ICT has released the Protege GX 4.3.307 update, which includes a range of new features and enhancements including a record download service, ASSA ABLOY DSR integration, enhanced PIN management, controller security updates, updated web display themes, OSDP V2 support and Genetec Security Center Omnicast integration.

As part of the upgrade, ICT reports that a new controller download software service has been created, called the Single Record Download service. This is in addition to the existing Protege GX download service and is ideal for sites with 5 to 200 controllers. The service will download changes to individual Users, Access Levels, and Schedules in seconds that may have previously taken minutes.

There’s also now integration between Protege GX and ASSA ABLOY DSR (door service router) software systems and IP-enabled locks, which combines proven locking system technology with integrated electronic access control, intruder detection and building automation.

A new ‘Encrypt User PINs’ option allows installers and integrators to permanently encrypt PINs for all users. When enabled, operators will no longer be able to view PINs defined by users or manually enter PINs for users. Randomly generated PINs will expire immediately, requiring users to define a new PIN the first time they log on to a keypad.

Controller security updates have been enhanced. Upon Firmware upgrade, technicians will be asked to change their password if it’s still at default. Defaulting a controller using the wiring link now resets all settings to the factory default, including IP and login information. In the future, new controllers shipped from the factory will have HTTPS enabled by default and require you to set a custom login username and password.

There are also now updated Web Client display themes. If using the Protege GX Web Client installers can now select a display theme (light or dark) and display colour when logging in. Your selection is maintained whenever you log into the web client from the same browser.

Thanks to OSDP V2 support, OSDP 2.1.5 compliant card readers can be connected to a Protege controller or reader expander (after firmware update) using existing RS-485 reader ports. And there’s also now Genetec Security Center Omnicast integration. Omnicast is an IP video management solution (VMS) that scales with customer needs and lets integrators take advantage of the latest hardware and analytics technologies.

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