CEM Systems, part of the Security Products business unit of Tyco, announced the release AC2000 v.7 which offers new features that increase the performance of the AC2000 access control system suite, including intercom functionality, online card validation support, and enhancements to AC2000 WEB.
“AC2000 is renowned as one of the most reliable and comprehensive access control systems. AC2000 v.7 reinforces this status by offering our customers enhanced features and functionality while continuing to provide flexible access control solutions that help to increase security, aid business efficiency and support operational effectiveness,” said George Martinez, Senior Product Manager, Tyco Security Products. “The latest release provides enhanced functionality across our entire AC2000 suite, including our Airport and Lite versions.”
Enhanced functionality of emerald
AC2000 now 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 v7, emerald now offers more at the door with configurable personal messages which are displayed to individual cardholders as they swipe their card on the emerald terminal.
New as part of v7, AC2000 intercom software can now be deployed as a standalone installation on dedicated intercom workstations where full AC2000 system functionality is not required. The Voice over IP (VoIP) intercom functionality provided with emerald, allows calls to be initiated from the AC2000 workstation to one or more emerald terminals. This is a convenient and cost effective way to have intercom communication between operators and emerald terminals.
Simplifies the process of personnel enrollment
Another new software feature in AC2000 supports business efficiency and flexibility by validating cards on the AC2000 system using any online reader which greatly simplifies the process of personnel enrollment.
A range of new AC2000 WEB applications now supports day to day security operations via a standard web browser. These include applications to acknowledge/cancel alarms in one operation, manage zones and a quick and easy way to configure third party interfaces, and more.
Building on the existing range of video, perimeter, fire and intrusion integrations, AC2000 now offers new integrations including a two way integration with Salto offline locks utilising SHIP (Salto Host Interface Protocol), a fully featured interface to Genetec Security Center, and a Permaconn Interface which enables Contact ID alarm messages from CEM AC2000 to be passed to Permaconn’s Central Monitoring Station.