Ottawa, Can. – December 15, 2020 — We are excited to announce a limited-time trade-in program for Mercury end of life EP Series controllers and their Series 1& 2 downstream boards. This program allows Keep customers to upgrade to Mercury’s new cyber hardened LP series “red boards” at a discounted price.

As you know, Mercury end-of-lifed their EP Controllers and Series 2 “green boards” approximately one year ago. The EP controllers, designed in the mid-2000s, are no longer available. More importantly, they no longer receive firmware/feature updates, except for Mercury deemed critical issues.

While Keep will continue to support the EP / Series 2 boards for the foreseeable future, there are many reasons to consider migrating to Mercury’s latest hardware. The primary motivation to migrate is the LP series boards considerably improve an installation’s cybersecurity readiness. Cyber specific features include:

  • Up to date and modern encryption via TLS 1.2 Support (the same encryption level that online financial / banking applications use)
  • 1x Support (for the ability to authenticate on your network)
  • OSDP Secure Channel Support
  • FIPS 140-2 use of OpenSSL
  • Crypto Memory Chip
  • Strong Password Enforcement

Additional features include:

  • Improved Processor & Additional Memory
  • PoE+ (LP-1501)

As a reminder, the EP controllers only support TLS 1.1, which is an outdated encryption standard and a potential attack vector. The new LP controllers not only support TLS 1.2, but they are also designed to support future encryption standards. For many IT/Cyber teams, this feature alone is reason enough to upgrade to the latest controllers.

To ease the economic burden of moving to new hardware, Feenics for a limited time, is offering a significant discount on qualified controllers and downstream devices.

Offer ends March 31st, 2021!

Click the below PDF for more details.


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