Checkpoint Systems Enhances Network Monitoring for Pinnacleâ„¢ 4.0 Access Control Solution

Orlando, FL -- Following the successful release of Pinnacle 4.0, an open architecture access control system featuring IP connectivity, database partitioning, and embedded software development kit (SDK) for customizing specific applications, Checkpoint Systems, Inc., has further enhanced the powerful access control solution with additional capabilities. Pinnacle’s new LAN Disconnect/Reconnect Messaging feature enhances network monitoring further, improving the versatility of the popular access control solution.

“As access control increasingly becomes the governing platform for enterprise solutions, Checkpoint has taken a leadership position in developing new features that address the needs of network-centric security systems,” said Andy Lowen, National Product Marketing, Access Control Products Group at Checkpoint Systems, Inc. “The addition of the Disconnect/Reconnect Messaging feature increases the versatility of Pinnacle 4.0 in an enterprise environment.” Pinnacle operates as a distributed client-server application, relying on LAN connectivity between the PCs. To alert the user to an interruption in LAN connectivity, the new Disconnect/Reconnect Messaging feature displays a Network Status Message at each of the effected workstations, accompanied by an audible beep. The beep sound continues until a “silence” button is clicked, Pinnacle is closed or the user logs in, whichever happens first.

When LAN communications are restored, the user is notified with a system beep, the Network Status message is updated and the “connect” button is enabled. Clicking the “connect” button causes Pinnacle to restart and the user is prompted to log in again. Other Pinnacle 4.0 feature highlights include: security system administration and control including the power to set up multiple passwords and permissions per user; simultaneous security coverage of separately defined regions; SQL data base management and system partioning; system integration with Checkpoint controllers; remote dial up; elevator control; extensive reporting options; photo ID badging and compatibility with STOPware’s PassagePoint visitor management system; plus video integration. In addition, Checkpoint offers a powerful software development kit (SDK) to take advantage of Pinnacle’s open architecture for customization and advanced integration requirements.

Pinnacle v4.0 and the company’s 32-bit LANLink™ Controller line including the AC-1200 and LANLink series accommodate a wide range of access control applications, supporting the unique needs of corporate campuses, schools and universities, health care facilities, government offices, industrial locations and multi-tenant environments.