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An Exciting New Year at Millennium Group!

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And Just Like That its 2018!

 

Although we started the year with the Northeast in the deep freeze (I swear I saw a Polar Bear in Boston on New Years Eve) we took comfort in the fact that  the New England Patriots clinching home field advantage and are looking like strong Super Bowl contenders!  But with the Holidays a fading memory and everyone getting down the business of the winter grind, I wanted to share with you some of the things we have planned for the year.

 

The core of our strategy is to create tangible business value for our dealer partners by offering true Enterprise Class Access Control that is both highly capable and feature rich, but also simple to install and maintain.  We also recognize that your time is the most valuable and limited resource you have, and continue to work to make improvements in our total customer service and technical support experience to ensure that every minute you generously spend with us is a worthwhile investment for you.

 

While strategy is great, where the rubber really meets the road is the tangible actions we plan to take to deliver on this vision.  Luckily, because of the hard work of the team, we have a whole bunch of them planned!

 

Renewed Emphasis on Demand Generation – We recognize that the most important and direct value you derive from your relationship with Millennium is the opportunity to grow your installed base of customers.  We’ve made a significant investment in identifying, nurturing and qualifying leads to improve your project win rate.

 

Expansion of our Sales Presence –  Relationships are essential to every business, and the best relationships are those where there is mutual value creation.  To help provide a higher level of service we will be systematically expanding our sales presence.

 

Dealer Council – We are in the process of forming a dealer council to ensure that our channel partners have a direct and unified voice into the Millennium Product and Business strategy.

 

Updated Price Book – More than just an update, in the coming weeks we will be publishing a completely new catalog that will greatly simplify the configuration and pricing our product offering.  Our goal is to allow our dealers to work up Millennium product budgetary pricing for most opportunities in under 10 minutes.

 

Expanded Pre-Engineered Offering – Last year we introduced our Tellus and Ventus offering.  Coming later this quarter we will be announcing a significant expansion on this key portion of our Portfolio.  This expansion is focused on significantly reducing the time, cost and complexity of access control solutions up to 32 doors.

 

Expanded Integrations for our Engineered Offering – In all of that we certainly haven’t ignored our traditional engineered system customers.  We continue to deliver on our commitment to monthly software updates, with many new features and integrations planned for Millennium Ultra over the course of the year.

 

I would be remiss if I didn’t close with a Thank You to our Dealer and End User customers, as without you none of the above would be possible.  I’m excited about the opportunity that is in front of us for 2018 and look forward to working with all of you to deliver a fantastic year.

 

 

Sincerely,
David J. LeBlanc
President
Millennium Group Inc

Be Ready for WAPAC End of Support & Take Advantage of our Migration Program

Microsoft Windows Related Update to Millennium Ultra

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Mid-Cycle Millennium Ultra Software Update Related to Changes to Microsoft Windows

Millennium Ultra Version 2.3.1

The most recent round of patches by Microsoft resulted in changes that cause Windows Defender to identify certain services used by Millennium Ultra as potentially malicious.  We have completed a full analysis and determined no malicious code exists and this is a the result of algorithmic changes by Microsoft.  Depending upon your particular security environment in some instances this could block access to the Ultra Web Client.

This update includes adjustment to eliminate the identification of the code as potentially malicious and restore access to the web client.

WAPAC Hardware Inventory Clearance

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Clearing out the inventory, 25% discount on WAPAC Hardware!!!

After more than 30 years, due to the age and limited availability of key components WAPAC hardware will be no longer available for sale effective December 31, 2017.  Additionally, as the supporting software has been out of development for several years we will also cease support for existing WAPAC sites

To help customers that have not completed their migration and want to ensure they have adequate spares to maintain their system from now until the end of the year, or until our inventory is gone,  we are offering a 25% discount on WAPAC Hardware.

See the full end of life and migration program notice HERE

Be Ready for WAPAC End of Support & Take Advantage of our Migration Program

Announcing the Availability of Millennium Ultra Version 2.3.0

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Our November software release is now available for download  by authorized dealers.

Millennium Ultra Version 2.3.0

Version 2.3.0 includes several bug fixes and enhancements associated with the management of larger systems.
Notable changes include;
  • Corrections to the database backup process to ensure proper backup of databases larger than 1 GB.
  • Adjustments to the Grouped Command user interface to improve usability
  • Enhancements to the cardholder import page to allow for alphabetical sorting of cardholders by tenant

Announcing updated E-Series Firmware

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As part of our November software release we have updated the E-Series firmware to improve system performance.  This update is now available for download  by authorized dealers.

Millennium ESCU, EDCD, and NetDCD Firmware Version 6D build 5

Enhancements and bug fixes in this release include;
  • Correction to the treatment of relay 2 during door forced events to return the relay to its initial state after a preconfigured time interval
  • Optimization of communication algorithm to improve responsiveness in low quality network environments
  • Corrected a time synchronization error effecting legacy Enterprise and Expert System Users

Announcing the Availability of Millennium Ultra Version 2.1.1

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Our September software release is now available for download  by authorized dealers.

Millennium Ultra Version 2.1.1

Version 2.1.1 includes several enhancements designed to improve security and simplify the process of updating Millennium Ultra to ensure users are able to keep their systems up to date.
Notable changes include;
  • Tranport Layer Security (TLS) 1.2 is now enabled by default during installation
  • Ultra can now be entirely updated from within the windows client, access to the host server is no longer necessary

New How To Video Content in Dealer Knowledge Base

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New Content in our Dealer Knowledge Base

To better meet the needs of our dealers, we’ve added our first “how to” video demonstrating how to create doors with time periods in Millennium Ultra to the Dealer Knowledge Base.  These short (less than five minute) videos are intended to provide helpful guidance and tips related to commonly performed tasks associated with our products.  Check back frequently as we will be significantly expanding this content over the coming weeks!

WAPAC End of Life and End of Support Fast Approaching

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December 31st, 2017 is the last day of availability and support for legacy WAPAC hardware

After more than 30 years, due to the age and limited availability of key components WAPAC hardware will be no longer available for sale effective December 31, 2017.  Additionally, as the supporting software has been out of development for several years we will also cease support for existing WAPAC sites

To help our dealers and end users migrate to the latest state of the art Millennium platform, we are offering a 20% discount on E-series door controllers for legacy WAPAC sites.

See the full end of life and migration program notice HERE

Be Ready for WAPAC End of Support & Take Advantage of our Migration Program

Updated Millennium Specification Langauge

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Announcing Updated Specification Language for Millennium Ultra Access Control Systems

Specifiers are busy and time is valuable.  Let us take the headache out of creating detailed specification language for your next access control project.  Download our latest specification for Millennium Ultra and make sure your next project is trouble free!

Download our Latest Specification

Announcing Ultra Integration with DMP XR Series Intrusion Panels

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Millennium Ultra now integrates with DMP XR150/XR550 intrusion panels

Millennium is pleased to announce that Millennium Ultra is now fully integrated and compatible with DMP XR Series Panels.  This integration will allow users to arm and disarm security systems with a simple card swipe.  Additionally, system operators can have a single unified view of access and intrusion events.

Contact your local Millennium Sales representative for more information