Methode Data Solutions Group, a unit of Methode Electronics, has introduced its LockTalk Data Center Security Access Control System, saying that it’s the latest innovation in access authorization and control.
This newest offering features the Methode-developed BioSig and door lock mapping technologies, integrating fingerprint biometric access authentication with electronically controlled locking and unlocking at the cabinet door level within the data center floor.
In addition, it also features touchscreen-driven mapping and access system. Thanks to these features, a user can interact with the data center facilities.
The LockTalk system leverages Lumidigm’s Mercury Biometric Sensors to provide multispectral imaging that can capture biometric images from any person in any type of environmental conditions unlike other fingerprint sensors that are at times vulnerable to moisture, ambient light, and topical contaminants.
Company officials said that data center administrators have the option to choose from a range of electronically controlled lock systems to match the door types and styles of their facilities -- access doors to data center rooms; doors on individual server, storage, or networking cabinetry.
Additionally with Methode’s BioSigSM software, administrators can integrate the various physical aspects of their security setups and provides security profiles with logs that detail time opened, latch states, and lock states.
Methode Data Solutions Group provides a broad range of products including copper and fiber cable assemblies, high speed copper SFP’s, cages and direct attached cables, patch panels, cabinets, asset tracking enabled through RFID, biometric access control, and more.
Earlier last year in October, the company launched its U-Track near-field RFID asset tracking solution for data centers.
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Edited by Juliana Kenny