Siemens Building Technologies announces the release of Siemens SAPPHIRE. SAPPHIRE is an integrated access control software that is simple to use yet provides the end user with a sophisticated building access control for mid-sized applications. SAPPHIRE supports up to 128 card readers, 4,000 cardholders and four fully functional workstations. SAPPHIRE runs under Microsoft Windows 98, Windows NT and Windows 2000 operating systems, and uses an Internet browser that empowers the end user with a familiar operating environment and command structure. Its Photo Capture tool provides vertical and horizontal photo-centering controls, brightness, contrast, color, intensity and hue controls for the photo image and a multi-frame capture.

Keywords: [End User, Access Control, Integrated Systems]