Synergis™ Softwire is the access control software developed by Genetec Inc. to run on a variety of IP-ready security appliances. Synergis™ Softwire lets these appliances communicate with third-party interface modules. A security appliance running Synergis™ Softwire can be enrolled as an access control unit in Security Center.
About Synergis™ appliance
A Synergis™ appliance is an IP-ready security appliance manufactured by Genetec Inc. that is dedicated to access control functions. All Synergis™ appliances come preinstalled with Synergis™ Softwire and can be enrolled as access control units in Security Center.
To learn more about the Synergis™ appliances and how they fit into the overall Synergis™ IP access control system architecture, visit our website at www.genetec.com.
About interface modules
An interface module is a third-party security device that communicates with an access control unit over IP or RS-485, and provides additional input, output, and reader connections to the unit.
In the context of Synergis™ Softwire integration, interface modules are hardware devices that communicate directly with the Synergis™ appliance. These devices can be intelligent controllers, such as the Mercury EP or LP controllers; sub-panels, such as the HID VertX downstream panels; or readers, such as the STid readers.