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Viscount Systems awarded new US government contracts

System to be deployed at a series of Midwestern US Government agency facilities in Missouri, Nebraska and South Dakota


October 9, 2013
by PurchasingB2B Staff

BURNABY, BC—Security systems and software supplier Viscount Systems has been awarded contracts to deploy its Freedom access control technology at a series of Midwestern US Government agency facilities in Missouri, Nebraska and South Dakota. Due to the sensitive nature of these types of contracts, the company didn’t identify the agency.

“We are pleased to continue to make progress in the U.S. Federal Government market, as we are seeing real revenue opportunities emerge from the success of our original pilot projects,” said Stephen Pineau, president and CEO of Viscount. “The scope of these initial projects is dwarfed by the opportunities for nationwide agency deployments we expect entering the coming year. With the recent release of the new US Government FICAM (Federal Identity, Credential and Access Management) requirements the advantages of Freedom over traditional panel based access control systems will only increase.”

Freedom Encryption Bridge is an access control system that allows entry devices (ID cards, RFID readers, biometrics etc.) to be connected to, and controlled by, standard building IT networks without requiring expensive control panels. This eliminates up to 80 percent of the cost of traditional access control systems, said Viscount Systems. Freedom also utilizes existing IT permission databases (Microsoft Active Directory or LDAP) to replace the software component of traditional systems.