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By Rich Handley

Southco's New Electronic Locking Swinghandle Supports Proximity-Card, Smart-Card Credentials

Southco, Inc., a global provider of engineered access hardware solutions, has recently expanded its H3-EM Electronic Locking Swinghandle Series with the launch of the H3-EM with Integrated Multi-class RFID Reader. According to the company, the new model includes the same intelligent electronic locking and monitoring features as the standard H3-EM, but also reads HID 125 kHz RFID credentials and 13.56 MHz iCLASS smart-card-based credentials.

The H3-EM with Integrated Multi-class RFID Reader features an integrated HID SE smart-card reader and supports multiple reader configuration. This, the firm reports, increases security and facilitates the transition to new security technologies used to manage access to keyless entry points at the equipment level.

The H3-EM Electronic Locking Swinghandle
The new solution features integrated LED indicators for visual status of equipment access, as well as single-hole panel preparation compatible with industry-standard enclosures for OEM integration or field retrofits. When connected to an access-control system, the device enables a user to track and record access to electronic locks, thereby providing an audit trail to demonstrate compliance with regulatory requirements, such as HIPAA, HITECH, PCI DSS and Sarbanes-Oxley.

"The H3-EM with Integrated Multi-class RFID Reader allows the user to leverage the existing building security system for rack level access control within the data center," said Steve Spatig, the company's general manager, in a prepared statement, "through the installation of one industry-standardized solution that reads multiple RFID formats."

Southco offers a range of engineered access hardware solutions, including latches, locks, captive fasteners, quick-access fasteners, hinges, handles, inserts and electronic-access solutions. These products are suitable for applications in the networking, telecommunications, computer, automotive, aerospace, mass-transit, off-highway, construction, RV, caravan, industrial machinery, marine and HVAC industries, the company reports.

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