“Rack Ready”, the latest version of the Fault Tolerant Controller (FTC) will debut at this year’s ASIS convention in Las Vegas. Now IT department friendly, the industry’s first ever “Fault Tolerant” access controller has been fitted to a sleek 2U rack mount enclosure. An additional added feature to the rack mount is revealed by a small WiFi antenna extending from the rear of the unit, boasting “Wireless” rack mount controllers inside. If for any reason communications fail, the FTC automatically utilizes one of three alternative communication ports.

PCSC will display the new rack mount controller on the ASIS trade show floor, but the real excitement will be seen just off-site at private live demonstrations. Booked for all three days of the show, continuous one hour demos will show off the features of this robust system architecture. Visitors are encourage to stop by PCSC’s exhibit for further details.

As physical and information security converge, PCSC understands the broad range of IT Infrastructure requirements. That’s why they'll now offer a rack mountable version of the Fault Tolerant controller. The versatility and possibilities are truly endless for integrating a PCSC Fault Tolerant controller within a new or existing rack mount environment. IT friendly, it is available with standard 19 inch rack rails, allowing for secure applications within locked and/or ventilated cabinets. Access and maintenance to the FT controller by IT and security professionals becomes an easy task as the unit is treated like any other piece of hardware among the server array. Optional dual vacuum fluorescent displays allow for quick status indication and higher visibility when placed within glass doored cabinets. Front side RJ-45 jacks allow for easy connections. Pair a Fault Tolerant access control system with a Fault Tolerant PC server for a truly reliable system.

Introduced earlier this year, PCSC's next generation of access controllers is revolutionary. The Fault Tolerant System offers the security industry's first high availability access control system with redundant host, controllers, and communication. The peer-to-peer network of master controllers and door interface modules provides for a level of reliability which is required for today’s security environment but has, until now, been unavailable. The FT architecture provides full security during primary communications failure or hardware failure. An automatic self healing process, “Real-time Dynamic Network Architecture” or RDNA. During a “failure”, the system will automatically reconfigure its network and continue to process access decisions, alarm and other transactional information to and from the host system, LiNC-NET.