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Mercury Says New SIO Modules Enhance Cybersecurity, Extend Integration Capabilities

The next-generation SIO modules are built on the Authentic Mercury open platform and offers the flexibility to choose the controller configuration that best fits your needs, according to the company.

LONG BEACH, Calif. — Mercury Security introduce its new family of MR Series 3 serial input/output (SIO) modules that are said to extend integration capabilities, enhance cybersecurity and provide seamless upgrades for existing Mercury-based deployments.

The next-generation SIO modules are built on the Authentic Mercury open platform and provide OEMs, channel partners and end customers the flexibility to choose the controller configuration that best fits their needs, according to the company.

The modules feature an embedded crypto memory chip that provides a secured layer of encryption to onboard sensitive data. They also support OSDP and Secure Channel Protocol for enhanced connectivity, device management and extended applications such as biometric-focused applications.

In addition, support for the federal government profile (FICAM) makes it possible to expand the controller architecture and streamline the implementation of government systems.

Mercury says partners and end customers can benefit from the modules in new access control systems or they can be used for seamless plug-and-play upgrades from the company’s existing MR series controllers.

“Mercury has long been the pioneer in driving open solutions for the access control industry and the new MR Series 3 SIOs are an extension of our commitment to providing customers with value-added products that are built for the future,” says Matt Barnette, president of Mercury Security.  “Scalable and designed with cybersecurity in mind, this addition to our Authentic Mercury product line is ideal for security-conscious organizations seeking to take full advantage of the latest industry standards and technologies to create more trusted, scalable and connected security systems.”

The product family includes four serial SIO modules that enable system expansion of Authentic Mercury intelligent controllers as part of Mercury’s distributed architecture.

Mercury MR Series 3 Details

  • The MR50 enhanced SIO single-card reader interface panel is designed for expansion of a single door.
  • The MR52 dual-card reader interface panel with on-board flexibility connects security devices to a Mercury intelligent controller.
  • The multi-device MR16OUT door interface panel is dedicated to point control and monitoring.
  • The MR16IN interface is for status annunciation and alarm monitoring applications.

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