The Authenticard Consortium Provides PACS with Full Compliance

Quintron Systems, Inc. (, the recognized leader in advanced interoperable voice systems, physical access control and intrusion detection systems, today announced that its new version of AccessNsite® is the first Access Management Software Platform to support the “Authenticard” Consortium’s Codebench + Mercury Panel based solution operating with Farpointe’s OSDP-Secure enabled smartcard reader. “With Quintron’s multi-decade government systems sales and support experience, we decided to invest in a fully compliant, high security, HSPD-12 solution for existing and new federal, state, local, and critical infrastructure customers,” said Richard Finnegan, vice president and general manager at Quintron. “The Authenticard Consortium’s solution developed in partnership with Codebench, Farpointe, and Mercury Security leverages the capabilities built into all versions of the federally issued smart card credentials now in use for verified user identification for PACS at the door credential validation. This solution for physical access controls meets the intent in the HSPD-12 Presidential Directive and is supported by the NIST Publication 800-116 for best practices in PACS applications.”

Through internal development and cooperation with, Codebench, Inc.; Mercury Security, Inc.; and Farpointe Data, Inc.; Quintron has produced an AccessNsite HSPD-12 hardware and software solution that encompasses OCSP certificate validation via the Federal Bridge at the time of card enrollment, and periodically thereafter, and now at the door prior to granting access to the federal facility. This solution includes an IP-based 2-door control panel from Mercury Security with embedded PIV Check code from Codebench, plus a smart card reader communicating via the industry open source protocol known as OSDP-Secure that allows transparent readers to perform challenge-response routines at the door.

“Quintron’s more than 40 years of experience in mission critical communications and security solutions leverages our in-house expertise, engineering, and knowledge to deliver trusted, tailor-made solutions to channel partners and end user organizations, and provide superior service that enhances customer value,” added Finnegan. “And it compliments a broader offering of integrated access control, alarm management, video surveillance, and voice communications for small, medium, and large enterprise-class customers across many categories of organizations.”

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