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Mercury Launches New Linux Intelligent Controller Line

July 11, 2018

Mercury Launches New Linux Intelligent Controller Line That Delivers on Its Vision to Enable Open, Flexible and Secure Access Control Systems



New LP intelligent controller series offers advanced security, enhanced performance and extensive third-party integration
support for a wide range of complimentary applications.


Long Beach, CA – July 11, 2018 – Building upon the proven success of its open architecture series controllers, Mercury Security, a global leader in OEM access control hardware and part of HID Global, today launched its next-generation LP intelligent controller platform built on the Linux operating system. The new controllers offer advanced security and performance, plus extensive support for third-party applications and integrations—delivered on an identical form factor that enables seamless upgrades for existing Mercury based deployments.

“As the industry leader in open platform hardware that addresses the diverse set of access control requirements, Mercury is defined by our ability to offer relevant solutions that meet the future needs of our partners and their customers,” said Matthew Barnette, President of Mercury Security.  “Our new LP controllers mark a major step in forwarding our long-term vision of providing open architecture-based access control systems, especially in today’s new era of technologies and applications that are being used in smarter and more connected environments.”

Mercury’s flexible LP controller family brings a game-changing level of extensibility and value to security and IT departments constantly seeking to stay ahead of the vast changes in technology. Its multi-device and third-party application integration capabilities allow organizations to easily integrate wireless locks, destination dispatch elevator controllers, intelligent power supplies and strong authentication for FIPS-201 government applications.

In addition, the LP controller platform dramatically improves overall system security through stronger encryption, IT standards support, and OSDP support to protect reader connectivity and extended applications with Secure Channel. Plus, the controllers’ embedded crypto memory chip provides an extra layer of protection for encrypted data-at-rest applications—allowing customers to significantly increase their security.  Combining these features with an improved processor, the powerful new LP controller line also delivers unrivaled capacity and speed.

Mercury’s new controller line includes the LP4502, LP1501, LP1502 and LP2500 to offer the greatest flexibility for OEMs, channel partners and end customers to choose the controller configuration that best fits their needs. Partners and end customers can benefit from LP controllers in new access control systems or they can be used for seamless plug-and-play upgrades from Mercury’s existing EP series controllers.


The LP controllers feature Mercury’s new “red board” design and are available through the Mercury partner network. Click here for more product information.

About Mercury Security

Mercury Security (, part of HID Global, is the global leader in the supply of OEM access control hardware with the largest installed base of over three million panels sold. With over 25 years in the market, Mercury provides open platform hardware that addresses the full spectrum of access control requirements. This ensures OEM partners, installers and end customers spanning virtually all vertical markets can select from a variety of Authentic Mercury solutions to meet their needs.