10 Transitional Tech Tips to help C•CURE Users Segue Seamlessly to the new iSTAR Ultra SE Controllers

C•CURE users need to be prepared for when Software House ceases the manufacture of the iSTAR Pro family of access controllers. It takes effect April 1st, when Software House will usher its next generation of new iSTAR Ultra SE controllers. As we mentioned in our last blog, they feature an identical hardware layout for the ACM I/O board, with identical connectors. This will come as a relief to users because current wiring layouts and designs do not need to be altered when upgrading to iSTAR Ultra SE! We’ve compiled our TOP TEN TIPS to help C•CURE users segue seamlessly to the new iSTAR Ultra SE controllers.

iSTAR Pro End of Life Tips for C•CURE Access Control Users

Tip #1

Components required to manufacture iSTAR Pro door controllers are no longer available and the migration path is to utilize the new iSTAR Ultra series of door controllers moving forward.

Tip #2

iSTAR Pro door controllers do not incorporate the latest advancements in cybersecurity. For installations requiring a higher level of product cybersecurity, Software House recommends the use of iSTAR Ultra SE in Ultra mode, configured for FIPS communication. Contact NextGen for expert system design and upgrade advice.

Tip #3

As a Software House Enterprise Level Dealer, NextGen has developed a plan to assist C•CURE end users in their migration from the iSTAR Pro family of products to the iSTAR Ultra series.

Tip #4

As an indication of the iSTAR Pro’s popularity and broad acceptance, the new iSTAR Ultra SE controller features an identical hardware layout for the ACM I/O board, with identical connectors so that current wiring layouts and designs do not have to be altered when upgrading to iSTAR Ultra SE. Migration is simplified with NextGen’s expertise.

Tip #5

iSTAR Ultra SE allows you to expand up to 32 readers per panel using IP-ACM Ethernet door modules and ASSA ABLOY Aperio or Schlage wireless locksets. Migration is simplified with NextGen’s expertise.

Tip #6

STAR Ultra SE provides existing iSTAR Pro customers with an easy transition path to take advantage of iSTAR Ultra SE’s state-of-the-art hardware and software features. Migration is simplified with NextGen’s expertise.

Tip #7

To simplify the transition process, the wall-mount iSTAR Ultra SE is identical in size to iSTAR Pro. Migration is simplified with NextGen’s expertise.

Tip #8

For current iSTAR Pro users who wish to upgrade to the latest features available with iSTAR Ultra SE, NextGen offers upgrade kits and database conversion services to make an upgrade very easy.

Tip #9

Upgrading to iSTAR Ultra enables use of unique embedded lock power management. This eliminates the need for separate lock power interface boards and makes it the ideal choice for new construction projects. Migration is simplified with NextGen’s expertise.

Tip #10

C•CURE software version backwards/forwards compatibility is possible with the iSTAR Ultra SE model which allows you to easily switch from “Pro mode” for use with C•CURE 800/8000 and C•CURE 9000 to “Ultra mode” for use with C•CURE 9000 v2.50. Migration is simplified with NextGen’s expertise.       We at NextGen Security are here to help you migrate successfully to the next gen of iSTAR Ultra SE controllers!
     
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