Genetec Ends SMC, Replaces with Cloud Link

Author: Brian Rhodes, Published on Apr 23, 2015

Genetec is ending the main platform it uses to integrate most access control, the Synergis Master Controller.

However, the replacement was on display at ISC West: a new unit named Cloud Link that touts better hardware performance.

Inside this note, we examine the value proposition and particulars of Cloud Link.

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Comments (3)

Thank you for your coverage. I am the product manager for Syerngis, our IP access control solution. There are a few points we wanted to highlight to ensure readers further understand our announcement.

Synergis Cloud Link represents the next-generation of Genetec ACS hardware that takes into account our vision that ACS devices will ultimately fit within on-premises, hybrid cloud, and cloud-only environments.

We announced the end of sale of the SMC (not the end of life). As such, we will continue to support existing SMC devices in the field, as well as add new features over time for our existing install base.

Synergis Cloud Link is NOT a signal that the unified approach is limited to our appliances. Genetec does and will continue to support multiple unified environments (access control and video) in a variety of architectures leveraging both Synergis Cloud Link and 3rd party hardware:

o Security Center unified running on off-the-shelf servers connecting directly to 3rd party devices, eg. HID EDGE or VertX EVO.

o Security Center unified running on off-the-shelf servers connecting directly to Synergis Cloud Link that integrates third party devices, eg. Assa Abloy and Salto electronic locks, Mercury EP panels, and more.

o For smaller / distributed / federated sites, Genetec appliances (eg. SV-32) connecting directly to 3rd party devices with or without Synergis Cloud Link, eg. Mercury EP panels, Assa Abloy electronic locks, etc.

o Hybrid cloud environments where Synergis Cloud Link acts as the base station linking 3rd party devices back to Genetec cloud-based services.

Thanks Francois.

Anyone figure out the Windows login for the Cloudlink? It's not the same as the SMC.

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