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Jupiter Systems Delivers Powerful Security Enhancements With Controlpoint™ 3.0 Display Wall Management Suite
Posted on Monday, October 1, 2012
Company demonstrates ControlPoint Security™ software suite with user authentication, access management, wall segmentation and forensic logging of display wall operations to leading global security experts
Product featured at Feria Internacional de Bogota, Jupiter Booth Number 06-02-339
October 1, 2012, Coferia, Bogota Colombia—Jupiter Systems, the industry leader in visualization and collaboration solutions for display walls and networked PCs, showed ControlPoint™ 3.0, the display wall management suite for its Fusion Catalyst and VizionPlus II display wall processors, to security professionals representing commercial and government entities around the world.  ControlPoint Security™ is a NERC-compliant set of security tools providing user authentication, access management, wall segmentation, and forensic logging of display wall operations.  ControlPoint™ 3.0 with ControlPoint Security™ is now available for all Fusion Catalyst and VizionPlus II display wall processors.
“In applications that include traffic management, emergency operations, electrical power generation and transmission, process control, military operations, law enforcement, and physical security, system managers need to control who can access the display wall system and which aspects of operational control are available to them,” said Brady O. Bruce, Jupiter’s Vice President of Marketing and Strategic Alliances. “The ability to record actions and analyze them for forensic purposes is essential. ControlPoint Security has all of the features that security-focused enterprises want in a display wall management solution.”
Airtight Security
ControlPoint Security allows managers to create discrete management and access permissions for wall segments, layouts, inputs, applications, and remote cursor control. For example, a system administrator can restrict user control over any rectangular region of the display wall based on login credentials.
ControlPoint Security’s Windows Authentication option features automatic ControlPoint Server discovery in an Active Directory environment. Secure login is accomplished using the standard user name and password controlled by the customer’s IT department, supporting Windows Single Sign-On (SSO). Security at the group level provides the system administrator with easier and more flexible security and access administration.
In environments without network access to a Windows Active Directory Server, Simple Authentication can be employed. Simple Authentication employs a user name-only database in the ControlPoint Server to identify users. This method allows for easy integration with touch panels and programming scripts.
ControlPoint 3.0—The Leading Control Suite for Display Walls
ControlPoint 3.0 is the most fully featured display wall management suite anywhere. For more than a decade, it has been the go-to solution for thousands of the best installations around the world. A complete, integrated and intuitive software solution for the control and management of the display wall processor, ControlPoint includes a robust client/server application, an easy-to-use drag-and-drop GUI, device drivers, protocols, and a full API. The addition of ControlPoint Security™, a NERC-compliant application for managing system access and tracking system use, further enhances its value.
ControlPoint is a client/server based system. The server resides on the Fusion Catalyst or VizionPlus II processor, directly accessing hardware functionality. The client is installed on a network accessible PC running Windows Vista or Windows 7. The ControlPoint client and server communicate over a TCP/IP connection using the open, clear-text ControlPoint Protocol. The depth of control, extensibility, and ease of use are unmatched in any other display wall product. And because ControlPoint is designed by the same Jupiter team that designs the processor hardware, its integration with every aspect of the system’s features, functions, and operating system is seamless.
ControlPoint Is Powerful
ControlPoint protocol and supporting APIs can be used for custom applications and control. Simple applications using JavaScript and HTML can be generated in minutes. Using the ControlPoint API, the complete power of the Fusion Catalyst or VizionPlus II processor is available to those who want a customized interface and complete control. An RS-232 gateway is provided for devices requiring serial communication.
ControlPoint Defines Ease of Use
ControlPoint offers an object-based, drag-and-drop interface. Defined objects such as DVI, RGB, HD and SD Video inputs; streaming video inputs; Web browsers; image viewers; and local and remote application windows can be dragged and dropped onto the display wall mimic. Setting up complex combinations of graphical and real-time data is simple, quick and intuitive. Toolbar shortcuts to commonly used functionality make operations even more convenient.
ControlPoint also provides the ability to save the state of the display wall into a layout stored on the display wall processor and to quickly recall saved layouts directly from the user interface or from user-assignable hotkeys. Large hard disk drives and solid state disk drives on Fusion Catalyst and VizionPlus II display wall processors provide ample room to build and store layouts for every conceivable scenario.