Lenel Introduces OnGuard 2005 Second Edition

ASIS International - Lenel Systems International announced today that it will showcase OnGuard 2005 Second Edition in the company's booth, #1469, at the American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS) International 2005 trade show, September 12-15 in Orlando. The latest generation of the company's industry-catalyzing security platform, OnGuard 2005 Second Edition demonstrates Lenel's ability to continually expand its solution set to maximize the security experience for the customer. OnGuard 2005 Second Edition reaffirms Lenel's position as the premier technology innovator in the industry, while delivering maximum interoperability, performance, flexibility and value within a total product solution.

New in Digital Video Management

Multi-channel Audio Support on LNVR. OnGuard 2005 Second Edition adds multi-channel audio recording support to the Lenel Network Video Recorder (LNVR), Lenel's IP-based digital video management solution. The LNVR can now record and play back synchronized video and audio from audio-enabled IP cameras. Previously, audio was supported only on the Lenel Digital Video Recorder (LDVR).

Input & Output Support for LNVR. Beginning with OnGuard 2005 Second Edition, the LNVR can receive inputs from the dry contacts on IP cameras that support dry contacts. The LNVR can also activate outputs. Access control hardware is no longer needed to enable input and output of events between the LNVR and the OnGuard application.

MPEG-4 Support. In addition to the previously supported MJPEG, the LNVR now supports MPEG-4 from Axis and Sony IP cameras, through OnGuard OpenCapture(tm) technology. MPEG-4 video has a significantly lower bit rate-and, by extension, bandwidth and storage requirements-than MJPEG video of the same quality.

Virtual Matrix Switcher. OnGuard 2005 Second Edition offers a software-based, virtual matrix switcher. OnGuard emulates matrix switcher functionality and mimics the controls typically found on a matrix switcher keypad. This features provides the ability to directly control PTZ cameras from within the OnGuard software without the need for matrix switching hardware.

Lenel IntelligentVideo(tm) Enhancements. The latest generation of Lenel IntelligentVideo, Lenel's digital video content analysis software, incorporates numerous new features and functional enhancements. See related announcement, "Lenel Unveils New Release of Lenel IntelligentVideo."

New in Identity Management

Ten Fingerprint Capture. OnGuard now offers the ability to capture all ten of a person's fingerprints, and store them in a high resolution format in the OnGuard database. The high-resolution format meets the requirements for background checks, and can be converted into a template or pattern for verification. This information can be passed to other systems for validation, and can also be converted into a record that can be used for physical access. The captured data can be broken down or degraded to meet customer needs.

Smart Card Personalization. Information can now be encoded to a smart chip during the card printing or enrollment process. OnGuard manages all the information necessary to personalize the contact or contactless chip, and supports the leading chip types and technologies. OnGuard can request the PKI from almost any Certification Authority, and can add additional applications or data necessary to meet customer requirements.

PACS Low and Medium Security Profile. This expanded feature enables the customer to implement a more secure solution that is required for some Government agencies. Support of the Medium Security profile validates that the information being presented at the reader has not been tampered with. Use of the medium protection profile assures that the card being presented was issued by the trusted application, and that the card itself can be trusted.

OnGuard 2005 Second Edition also supports 32-bit issue codes up to eight digits in length. This meets U.S. Government SEIWG requirements.

New in Access Control and Alarm Monitoring

Timed Area Anti-passback Across Groups. The local anti-passback options have been expanded to include timed area anti-passback. Timed APB is intended for turnstile applications, to prevent a cardholder from passing through a turnstile then handing his card to someone else to pass through. The system notes when a card has been used at a particular reader, and prevents that card from being used again within a specified amount of time at any of the readers in that reader group.

Selective Downloading to Lenel Intelligent System Controllers (Access Panels). Users can now control which cardholder records are downloaded to which access panels. In previous releases, OnGuard systems could download only all cardholder records to all panels. The new feature is designed for installations that have a large, non-segmented cardholder population with remote locations, and that wish to download only a subset of the records to particular panels. OnGuard 2005 Second Edition also supports on-demand downloading of specific records.

Intrusion Command Keypad Control. The Lenel command keypad reader, LNL-CK, has been enhanced to allow a group of access points in a specific area of a facility to be armed or disarmed directly from the reader. The reader's scrolling text display provides the user with feedback about whether or not the area is armed or disarmed, and which points are in a state of alarm. The user can either investigate and correct the problem, or can override the alarmed point and continue with the arming process at each LNL-CK. Customers seeking both intrusion and access control functionality within the same hardware platform will find these expanded capabilities beneficial.

Two-Man Rule Enhancements. Lenel has expanded the Two-Man Rule access control feature, which requires that a minimum of two people be present in a given area at a given time. Special Two-Man mode requires that the first two people to enter and the last two people to exit an area be team members. Special One-Man mode assigns an "owner" to the area, who must be the first in and last out. In either mode, additional team members can subsequently enter at will, but supervisors require the approval of those already inside.

FIPS 140-2 Certification. Under Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12, FIPS 140-2 certification is a requirement that must be implemented this year at all U.S. Federal Government agencies. FIPS 140-2 describes the technological requirements for systems that use cryptography to protect unclassified but sensitive information. The requirements pertain to the secure design and implementation of a cryptographic module; Lenel has the OnGuard Access Control Crypto Module. OnGuard 2005 Second Edition is FIPS 140-2 Level 1 certified.

New in Hardware

Multi-technology Readers Introduced. Lenel LNL-XF OpenCard(tm) Readers, a new family of ISO-compatible, multi-technology readers, offers the ultimate in flexibility. The devices employ Lenel's smart card encoded information standard, OnGuard OpenCard(tm), to integrate technology that can read both serial numbers as well as the data application areas off contactless smart cards. The readers support HID(r) proximity, GE/CASI(r) ProxLite(r), my-d(r), MIFARE(r), MIFARE DESFire(r), HID iCLASS and other secure contactless smart card technologies. Available configurations for the LNL-XF include a mullion mount reader, a mid-range reader and a mid-range reader with a keypad.

LNL-BIO007 FCC and CE Certified. The Lenel BioGuard(tm) Reader, Lenel's virtually indestructible, three-factor access control verification reader, has received FCC part 15 and CE certifications.

AES 128-bit Encryption Certification. The Lenel Intelligent System Controllers-LNL-500, LNL-1000 and LNL-2000-have been approved by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) for the AES 128-bit data cryptographic algorithm standard.

Platform Support

OnGuard 2005 Second Edition has been designed to exploit the capabilities of the Windows 2003 Standard and Enterprise, Windows 2000 Server Standard and Enterprise (SP4) and Windows XP (SP1) operating platforms. The new release supports industry-leading database management systems, including Microsoft SQL Server 2000 (SP3a), Oracle Server 9i and MSDE (SP3a). Supported system failover options includes NEC Express Cluster LAN/WAN software and Microsoft Clustering.

Lenel is online at www.lenel.com.

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