LiNC-NXG_PIVLiNC-NXG PIV™ is the next generation of Federal security solution systems, meeting the control and security objectives requirements of FIPS and HSPD-12 standards. LiNC-NXG PIV utilizes identification issued by the Federal departments and agencies for federal employees and contractors for gaining physical access to Federally controlled facilities. LiNC-NXG PIV utilizes PIV Cards with Cardholder Unique Identifiers (CHUID) and includes an element of the Federal Agency Smart Credential Number (FASC-N). LiNC-NXG PIV also provides “personal privacy and confidentiality” of the system and user data.

Selecting the correct system and architecture is perhaps the most important aspect of security system design. LiNC-NXG provides the world’s most flexible security system, utilizing a 100% distributed intelligence network with a fault tolerant architecture. Its open standards system design and software development kit (SDK) enable the communication and software application interfaces to meet your security needs.

LiNC-NXG PIV’s communication architecture is industry unique. PCSC offers the industry’s only Fault Tolerant (FT) controller technology, which provides greater interoperability. The FT architecture delivers unparalleled reliability and responsiveness for LiNC-NXG PIV and its controller network. Whether you rely on the built in peer to peer communication or the robust Ethernet communications, database integrity and security are maintained.


Highly Reliable Security for Government Applications

Fault Tolerant Systems (FTS) Fault tolerance is available in LiNC-NXG™, LiNC-PLUS® and LiNC-XS™ providing the highest level of reliability and scalability for any security application. The FTS is comprised of a Host (LiNC-NXG, LiNC-PLUS or LiNC-XS), a cluster or group of clusters comprising of a Controller (FTC) and Door Interface Module (DIM). If a Fault Tolerant Controller (FTC) becomes unavailable for any reason such as hardware or firmware failure, even during a routine maintenance, an alternate FTC immediately begins providing full service to the network of DIMs. Inherent in the FTA is the process of automatically transferring operations to another FTC, known as “hot fail-over”. The FTC can be designed to support “active/active” or “active/passive” network topologies. The FTA utilizes “Peer-to-Peer” communication techniques, automatic database synchronization amongst the FTC within its network or “Clique”. Features and processes like “Global Anti-passback”, “Global Input/Output” control no longer require a “Host” to be available to make these decisions.