Las Vegas, NV (April 10, 2013)– At this year’s ISC West conference Open Options is unveiling a Casi Micro-5 Retrofit solution, the M5 Bridge - a new product offering aimed at replacing Casi boards that are nearing end of life with an open platform solution.
The one for one Casi Micro-5 Retrofit solution replacement boards are Authentic Mercury and are capable of using the existing Micro/5 enclosures, along with existing power and wiring for a screwdriver-less retrofit. The addition of the Open Options M5 Bridge provides a simple path to an open platform, non-proprietary system for all current Casi Micro 5 end users.
Installation will be as streamlined as possible with a simple board swap of all Micro/5 boards currently installed. The minimal installation process includes removing the connectors from the Casi boards, pulling the boards from the enclosure and replacing them with the corresponding Mercury M5 board. The existing connectors are then refitted and power reapplied leaving all field devices untouched. An Ethernet connection to the M5 Bridge will be required to ensure secure communication back to the DNA Fusion access control software.
Mercury accomplished a similar product bridge in 1999 with another multi-national client. Their track record proves the new M5 bridged hardware will be open, authentic and as simple as possible. This retrofit will allow end users a choice in their software platform in keeping with open architecture philosophy.
About Mercury Security
Mercury Security Corporation is the global leader in the supply of OEM access control hardware. Built on an open platform, with over 1.5 million panels sold, Mercury has the largest installed base and greatest accumulated run time of any access hardware provider in the world. Headquartered in Long Beach, California, Mercury has been providing enhanced access control technology since 1992. For more information visit us at, mercury-security.com.
About Open Options
Since its founding in 1997, Open Options has been a pioneer in the open platform community, focused on helping customers improve security by building trust through the most connected experience. Today, the company continues to be a leading provider of innovative access control solutions with the most experienced, highly qualified service and support teams in the industry, providing access that connects. Open Options’ flagship access control platform, DNA Fusion, seamlessly connects with leading security technologies — including video, biometrics, wireless locks, and more — to provide customers with a best-in-class security solution. Our customer-first, open business culture and dedication to customer care through the Connect Care experience are what set us apart; when you do business with Open Options, you’re doing business with real people who care about your experience. To learn more about Open Options and our solutions, visit www.ooaccess.com.