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3M Cogent Biometric Access Control Reader Awarded Top Honors By the Security Industry Association

MiY-Touch Reader Captures Judge’s Choice Award at ISC West New Product Showcase

Monday, April 15, 2013 12:32 pm CDT

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ST. PAUL, Minn.

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"These new technologies and solutions are the drivers that are moving the security industry forward, and I congratulate 3M Cogent on their win at this year’s NPS."

ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The 3M Cogent MiY-Touch indoor touch-screen biometric access control reader bested more than 80 other products to win the coveted Judge’s Choice Award at the Security Industry Association’s (SIA) 2013 New Product Showcase (NPS) last week at ISC West in Las Vegas.

The MiY-Touch indoor biometric touch-screen access control reader is compact, fast, and one of the lightest readers in its class. Designed with an intuitive interface and visual user feedback, MiY-Touch also is easy to use. Security systems integrators see benefits with features like built-in time and attendance functions, external USB for add-on devices, Sandbox API framework support, and an optional detachable contact/contactless smart card reader that meets current SP800-116 standards.

MiY-Touch is the fifth product to be introduced in the 3M Cogent MiY product line. Accolades for the company’s MiY line include previous SIA NPS Awards, ESX Maximum Impact Awards, and ASIS Accolades.

“Each year, the companies competing in SIA’s New Product Showcase at ISC West present leading-edge security solutions that are shaping the industry,” said SIA CEO Don Erickson. “These new technologies and solutions are the drivers that are moving the security industry forward, and I congratulate 3M Cogent on their win at this year’s NPS.”

Since its inception in 1979, the NPS has been the security industry’s premier awards-based marketing program. This year’s NPS Program had 84 entries from 66 companies. In addition to the Best New Product and Judges’ Choice honors, awards were presented in twenty one product and service categories. NPS judges also presented seven honorable mention awards.

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About 3M Identity Management

3M and 3M Cogent deliver end-to-end, innovative security solutions to businesses and governments worldwide—helping to ensure the security of people and documents. With an unmatched mix of leading technologies in biometrics and credentialing as well as expert systems integration and support, 3M helps solve an array of security challenges, including efficient border management, secure issuance and authentication of civil IDs, and controlling access to facilities and information. 3M identity management technologies are used in over 100 countries around the world.

About 3M

3M captures the spark of new ideas and transforms them into thousands of ingenious products. Our culture of creative collaboration inspires a never-ending stream of powerful technologies that make life better. 3M is the innovation company that never stops inventing. With $30 billion in sales, 3M employs about 88,000 people worldwide and has operations in more than 70 countries. For more information, visit www.3M.com or follow @3MNews on Twitter.

About SIA

The Security Industry Association (www.siaonline.org) is the leading trade association for electronic and physical security solution providers. SIA protects and advances its members' interests by advocating pro-industry policies and legislation at the federal and state levels; creating open industry standards that enable integration; advancing industry professionalism through education and training; opening global market opportunities; and fostering collaboration with other like-minded organizations. As a proud sponsor of ISC Expos and Conferences, and owner of the Securing New Ground Conference, SIA ensures its members have access to top-level buyers and influencers, as well as unparalleled learning and networking opportunities.

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The compact, fast and lightweight 3M Cogent MiY-Touch indoor biometric touch-screen access control reader won the coveted Judge's Choice Award at the Security Industry Association's 2013 New Product Showcase last week at ISC West in Las Vegas. (Photo: 3M)
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