Identiv Brings Government-Grade, Low-Cost, Power over Ethernet Access Control to the Edge

identiv FREMONT, Calif., September 26, 2017 Identiv, Inc. (NASDAQ: INVE) today opened the door to a new generation of high-security access solutions, launching the Hirsch Mx-1 Controller at ASIS International 63rd Annual Seminar and Exhibits (ASIS 2017). Powered over Ethernet, Mx-1 brings full-featured Hirsch access control to the edge, manages a single door, and plugs directly into enterprise environments. Pushing access control to the edge means lower cost, less maintenance, less burden on the network, and more time to focus on the important data being processed and areas being protected. The compromises required by other edge controllers with fewer features, lower power, and less security are eliminated with Mx-1, which brings the complete feature set, security, and scalability of Hirsch’s Mx line to single-door installations, whether at the edge or centralized.

Ideal for commercial, institutional, and government users, the Hirsch Mx-1 Controller for the first time allows the complete Hirsch feature set at the edge, surpassing the basic who-goes-where-and-when access control programming of other edge controllers. Mx-1 includes the full breadth of advanced Hirsch features, including anti-passback, threat level management, lockdown, two-person rule, entry/exit control, and Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) algorithm. Leveraging the updated IEEE 802.3at-2009 Power over Ethernet (PoE) standard, Mx-1 keeps power local at the door, meaning high power levels and improved power management.

When connected to Identiv’s Hirsch Velocity Software for access control and security management, Mx-1 seamlessly integrates into any enterprise environment. Mx-1 supports the entire range of Identiv’s multi-technology uTrust TS Cards and TS Readers, Wiegand readers, RS-485 Open Supervised Device Protocol (OSDP) readers, and Identiv’s Hirsch TS ScramblePad, the most popular, secure electronic keypad. Access control original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) can integrate this powerful, price- and performance-leading controller through Identiv’s Mx software development kit (SDK).

“Mx-1 provides the best of all worlds to our access control customers,” said Mark Allen, Identiv General Manager, Physical Access. “Powered over the Ethernet network, Mx-1 minimizes cable runs and wiring costs, making full-featured and secure access control available and affordable at just about every door in a facility. It contains the same powerful features as our larger Mx-2, Mx-4, and Mx-8 multi-door panels, and can reside on the same Velocity system as those panels, serving the needs of our largest as well as our smallest system implementations. Mx-1 will also be supported by Cisco-focused Identiv Connected Physical Access Manager (ICPAM) 3.1, slated for release by the end of October 2017, and will be exclusively available on the Cisco Commerce Workspace (CCW).”

Mx-1 is priced to compete, allowing installations at a lower price point than buying panels that support multi-doors when only one is needed. Designed in consultation with Identiv’s dealers, installers, and customers, Mx-1 is built from the ground up, featuring details like wiring markings that are prominent and spaced to allow easy installation, LEDs positioned for easy access during and after installation and easy diagnosing, and simple mounting of single units and stacking of multiple units. Mx-1 makes installations faster, easier, and more cost-effective for end users, and more profitable for installers and dealers.

“Network edge design and PoE lowers the overall cost of access control at a door, resulting in more customers able to control more doors — doors that could not be controlled before,” said Joe White, Identiv partner and A-1 Corporate Hardware President, Springfield, Ill. “We support many large customers with Hirsch systems at corporate facilities that need the same level of security and features at smaller offices around the world. Theyhave been waiting for a product like this. We’re also seeing a strong demand for this type of product in our education and local government markets, at teleconference and network rooms, and at doors that may be a long distance from a centralized panel. Having the full Hirsch feature set places Mx-1 above other edge controllers, allowing us to do more for our customers.”

For live demonstrations of the Hirsch Mx-1 Controller, visit Identiv at booth 3617 during ASIS 2017 on September 26 – 28, 2017 in Dallas, Texas. To schedule a meeting during the event, please fill out this form. Mx-1 Controllers are available now through the worldwide network of Hirsch partners. Learn more at identiv.com/mx-1.

About Identiv
Identiv, Inc. is a global provider of physical security and secure identification. Identiv’s products, software, systems, and services address the markets for physical and logical access control and a wide range of RFID-enabled applications. Customers in the government, enterprise, consumer, education, healthcare, and transportation sectors rely on Identiv’s access and identification solutions. Identiv’s mission is to secure the connected physical world: from perimeter to desktop access, and from the world of physical things to the Internet of Everything. Identiv is a publicly traded company and its common stock is listed on the NASDAQ Capital Market in the U.S. under the symbol “INVE.” For more information, visit identiv.com

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