Keyless technology vendor, Axeze, has initiated plans to enter the channel and is preparing to bring on its first lot of distributors and resellers.
The vendor operates on a direct sales model but is now looking to appoint partners after launching its new Axeze Blue and FaceID access products at Melbourne’s Digital Lifestyle Show.
Axeze Blue allows users to configure Bluetooth-enabled devices to act as virtual keys. Using existing electronic locks and devices, the product can be used with or without a personal identification number (PIN) from a distance of up to 10m. It comes with 128-bit encryption for security and requires no additional software installation.
Although typically used with a mobile phone, it is compatible with any Bluetooth-enabled unit and supports up to 20 separate devices at once.
Also debuted at the show was the Axeze FaceID solution incorporating a dual sensor facial recognition algorithm and adaptive light technology to work under different light conditions. In a statement, the company claimed FaceID was “the world’s first embedded facial recognition system”.
Axeze said FaceID was ideal for environments where hygiene is a concern and avoids cold weather problems that can sometimes arise with fingerprint recognition units. The product comes with software that allows users to customise access control as well as create time and attendance reports and identify people entering a premises while barring specific individuals.
Incorporating 600MHz TI high-speed DSP and a 3.5-inch TFT colour screen, the unit supports both TCP/IP communication and USB port connection for uploading and downloading information.