Lenel Announces OnGuard 2005

Lenel Systems International announced a new edition of its award-winning OnGuard product suite


Escort Feature. The Escort feature allows system administrators to configure a cardholder's access privileges to require an escort (a cardholder with valid escort privileges) in order to gain entry to a given area. The Escort feature is location-specific; a particular cardholder might be an escort for one area but need to be escorted into a different area.

Area Access Management
Lenel has made usability enhancements to its very popular OnGuard Area Access Manager application, including improved filtering for cardholder searches, more intuitive configuration wizards and an improved report generation interface.

Third Party Hardware Support
In keeping with Lenel's pledge to open architecture and to integrate industry-leading third party devices and applications, OnGuard 2005 adds Ericsson PBX support. This integration enables the OnGuard system to place and cancel calls, display events when a device is placing a call, and link events to OnGuard actions, among other capabilities.

OnGuard 2005 also integrates support for Honeywell's Galaxy series intrusion panels. In addition, the new release supports secondary annunciation from Tateco fire alarm panels to the OnGuard Alarm Monitoring module.

Platform Support
OnGuard 2005 has been designed to exploit the capabilities of the Windows 2003 Standard and Enterprise and the Windows XP operating platforms. OnGuard 2005 supports the industry-leading database management systems, including Microsoft SQL Server 2000, Oracle Server 9i and MSDE. Supported system failover software includes Legato Co-StandbyServer AAdvanced, Legato Replistor with Automated Availability Modules, Microsoft Clustering and NEC Express Cluster.

About Lenel
Lenel Systems International, Inc. is a global leader in the development and delivery of scalable, integrated systems for the commercial security market. Lenel's unique vision-its Total Security Knowledge Management Solution(tm)-consists of seamlessly integrating synergistic technologies through open architecture. The company's award-winning family of products, Lenel OnGuard(r), is a comprehensive yet ever-expanding suite of applications, encompassing access control, alarm monitoring, credential management, intrusion detection, asset tracking, digital video management, visitor management, remote administration, IT security, biometrics, mobile enterprise, and smart card functionality. With more than 10,000 system implementations in 75 countries, Lenel solutions have become the preferred choice of such security-conscious organizations as Cisco Systems, LaGuardia, John F. Kennedy and Newark Airports, Microsoft and the United States Navy. Lenel is headquartered in Rochester, New York, with sales and support coverage in all major world markets. More information about Lenel and its products can be found on the company's web site at www.lenel.com.