Liberty Access Technologies Unveils HID Access to EV Charging Systems

The new model includes a built in HID credential reading technology that give customers the convenience and security to use HID Global’s proximity access card systems.

Liberty Access Technologies, a division of Liberty PlugIns, Inc., is excited to announce that the company’s Hydra ™ R EV chargers now accept HID Global’s proximity access card and fob systems. HID Global is a world leader in the access control systems, and this new integration will open up opportunities for a fast authentication and access to HID users when they charge their electrical vehicles.

Chris Outwater, the CEO of Liberty Access explained, “Competing EV charging systems with secure access control cannot use existing HID cards, but require the user to obtain and use a proprietary RFID key fob or card. We’ve solved that problem.”

With millions using HID products, this ultimately adds convenience and security to Liberty’s existing and highly popular card reader system. Employees and tenants can just use their existing building access proximity cards and fobs to access EV charging on the Liberty Hydra ™ system.

The HID authentication is easy to activate – customers simply need to key in the location of the charger on the keypad next to the HID reader, and then present their HID card in order to authenticate the user’s account and
enable charging.

Under the direction of a large Los Angeles municipal agency, Liberty has recently supplied 3 HID/keypads to the EV charging system that manages 24 Level 2 chargers at UCLA Harbor Medical Center.

The new HID access system has also been installed at a condominium project in Atlanta. This was done in partnership with Envirospark Energy, based in Atlanta.

Aaron Luque, Envirospark’s President added, “The Liberty Hydra platform is uniquely positioned as a perfect =t for our clients who want their employees or tenants to be able to use the same access card or fob to access EV charging stations as for the parking garage, building, elevators, etc. It has been a huge hit among our clients who have deployed the system, to say the least!”

The Hydra™ R is essentially a “smart gateway” allowing for centralized management and access control of multiple chargers. It is ideally suited for workplace, @eet, retail and multifamily commercial properties. Hydra
diAers signi=cantly from conventional “gas pump” EV chargers due its ability to provide valuable real time data and feedback to owners with regard to usage and costs across multiple charging stations. The Hydra system allows you to be “greener” in that it is tied into the local electrical grid and can tell you when the best times to charge are to save money and reduce carbon emissions. The system is comprised of the Hydra Control Module which centralizes access control, data recording and communications as well as a keypad that is used to initiate charging that can be activated via code sent to a mobile phone that expires after a certain period of time.

The industry leading Hydra™ R can directly control power supplied to each charger, and can work with virtually all brands, giving owners a choice in EVSE hardware. Using the Hydra™ R is simple. Drivers merely connect their EV, enter the charger number and charge authorization code in the keypad and begin their charging session. Hydra™ R pairs the driver’s code with usage data and sends it to Liberty’s servers every 15 minutes. The records
can be viewed by owners to prepare billing and optimize usage to minimize costs and reduce carbon emissions by promoting charging during periods of lower electrical demand.

About Liberty Access Technologies:
Liberty Access Technologies (LAT) specializes in access control systems for electric vehicle charging in the parking industry, @eet EV and multi-tenant dwellings. LAT’s patented Synchronous Code Generation technology
enables secure charging without expensive networks, and the Hydra Multi EVSE Control system enables cost-effective large scale EV charging solutions for workplace and multi-tenant. Our mission is to use our patented technology to enable our customers to control access and costs and reduce electricity consumption via our “grid-aware” technology. For more information, please visit: http://www.libertyaccesstechnologies.com.

 

Liberty Access Technologies’ HYDRA Custom Installed at Carillon, Now Equipped for Teslas and Standard EV Chargers

 — Liberty Access Technologies is pleased to announce that its Hydra™ R EV charger is now equipped to work with both Standard and Tesla EV chargers. The company has installed a charging system at the Carillon Miami Wellness Resort, the world famous resort and spa located on the water in Miami Beach.

Hydra™ R is essentially a “splitter” allowing for centralized management and access control of multiple chargers. It is ideally suited for workplace, fleet, retail and multifamily commercial properties. Hydra differs significantly from conventional EV chargers due it’s ability to provide valuable real time data and feedback to owners with regard to usage and costs across multiple charging stations. The Hydra system allows you to be “greener” in that it is tied into the local electrical grid and can tell you when the best times to charge are to save money and reduce carbon emissions. The system is comprised of the Hydra Control Module which centralizes access control, data recording and communications as well as a keypad that is used to initiate charging that can be activated via code sent to a mobile phone that expires after a certain period of time.

The industry leading Hydra™ R can directly control power supplied to each charger, and can work with virtually all brands, giving owners a choice in EVSE hardware. Using the Hydra™ R is simple. Drivers merely connect their EV, enter the charger number and charge authorization code in the keypad and begin their charging session. Hydra™ R pairs the driver’s code with usage data, and sends it to Liberty’s servers every 15 minutes. The records can be viewed by owners to prepare billing and optimize usage to minimize costs and reduce carbon emissions by promoting charging during periods of lower electrical demand.

Hydra™ R is truly multi-functional and supports a variety of access control and billing methods, including credit card, fleet fueling cards and HID access badges. The EV charger uses “Revenue Grade” (.01 kWh accuracy) meters to send usage data to Hydra R main board for storage.

The Hydra™ R charger can be seen in action at its recent customized installation by Carillon resort and spa. The installation operates with five Level 2 (208v) chargers. Three of these have been provided by Tesla for charging its popular Model S, X and the coming Model 3s. The system has been installed by Len Shapiro, owner of America’s Best Air Conditioning, Heating and Electrical, and has 2 Clipper Creek chargers that can also charge all other types of EVs and PlugIn Hybrids, using the standard connector.

“The Carillon has a long history of offering the latest and best amenities to its customers and guests,” said Len Shapiro. “This is their way of helping their tenants and guests add to the green economy.” Len added, “It was a pleasure to work with the Carillon team in order to get this leading edge EV charging system installed and ready to use.”

“This is a wonderful opportunity for Liberty to provide our latest control equipment that can manage both standard EV chargers and also the Tesla chargers within the same system,” added Chris Outwater, President of Liberty PlugIns. “Our Hydra product allows the site owner to mix various types and speeds of charging and also manage the overall electrical load.”

Liberty Access Technologies (LAT) specializes in access control systems for electric vehicle charging in the parking industry, fleet EV and multi-tenant dwellings. LAT’s patented Synchronous Code Generation technology enables secure charging without expensive networks, and the Hydra Multi EVSE Control system enables cost effective large scale EV charging solutions for workplace and multi-tenant. Our mission is to use our patented technology to enable our customers to control access and costs and reduce electricity consumption via our “grid-aware” technology. For more information, please visit: http://www.libertyaccesstechnologies.com.

Contact Info:
Name: Chris Outwater, CEO
Email: chris@libertyplugins.com
Organization: Liberty Access Technologies
Phone: 866-791-9560