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Sentry Enterprises and Ambiq Micro introduce SentryCard

According to a statement, the biometric SentryCard replaces standalone solutions while leveraging an end-user’s existing physical access control infrastructure


October 20, 2020
By SP&T Staff

Sentry Enterprises has selected Ambiq Micro’s Apollo3 Blue microprocessor (MCU) family to integrate into the third generation of its SentryCard platform, a biometric credential for physical entry, logical access, and proximity detection.

According to a statement, the biometric SentryCard replaces standalone solutions while leveraging an end-user’s existing physical access control infrastructure, which in turn supports multiple industry-standard protocols. Apollo3 Blue MCU family, including the newest Apollo3 Blue Thin, will enable Sentry Enterprises’ SentryCard platform to address the increased market demand for enhanced security across every industry vertical.

“Ambiq’s Apollo3 Blue MCUs provide a robust, yet low power solution, enhancing the security and processing power within our platform. The latest Apollo3 Blue Thin’s size is critical when designing an ISO-specified smartcard like the SentryCard,” said Mark Bennett, CEO of Sentry Enterprises, in a prepared statement.

“We are excited to partner with Sentry Enterprises. The Apollo3 Blue family of microcontrollers will enable the SentryCard the most energy-efficient sensor processing solutions at a farther distance with the lowest active power consumption in the market today,” said Aaron Grassian, vice-president of sales Ambiq.

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