Genetec of Montreal, Quebec, Canada, has introduced the Synergis Master Controller, an intelligent IP controller based on open architecture and designed to address customer demand for nonproprietary access control solutions. The controller will support access control hardware from leading vendors including HID Global and Mercury Security. The Synergis access control system provides real-time monitoring of access events and alarms, as well as cardholder management and reporting. It enables users to centrally manage and configure cardholders and credentials across multiple distributed sites. It also allows customers to leverage a corporate or security network to transition to a fully IP-based system.