Network Communications News (NCN) May 2017 - Page 14

ON THE COVER Biometric intelligence The biometric readers within this lock remove the possibility of fraudulent access through mislaid keys and cards or corrupt activity. This solution is data centre centric, in line with the market shift towards cloud-based activity, co-location deployments and managed service offerings, where multiple clients are facilitated. Standalone Combination lock and st andalone RFiD lock These solutions provide the opportunity to have up to 20 unique combination codes or 20 individual cards for each lock, and both can be integrated with any of the latch mechanism doors with the Comms- and Equipment-series racks. Powered by a triple AA battery power pack, this self-contained system is easily programmed with a management key and has an average activation lifecycle of around 50,000 operations. This solution can either be supplied as a ‘Excel Networking Solutions has created a well established selection of products within its Environ range.’ Other options include the Standalone RFiD Lock and the Standalone Combination Lock. stand alone part for retro fitting or pre-fitted to the chosen rack. The Environ Lock range can be easily integrated into various systems to create a totally intelligent solution. With this function, the locks can become networkable, allowing for remote access activation capabilities. Alarm outputs can be configured to give a notification of door open requests, ensuring, keeping the security of the infrastructure at the forefront at all times. Strengthening the purpose of the Environ Locking Solutions in comparison to its manual locking handle counterpart, the locks can be powered and integrated with the Excel Intelligent PDU Solution. Excel Networking Solutions has created a well established selection of products within its Environ range, and these Locking Solutions have strengthened the brand further. As with the whole ethos surrounding Excel, providing customers with a choice is imperative and it certainly isn’t a ‘one solution fits all’ when it comes to the locks. With a variety of locking solutions available, and the option to have the locks delivered for retro fitting or pre-fitted and supplied with the racks, there are countless choices for customers to source a solution to suit their requirements. To complement the range of locking solutions, Excel offers a variety of associated items, including programming keys and locking system cards, giving seamless functionality and complete security. The Environ Locking Solutions and the associated additional items have been included in the new Excel A5 catalogue that is available to download from the Excel website. Printed copies of the catalogue are also available upon request, by emailing admin@ In addition to the locking solutions, Excel also offers an extensive range of products beneath the Environ banner, including racks and open frames designed to make installation and ongoing use quick, easy and efficient. The breadth of designs and products available within the range make them ideal for a wide range of applications in the enterprise, data centre, security and professional audio visual market, especially when incorporated with a specially designed locking solution. For further information visit: 14 | May 2017