Protege WX Update Available Now
Protege WX v.4.00.1505 is available now.
This update includes bug fixes for periodically polling for a cloud connection, feature enhancements for Aperio integrations, offsite reporting, PoE Controllers and cellular modem support, as well as new features.
Protege WX now supports the OSDP 2.2 standard. These updates see improvements to setting up OSDP readers, with configuration and installation simplified and streamlined.
OSDP (Open Supervised Device Protocol) is an encrypted open-source protocol, that enables interoperability between access control systems while ensuring the communication pathway is secure. 2.2 of the standards brings further improvements to this interoperability.
OSDP uses RS-485 protocols coupled with AES-128 encryption for secure channel transmissions. It improves credential security with bi-directional (or full-duplex) communication, meaning the controller can talk to the reader and let it know whether that credential is allowed in that area or even if it’s a duplicate.
Because of the improved interoperability, readers and access control panels can now talk to third-party products. OSDP is also more cost effective to install. Twisted pair cables mean you can run cable up 900 meters (approximately 3000 feet) – that’s 6x the amount compared to traditional Wiegand.
ICT tSec readers are certified and verified to support OSDP 2.2 and are readily available for your upcoming project requirements.
For more information on prerequisites and programming, please see Application Note 254: Configuring OSDP Readers in Protege.
Download the Update
To download the update, check that you're logged in to your website account, go to Protege WX Updates and enter your serial number.
Full details of the improvements, features, and resolved issues can be found in the Protege WX Release Notes v.4.00.1505.