ICT adopts Hi-O technology More and more customers in the Asia Pacific region are seeing the benefits of Hi-O, with Integrated Control Technology (ICT) being the latest customer to announce that it will adopt the technology. ICT will join the ranks of GE Security, Pacom Systems, Direct Alarm Supplies, Security Merchants and HID Global – companies which have already chosen Hi-O technology for integrated access control. ICT’s Managing Director Hayden Burr says: “The decision to adopt the innovative Hi-O technology clearly shows our belief in the technology and its ability to deliver outstanding value in terms of new functionality, cost savings and increased security.” The company will integrate Hi-O into their Protégé system, making intelligent door control even smarter by adding a new dimension to the system: the ability for all devices around the system’s electronic access control door to communicate with each other – or with upper-level system – in a plug-and-play fashion. “ASSA ABLOY is delighted to announce that ICT will use Hi-O technology in their Protégé system for integrated access control, intruder alarm and building management,” says Michael Söderberg, business manager for electronic access control at ASSA ABLOY Australia. Based on CAN, a technology that has been used throughout the automotive industry for years, Hi-O can be used to enable all components handling access, identity control, code reading, alarms and service indication to be connected and controlled by internet-based technology. ICT will release its new Hi-O-enabled Protégé two door expansion module (PRT-HI-O-2) at the Australian Security Industry Association Limited (ASIAL) Security show in August. Release dates for North America and Europe will be announced mid Q3.