LAPEER, Michigan — Cypress Integration Solutions of Lapeer, Michigan, and Farpointe Data of Sunnyvale, California, have joined forces to supply integrators with products which will bring integrators improved security and flexibility, thanks to the Security Industry Association's OSDP™ access control standard.
The Open Supervised Device Protocol (OSDP) standard is replacing the Wiegand protocol. Farpointe Data's RFID readers and receivers with OSDP, and the Cypress OSMIUM™ line of Wiegand-to-OSDP converters are designed specifically to create a simple migration path to the new standard.
"Farpointe continues to show itself as a leader in adopting the OSDP standard," said Paul Ahern, President at Cypress Integration Solutions. "Cypress is excited to partner with Farpointe to bring this secure solution to their customers."
The OSDP protocol exceeds Wiegand’s capabilities, and secures the Wiegand hacking vulnerability. OSDP also offers 2-way communication for today’s sophisticated processing requirements, withstands the elements, and enables easier installations. SIA officials encourage integrators to benefit from OSDP, which is on track to become an ANSI standard.
“SIA is thrilled about the proliferation of vendors releasing solutions that are powered by OSDP,” said Joe Gittens, SIA Director of Standards. “Cypress and Farpointe Data are among the growing number of SIA member companies that are leading the industry charge, using OSDP to deliver simple, yet secure approaches to their customers.”
The Cypress OSMIUM line of Wiegand-OSDP converters is currently available through the Cypress website, below, as well as reputable distributors.
About Cypress Integration Solutions
Cypress Integration Solutions has 35 years of expertise in developing access control solutions which are manufactured here in the USA and in use worldwide. Currently available solutions include wireless Wiegand extenders, wireless handheld readers, data format converters, fiber and wired Wiegand reader extenders, and products incorporating the Security Industry Association's Open Supervised Device Protocol (OSDP) standard. Cypress also custom-engineers solutions and provides OEM and ODM products. CypressIntegration.com
About Farpointe Data Since 2003, Farpointe Data has become the trusted OEM partner for premium RFID readers and credentials, including proximity, smart and long range solutions, for access control professionals around the world. These specialists have come to count on Farpointe's exacting designs, superior manufacturing, competitive prices and excellent performance to enhance their access control systems. FarpointeData.com
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LAPEER (WJRT) (11/08/17)--It's something that many of us do a daily basis, and never think twice about.
"You pull out your key card and swipe it to try and get into the building. Most people take for granted that they have a badge inside their pocket. We're doing all the stuff behind the scenes to allow for that door or gate to open," said Project and Production Engineering Director Clinton Bolinger.
Cypress Integration Solutions in Lapeer is about to celebrate its 35th anniversary. The electronic manufacturing company specializes in making point of access security systems.
"All the stuff that makes it worth it is all kind of in this little chip inside. To everyone else, it looks like a little board that makes flashy lights and little beeps," said Bolinger.
Cypress first made a name for itself by creating a system for one of General Motors' plants.
"They needed to have a product designed and developed especially for them to allow for them to control a building that was two miles away," said Bolinger.
Those flashes and little beeps produced in Lapeer are now opening doors and gates all over the world.
"Throughout Europe, the Middle East, here in the United States our products can be found. Most times, we're going through buildings that we don't even realize that our equipment is in that building," said Bolinger.
In recent years, Cypress's staff of fifteen or so have managed to position the company as a true innovator in safety technology.
"We don't have a ton of people. It's a small company, but at the same time, we're doing a lot of big things inside that building," said Bolinger.
Devices start at around $100 dollars and stretch into the thousands. Unfortunately, many of Cypress's 'big things' become necessary, when bad things happen in the world.
"Every year, people are looking to try to have more secure buildings, facilities, that kind of stuff. The security industry is just growing in general and we hope to be on the forefront of it and making new products to help it to grow," said Bolinger.
One of those new products is a handheld, wireless mobile device. It's designed to help security officers when approaching people while out on patrol.
"I would present my badge. It would give you an indication that I am allowed to be in this area and I'm okay. If it gives the rejection, you can choose to hit the blue button there and it sends a signal back to the security office, and call for backup," said Bolinger.
As for the future, a new wave of devices are in the pipeline, aiming at protecting military members.
"On the battlefront, if someone is injured and how to get that information relayed back to the command center so they know what to do with that individual, so there's stuff in the works that we're working on," said Bolinger.
While Cypress's vision is worldwide, the staff is proud of the fact that it's impact comes right out of the Mitten.
"The hope is that we'll continue to grow and be able to provide more jobs in Michigan for more people and who knows where the future will lead us and what other products we'll design," said Bolinger.