Enclosure offerings combine system power, lock power and remote power options in a listed solution
Long Beach, CA and Mundelein, IL – September 24, 2015 — Life Safety Power, Inc., and Mercury Security have partnered to bring to the systems integration community one of the first Underwriters Laboratories (UL)-Listed enclosures that includes system power, lock power and remote power options in both rack mount and wall mount configurations. The breakthrough is in the UL-Listing garnered for all integrated components within the enclosure solutions.
The FlexPower® Gemini RGM series is a UL-Listed rack mount product designed to provide both operating power and a mechanical housing for Mercury Security access control hardware. The FlexPower® MCLASS Unified Power System is engineered to house power modules alongside Authentic Mercury access control hardware in one compact, secure system.
In addition to the coveted UL Listing for the complete solution, the rack mount enclosure is configured to save space and provide installation efficiencies to save the installer time with Mercury panels, system power and optional lock power included in a single housing. Now, the installer can mount Mercury Security access controllers in a 19-inch rack environment suitable for four doors and easily expandable in four-door increments. The Gemini RGM series simplifies system design—a four-door system with battery standby can be housed in 4U, 16-door in 8U and more up to the limit of the controller’s door capacity. In addition, LifeSafety Power network modules can remotely monitor the power to both the Authentic Mercury panels and locks to increase reliability and detect potential problems before they happen or as they occur with notification via email, smartphone or web-based device.
Frank Gasztonyi, Chief Technology Officer of Mercury Security, says installers and specifiers can now be offered a UL-Listed access control and power solution to couple with numerous systems that provide labor and wall-space savings. “Mercury Security leads the industry with access control features and functionality. This enclosure and power solution allows multiple arrays of Authentic Mercury controllers to best fit the site with UL certification, providing flexibility to both the installer and specifying community in a host of different vertical markets,” he says. In addition, smart power solutions from LifeSafety Power give systems integrators the ability to provide valuable, proactive service to their customers, including remote testing and servicing.
“The combination of the UL-Listing of the prestigious Mercury Security controller in a complete solution gives systems installers the highest level of compliance for their end-user specifications,” says Larry Ye, President and Chief Executive Officer of LifeSafety Power. “The ability to combine system power, lock power and remote monitoring in a complete, intelligent solution is groundbreaking and extremely beneficial to systems integrators and users.”
FlexPower/Mercury specification details
The FlexPower MCLASS Unified Power System is a wall-mount configuration that saves installation time by combining system power and Mercury Security panels in a single, integrated and listed enclosure, simplifying wiring and labor. This saves the expense of mounting and wiring separate enclosures and AC drops for lock power, and reduces wall space with a smaller enclosure footprint. A removable back plate mounts power and Mercury controllers, making wiring faster and easier for additional labor savings. For maximum design flexibility MCLASS enclosures come in a variety of sizes to accommodate door count and wire management preferences by the integrator. MCLASS also offers the ability to provide remote monitoring and servicing benefits such as diagnostic tests of remote battery load testing and power recycle.
About Mercury Security
Mercury Security is the global leader in the supply of OEM access control hardware. Built on the Authentic Mercury open platform and with over three million panels sold, Mercury has the largest installed base and greatest accumulated run time of any access hardware provider in the world. Mercury Security is headquartered in Long Beach, California and has been providing enhanced access control technology to its valued partners since 1992. For more information, please visit www.mercury-security.com.
About LifeSafety Power
LifeSafety Power® is the leader in Smarter Power Solutions and remote monitoring capabilities, providing modular AC, DC, and PoE power systems that meet the growing needs of the life safety industry. The FlexPower® and NetPower® product lines are high performance, network-connected, power management systems listed for access control, fire alarm, intrusion, CCTV and mass notification applications. For more information, please visit www.LifeSafetyPower.com.