Access Control Innovation 

The WaveLynx has a long history of developing state-of-the-art credential and reader solutions for the Commercial Electronic Access Control Market, having designed multiple generations of product dating back to the advent of contactless smart cards in North America.  


OSDP™ Remote Reader Firmware Upgrades 

The Ethos reader line is designed using the Security Industry Association’s (SIA) recently released OSDP™ standard, V2.1.7 enabling secure channel and upgrade capabilities remotely from the access control host system. The Ethos reader line is the first access control reader on the market that is designed, tested, and validated by multiple third party's test facilities as remotely upgradable over a secure channel. Ethos' full OSDP™ functionality has been tested and validated with Mercury Technologies panels and Identiv's Freedom AI system. They are proven to deliver the following functionality:

  • Bi-directional communication between reader and system over a secure channel
  • Firmware updates from host to the reader over Secure Channel
  • Reader configuration changes pushed from the host to reader over Secure Channel
  • For more information and test results, contact Laurie Aaron at WaveLynx Technologies

OSDP™ Autodetect

We are excited to announce a breakthrough in wall mount reader design. We now offer autodetect of OSDP™. All Ethos readers are designed to support Wiegand and Serial interfaces over the same wires, but we have gone a step further to simplify the transition from Wiegand to OSDP™. We have designed an auto-detection feature into our firmware, further enriching the concept of not having to touch the reader again once it is installed. WaveLynx believes that all Physical Access Control Systems (PACS) will be communicating via OSDP™ eventually, so we have designed an OSDP™ auto-discovery feature into our readers, facilitating the automatic conversion from Wiegand protocol to OSDP™ when it detects the access control system communicating via OSDP™.

LEAF Compatibility - Credential & Reader Interoperability

We are proud to support the only program designed to combat the age-old issue of proprietary reader technology. LEAF is a secure, interoperable, concept driven by reader and credential manufacturers who believe in supporting a customer’s right to choose. At WaveLynx we are passionate about driving interoperability into the market, so we have developed a means to enable our customers to either manage their own keys or depend on several capable, cooperative manufacturers to interoperate with the protected LEAF keys giving the users of LEAF many options and promoting innovation and price competition. For more information on how to join the LEAF Alliance as a manufacturer or request LEAF compatible products as a user, please visit for more information.