smarti ELECTRA wins Access Control Product of The Year!

Source: TAB Systems | Date: 05/18/2009
On Monday night the 11th of May, the IFSEC Security Industry Awards 2009 were handed out to the deserving winners at a black-tie gala dinner at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole. The product of the Year in the Access Control category is smarti? ELECTRA.

Organized in association with the British Security Industry Association (BSIA), the awards acknowledge the people, products and technological advancements that have played a big part in the security industry over the past year. Widely regarded as the industry's premier event, the IFSEC Security Industry Awards is both a celebration and an acknowledgement of excellence of the products and technological innovations influencing and shaping the industry and security best practice. Judging was carried out by three panels of key representatives from the security industry. The Product & Project/Installation Award Panel was composed of 9 top security professionals.

ELECTRA, the new smarti? unit, combines multimodal biometric access control based on facial and voice recognition with RFID, power over Ethernet and a myriad of other features that make it an easy choice for users across a wide range of categories. An indoor unit, ELECTRA can be in wall or on wall mounted and it has an IP-65 compliant front panel. Easy user interaction is made possible by the use of a 5.7'' color touch screen. It does not require a fan for cooling and is thus quiet to operate. It has a built-in camera, speakers, microphone, RFID reader, internal memory and storage. The TCP/IP connector supports power over Ethernet. The integrated communication ports and relay I/O controller can be used to control lights, electronic locks, alarms, sensors etc. The unit can be integrated into existing systems and networked with other ELECTRA units, other smarti? models and other electronic devices via TCP/IP into a flexible access control system.

smarti? - a complete multi-modal biometric access control, time & attendance and building automation solution.

Access control is increasingly moving toward identification by who you are rather than by what key or card you may carry or PIN you might know. smarti? is set to meet this challenge. It identifies people by who they are (face and voice recognition) and not by what ID card or key they carry. The biometric information about an individual is saved as part of a swift enrolment process. smarti? uses this information to recognize a person and then acts according to pre-defined instructions that the system controller sets up. These might include saving a photo of the person in the event log, and then opening a door, turning on a light, sending an e-mail or SMS etc, or a combination of such actions.

An additional advantage of this great product is the integration of multiple additional features (video intercom, video & IP phone, video messaging, video surveillance…) into one compact device for a reasonable price. smarti? is also completely protocol independent and can therefore be used to control almost any kind of electronic device (different sensors, electronic locks, lights, alarm systems, finger print scanners, RFID readers...).

Designed with flexibility in mind, smarti? can be used for many applications within: business/corporate and high security environments, for home/building automation etc.

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About TAB Systems Inc.

TAB Systems Inc. is a Slovenian company specialized in applications for personal identification and process automation, based on multimodal biometric recognition. We develop and manufacture a complete access control and time & attendance solution, based on multimodal biometrics using facial and voice recognition, called smarti?.
We market the smarti? in more than 20 countries around the globe. And the system is translated into eleven languages: English, German, French, Slovenian, Croatian Dutch, Italian, Spanish, Polish, Russian, Swedish, Turkish and Arabic.
Since October 2004, when smarti? was first introduced on the Security 2004 in Essen, we have developed six new units. In May 2009 smarti? was -d Access Control Product of the Year by the BSIA (British Security Industry Association) at the IFSEC 2009 Security Industry Awards. In November 2008 smarti? received the Highly Commended Product Award at the finals for the Detektor International Awards 2008. It was nominated four times in a row, in the years 2006, 2007 and 2008 and in 2009 by the BSIA among six best products in the world in the “Best New Access Control Product” category. It was nominated as a finalist at the Security Excellence Awards in the “Security Innovation of the Year” category. In the years 2006 and 2007 smarti? also got an award from the Slovenian Chamber of commerce for “Best innovation” and it was displayed in the gallery of innovations on the Slovenian forum of innovation Hevreka! in the years 2006 and 2008.