New Mobile Solution from Galaxy Control Systems Extends Access Control Reach and Functionality

Galaxy Control Systems is demonstrating the company’s new mobile access solution here at ASIS 2014. By pairing the company’s industry leading System Galaxy access control platform with a new handheld reader powered by Telaeris, users can extend the boundaries of conventional access control operations to include both on-site and off-site mustering, verification, entry/exit, rostering and attendance applications.

“Our new mobile access handheld reader is a game changer that takes access control technology into the field for immediate identification and assessment applications,” said Robert Laughlin, president, Galaxy Control Systems. “By extending our powerful System Galaxy access control solution beyond typical boundaries, security management can react faster in emergency situations while also establishing new zones of protection to better detect and respond to potential security breaches.”

Galaxy Systems’ new mobile access solution employs a new handheld reader powered by Telaeris populated with System Galaxy access control software. Data is communicated between the handheld reader and the System Galaxy access control platform in real-time via wireless networks. When network connection is not available, all activity is stored in the handheld reader until a TCP/IP connection is established. All major credential types are supported including Prox, PIV, iClass, barcode and magstripe. The mobile solution is compatible with both new and existing System Galaxy access control installations enabling users to easily enhance security operations.

The handheld device features an LCD to display an individual’s photograph as well as first and last name to ensure identification is verified for access or privileges. The handheld reader is ideal for confirming that everyone is accounted for in the event of an emergency evacuation (mustering). It also delivers robust solutions for rostering applications on group trips or athletic team travel to verify head count and identity, in entry/exit applications in order to keep a detailed record of what areas individuals have accessed and are located, and for verification in remote locations such as parking lots as well as hazardous and high security areas.

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