Packed with new features and enhancements, Cardax FT
V5.20 delivers a great combination of new technologies, smarter installation
tools, and improved usability for end users.

KEY developments of Cardax FT V5.20 include advancement
of the Cardax/SAGEM biometric integration with the SAGEM Fingerprint reader
range supported. Fingerprint templates and Cardax card reader data can now be
encoded in one pass on the same Mifare card. Enhancements also include privacy
option support whereby the fingerprint template is only stored on the card,
never in the Cardax FT database.

Other notable features of this integration include;
multi-factor authentication (card + finger + PIN, or variants of), card-only
access option for certain individuals (for those with damaged fingerprints, or
who choose not to provide fingerprints for privacy reasons), scheduled SAGEM
reader resynchronization, optional user name display on reader on successful
access and optional reader online monitoring.

New configuration Wizards within Cardax FT mean that the
speed of system configuration has been markedly improved. It is anticipated
this will prove popular with both Cardax Dealers and customers alike. Dealers
will find them an excellent time saving tool, and customers will benefit from
the associated reduction in installation and change costs. In addition to
significant upgrades to existing Wizards, new Wizards for GBUS I/O Devices and
a new Door creation Wizard are now available. Wizard templates can now be saved
and used across multiple sites, allowing installers to replicate hardware
naming and numbering conventions.

Cardax FT V5.20 features support for Microsoft Vista
Business Edition, both at workstation and server levels, plus support for SQL
Server 2005 Express Edition, demonstrating the manufacturer’s commitment to
keeping pace with the latest Microsoft operating platforms.

Enhancements to the Cardax system site plans include
configurable elements, which can be associated with Cardax FT Items. In
practice this means site features such as fence lines and buildings can be
displayed with appropriate alarms, semi-transparent alarm zone overlays, macro
override buttons and site plan navigation arrows delivering a universal view
and exceptional transparency of system activity for all Operators. Single or
double click actions associated with lines/areas/rectangles allow touch screen
support and ‘free text’ objects on site plans further enhance useability.

A significant enhancement to functionality is the new
Mifare card login / logout of Cardax FT Command Centre using a Mifare encoder.
This allows an Operator to log into the system without to the need to remember
a password, and enables the system to log off an Operator automatically once
they remove their card to leave their workstation area.

New Fargo HDP5000 Printer Integration support extends the
range of printers Cardax FT now interfaces to and high level Cardax FT
Controller API middleware integrations to the following systems expand Cardax
FT functionality across a range of applications including SNMP, Senstar
Stellar, DigiOp DVR I/O HLI, CIC Keysafe and Bosch Security Escort.

Cardax FT Version 5.20 also features a new Cardax FT GBUS
Universal Reader Interface variant, which supports 2 x Wiegand readers. This
allows for more cost effective retrofit solutions, where Cardax FT is installed
with existing Wiegand readers on a site.

Customers with Software Maintenance Agreements (SMAs)
will receive this version as part of their SMA contract enabling them to keep
pace with the latest system developments and enhance their system usability and
functionality.

”Cardax FT V5.20 demonstrates Gallagher Security Management System’s
commitment to R&D investment in our product, making it one of the most
flexible and integratable systems available,” says Cardax product manager,
Daniel McVeagh.