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Open Options, a provider of open platform access control solutions, has partnered with Mercury Security to offer two new bridge technology integrations—with Software House iSTAR Pro and Vanderbilt SMS—that provide even more choices to use access control products such as DNA Fusion software.

Open platform solution

The new bridge technology developed by Mercury and implemented by Open Options for its DNA Fusion access control software provides end users a simple, yet effective, way to transition to an open platform solution from proprietary Software House and legacy Vanderbilt SMS hardware.

“Many proprietary-based system users are realising the limitations of such, and are beginning to understand the true value of an open architecture solution,” said Jonathan Berman, Open Options President and General Manager. “We’re excited to offer our customers an option when looking to convert to an open platform system for their physical security and access control needs.”

"Many proprietary-based system users are realising the limitations
of such, and are beginning to understand the true value of an open architecture solution"

The Software House Bridge solution dramatically simplifies the migration to the latest access control systems, such as DNA Fusion, while also creating an easy path to future upgrades as an organisation evolves and new technologies are introduced. The award-winning Software House Bridge series offers “screwdriver-less” upgrades from Software House iSTAR Pro hardware to open, interoperable systems. To upgrade, customers simply disconnect the iSTAR Pro boards and connect the appropriate Mercury MS panel for an easy transition to the Authentic Mercury open platform.

Minimal installation process

The minimal installation process for the Vanderbilt Bridge involves removing the Vanderbilt SMS controllers and replacing them with an Open Options SSP series controller (SSP-EP, SSP-D2, or SSP-LX). The remaining Vanderbilt infrastructure is then refitted and power reapplied, leaving all field devices untouched. The SSP controller will talk downstream via RS-485 to the existing Vanderbilt modules to ensure secure communication back to the DNA Fusion access control software.

DNA Fusion is the standard in open platform access control software. It’s designed using the very latest in software development technology and contains countless customer-centric features that provide an extremely user-friendly experience. A true proponent of open architecture, DNA Fusion has the capability to interface with leading technologies in the industry to develop a customised, best-of-breed security solution.

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