Software House C·CURE 800 and Multi-Tech Readers Support U.S. Government Initiatives

Software House C-CURE 800 addresses US Government’s Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12 (HSPD-12) and Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS 201)


Orlando, Fla. -- Tyco Fire & Security announced that it is offering a powerful combined software and reader solution to support the government’s Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS 201) requirement. FIPS 201 specifies that federal agencies must issue a secure and reliable identification credential for all employees and government contractors in order to provide interoperability between government facilities.

The highly anticipated release of the Software House C·CURE 800 (v9.0) delivers a flexible and scalable platform to support the FIPS requirements a year ahead of the deployment deadline.

Software House Multi-Tech Readers to Support FIPS 201 Smart Cards As an added benefit to government agencies, the Software House Multi-Tech Reader now supports DESFire sectors for government-issued smart cards. “Last year, we released the Multi-Tech Readers with the flexibility to flash new functionality as it became available,” said Paul J. Piccolomini, Vice President of Research and Development, Tyco Fire & Security - Access Control and Video Systems. “Delivering on that promise, existing customers can simply flash new firmware into their Multi-Tech readers to support government cards while new customers will enjoy this support right out of the box.”

The Software House Multi-Technology Reader, now also available in a keypad version, provides a cost effective transition strategy for sites that are currently using proximity but will have to migrate to FIPS 201 cards. It is the only reader on the market that supports HID proximity, MIFARE serial number or sectors, and FIPS 201 PIV-II cards.

“The Software House Multi-Tech reader and CĂ—CURE access control software offer a strong access control solution for customers challenged with meeting government security requirements.” Piccolomini added.