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Keyscan Aurora Software

The Keyscan Aurora software is the culmination of years of research and innovation directed towards expanding access control functionality. With an emphasis on innovation and sustainability, dormakaba’s Keyscan Aurora access control software is a high-performance software platform. With many features and integration options, it provides a single software solution for access control with no performance-limiting or system expansion governors. Keyscan Aurora is ideal for any access control applications regardless of size or complexity. 

Advanced features include managing, auditing and controlling door and elevator floor access as well as robust integration support for wireless locks, video management systems, intrusion alarm systems, Active Directory, and SMART elevator systems. Aurora can also support a hybrid hardwired and E-Plex wireless lock system with full control and audit capability, using the same credentials throughout your facility. 

  • Multiple integration options with high profile manufacture product lines
  • Robust software platform with no expansion governors or performance delimiters
  • Ideal for any access control applications regardless of size or complexity
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Advanced features include: 

  • VMS Integration with Milestone, Avigilon, OnSSI, i3 International, Salient Systems, Exacq, OpenEye and more  
  • E-Plex and other select wireless locks integration  
  • Active Directory integration  
  • Support for Keyscan and HID mobile access solutions  
  • SMART elevator system integration  
  • Aurora web client interface  
  • Centrally managed access control  
  • Upgrade to full SQL server 
  • Optional licensed and add-on modules for enhanced and added functionality 
  • Ten (10) assigned groups to a single credential holder  
  • Support for 45,000 credentials (up to 90,000)  
  • People-centric methodology  
  • Unlimited user-definable fields  
  • Optional licensed Software Development Kit (SDK)  
  • English, French, Spanish and Portuguese language support 

Basic Requirements 
The following outlines the minimum requirements for Aurora where the database, communication services, and Client are installed on one PC. 

  • Supports a maximum of 5 network connections and/or 1 serial connection to a maximum of 8 control panels 
  • Supports a maximum of 2 remote client connections
    Computer 
  • Intel Core i7-4770 3.4GHz 
  • 8GB RAM 1600MHz DDR3 NON-ECC 
  • 500GB 7.2K RPM SATA 3Gbps 3.5in Hard Drive 
  • Windows 7 SP1 Professional 64bit 
  • AMD RADEON HD 8490 1GB Dual Monitor or AMD RADEON HD8570 1GB Dual Monitor 
  • USB 2.0 Ports 
  • 8X DVD ROM, SATA, Internal 
  • Ethernet Port - 1Gb Network Card 
  • Keyboard & Mouse 
  • UPS Backup

Advanced requirements (Keyscan Recommended) 
The following outlines Keyscan’s recommended requirements for maximum system efficiency and performance with the Client, communication services, and database installed on separate servers. 

Aurora Client Workstation 

  • Intel Core i5 – 4570 3.20 GHz or Intel Core i7-4770 3.4 GHz 
  • 8GB RAM 1600MHz DDR3 NON-ECC 
  • 500GB 7.2K RPM SATA 3Gbps 3.5in Hard Drive 
  • Windows 7 SP1 Professional 64bit 
  • AMD RADEON HD 8490 1GB Dual Monitor or AMD RADEON HD8570 1GB Dual Monitor 
  • USB 2.0 Ports 
  • 8X DVD ROM, SATA, Internal 
  • Ethernet Port - 1Gb Network Card 
  • Keyboard & Mouse 
  • UPS Backup 

Aurora Communication Server 

  • Intel Xeon E5 – 2403, 1.80GHz, 10MB Cache 
  • 8GB RAM 1333MHz, RDIMM 500GB 7.2K RPM SATA 3Gbps 
  • 3.5in Hard Drive 
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 Standard 64bit 
  • Integrated HD Graphics Card 
  • 8X DVD ROM, SATA, Internal 
  • USB 2.0 Ports 
  • Ethernet Port – Dual Port 1Gb Network Card 
  • Keyboard & Mouse 
  • UPS Backup 

Aurora Database Server 

  • Intel Xeon E5 – 2420, 1.90GHz, 15MB Cache 
  • 8GB RAM 1333MHz, RDIMM 
  • 2 x 1TB 7.2K RPM SATA 3Gbps 3.5in Hard Drive 
  • RAID 1 Configuration 
  • Dual, Hot-Plug, Redundant Power Supply 
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 Standard 64bit 
  • Integrated HD Graphics Card 
  • 8X DVD ROM, SATA, Internal 
  • USB 2.0 Ports 
  • Ethernet Port – Dual Port 1Gb Network Card 
  • Keyboard & Mouse 
  • UPS Backup 

Aurora Web Client, Add-On Modules, & Integrations 

Keyscan Aurora Web Client
Keyscan Aurora Web Client optional licensed module, gives you the flexibility to manage your facility’s access control systems from any internet-enabled PC or device or smartphone. It is the ideal solution for those who want some level of autonomous control over the Keyscan system.  

  • Add and edit cardholders 
  • Assign and update cardholder access privileges 
  • Generate system reports 
  • Lock, unlock and pulse controlled doors 
  • Schedule visitors 
  • Review system status 
  • Change time schedules 
  • Door maintenance and status 
  • Live online transactions 
  • Plus much more 

Keyscan Aurora Add-On Modules
Keyscan Aurora software features add-on and optional licensed modules designed for software integration and enhanced overall system functionality. Add-on modules are installed as separate applications and registered with a license number provided when you purchase the software. When you register your software online you’ll obtain an unlock number to complete the registration and fully enable your software. 

Aurora Web-Client (web-based access control) 

  • Aurora’s web-client interface add-on allows you limited management of your access control system for any of your facilities at anytime, from any location, using any web-enabled computer or mobile device. It remains the ideal solution for those who need mobility. 

Aurora SQL Upgrade 

  • Aurora supports upgrading to a full SQL database removing the 10 GB limit and giving you many more options, features and benefits. Requires server, OS and appropriate licensing for SQL Server 2012. 

Video Management Software Integration (VMS) 

  • Aurora offers a new and robust VMS platform integration. When licensed, allows Aurora users to open and use client software from leading manufacturers such as Milestone, Avigilon, i3 International, OnSSI, Open Eye, Salient, and Exacq. 

Intrusion Integration 

  • Aurora allows increased integration with DSC MAXSYS and PowerSeries intrusion panels*. Aurora is designed to accommodate other leading intrusion or security product lines such as the DMP XR550DN series as well as providing Aurora users with even more versatility. 

Other Optional Licensed Modules 

  • Active Directory Integration 
  • Software Developers KitAdditional Client/Web License 
  • Additional Client/Web License 5-pack 
  • Additional Client/Web License 10-pack 
  • Reverse Network Single 
  • Reverse Network 5-pack 
  • Reverse Network 10-pack 

Keyscan Aurora Integrations
E-Plex Wireless Locks 

  • Keyscan Aurora seamlessly integrates with dormakaba's E-Plex series wireless locks. This integration provides a cost effective and scalable solution for adding wireless locks to your Keyscan access control system. 

VMS Integration 

  • Keyscan Aurora features support for many of the top name VMS, DVR and NVR systems including: Milestone, OnSSI, i3 International, Exacq, OpenEye, Salient Systems and Avigilon. 

SMART elevator systems 

  • Keyscan systems can also integrate with select SMART elevator passenger management systems from KONE (other systems coming soon). These innovative elevator dispatch systems manage building traffic by grouping passengers, for the same destinations, into the same elevator. 

Active Directory 

  • With Active Directory integration, Aurora users can be linked to their Active Directory record. This offers exceptional login efficiency and expedites system user permissions and day- to-day activities with Aurora. 

EasyLobby integration 

  • Keyscan Aurora is built with a visitor management feature. For facilities that require a more progressive visitor management system, Keyscan Aurora offers integration with EasyLobby® Visitor Management software. 

Intrusion systems 

  • Aurora allows increased integration with DSC MAXSYS and PowerSeries intrusion panels. Aurora is designed to accommodate other leading intrusion or security product lines such as the DMP XR550DN series as well as providing Aurora users with even more versatility. 

Schlage Wireless locks 

  • The CA150WLKTN is a combination product that features an access control unit from Keyscan and a wireless lock gateway from Allegion. Together, it allows integration with up to eight NDE series wireless locks on any Keyscan access control system running Keyscan Aurora software version 1.0.14 or later. 

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