Published on 22 October, 2014
CEM Systems, part of the Security Products business unit of Tyco recently announced the release of version 6.9 of the AC2000 suite of access control and security management software. This new version of the software offers improved security features and increases the performance of the AC2000 software suite including AC2000, AC2000 Airport and AC2000 Lite.
“AC2000 is an integrated security management system that is designed with the customer in mind, providing flexible solutions that help increase security and improve operational effectiveness,” said Conleth Donaghy, Senior Product Manager, CEM Systems. “The latest release of AC2000 further reinforces this, offering improved security features with the addition of the SmartCard Utility and support for AES encryption across all CEM DESfire readers. The latest enhancements to emerald also provide an additional security level, where personnel image can be immediately verified at point of entry.”
An exciting enhancement of AC2000 is the addition of user defined keys through the AC2000 SmartCard Utility application. This application is a convenient and flexible approach to smartcard key management by allowing users to take full ownership of their smartcard personalisation process. This means if encryption keys become compromised, updates can be implemented with minimal impact to security and daily operations using the AC2000 SmartCard Utility.
AC2000 v6.9 now also supports 128-bit AES (Advanced Encryption Standard) encryption across the CEM DESFire reader versions of the emerald terminal, the S610 reader range and the sPass reader. This encryption standard provides a future proof access control solution, increasing security and reducing the risk of card cloning.
Version 6.9 of AC2000 also offers enhanced functionality of emerald, CEM’s award winning intelligent access terminal. emerald is a touch screen reader and controller in one, with built in Voice over IP (VoIP) intercom functionality, that uniquely enables AC2000 data to be accessed securely at the door. With the release of AC2000 v6.9, emerald now supports Image on Swipe mode, which allows the terminal to display the cardholder’s image, and grants or denies access based on this verification. Also with the release of AC2000 v6.9, emerald remote apps are now more user friendly with new intuitive menus and improved response times.
In v6.9, AC2000 now supports full two way integration with Exacq’s exacqVision video management system and integration with Future Fibre Technologies’ CAMS 3 perimeter intrusion detection system. These latest integrations build on the existing range of AC2000 video, perimeter, fire and intrusion integrations, making AC2000 a powerful security management system.