Lenel to Introduce OnGuard 2008

Flexibility, automation and interoperability characterize next release of company’s integrated security management platform


In conjunction with the OnGuard 2008 release, Lenel will introduce Identity Print Services, a bulk print service offering targeting organizations such as universities and government agencies that have large, recurring print requirements, and organizations whose card technology upgrades necessitate a mass rebadging effort. Lenel Identity Print Services use the highest quality direct card and reverse transfer printers available today for badge personalization. By outsourcing the printing task, organizations can reduce deployment time, provide guaranteed production quality, and achieve recognizable return on investment when compared to labor and supply costs of doing the job in-house.

In the area of access control, new developments include the Open Encoding Standard for MIFARE, which enables a standard MIFARE smart card to be used across a variety of reader types from different manufacturers. The previously-announced Open Supervised Device Protocol (OSDP) standard for bidirectional reader communication has been adopted by leading manufacturers, and OnGuard 2008 supports OSDP-compatible readers from HID and XceedID. For the Lenel Command Keypad and OSDP readers with LCD displays, integrated intrusion functionality has been expanded to include arm stay/arm away modes, entry and exit indicators, manual point bypassing and auto-return points.

Lenel will feature and demonstrate OnGuard 2008 in the company’s booth, #2649, at ASIS in Las Vegas, September 24-27. OnGuard 2008 is slated for commercial release in Q4 2007, and will be sold through the network of authorized OnGuard value-added resellers.

About Lenel Lenel is a global leader in the development and delivery of scalable, integrated systems for the commercial security market, with more than 15,000 system installations in 93 countries. Lenel is headquartered in Rochester, N.Y., with sales and support coverage in all major world markets. Lenel is part of UTC Fire and Security, a $4.7 billion company that provides fire safety and security solutions to more than one million customers worldwide. Headquartered in Connecticut, UTC Fire & Security is a business unit of United Technologies Corp., (NYSE:UTX) which provides high technology products and services to the building and aerospace industries worldwide. More information about Lenel and UTC Fire & Security can be found on their Web sites at www.utcfireandsecurity.com and www.lenel.com