Access Control - PIV Credentials, Smart Card Readers

By: Actividentity  09-12-2011
Keywords: Software Development, Cards, Access Control

Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12 (HSPD-12) mandates that all government agencies use Personal Identity Verification (PIV) cards for physical access control as a way to improve security and to ensure an interoperable approach across agencies and enterprises. To establish standards and guidance for HSPD-12, the National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) has published the Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 201 and several Special Publications that apply to all government agencies.

For all of the government agencies, organizations, and facilities affected by HSPD-12, upgrading existing physical access control systems (PACS) requires innovative new solutions and technologies.

ActivIdentity ActivEntry End-User Products

ActivIdentity provides a number of products enabling physical access control in accordance to the FIPS 201 standard, both for fixed as well as mobile smart card readers:

    ActivIdentity ActivEntry and ActivEntry Mobile SDKs

    ActivIdentity offers software development kits designed to provide the tools for mobile device manufacturers and physical access control industry companies to enable their products with FIPS 201 functionality.  Contact your local ActivIdentity representative for more information on these SDKs.

Keywords: Access Control, Cards, Identity Verification, Personal Identity Verification, smart card, Software Development,

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