HID Global Aids Beijing Metro Transit Systems via Control Solution

By Jyothi Shanbhag December 12, 2011

Beijing Metro, one of the busiest transit systems in China has recently installed HID Global’s access control system, in order to help ensure the safety of its passengers and staff.

The new deployment has helped the transit system to have a centralized, web-based system that delivers real-time monitoring with multi-layered access control security, flexible remote-management capabilities and robust failure detection and backup support.

To monitor and control access to a variety of facilities along its nearly 25-kilometer-long, 11-station Fangshan line, Beijing Metro has adapted HID Global's VertX V1000 network access controller and iCLASS R10 readers.

In addition, this installation will assist the Beijing Metro staff in disabling unauthorized access to electrical substations, parking lots and other key metro facilities, most of which are remotely managed.

Moreover, the solution helps the control center staff to perform centrally-managed station monitoring and access control operations spanning a complex range of entry points, access rules and cardholder information. The new system powers fail-over support using remotely deployed computers at high security level zones and backup communications systems.

"There has been substantial investment in metro system development across China, which drives the need for advanced, web-based access control solutions," said Eric Chiu, director of sales, Identity & Access Management, China with HID Global, in a statement.

Chiu added in a release that they are proud of their showcase installation for Beijing Metro, which demonstrates their continuing commitment to providing first-class access control solutions that are helping to fuel the growth of critical transportation infrastructure throughout China.

Jyothi Shanbhag is a contributing editor for TechZone360. To read more of Jyothi's articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Jamie Epstein

TechZone360 Contributor

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