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Johnson Controls Launches iSTAR Ultra G2 Door Controller

Johnson Controls announced the launch of its Tyco Software House iSTAR Ultra G2, a door controller designed for cyber resiliency, providing customers with faster processing power, enterprise functionality, and the building blocks for future expansion, according to the company.

The iSTAR Ultra G2 is ideal for mid- to large-scale deployments in higher education, healthcare, government, data centers, and industrial and manufacturing facilities. It supports both wired and wireless locksets, and has expanded memory capacity to ensure the device grows with customer needs. The company states that it can manage up to one million credentials for up to 32 doors, and features dual GigE network ports using TLS 1.3 network authentication and cluster-based anti-passback. Advanced hardware-based cybersecurity protection using Trusted Execution Environment (TEE) assures the confidentiality of code and data to help combat hackers.

“The addition of the iSTAR Ultra G2 expands our portfolio of door controllers to include one of the most expandable solutions available in the market,” said Rick Focke, director of product management, enterprise access control, and security products at Johnson Controls. “This device is an important solution for customers who need a highly scalable and cyber-resilient solution that serves as the heart of the access control system, connecting readers, sensors, software, and locking devices.”

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iSTAR Ultra was built using the Johnson Controls ISASecure certified development process in accordance with the ISA/IEC 62443 control systems security standard, and includes a backup communication path in the event of a primary network failure to eliminate system downtime. It also uses the same form factor as the other iSTAR door controllers, so it fits into existing control panel boxes.

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