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TAC Releases I/NET® Seven High-Performance Security System 
Windows®-Based System Eliminates Need for Server

DALLAS –  TAC, a world leader in building IT, security systems and energy solutions, announced the availability of I/NET® Seven, a new software version of its high-performance security system.

A Windows® 2000-based security system, I/NET Seven is designed with a peer-to-peer architecture, allowing any device to interact with any other device in the system without depending on a host computer.

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According to Lonnie Laue, director of marketing for TAC Americas, by eliminating the server and moving access and functions to the workstation level, I/NET not only reduces the system’s vulnerability to attack, but also lowers maintenance and installation costs.

I/NET Seven is built upon the MSDE SQL open database, allowing users to:

  • Easily access all system data

  • Link the database with others

  • Use standard reporting tools

I/NET Seven also provides a flexible, reliable security solution for integrated, interoperable building management, including access-initiated control, powerful reporting, scalable software, CCTV and video badging capabilities, and critical alarm monitoring. In addition, I/NET’s backward compatibility protects all earlier investment in the legacy system. 


TAC Launches TAC Vista® IV 
LonWorks®-Based System Controls, Checks and Analyzes Daily Building Operations

DALLAS –  TAC, a world leader in Open Systems for Building IT®, security systems and energy solutions, announced the availability of TAC Vista® IV, an enhanced version of its LonWorks®-based building management software.

Offering the benefits of an open architecture, TAC Vista gives building owners and managers added flexibility – and freedom – in their ability to choose, install and operate a variety of building management systems.

The enhanced TAC software combines environmental controls with facility and energy management features into a single, seamlessly interoperable solution. Using the Windows® 2000 operating system for easy interfacing, TAC Vista runs on TCP/IP and standard network equipment, and provides LAN communication via Ethernet® or fiber optics.

Reliable Controls A modular, client/server design also allows facility managers to customize TAC Vista to their own, specific needs. In addition, host workstations can communicate across the Internet as well as via commercial WAN/LAN environments.

According to Lonnie Laue, director of marketing for TAC Americas, TAC Vista is suited for any building management application, regardless of the building’s size, the number of buildings, or how many miles separate them.

Facility operators can respond to critical alarms in seconds, while historical logs and data trending provide system monitoring that is both reliable and flexible. With TAC Vista, customers are equipped for early, accurate decision-making, enabling them to plan for the future in terms of operational costs, energy management and facility analysis.

About TAC Based in Malmö, Sweden, TAC is a leading provider of information technology for building management. TAC’s products and services offer a number of advantages, including security, energy savings, flexibility, reduced operating costs and user-friendly operation.

North American headquarters are in Dallas, and headquarters for the Asia-Pacific region are in Perth, Australia.

With more than 2,000 employees, the company serves markets worldwide through 250 subsidiaries and partners in 70 countries. TAC is owned by EQT, a Swedish investment company that focuses on emerging companies exhibiting strong growth potential. More information is available at www.tac.com 


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