St. Paul, Minn. – March 31, 2014 – Schneider Electric’s Andover Continuum™ Integrated Security and Building Management Solutions are now further enhanced with the latest generation of 3M Cogent MiY (Make it Yours) Biometric Access Control Readers.
3M Cogent MiY readers are now integrated with Andover Continuum CyberStation™ 1.91 or greater. The first complete integration of the MiY solution for user and credential management into a third party software, leveraging MiY’s framework, provides biometric capture and cardholder enrollment directly from any CyberStation or using any 3M MiY reader on the network.
The 3M Cogent MiY product portfolio was designed to provide integrators with a comprehensive yet easy-to-develop framework, shortening the product development time and creating feature-rich solutions for end users. The award-winning MiY product line provides single to multi-factor access control and is FIPS 201 certified.
CyberStation, a complete user interface for Andover Continuum Integrated Security and Building Management Solution, provides true integration of security (access control, intrusion monitoring, fire alarm monitoring and digital video surveillance), power monitoring, climate control equipment and energy management within a single user interface. “The successful integration of 3M Cogent’s MiY biometric access control readers with Schneider Electric’s Andover Continuum allows us to provide customers with solutions that enable optimal, efficient building performance and reduce energy consumption, capital expenditures, and operating expenditures while also improving overall business performance,” said LK Wong, Director of Applications and Sales Support for Schneider Electric.
“Biometric access control is a rapidly growing requirement for facilities security,” commented Christopher Crump, who manages the global access control portfolio for 3M Cogent. “Integrating 3M Cogent’s MiY framework provides Schneider Electric’s customers the ability to use 3M Cogent’s high-quality biometric access control products seamlessly.”
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About 3M Identity Management
3M delivers end-to end, innovative security solutions to businesses and governments worldwide—helping to ensure security of people and documents. With an unmatched mix of leading technologies in biometrics and credentialing as well as expert systems integration and support, 3M helps solve an array of security challenges, including efficient border management, secure issuance and authentication of civil IDs, and controlling access to facilities and information. 3M identity management technologies are used in over 100 countries around the world. For more information, visit www.3M.com/IdentityManagement
3M captures the spark of new ideas and transforms them into thousands of ingenious products. Our culture of creative collaboration inspires a never-ending stream of powerful technologies that make life better. 3M is the innovation company that never stops inventing. With $31 billion in sales, 3M employees about 89,000 people worldwide and has operations in more than 70 countries. For more information, visit www.3M.com or follow @3MNews on Twitter
About Schneider Electric
As a global specialist in energy management with operations in more than 100 countries, Schneider Electric offers integrated solutions across multiple market segments, including leadership positions in Utilities & Infrastructure, Industries & Machines Manufacturers, Non-residential Buildings, Data Centers & Networks and in Residential. Focused on making energy safe, reliable, efficient, productive and green, the company’s 150,000 plus employees achieved sales of 31 billion US dollars in 2013, through an active commitment to help individuals and organizations make the most of their energy.