronics industry Massey has more than thirty years of experience in the embedded electronics industry. He has held senior management positions with global responsibility at major technology companies including Motorola Embedded Computing, Emerson Network Power, Elo Touch Solutions and Ocular LCD. Most recently Paul was Vice President of Global Sales at Universal Air Filter. “I am honored and excited to lead ELATEC USA,” said Massey. “It is a privilege to be part of a global organization that delivers high-quality products and technology solutions to some of the most pervasive challenges—secure, convenient and easy to implement user authentication, authorization and access control for buildings, devices and the assets they protect.”

ELATEC’s TCP3 Authentication/Release Station Enables Devices To Incorporate RFID Or Biometric Reader

ELATEC introduced the TCP3 authentication/release station, a small network appliance that enables devices without a USB port to incorporate an RFID or biometric reader, PIN pad or other form of user authentication and access control, and which supports USB 3.0 and gigabit Ethernet networks. Most organizations extend the use of their employee ID badge or card to authenticate for applications beyond building access. This includes most multi-function printers. However, not all printers and devices have support for the direct connection of a card reader, such as those with no USB port. In these situations, the ELATEC TCP3 station extends ID card-based capabilities such as authentication for pull printing to any printing device regardless of the manufacturer, make or model. Minimize information technology support costs TCP3 provides unmatched security, performance, device management and flexibility"“The TCP3 station was designed to minimize information technology support costs associated with additional IP or MAC addresses while consuming only one network drop from its Host port,” said Kenneth Buck, Solutions Architect for ELATEC. “TCP3 has two Ethernet connectors designated as Host and Device. The Device port enables connection of a printer or other peripheral without requiring a second network drop.” While primarily designed for the secure printing market, the station can also be used to control access to devices which require special operator training and certification such as sophisticated manufacturing equipment. The TCP3 station would communicate ID card data to the authenticator responsible to unlock such equipment. “TCP3 was designed around ever-increasing network performance requirements for high speed graphic printers and engineering plotters allowing simultaneous communication of print data and printer status at gigabit speeds,” added Buck. “But whichever the application, TCP3 provides unmatched security, performance, device management and flexibility – welcome benefits for any IT network and networked devices.”