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Engineering Article Round Up

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In case you missed it, we would like to share a few recent articles by Southco thought leaders that showcase our diverse engineering and technology expertise.

Check out the following stories our Engineering Article Roundup to learn more about the latest technologies and application design solutions.

  1. How to Tailor Electronic Locks to Your Application

In this in depth article, Steve Spatig, General Manager of Electronic Access Solutions explains how to navigate the broad range of electronic locking and latching options available, and which level of functionality and built-in intelligence is most appropriate for different applications.

According to Spatig: “Knowing how the enclosure will likely be accessed in a given application provides the best way for determining the most logical solution. Understanding the application and level of control needed lets designers choose appropriate lock features and control requirements.”

Read more at http://machinedesign.com/fasteners/how-tailor-electronic-locks-your-applications

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  1. Electronic Access Solutions – Design Considerations for Your Data Center

Every data center has a unique set of security requirements, and the ability to tailor electronic access solutions to a data center’s existing infrastructure is critical. Steve Spatig explores solutions that address the common scenarios that data center managers face when integrating electronic access systems at the rack level .

“A wide range of rack level security options are available, from basic standalone units to fully IP-based networked solutions that can be integrated with remote access control devices and wireless, cloud-based systems. In all cases, the electronic lock itself is the most critical system element and should be selected with systems integration requirements in mind,” said Spatig.

Read more at http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/webcom/ep_2015fall/#/10

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  1. Securing Mobile Medical Equipment with Electronic Access

In this article, Steve Spatig discusses how integrating intelligent electronic locking mechanisms into mobile medical equipment, such as medication dispensing carts can significantly improve both security and accountability within the healthcare setting..

According to Spatig: “Security mobile medical equipment not only applies to carts and equipment within a medical facility, it applies to mobile providers of healthcare services as well. Specialty vehicles such as ambulances, mobile medical aid units, and home healthcare service providers operate under the same requirements as hospitals with regard to tracking medications and supplies.”

Read more at  http://issuu.com/wtwhmedia/docs/mdo_big_100_september_9-15/110?e=7799406/30277690

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  1. Electronic Access Solutions Gain Momentum

Steve Spatig discusses how integrating intelligent electronic locking mechanisms into mobile medical equipment, such as medication dispensing carts can significantly improve both security and accountability within the healthcare setting.

According to Spatig: “Security mobile medical equipment not only applies to carts and equipment within a medical facility, it applies to mobile providers of healthcare services as well. Specialty vehicles such as ambulances, mobile medical aid units, and home healthcare service providers operate under the same requirements as hospitals with regard to tracking medications and supplies.”

Read more at  http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/3fa1d0e9#/3fa1d0e9/14

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  1. Managing and Tracking Enclosure Access Remotely with Electronic Access

In this guest blog, Steve Spatig explains how IT managers can protect access to valuable information, while maintaining compliance with industry regulations such as PCI DSS and FISMA, by incorporating electronic access solutions into data center cabinets.

“Electronic access solutions combine intelligent electronic locks with remote monitoring and audit trail to safeguard data at the rack level, while ensuring compliance with industry regulations. When integrated with a building’s existing security system, rack level electronic locks create a facility wide security network can be used to track and manage access,” said Spatig.

Read more at http://www.electronicsprotectionmagazine.com/main/articles/managing-and-tracking-enclosure-access-remotely-with-electronic-access/

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  1. Securing Restricted Information at the Rack Level Within the Data Center

With reports of widespread data breaches in the global spotlight, data centers that store government information are under increasing pressure by regulatory bodies to ensure that access to restricted information is protected. Steve Spatig discusses how data center managers can avoid risks by incorporating intelligent, reliable electronic locking mechanisms at the rack level to protect access to valuable government information.

According to Spatig: “While significant resources are dedicated to fighting online cyber-attacks, physical protection of stored data is equally as important – especially for government bodies.”

Read more at http://gsnmagazine.com/article/44549/securing_restricted_information_rack_level_within

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New Electronic Lock Provides Simplified Electronic Operation

Southco’s new R4-EM 8 Series Electronic Rotary Lock combines the efficient and robust performance of a rotary latch mechanism with simplified DC motor actuation. Flexible, concealed installation provides vandal-resistance and accommodates a variety of cabinet designs. The R4-EM 8 Series is available with or without an extended housing option to accommo

Industry Report: Enhancing Aircraft Cabin Security and Safety

As OEMs concentrate on upgrading cabin interiors with lightweight materials and components, the latest technologies, such as electronically driven locks and latches that can be networked into a plane’s control system offer designers new options for enhanced aircraft cabin security and safety. Incorporating electronically operated locking mechanisms int

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Case Study: AKCP Improves DCIM Security with Southco Electronic Locks

The data center market is constantly expanding as businesses continue to adopt cloud computing within their organizations. With the demand for cloud computing services rapidly increasing, data centers are implementing highly reliable data center infrastructure management (DCIM) solutions to control physical access to the cabinets that secure valuable data.

All-In-One Access: The Self-Contained Electronic Locking System

Southco offers a broad range of electronic access solutions, from electronic locks and latches, such as the R4-EM Electronic Rotary Latch to access control devices, like the EA-KC2 Membrane Keypad. The SC Self-Contained Electronic Locking System is the newest edition to our line of electronic access solutions, combining access control, electronic lock

New Junction Box Facilitates Electronic Access Integration for Server Cabinets

In response to data protection industry regulations, many data centers are networking server racks to their existing security systems to monitor and control physical access to the racks, just as they do for building and room access. Southco’s EA-A01 Security System Integration Kit simplifies the cabling and connections necessary between electronic l

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Did you know that Southco’s thought leaders are often featured in industry publications and online resources around the web? In case you missed it, we would like to share a few recent articles that showcase our diverse engineering and technology expertise and provide value to the markets we serve. Check out the following stories in our Engineering A

Southco Offers Expertise at Local STEM Event

Representatives from Southco's Concordville headquarters recently attended the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Career Night at Delaware County Community College (DCCC) in Media, PA, to create awareness of engineering careers at Southco. The event attracted over 200 people and also featured a keynote speech delivered by Nina Davuluri