Information is quickly becoming the most valuable asset organizations own, making the need to push security and authentication to the cabinet level more critical. To meet these demands, Chatsworth Products (CPI) introduces two cost-effective access control solutions—the Networked Electronic Access Control (EAC) Swinghandle Kit and Zwipe Access Cards with Biometric Authentication.
The Networked EAC Swinghandle Kit is an intelligent, networked locking solution for existing data center cabinets that replaces conventional locks in order to meet growing compliance regulations such as HIPAA, PCI-DSS and FISMA.
Networked EAC simplifies user access management and environmental monitoring by integrating both capabilities into a single hardware solution that can be managed remotely through a user-friendly web interface or DCIM software such as Power IQ® (PIQ) for eConnect®. The interface provides audit trail for regulatory compliance, allowing users to remotely monitor and authorize each cabinet access attempt, as well as obtain status of environmental conditions within the cabinet. Additionally, the ability to manage through the web interface and PIQ minimizes the need for wiring the electronic access systems to expensive security panels generally managed through Building Management Systems. Networked EAC features CPI’s Secure Array IP Consolidation technology, allowing up to 32 controllers (32 cabinets) to be networked under one IP address. This results in significant savings in networking costs and deployment time.