Integrated security solutions manufacturer TDSi will be unveiling a new range of its security reader products at IFSEC International 2014 on stand F1100, at the ExCel London, 17th-19th June 2014. Included in the line-up and debuting at the show are new versions of TDSi’s MIFARE CSN (Chip Serial Number) and its Proximity Readers.
TDSi’s Managing Director, John Davies, commented, “Readers are an essential part of most secure access control systems so we have been extensively talking to our customers, end-users and partners to ascertain what would best suit the needs of the real world. As well as using the latest technology the feedback we received revealed that often more basic elements, such as the shape/size of the reader. Also highlighted was the need for a straightforward installation procedure and the ability to be easily operated by a wide variety of users, whilst being impervious to heavy use, weather and climate conditions.”
In developing these new readers TDSi has looked to the people who use and install its systems. Even the aesthetics of the reader units were put under close scrutiny, as John Davies continued, “Readers become a fully integrated part of the buildings and facilities they protect, so the way they look shouldn’t be ignored. Whilst the units need to be visible and highly intuitive to use, they also need to fit in with modern architecture and surroundings to present an attractive addition which doesn’t overly impose on the setting in which they are installed.”
Usability and suitability for broad integration are other key design prompts which TDSi has focussed on in the new range. As with the entire TDSi product range, the emphasis is on integration with a comprehensive level of compatibility not only with its own products but also with a large percentage of those from other manufacturers and suppliers, to ensure security budgets can be stretched and wastage of assets is minimised.
John Davies concluded, “Practicality is one of the defining themes of our new range. For instance, the feedback we had was that sometimes a keypad to enter a PIN code is preferable to carrying a card or token, so all variants of our new readers range are available with this option if required. I would encourage anyone who is interested in taking a closer look at our exciting new range first to visit our stand at IFSEC International 2014 and to see them for themselves the TDSi team will be very pleased to give a demonstration and to talk more in-depth about the functions and benefits on offer.”