HID Aero Controller Platform Brings Flexibility of Openness and Interoperability

Date : 21-Jul-2020
Location: Kuala Lumpur


HID Global, Powering trusted identities for your business.

Key Takeaways:

HID global announced the HID Aero® platform featuring its next generation of open-architecture intelligent controllers that increase choices for a wide range of businesses while future-proofing access control investments as requirements change.   


Based on HID’s Mercury hardware used in more than four million panels shipped globally, the HID Aero platform speeds development time for access control solution providers by including all required hardware, firmware, software and development tools. Benefits for users include:

  • Easily adaptable to evolving requirements:  Users can choose from a large variety of access control software providers when deploying solutions. Systems are also easy to migrate to new software and highly configurable to dynamically enhance situational awareness.
  • Lower installation and maintenance costs:  HID Aero enables remote management capabilities with HID readers supporting Open Supervised Device Protocol (OSDP), including its recently announced Signo readers with built-in support. This minimizes the need for field inspection and reconfiguration.
  • End-to-end security from credential to host: HID Aero brings to smaller businesses many features generally available only in enterprise-class solutions, including host and controller authentication, encryption to protect keys and sophisticated threat detection.
  • Trusted reliability, proven technology: Based on HID Mercury panel hardware and system technology, the durable controllers fit in the same footprint as earlier HID VertX® controllers and are backward compatible with HID VertX modules to simplify upgrades.

Nelson Fung, Product Marketing Manager, APAC, Physical Access Control Solutions with HID Global,said,HID Aero platform positions itself as a generic solution targeting a broader market perspective that covers large enterprises to SMEs.

Editor's comments:
  • Asides from the generic architecture offering, competitive pricing and availability of local resellers are key for sales conversion.
  • There are also many competitors in the market, asides from local players, Chinese and Korean products are also very popular these days.
  • One way to penetrate the market is to cater for free software whilst people have to buy the hardware.