Genetec Announces New Generation of Synergis Cloud Link PoE-Enabled IoT Gateway

Genetec says Synergis Cloud Link addresses the growing demand for non-proprietary access control solutions that require a safe and secure Cloud gateway.

MONTREAL, Canada—Genetec announces the availability of a new generation of its Synergis Cloud Link Gateway.

The new PoE-enabled Internet of Things (IoT) gateway is designed for access control applications, and the company says the product addresses the growing demand for non-proprietary access control solutions that require a safe and secure Cloud gateway for Cloud or hybrid systems.

“The need for non-proprietary access control solutions has never been greater,” says Thibault Louvet, access control product group director, Genetec. “Our new generation Synergis Cloud Link enables us to provide organizations with a powerful, secure and intelligent gateway to the latest technology while allowing them to easily connect to hybrid or Cloud access control environments and keep their existing security investment including hardware, wiring and infrastructure.”

Synergis Cloud Link Gateway Features Advanced Security Technologies

Genetec explains that its latest product can serve integrators in a number of ways. When modernizing existing systems, the Synergis Cloud Link enables integrators to easily upgrade their clients’ current access control infrastructure to a secure IP-based solution.

The gateway is said to provide an efficient approach to multisite deployments and it replaces the need for servers to reduce overall system costs.

The Synergis Cloud Link IoT gateway also incorporates embedded functionalities to support access control functions in situations where the connection to the server is down.

Additionally, the new Genetec gateway product offers features such as enhanced cybersecurity capabilities, and through those technologies, the Synergis Cloud Link offers encrypted user data, secure boot options, and an EAL6+ secure element that stores cryptographic elements.

Moreover, the unit works with access control products from companies such as HID Global, Axis Communications, ASSA ABLOY, Mercury Security, Allegion, SimonsVoss, Said,and others. Genetec emphasizes its new gateway supports up to 256 readers and electronic locks, 600,000 cardholders, 150,000 offline events, and it can monitor hundreds of zones and alarms.

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