Johnson Controls introduces iSTAR Ultra LT network door controller

Special edition iSTAR Ultra door controller brings scalable IP architecture to smaller security deployments

WESTFORD, Mass.   August 10, 2017 ––Johnson Controls introduces the iSTAR Ultra LT Door Controller from Software House, a special edition iSTAR Ultra door controller that provides a full IP architecture and enterprise level features for small to mid-sized access control deployments.

iSTAR Ultra LT centralizes all access control decision processing and secures network communications while allowing end users to use existing infrastructure and Power over Ethernet capabilities to reduce costs. With a scalable architecture that includes support for up to eight card readers and 500,000 cardholders, iSTAR Ultra LT is ideal for businesses seeking a flexible, future-proof access control system that can be expanded as needed.

iSTAR Ultra LT’s control module maintains the local access control database and makes all access decisions, centralizing access control management for operators. iSTAR Ultra LT can be shared with several Ethernet door modules, providing added costs savings. Its advanced encryption and authentication ensure that communications between access controllers and doors are cyber secure. iSTAR Ultra LT also includes a Bluetooth low energy (BLE) smart phone application that allows operators to easily configure and manage controllers and locks, lowering commissioning, and saving time and effort.

“iSTAR Ultra LT brings the best the iSTAR Ultra product line has to offer to our customers who need a powerful access control system capable of meeting their current and projected security and business needs,” said Rick Focke, Senior Product Manager, access control hardware, Building Technologies & Solutions, Johnson Controls. “iSTAR Ultra LT’s enhanced cybersecurity, IP architecture and generous scalability provide our customers with the building blocks they need for the future.”

Similar to iSTAR Ultra, iSTAR Ultra LT combines support for traditional hard-wired access control doors with support for wireless lock sets, all in the same controller. iSTAR Ultra LT supports both ASSA ABLOY Aperio and Schlage NDE, AD300 and AD400 wireless locks for added flexibility and installation savings and use of the controller’s PoE Plus capabilities lowers installation costs further. iSTAR Ultra includes two gigabits of memory and 16 gigabits of storage, as well as a single host/database connection for every eight doors.

End users can use iSTAR Ultra LT with the C•CURE 9000 Security and Event Management platform from Software House.

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