Upgraded KeyWatcher Touch is now faster and has more security features

With IT systems constantly improving and evolving, we announce the release of the KeyWatcher Touch, with Gen2 CPU, first exhibited at Intersec 2017 held in January this year. At the heart of the system, the Gen2 CPU features the Freescale IMX6 – 1Ghz Single Core processor which provides faster user interface and sync times — by a factor of 7 -10 times, compared to the previous Gen1 system.

And, memory has also been increased from 32MB DRAM and 32MB Flash  to 256MB DDR3 and 4GB Flash. Ethernet is now 10/100/1000 compared to the previous 10/100. Thus, the system Fully supports gigabit networks that are now commonplace.

But, the improvements don’t stop there. The focus on security has not been neglected, but specially enhanced.

Fernando Pires from Morse Watchmans (our principals) puts it this way, “We have bolstered the security features of our KeyWatcher Touch to meet the demands of the market, especially in resorts and casinos, which required a continually greater degree of component security to ensure system integrity. This allows users to be more confident in implementing the system throughout the enterprise.”

The KeyWatcher Touch has new generations CPU and many new features

The KeyWatcher Touch has been upgraded with new generation CPU and many added features.

New security features protect the system from cyber breaches via the network. With the firewall enabled, all incoming traffic is ignored unless it is on the specific ports the system requires for network and server communication. The data between the KeyWatcher Touch and the KeyWatcher Touch Server can now be encrypted with AES256 technology, with a pre-shared key that is definable on a site-by-site basis.

The Upgraded KeyWatcher Touch has more a responsive touchscreen and UI. More memory means support for many more users and keys, without any slowdown. As well, more KWTouch systems can be connected to a KWTServer instance, since the propagation time of new/modified/deleted user data will be greatly reduced.

The KWTouch Gen2 CPU Upgrade will offer the following advantages to customers who have a Gen1 system: Customers utilising encrypted communications will see less impact on sync times due to the encrypting and decrypting of data being faster

Users with dual Touchscreen display systems can have the remote box now placed further away from the system than ever, making it easier to run the cabling. No more difficult “Y” cables – just a single dedicated display cable is now required.

We note that Gen1 CPU supported up to 25ft of cable length, while Gen2 CPU now supports up to 40ft.

New security features protect the system from cyber breaches via the network. With the firewall enabled, all incoming traffic is ignored unless it is on the specific ports the system requires for network and server communication. The data between the KeyWatcher Touch and the KeyWatcher Touch Server can now be encrypted with AES256 technology with a pre-shared key that is definable on a site-by-site basis.

The KeyWatcher Touch Server service can now run under a domain user account. As well, Windows authentication is supported for SQL, while server logins eliminate the need for the IT department to add SQL users to the SQL Server for the purpose of authentication. The KeyPro III software import utility has been improved to make it easier to use. Imports can now be performed as needed, rather than having to complete them all up front.

What’s more, day-to-day user amenities have been upgraded, including the ability to replace keys from TrueTouch key tracking software using the SmartKey reader. A new notification that allows for users to be notified when an overdue key has been returned is also included, as well as notifications for dual and triple user removals/returns. All reports in TrueTouch now support being saved/viewed as a PDF, or saved as a CSV file.

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