Chatsworth Products (CPI) has announced that its eConnect® Electronic Access Control (EAC) has been named ‘Data Centre ICT Security Product of the Year’ at the DCS Awards 2019.
The DCS awards are designed to reward the product designers, manufacturers, suppliers and providers operating in the data centre arena. The winners were announced at a Central London Awards Ceremony on 16 May.
For the ‘Data Centre ICT Security Product of the Year’ Award, finalists were asked to demonstrate the tangible impact their product has on the market, its value to customers, as well as how it differentiates itself from other products currently available.
CPI’s patented technology integrates the functions of an intelligent rack power distribution unit (PDU) with electronic locking and environmental monitoring. Simply stated, eConnect EAC removes the need to power and network these devices separately, which offers significant deployment savings thanks to the technology’s ability to link up to 32 PDUs (16 cabinets with front and rear locks) under one IP address. Additionally, users can programme, monitor and control every cabinet access attempt remotely, and keep an electronic log entry for security and regulatory compliance purposes. The EAC solution is also compatible with most existing employee cards and supports dual-factor authentication methods.
“We are delighted that our eConnect EAC solution has been chosen by the voters of the DCS Awards as the best Data Centre ICT Security Product in 2019. We were confident in bringing this product to market, knowing it would meet the market’s demands for a simple, cost-effective power management and cabinet access solution,” says Julian Riley, CPI Regional Sales Director & General Manager for Europe.
“Electronic access control solutions are essential in addressing user access management issues within the data centre. Whilst electronic locking solutions for data centre cabinets have been available for some time, many of the products lack scalability and require the cost and complexity of having to deploy separate systems. eConnect EAC means that delivering intelligent security and dual-factor authentication to the cabinet is no longer out of reach for organisations needing to meet strict budgets.”