Hirsch Electronics, a supplier of IP enabled access control and security management solutions, received the 2008 Frost & Sullivan Award for Technology Innovation in the North American electronic access control systems market. In bestowing the award, the independent market research firm lauded Hirsch’s technological innovations in identity management, multi-factor authentication, encryption, network enabled solutions, and system interoperability. They also praised the company’s achievements in delivering an end to end solution that enables organizations to achieve goals for risk mitigation, sustainable growth, and profitability.
Frost & Sullivan stated Hirsch earned the award “by focusing on the convergence of security sub-systems and by developing products that integrate different access control technologies to assemble a multi-factor authentication platform.” Frost & Sullivan also asserted, “The progressive development vision of Hirsch has helped them provide an access control solution that is both future ready and compatible with existing legacy systems.”
“We appreciate the recognition of our innovative approach to problem solving,” said Rob Zivney, vice president, marketing, Hirsch Electronics. “We take tremendous pride from our ability to deliver products that effectively blend proven solutions with advanced technologies.”
The Frost & Sullivan Award for Technology Innovation is presented annually to the company that has demonstrated technological superiority within its industry. This award recognized Hirsch for successfully developing and introducing new technology, formulating a well designed product family, and making significant product performance contributions to the industry.
Frost & Sullivan complimented Hirsch’s consistent success in evolving and adapting to changing market requirements, and cited Hirsch’s ScrambleSmart, ScrambleSmartProx, PIV Verification Station, and Velocity security management software among its latest technology innovations.
Frost & Sullivan noted the Hirsch RUU family of verification stations—named such because they answer the question, “Are you you?”—combines the high security ScramblePad keypad with a biometric fingerprint reader, contact smart card reader, contactless smart card reader, and LCD display to deliver “a compelling solution for the present day market.”
Hirsch has earned previous recognition from Frost & Sullivan including its Global Excellence in Technology Award in 2005 and its Entrepreneurial Company, Market Engineering Award in 2001. Hirsch is also in the Frost & Sullivan “Hall of Fame for Best Practices.” Hirsch has received numerous additional awards for innovation including the TFM (Total Facility Management) Show’s “Best of Show Award for Information Technology” and five Security Industry Association (SIA) New Product Showcase awards.