The Smallest Revolution in Access Control : uPASS Access

The recently released and IFSEC Award nominated, uPASS Access from Nedap, is now available in the UK via access control and parking manufacturer, Nortech.

uPass Access_UHF reader_NedapuPASS Access is a small UHF (Ultra high-frequency)  reader that reads normal, battery-free access tags at distances of up to 2 metres. It is the perfect solution for doors that require both security and accessibility, where hands-free access is necessary, or convenient. Popular applications include; warehouse doors, high volume entrances, hospital entrances, lab clean-rooms and disabled access.

Nedap’s innovative reader has already been well received and this has been confirmed with its nomination in the ‘Access Control Product of the Year’, at the 2013 IFSEC awards.

The small yet powerful reader operates using combi-cards (combination). That is, a passive UHF card that also supports a traditional card technology; such as HiD, Legic, Mifare and EM standards.

The uPASS Access can be integrated with virtually any access control platform. Rod Munn, Nortech’s General Manager comments, ‘I’ve been really impressed with the performance of the uPASS Access ever since we received our first prototype.  Having a reliable hands-free reader option in our access control range adds yet another dimension to our customer offering; one that could prove invaluable.’

uPASS Access_mounted_Nedap

Many previous hands-free readers included large antennas and involved proprietary technology, which were often the arguments against long-range RFID for building and door access. The uPASS Access overcomes these problems with its patented built-in antenna. And, with its ultra-small design, defies what customers previously assumed possible.

You can get your hands on the uPASS Access and test its capabilities for yourself at IFSEC 2013 on the Nedap AVI stand –  Hall 4 Stand B60.


Nortech Control Systems Limited specialises in the design, manufacture and distribution of innovative personnel and vehicle access control solutions.

Alongside its own products, Nortech distributes a number of leading products from manufacturers such as NEDAP, ASSA ABLOY and ievo.

Nortech is based in South Wales but has distributor and installer relationships around the globe.

Personnel access control solutions available range from fully networked systems capable of managing up to 65,000 staff members to standalone solutions that monitor access through a single door. The reader technologies employed range from barcode to biometric and we are also a UK manufacturer of LEGIC smart cards.

Nortech vehicle management solutions range from car park management systems to access control for vehicle gates, barriers and bollards. As NEDAP’s main UK distributor, Nortech plays a major part in the UK’s AVI (Automatic Vehicle Identification) activities. Nortech is also well known in the vehicle and spectator counting markets for our NorParc and VenueMaster products respectively.

As a UK based manufacturer we are always willing to answer any questions that the press may have regarding access control and vehicle management. For more information visit our main website


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