Allegion, a provider of security products and solutions, and Open Options, a global access control solutions company, integrated the Schlage® LE wireless lock with DNA Fusion software to expand their offering of scalable security solutions. “Open Options is committed to offering the most up-to-date technology available,” said Jonathan Berman, President and General Manager of Open Options. “We have a long-standing partnership with Allegion, and the integration of the Schlage LE wireless locks with DNA Fusion offers users another sophisticated option for their security solutions.” Upgrade from mechanical to electronic The Schlage LE mortise lock with ENGAGE™ technology is designed to bring electronic access control deeper into a facility. This wireless solution is easy to install, connect, manage and use. The lock, credential reader, door position sensor and request-to-exit switch are combined in one unit to simplify installation and reduce costs. It was developed specifically for facilities that want an easy, cost-effective way to upgrade traditionally mechanical doors to electronic credentials for enhanced security and convenience. The Schlage LE locks are ideal for interior office and suite entries, conference rooms, common area doors, resident units and sensitive storage areas with a mortise door prep. DNA Fusion seamless integration DNA Fusion, Open Options’ award-winning open architecture access control software, seamlessly integrates with leading security systems like Schlage’s electronic locks, readers and credentials. Developed by experts with years of industry experience, DNA Fusion is designed with valuable customer input to ensure it delivers a user-friendly and open access control platform. Other supporting products — visitor management, photo ID and more — work together to provide a complete security solution. “What’s great about Open Options’ DNA Fusion software is that it offers a full-scale access control solution that can be tailored to fit each customer’s unique security needs,” said Scott Dennison, leader of Allegion commercial electronic locks and software. “Previous integrations include the Schlage NDE and AD-400 wireless locks as well as the AD-300 hardwired locks, so we are excited to expand the offering to include our latest wireless solution, the Schlage LE.”
ISONAS, the Pure IP™ access control system manufacturer, has announced that the company will be showcasing its Pure IP hardware integration with Open Options, an access control software manufacturer at the 63rd Annual ASIS International Seminar & Exhibition in Dallas, Texas on September 26th – 28th. ISONAS’ Pure IP hardware solution, integrated with enterprise software solutions like Open Option’s DNA Fusion platform, offers customers choice in access control software solutions. With the launch in April of 2016, the adoption has been extremely positive as customers can now select the best of breed software and pair it with the next evolution in access control hardware; the ISONAS Pure IP hardware family. Pure IP open architecture hardware system Attendees can stop by booth #625 and see first-hand the benefits that only a Pure IP open architecture hardware system can provide; a simple, scalable, and flexible solution. In addition, with the release of DNA Fusion’s Version 7, they can experience the latest and greatest from Open Options, including an updated user interface within personnel groups, access levels, and direct commands in addition to new integrations with industry leading technologies. “ASIS is always a terrific opportunity to showcase the cutting-edge features and technology our DNA Fusion product offers,” said Open Options President and General Manager Jonathan Berman. “We continue to incorporate valuable third-party integrations, such as ISONAS, which provides increased functionality and comprehensive solutions for our users.” Offering choice to customers in the security marketplace Open Options and ISONAS share the belief that open platforms and communities are the path forward for the industry and customers. With their integration, DNA Fusion has become the connection point for a variety of systems including best-in-class access control, video, data, and audio and now the ISONAS Pure IP all-in-one reader and controller. Customers are freed from proprietary, closed systems that are expensive, and provide limited solutions. “ISONAS is excited to showcase our Pure IP hardware solutions at the Open Options booth this year at ASIS International. We are looking forward to speaking with attendees about our integration with a world-class company such as Open Options,” said Rob Mossman, CEO at ISONAS. “This integration signifies our commitment to offering choice to our customers in the marketplace.” Over the last few years, ISONAS has made the commitment to further develop powerful integrations and offer customers the opportunity to use Pure IP hardware with any software, specifically like-minded access control manufacturers like Open Options. Attendees can stop by the Open Options booth #625 to learn more about the benefits of the integration, DNA Fusion or the ISONAS Pure IP hardware family.
Access control provider Open Options will unveil the latest features and enhancements of their DNA Fusion access control platform and new integrations with security industry leaders at ASIS International’s 63rd Annual Seminar and Exhibits this month in Dallas. Seamless integrations Open Options is a huge proponent of an open platform approach to security, connecting with over 30 technology partners to date. DNA Fusion seamlessly integrates with manufacturers of intelligent locks, video management systems, critical communications, elevator systems, and many more to provide a customised, best-of-breed security solution based on each customer’s unique needs. “ASIS is always a terrific opportunity to showcase the cutting-edge features and technology our DNA Fusion product offers,” said Open Options President and General Manager Jonathan Berman. “We continue to add valuable third party integrations which provides increased functionality and comprehensive solutions for our users.We are excited to feature many of them at this year’s show.” Technology integrations on display include: Traka asset management system Vingtor-Stentofon AlphaCom substation ASSA ABLOY Aperio Hub and lock Schlage LE series wireless mortise lock Bosch intrusion detection integration thyssenkrupp destination dispatch integration ISONAS Pure IP RC-04 reader-controller ASIS – to be held September 25-28 at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center – has been the premier event for security professionals worldwide, providing industry-leading education, countless business connections, and information on the latest products and services. Attendees can visit Open Options at booth #625 to learn more about DNA Fusion’s latest integrations and experience the best in access control technology.
Traka announces that its Traka32 and Traka Web software are now integrated with Open Options' DNA Fusion platform extending its reach to secure, manage and audit physical keys, fleets and equipment at the core of any business. Joint solution "We're excited to offer a joint solution between our DNA Fusion access control software and Traka's key management systems," said Open Options President and General Manager Jonathan Berman. "Open Options is dedicated to providing open platform solutions, which is why we continually work with leading security providers to develop integrations that give end users a choice in their access control products." DNA Fusion is the standard in open platform access control software and connects with leading security technologies to provide a best-of-breed security solution. DNA Fusion also contains numerous customer-centric features, allowing for effortless security management and a truly user-friendly experience. Minimising administrative overhead "We're excited about this partnership. Open Options end users have been looking for ways to manage physical keys and equipment from the familiar DNA Fusion UI, and now it's possible," states Craig Newell, VP of Strategic Business Development at Traka USA. "The integration allows DNA Fusion admins to control access and report on assets held in Traka, while minimising administrative overhead. It helps bridge a common gap between security teams and other areas of the business that benefit greatly from controlled access to physical assets such as laptops, radios, vehicles and facility keys." Traka provides electronic key control and intelligent locker systems, allowing organisations to control, monitor, and record the use of their important physical assets including facilities, equipment, machinery, and vehicles. Their products can be used alone or integrated with many of the world's leading access control systems
Open Options, the provider of open platform access control solutions, in conjunction with Mercury Security and Allegion, will be hosting a regional roadshow on Thursday, August 10. A variety of content will be addressed throughout the event, including a look at new products and upcoming integrations from the companies. After vendor presentations, attendees can experience the latest technology with hands-on product demonstrations, and take advantage of networking opportunities with industry professionals. “Security products and technologies are consistently evolving,” said Jonathan Berman, President and General Manager of Open Options. “We want the security community to see that Open Options and our technology partners are industry leaders who provide comprehensive and innovative solutions, and this roadshow gives us the opportunity to do so in a unique environment.” The event will be held from 12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. at Peticolas Brewing Company in downtown Dallas. A BBQ lunch and drinks will be served.
ISC West showcases a wide range of products and solutions from hundreds of manufacturers Open Options, a provider of open platform access control solutions, will be introducing version 7 of their DNA Fusion access control platform at ISC West 2017, held April 5-7 at the Sands Expo and Convention Center in Las Vegas. Complete and unified solution “We’re excited to share the latest in access control technology with the thousands of security professionals who are attending ISC West,” said Open Options President and General Manager Jonathan Berman. “Our DNA Fusion software is more advanced than ever, with cutting-edge features and exciting new technology integrations that offer a complete and unified solution.” Considered the largest security industry trade show in North America, ISC West hosts more than 29,000 security professionals and showcases a wide range of products and solutions from hundreds of industry manufacturers. ISC West attendees are invited to visit Open Options at booth #1097 to learn about the latest features in the DNA Fusion platform, including FlexAPI, Open Options’ application programming interface, OpenDX database exchange software, and DNA Fusion’s Mobile and Web applications. Third-part technology integrations Visitors will also be able to learn more about DNA Fusion’s numerous third-party technology integrations with industry leaders such as Milestone, Allegion, Vingtor-Stentofon, ASSA ABLOY, Axis, ISONAS, ThyssenKrupp, Suprema BioConnect, and many more at the company’s brand new booth to be debuted at the show. Also at ISC West, the Security Industry Association (SIA) will be hosting several educational workshops and events including The Advance, SIA’s annual membership meeting. At this event, recipients of the SIA and University of Phoenix scholarship (awarded through the SIA scholarship program), will be acknowledged. Among these recipients are Open Options’ Sherinda Barrow and William Murphey, who count for two of the ten being recognised. The Advance will be held on April 4 at 3:30 p.m.
At this year’s MIPS, attendees can expect to view and demo the latest features in the Access Control Module Open Options, a provider of open platform access control solutions, is proud to be participating in the 12th annual Milestone Integration Platform Symposium (MIPS) 2017 event, where Milestone will focus on how the Open Platform Community can make the world see the future, and will address industry trends, challenges, and direction.XProtect video management softwareOpen Options is a long-standing Milestone Systems integration and distribution partner, and has attended the MIPS event each year for the past decade. During this time, Open Options has presented various Milestone integrations and joint customer solutions, including Merlin Entertainment’s Orlando Eye entertainment complex in Florida.Consistently working to improve and build on their partnership with Milestone, Open Options continues to develop their deep integration with the company’s XProtect video management software. At this year’s MIPS, attendees can expect to view and demo the latest features in the Access Control Module, where XProtect users can access DNA Fusion from within the XProtect Smart Client. Open platform community“We greatly value our partnership with Milestone and appreciate the value their products bring to Open Options,” said Jonathan Berman, President and General Manager of Open Options. “We find MIPS to be an excellent time to connect with industry leaders and showcase our latest products and features to the open platform community.”MIPS will be held February 13th – 16th in San Antonio, Texas.
DNA Fusion is the standard in open platform access control software 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 limitationsof 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. Save
ASIS attendees can visit Open Options to experience its access control software on its various platforms Access control provider Open Options will unveil the latest features of DNA Fusion and new integrations with AXIS Communications, Isonas, and Allegion at ASIS International’s 62nd Annual Seminar and Exhibits this September in Orlando. ASIS 2016 “ASIS is always a terrific opportunity to share the latest features in our DNA Fusion access control product and our integrations with the leaders in security,” said Open Options President and General Manager Jonathan Berman. “This year we get to highlight important new partnerships with Isonas, AXIS Communications and Allegion. Each new integration adds enriched functionality that enhances the DNA Fusion access control experience.” ASIS — to be held Sept. 12th-15th at the Orange County Convention Centre in Orlando — is one of the largest security shows in the world. More than 20,000 professionals from around the globe attend to discuss the latest trends in security and to learn more about product solutions. Latest integrations enhance security ASIS attendees can visit Open Options at ASIS Booth 2661 to experience its access control software – DNA Fusion – on its various platforms (including web and mobile) and to see how the latest integrations enhance the overall security solution. Show highlights will include: DNA Fusion — Recent features include integration with AXIS A1001 door controller, integration with Vanderbilt VRINX and VIONX-8 panels, and support for Isonas pure IP hardware. In addition, DNA Fusion includes photo recall enhancements, improved Biometric Interface to support the verification time, SSP-LX coordination updates, and more. Allegion Schlage NDE wireless locks integration — Beginning with DNA Fusion v6.5, Schlage NDE series wireless locks are supported via the Allegion NDE Gateway using Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE). Designed to be easy to install, connect, manage and use, the NDE series is a smart addition to incorporate into an Open Options security solution. AXIS A1001 — The AXIS A1001 Network Door Controller is non-proprietary, open IP-based access control utilising PoE. The A1001 uses an intuitive, color-coded configuration wizard for easy install and is future flexible to accommodate DNA Fusion updates, upgrades, and system expansion. Now available with DNA Fusion, the powerful SSP-LX intelligent controller is scalable to 64 doors and supports large card populations SSP-LX — Now available with DNA Fusion, the powerful SSP-LX intelligent controller (Authentic Mercury EP4502) is scalable to 64 doors and supports large card populations with a storage capacity of up to 2 million user records and an event buffer of 50,000 transactions. Its embedded Linux operating system allows for third party applications, extensive communications support, heightened IT security capabilities, and is capable of managing access and alarms. The SSP-LX also complies with the BACnet standard for the option to add a smart link to building automation, control systems, and HVAC applications. Authentic Mercury Software House Bridge — Open Options will demo Mercury’s latest bridge that allows Software House customers to migrate to an open hardware platform and gain a choice in access control software manufacturers such as Open Options. Suprema BioConnect — Suprema BioConnect products that integrate with DNA Fusion will be on display in Open Options ASIS Booth 2661. BioConnect reps will also be present during the show to answer any questions. ISONAS — ISONAS open platform hardware solutions now integrate with DNA Fusion access control software, offering the benefits that only a pure IP open architecture hardware system can provide.
The NDE series is a smart addition to incorporate into an Open Options security solution Open Options, an open platform access control and software development company, has announced an integration with Allegion’s Schlage NDE series wireless locks with ENGAGE technology that provides the latest in technology to offer a comprehensive and affordable access control solution without compromising security. With Open Options DNA Fusion access control software, Schlage NDE series wireless locks will be supported via the Allegion NDE Gateway using Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE). Schlage NDE Series wireless locks are the first locking platform to use ENGAGE software to formulate the lock before DNA Fusion is implemented. Designed to be easy to install, connect, manage and use, the NDE series is a smart addition to incorporate into an Open Options security solution. Cost-effective access control The integration offers a cost-effective solution to expand electronic access control. NDE Series wireless locks conveniently retrofit into standard doors without the need for drilling additional holes; are compatible with proximity as well as aptiQ and aptiQmobile smart credentials; and, via built-in Bluetooth, enable wireless configuration from smart phones and tablets. NDE locks and gateways can be purchased from Open Options. “We’re excited to join with Allegion in offering an opportunity for end users to transition to electronic locks which have proven to be effective for extending access control to the door," said Open Options President and General Manager Jonathan Berman. “Open Options is dedicated to providing open platform solutions which is why we continually work with leading security providers to develop integrations that give end users a choice in their access control products.” “Allegion is pleased to announce our collaboration with Open Options”, said Derek Ommert, OEM Channel Manager for Allegion. “The integration of Schlage NDE and DNA Fusion enables the access control platform to extend security solutions to additional doors where previous labour, material and cost concerns would have prohibited a card access system.” Complete access control solution Open Options’ DNA Fusion access control software provides a complete access control solution including door control, visitor management, and photo ID management in an open platform that interfaces seamlessly with other systems such as video, biometrics, and audio. DNA Fusion can be managed via a regular client, the web, or Apple and Android smartphones. The new Schlage NDE Series wireless lock with ENGAGE technology is designed to be easy to install, connect, manage and use. Developed specifically for facilities that want to upgrade to electronic credentials for improved security and efficiency, it is ideal for interior office doors, exterior doors, common area doors and sensitive storage spaces with a cylindrical door prep. Save
Open Options and Axis Communications have announced the integration of Open Options' DNA Fusion and AXIS A1001 Open Options, an open platform access control and software development company, and Axis Communications, the global leader in network video, announce the integration of Open Options' DNA Fusion™ with AXIS A1001 Network Door Controller. Open Options and Axis Communications are both proponents of the value of open architecture in access control software and hardware. By integrating DNA Fusion with AXIS A1001 Network Door Controller, the integration provides a non-proprietary, open IP-based complete access control solution that is leading edge and future proof. DNA Fusion DNA Fusion is designed with an open platform approach, for the extended enterprise, taking full advantage of the Distributed Network Architecture model. DNA Fusion delivers all the power and features available in a clean and easy-to-use interface, allowing users to monitor several systems through a common interface including audio and IP video recording. “As a long-standing proponent of the value of open architecture in access control software and hardware, Open Options welcomes more solutions like the AXIS A1001 Network Door Controller to the security marketplace,” said Jonathan Berman, Open Options President and General Manager. “We’re excited to offer our customers technologically advanced, open platform door controllers for their physical access control needs.” AXIS A1001 Network Door Controller AXIS A1001 Network Door Controller is non-proprietary, open IP-based access control utilising PoE. Axis Communications has opened the door for integrations with market-leading access control software providers like Open Options and its flagship access control software product, DNA Fusion. The AXIS A1001 Network Door Controller is supported by DNA Fusion version 6.6 or higher. “Our partnership with Open Options offers an excellent solution for open access control,” said Bruce Stewart, Business Development Manager, Access Control, Axis Communications, Inc. “The integration of DNA Fusion with the AXIS A1001 Network Door Controller proves our commitment to bringing strong and valuable access control offerings to the market.”
NEC ExpressCluster addresses fast recovery and continuous protection needs of business critical applications Open Options, the open architecture leader in access control, has partnered with NEC Corporation of America (NEC), a leading provider and integrator of advanced IT, communications, networking and biometric solutions, to offer DNA Fusion access control software users a high availably and redundancy solution. “Companies invest thousands of dollars in security systems only to discover too late that if they don’t have a plan in place for system redundancy they can be caught with the inability to run critical systems perhaps when they need it most — during an emergency or disaster,” said Open Options President and General Manager Jonathan Berman. “Open Options has partnered with NEC to offer new backup options for DNA Fusion users via ExpressCluster®, an application that allows critical systems to continue to operate in the event of a failure.” DNA Fusion system backup DNA Fusion — the most IT-centric solution available on the market that combines the best in access, video, data, and audio — is feature-rich and is easy-to-use, but like any security software application is best served by system backup. NEC’s ExpressCluster high availability and redundancy solution is the perfect supplement for such a robust access control solution as it affords the ability to provide uninterrupted delivery of access control in the event of a network outage or computer failure. NEC ExpressCluster is an integrated High Availability and Disaster Recovery software solution that addresses fast recovery and continuous protection needs of business critical applications and data. ExpressCluster minimises system outages due to sudden events like hardware, software, and site failures or planned outages due to hardware, software, and site maintenance. NEC’s ExpressCluster high availability and redundancy solution is the perfect supplement for DNA Fusion access control solution ExpressCluster ensures High Availability to application and data in local area networks (LAN). With full clustering capabilities and unique synchronous data mirroring technology, it delivers reliable data protection at all times. ExpressCluster also offers powerful Disaster Recovery capabilities for business critical transactional applications and data. It ensures near-instant recovery after system failure for full data protection, even over standard T1 WAN spanning hundreds of miles. Minimised downtime for security continuity “A key goal of any well-engineered security application system is minimised downtime to maintain continuity of security. NEC ExpressCluster is designed to provide comprehensive redundancy for such systems. We are very pleased to partner with Open Options to provide ExpressCluster solutions for DNA Fusion,” said Hide Senta, Vice President of Strategic Business, NEC Corporation of America. “We’re excited about the added value that NEC’s ExpressCluster will bring to our DNA Fusion access control software and supporting Fusion Suite products,” said Berman. “ We know this integration adds another layer of sophistication to the product offerings we work hard to deliver to our end users.”
Open Options makes key appointments to accommodate continued growth in the competitive security market Open Options, the open architecture leader in access control, has promoted key management personnel and has added new team members to accommodate continued growth and success in the competitive security market. “Open Options has changed dramatically over the last 18 years and we have positioned ourselves in the access control market for strong continued growth,” said Chief Executive Officer Steve Fisher. “We’re fortunate to have the top talent in the security industry and we’ve been working to place our team members in the best positions to maximise use of their skills and abilities.” Jonathan Berman Jonathan Berman — who started his career with Open Options in 1999 — has been promoted to President and General Manager. Berman started out in product management and sales support, shortly thereafter moving in to the sales role where he recruited dealers throughout the country. As Open Options and the sales force grew over the years Jonathan took on a sales leadership role serving as Vice President of Sales and Business Development. “The past 16 years with Open Options has afforded me tremendous experience, opportunity and the privilege of working with people who have become like family. One of our greatest strengths is recognising that people and relationships are key to success, and always treating our partners and customers as we would like to be treated. This culture will continue to thrive at Open Options under my leadership along with our world class software that is driven by market requirements and always remaining open to our customers’ insights into product trends.” Ben Vestal Ben Vestal has been promoted to Vice President of Sales and Business Development. He most recently served Open Options as RSM for the Texas Region and has earned the achievement of top sales for six years in a row. Vestal, who just celebrated his 10th anniversary with Open Options, started off as Materials Manager and quickly worked his way up and has proven to be a leader in the organisation. Scot Sturges Scot Sturges has been named as Regional Sales Manager for the Texas Region. Sturges has been with Open Options for over seven years and previously served as RSM for the Midwest United States. He has been based out of Open Options headquarters in Texas and is the perfect candidate to take over the top market given his successful track record in the Midwest region. Dan Cosgrove New to Open Options is Dan Cosgrove, who has been named as Regional Sales Manager of the Midwest. Cosgrove has a wealth of sales experience with leading security companies including Brivo Systems, Red Hawk Fire & Security, Alarm Detection Systems, SimplexGrinnell, and ADT Security Services. He has earned an MBA in Strategic Selling and Sales Management from Aurora University, a bachelor’s in marketing from North Central College, and an associate’s in accounting from the College of DuPage. “Almost half of our employees have been here for over ten years and we are grateful that they have committed to spending their careers with our Open Options family. This gives us a rich pool of leadership talent to draw from as we continue to grow and expand,” said Fisher. “We are also thrilled to have fresh ideas and support from our newest team members, as well. We look forward to this exciting time for our company.”
Convergint adds Open Options access control line to global security integration offerings Open Options, a leading provider of innovative access control solutions, has executed a global dealer agreement with international security systems integrator Convergint Technologies. The new partnership will allow Convergint to add Open Options access control software and supporting products to its extensive line of security integration offerings, expanding both Open Options’ North American and international reach. Based outside of Chicago, Convergint is a service-based global integrator of electronic security, fire alarm, life safety, healthcare technologies, communication, and building automation with a diverse group of vertical markets served. Because Open Options and Convergint promote an open architecture approach in delivering security solutions “it’s a very strong collaboration,” said Open Options Vice President and General Manager Jonathan Berman. Open Options and Convergint collaboration “Open Options was among the first to embrace true open architecture in an industry that offered proprietary, closed systems that trapped users into an expensive and limited model. Convergint has long emphasised that choosing a non-proprietary security solution is paramount as it enables customers to avoid sole source dependency while ensuring long-term system flexibility and maintaining cost-effectiveness,” said Berman. Open Options’ DNA Fusion access control software has a very deep integration portfolio with leading suppliers of video surveillance, intelligent locks, and cards and alarm hardware, which will compliment Convergint's product offerings, said Convergint General Manager Phil Kertz. “We are very excited about our partnership with Open Options and feel our cultures are very similar,” said Kertz. “One of Convergint’s core values and beliefs is to ‘Be Our Customer’s Best Service Provider’ and from what we have seen from Open Options is we both place a very high emphasis on customer service. Working together with Open Options’ support teams we can expand our horizons and obtain our goals of having happy customers.” Open Options visit to Convergint office To kick off the partnership, Open Options representatives visited the Convergint teams from Dallas, Oklahoma, and Kansas at the Convergint office in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex this week. Reps demonstrated the Open Options product line headlined by DNA Fusion — the most feature-rich, IT-centric access control solution available offering One Source/One Touch Control that combines the best in open architecture access, video, data, and audio security.
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