SECURITY // The Smart Card Alliance Access Control Council has released “Guide Specification for Architects and Engineers for Smart Card-based PACS Cards and Readers for Non-government PACS.” The guide can help health care systems to incorporate smart cards into their physical access systems and offers a template to use for the specification, design and procurement process.

HVAC // Greenheck’s new eCAPS Fan Application Suite is an online fan selection program that allows engineers to compare multiple fan models simultaneously based on performance, sound levels, operating costs or first costs. A system effect simulator shows how each fan will perform under various inlet and outlet conditions.

LIFE SAFETY // To help comply with the Joint Commission’s requirements for recordkeeping on life and fire safety equipment, Siemens offers the white paper “Best Practices for Meeting Documentation and Joint Commission Requirements: Testing and Inspection of Fire and Life Safety Systems.”