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Bosch Access Professional Edition software expands capacity

Bosch Access Professional Edition software expands capacity
Bosch Security Systems releases Access Professional Edition (APE) 3.3 software for small to medium size enterprises. This new scalable software version allows a significant increase in the number of readers which can be supported by one network. It integrates easily with the Milestone XProtect Video Management System (VMS), and uses the software development kit (SDK) to integrate third-party functionalities. It also supports Windows 10, and offers enhanced security through the encrypted Open Supervised Device Protocol (OSDP).

Bosch APE 3.3 software allows a network of up to 512 readers and 64 floors. Now, building managers of larger facilities no longer need to upgrade to more expensive, complex software just to assimilate more readers into a highly effective, coherent access control system.

APE 3.3 integrates smoothly into the Milestone XProtect VMS. Security operators can manage video verification as well as Bosch access readers and controllers using only the Milestone software interface. Operators avoid extra training, and customers avoid extra licensing fees for added video channels.

With the enhanced SDK developers are able to integrate third-party functionalities such as cardholder information, door control, employee time and attendance monitoring, and payroll systems. Once user data is entered, it is available throughout the system, across integrated functions, and can be managed through the APE 3.3 user interface.

Finally, OSDP v2 support now allows advanced, encrypted communication between readers and controllers, so security managers can connect APE 3.3 securely with existing Bosch or third-party equipment. Bi-directional communication enables monitoring of readers and controllers to ensure proper functionality, and communication is fully encrypted and secure along the entire path from the reader to the controller, and to the management software. The result is heightened, continuous building safety and security.

Bosch APE 3.3 offers greater security, cost-effectiveness, and functionality through easier third-party integration, OSDP support, and expanded reader capacity.

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