New HIRSCH Mx™ Controller Delivers Future-Proof, High Assurance for Access Control Systems

New HIRSCH Mx™ Controller Delivers Future-Proof, High Assurance for Access Control Systems

Innovative, state-of-the-art solution from industry’s trusted provider of secure access control at ISC West Booth # 16069

Las Vegas, April 10, 2013–Identive Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: INVE; Frankfurt: INV), a provider of solutions and services for the identification, security and RFID industries, today announced the launch of the HIRSCH Mx™ Controller to deliver an unprecedented level of integrated intelligence for high assurance access control. Identive will be demonstrating the new controller at ISC West 2013 in Las Vegas, April 10-12.

“Our track record of thirty years in physical access and IT security enabled the creation of HIRSCH Mx, the most advanced, robust and future-proof access control solution in the market today,” said Ayman Ashour, chief executive officer of Identive. “HIRSCH Mx offers our customers support for legacy, current as well as anticipated future standards, and can be upgraded in place to accommodate the introduction of converging identification credentials such as NFC mobile phones, and high assurance credentials including PIV, PIV-I, biometrics and PLAID. The HIRSCH Mx control system addresses the critical need for higher security assurance across the commercial and government sectors with strong authentication capabilities. As awareness of the need for cybersecurity increases, we felt it critical that the security system itself be built with a high level of protection against cyber threats.”

To deliver the highest level of security, the new HIRSCH Mx Controller is ready for cloud management, incorporating PKI architecture that allows all enabled devices to communicate securely and seamlessly using industry standard X.509 digital certificate technology. HIRSCH Mx features an onboard EAL 6+ high-capacity encryption dedicated processor, which positions the controller for use in high security environments by ensuring communication is protected between door readers, sensors, controllers and local and/or cloud-based services and thus overcoming common security vulnerabilities.

Interoperability with widely used technologies from multiple vendors was a key design goal for HIRSCH Mx, which aligns to important industry standards, including Wiegand, OSDP, Ethernet IP v4, X.509 (2048bit) and AES (128bit), and offers backward compatibility with virtually all existing product line protocols such as SNET. Additionally, the onboard Ethernet controller is upgradeable and is designed to support future implementations of IP v6 and edge devices. The HIRSCH Mx Controller also integrates seamlessly with Identive’s existing HIRSCH systems, including HIRSCH DIGI*TRAC controllers, HIRSCH ScramblePad® and HIRSCH Velocity™, so that existing customer credentials, readers, and user databases can be retained.

“The HIRSCH Mx Controller makes it possible even for small businesses to afford the levels of security previously only reserved for government users and the largest of corporations. Enterprise users will appreciate the high levels of security, scalability and the low overall cost of ownership of the solution,” said Mark Allen, vice president Technology for Identive’s Identity Management & Cloud Solutions Division. “We have seen an increasing need for security between credentials and readers over the last few years, and are proud to bring our end-users and channel partners an innovative solution that builds on our traditional high levels of trust and reliability to offer end to end security that is easy to install, upgrade and operate.”


The HIRSCH Mx Controller ships in May and is available in 2, 4, and 8-door models, with each door being fully supervised. The modular design and the scalable architecture of HIRSCH Mx enables an installation to start small and grow large, from a single-controller system to a larger, multi-site enterprise. A range of models and expansion options provides a variety of configurations for access control, high-security alarm monitoring, relay control outputs, and programmable logic to fit most applications. Visitors to ISC West will be able to have hands-on demonstrations of the HIRSCH Mx Controller at Identive’s booth # 16069.

About Identive

Identive Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: INVE; Frankfurt: INV) is focused on building the world’s signature company in Secure ID. The company’s products, software, systems and services address the markets for identity management, physical and logical access control, cashless payment, NFC solutions and a host of RFID-enabled applications for customers in the government, enterprise, consumer, education and healthcare sectors. Identive’s mission is to build a lasting business of scale and technology based on a combination of strong technology-driven organic growth and disciplined acquisitive expansion. The company delivers up-to-date information on its activity as well as industry trends through its industry-leading social media initiatives and educational resource, For additional information, please visit or follow on Twitter at @IdentiveGroup.

Note: Identive, the Identive logo, HIRSCH Mx and Velocity are trademarks and ScramblePad®, ScrambleProx® and ScrambleSmartProx® are registered trademarks of Identive Group, Inc, registered in many jurisdictions worldwide. All other company, product or service names may be trademarks or registered trademarks of others and are the property of their respective owners.


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