Wiegand vs OSDP

Author: Brian Rhodes, Published on Mar 19, 2014

Wiegand has been the standard access communication protocol for decades. Despite advances in credentials, and the move to IP controllers, the connection between readers and controllers is startlingly unchanged. The Open Supervised Device Protocol (OSDP) aims to surpass Wiegand, but what advantages does it offer, and does it have industry support?

We take a deeper look in the note.

Key Contrasts

Comparing the two protocols is not difficult once their function is understood. In terms of a typical access system, the data link between credential reader and door controller is key. This link is where 'Wiegand' and 'OSDP' are most relevant.

The prime features of either protocol stack in the chart below:

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** **** * ****** **** ** *** ****.

Key *********

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*** ***** ******** ** ****** ******** ***** ** *** ***** below:

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Wiegand ***********

*******, ** ******* **** ********, *** ********** ** *********** **** more ******, ******* *** ***** ** **** ********** ***********. **** prominent ***** ****:

**************:******* ****** ****** *** **** ** ******** ** *** ********** and **** *** ******* *********** **** *** ****** ** ***. In ***** ** ******** **************, ********** ****** ******, ** ******** security ****, *** ****** *********** ** ** *** ****.

******* ***********: **** **** *** *** **** ***** * ***** *********** credential ** ********** ***** ** ******. ** *** **** ********** ********** *******, *** ******* ** **** *********** ** ******* ** **** limited. *** ******** ************** ** **** *** ******* ******, *** ****** ** bits **** *** ** ******* *********** ** *** ********** ** limited ** **** ***** *** ****, **** *** ********** **** itself ********* ******** **** **** ** ****. **** *** ****** ** **********, **********, *** ********** ********* *** bits, *** ****** ** **** ** **** *** ********************* ******* ** ****.

******** *********: ***** **, ******* ******* *'****' *** '******' ****** ** ************. *******, **** **** ***** sizable **********, ***** **** ********** ********* ** ***** *****, ********** finding **** ********** ****** ********** ******-*** ****** ************* *** ********** **********/** ********

ODSP *** ********

*** *** ******** ****** ** ***** ********** *** ******* ** offer:

**-***********: ******** ************* ** ****** **** **** ******* ******* ** real ****, **** ******** ****** ********* **** ****, ******* ********, or ******* ******** ** ** ******* ***********. ********* ** *** reader, ******** **** ******** **** ** **** ****** *** ****** based ** *** ****** ** *** ****** ****** *** ******. 

********* **********:** ** **** ***** ** **** *** ** ******* ** OSDP, *** ******* ***** *********** *** ** *********** ** *********  in ******. **** ***** **** *** **** **** *********** ** bit ********* *** ******** ** ******* ******** * ********** (***********, face, ** ****) ** * ****. **** *** **** ******** a ********* ****** ** *********, ** ********* *** *********** ** **** ******* ********** *** ** ****, **** ******** *** *********** ****** ** ***** ******, ********* in * ******* ***********.

******** *********:**** ********* ******** **-***, *** ** ****** *** ******** ** apply ** ***/** ** ****, ************ ********* *** *********** ***** standard ************ **********.

Cabling ********?

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**** ************* ***** ***** ** *****, ******** ** **** ** a ********** ********** ** **** ********** *** ** ******** ****** of ***** ****** *** ******* ** *** ******* **** **** position ******** ** *****.

*******, **** **** **** ********** **** *******. ************* ******* **** been ********* ** *********** *** * ********* ******* **** ***** power, *** ********, ******* *******, *** ****** ** ********* **********. OSDP **** ******** * ********* ******* *** ****** *** **** range ** *********, *********** ****** * ******** **** ** *****.

Industry *******

***** *******'* ******** ******* ** ********** *** *** '*******' ********, **** shares *** ******* ** *** ******* ** *** ****** ******. Notably, ****** *** ********** ***** *** ********* ******* *** ********, ***** **** **-***** **** ********** *** interface ************* ******** **** ******* *********** *********, *******, *****, ******** (******** ******** ****) *** ******. *** upcoming *** **** **** ******** ******* ******* ********* ****** ******** *******:

Does ** ******?

**** **** ******* ******* *********? **, ** **** ***. ****** Wiegand **** ****** * ****** ******** *** **** ******* *** many *****. *******, **** ***** ***** ******* *** ***** *********** advantages, ****** ** *** **** **** ******** *** ********** ****** *** basic ********* **** ** ******* ******* ** ***********.

Making *** ** ****

********* ******** ******* ** *** **** ** *** ****** * need, ****** ******** ****** ********** ** ******* ** *******. *** data ************ ******** *** ** ******** ** ***** ***********, ***-******* formats*** **-*********** ************* ******** ********** ******* (** **** *********) ** not ***** ****. **** ****-******** *********** *** **** **** ****** but *** *** **** ******** ** *******, ********* ** **** is *** ****** ********** *** *** ****.

*******, *** *** ********, ***** **** ** ********** *** *** likely *** **** ******. ** ********** ****** ** ******* *** controllers ******* *** *********** *** ****** **** ********** ** ***** *****. ***** *** *********** **********, ** ***** good ***** ** **** ******* ****** ***** *** *** ********* rather **** **** ****** ** *******.

Comments (7)

**** ****** **** ********* ** ******** ** *** ****** ********* plans.

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"*********** **** ** ***-*********** *** **** **** (********** ****** *******)***-****" ******* *******."

********** **** **** ************* **** ******* **** *** **** ** credential.

******* *******, ******** *** ******** ******, ********** ******* *** *** is ****'* ******* ** ***** ******** ******* ******** ** *** same ***** *** **** **** ** ********** *********.

*****, ** *** **** ** ******** ***** ** *** *******, with **** ****** ********** ** * ********** ******* ********** **** practice?

**** *** ******** ****** *** ************ ******* *****, **** *** not ******* ** * ****-*** *****?

*** ***** *** ***** ******** ************** **** **** ********?

*** ***** *** **** ** *** ********** *** ******* **. OSDP? **** ** **** ** **** *****?

**** ******** ** ****** ******* ** **** *****. ** *** controller ***'* **** ** ******* (** ** ***), ***, *******, or ****, ***** ** **** ******. (******** **** ***** ****** moving *******.) ***** ********* **** ******* ***** *** ***** ********** supports **** ** *** **** *****, **:

** *** ***** ****, * ***'* ***** *'** **** * controller ** *** **** *** ***** **** *****'* ******* *******. (Even ****-***** *** ***** '***********' ******* ********* ******* ** *** controller.) ** ** *********** *** ******** ******** ** **** **** readers.

*** ***'* *** *** ******** *** ****?

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