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HID Global, a worldwide renowned company in trusted identity solutions, has announced that a selection of its reader and controller offerings have been tested and verified to meet the Security Industry Association’s (SIA) Open Supervised Device Protocol (OSDP) communications standard for access control security and interoperability.

HID Global is the first manufacturer to have completed testing in the OSDP Verified Certification for Access Control Units (ACUs). The HID Aero and HID Mercury controller product lines, as well as HID Signo Readers now carry the distinguished OSDP Verified mark.

SIA OSDP Verified Certification

SIA OSDP Verified Certification is a comprehensive testing program that validates whether a device conforms to the SIA OSDP standard and the related performance profiles.

The SIA third-party testing lab verification ensures OSDP Verified products meet the stringent OSDP standards. Receiving OSDP verification also ensures that devices will work as intended for their access control use cases.

Interoperable, high-security access control solutions

OSDP Verified mark validates that our products are interoperable, high-security access control solutions"

We are long-time proponents of the OSDP standard and are proud to now offer the industry’s first controllers to be OSDP Verified by the SIA,” said Jim Dearing, Director of Product Marketing - Physical Access Control Solutions with HID Global.

Jim Dearing adds, “The OSDP Verified mark validates that our products are interoperable, high-security access control solutions and makes it possible for integrators, specifiers and end-customers to use HID readers and controllers with confidence.

OSDP Background

Committed to interoperability, industry standards and customer satisfaction excellence, HID Global and Mercury Security, which HID Global acquired in 2017, have co-developed the OSDP standard in 2008 and donated it to the Security Industry Association (SIA) in 2012, free of intellectual property charges.

SIA launched its OSDP Verified Certification in April 2020, in order to test and validate that devices conform to the standard and related performance protocols.

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