Remee Wire & Cable announces an expanded line of Vigilance™ access control cables

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Remee Wire & Cable announces an expanded line of Vigilance™ access control cables

FL, NY – Remee Wire & Cable, a leading manufacturer of electronic wire and cable, announced the expansion of its access control cables with the addition of a series of new OSDP cables. These access control cables are now available as part of Remee’s larger line of Vigilance™ security cables.

OSDP reader and OSDP cable

OSDP (Open Supervised Device Protocol) cables are used in access control systems to connect devices such as card readers, keypads and other access control peripherals to control panels or network devices. These cables are specifically designed to transfer data securely between devices, usually using a multi-wire configuration to transmit power, data, and control signals.

Only OSDP card reader cables provide secure channel encryption, smart card communications, and biometric reader support. A secure channel is the encryption and authentication system used by OSDP V2 compliant devices to protect communication between controllers and readers. A secure channel creates a secure session using various initialization messages, which performs mutual authentication and creates a set of keys used in the control panel for peripheral communications. If controllers and readers do not establish a secure session, the communication link is an attack vector

Also, OSDP controllers drive display readers to provide messages to clients and support various readers to provide enhanced capabilities such as reader status, real-time tamper reporting, and biometric template validation.

Two-conductor twisted pair cable with universal shielding is the minimum requirement for use with OSDP devices. Additional connectors are added to composite cabling constructions for use with other access control functions, such as door locks, and to carry data, power, and control signals.

OSDP vs ligand

OSDP cables are known for their reliability, security, and ability to support advanced features such as two-way communication, encryption, and tamper detection. They are often preferred over older technologies such as Wiegand due to their improved security features and support for more advanced access control systems. To accommodate older and newer access control systems, Remee offers cabling solutions for both OSDP and Wiegand.

If upgrading a Wiegand system to OSDP, it is possible to use existing wiring, however, using a simple twisted cable typical of Wiegand access control readers does not typically meet the TIA485/EIA-RS485 specification for twisted pair recommendations.1 If your building has both Both styles of access control systems, Remee offers a specific cable design (PN 725930) that allows you to slowly transition from Wiegand to OSDP with the pull of a single cable.

OSDP cable applications

In general, OSDP systems find application in various industries and environments where secure access control and communications are essential to maintain safety and security. Some typical applications of OSDP systems include:

Access Control Systems Biometric Access Control Visitor Management and Tracking Systems Tracking Employee Time and Attendance Government and High Security Facilities Healthcare Facilities Financial Institutions Commercial Offices, Complexes and Campuses Educational Facilities Transportation Centers

Remee Access Control Cabling Solutions

Remee’s newly expanded line of Vigilance™ composite access control cables includes:

OSDP/RS-485 – 22/1pr Shielded + 18/2c Unshielded Combo – Full Rating (PN 725937) OSDP/RS-485 – 22/2pr Shielded Reader Combo – Full Rating (PN 725953) OSDP or Wiegand Combo – Full Rating ( PN 725930) OSDP Card Reader Only – Full Rating (PN 725936) Wiegand – Full Rating (PN 725901) Wiegand – Riser Rating (PN R00907) Wiegand – Wet Location – OSP & Riser Rating (PN R00907WBT) Wiegand – All Protected – Full Rating (bin 725914)

External versions are also available; Minimum order quantities will apply.

Get more details about Vigilance Access Control cabling solutions, including spec sheets.

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About Remy Wires and Cables

Remee Wire & Cable is a world-class manufacturer of electronic wires and cables, both copper and fiber optic cables, as well as hybrid electrical power and construction cables. The company is headquartered in Florida, New York, where all of the company’s offices, engineering and manufacturing facilities are located. Since the company’s inception in 1972, personal attention and care have been hallmarks of the family-run company. Remee’s engineering and manufacturing expertise has enabled the company’s product offerings and custom capabilities to grow, now at a level that rivals some of the largest cable manufacturers. Remee’s large standard cable offering, combined with expert capabilities to modify any standard cable and manufacture complex and custom-made cables, is evidence of our significant industry position.

Remee is characterized by quick decision-making, special care for clients, and access to executives, which are strong attributes of a family-run company. However, Remee also offers a wide range of cables and expert capabilities that rival the largest cable manufacturers. So, at Remee, customers enjoy our “dual personality” and the best of both worlds.

For more information about Remee Wire & Cable, please visit, email us at, or call 1-800-431-3864.


Understanding OSDP Applications, HID/Mercury FAQ, PLT-04025, Rev A.0, October 2018.



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