Network Controller provides IP based access control.
April 9, 2008 -
Offering PoE support for controller, reader, and door release, Symmetry Edge Network Controller provides up to 700 mA of power, eliminating need for separate power supply. Utilizing on-board LAN interface, it supports up to 50,000 credentials and 10,500 off-line transactions. Unit can be surface or wall switch mounted on secure side of door, and supports full range of reading technologies including magnetic stripe, smart card, proximity, biometrics, and Wiegand.
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Torrance, CA, 90501
Symmetry Edge Network Controller Provides IP Distributed Intelligence at the Door
Torrance, CA, April 2, 2008 - AMAG Technology's revolutionary new Symmetry Edge Network Controller provides IP distributed intelligence at the door for a complete IP based access control solution that operates with the Symmetry Security Management System (SMS).
The Symmetry Edge Network Controller utilizes Power over Ethernet (PoE), providing up to 700 mA of power. This eliminates a separate power supply, excessive cable usage and provides cost savings.
The Symmetry Edge Network Controller operates as the controller, but provides access control capabilities at the edge of the network. Every function is controlled at the door, rather than going back to a main intelligent controller.
It supports up to 50,000 credentials and 10,500 off-line transactions. It is supported by version 6.02 or later of Symmetry Business, Professional or Enterprise Security Management Software. A separate Symmetry Homeland version is also available.
The Symmetry Edge Network Controller reduces installation costs dramatically by utilizing an on-board LAN interface and removes the need for a separate power feed for the reader and lock. Direct network discovery and programming using Symmetry SMS will save Symmetry Authorized Resellers installation time and allow them to bid more competitively.
The Symmetry Edge Network Controller supports a full range of reading technologies including magnetic stripe, smart card, proximity, biometrics and Wiegand.
Symmetry Edge Network Controller features and benefits include:
o Power over Ethernet (PoE) support for controller, reader and door release
o Connects to Symmetry Security Management System on the IP network
o Lower installation cost
o Switch selectable support for secure Symmetry 20mA or Wiegand reader communications
o Surface or wall switch mounted on secure side of door
o Accelerated network card download
o Optional local power input where PoE not available
o Supports network discovery, DHCP, DNS and static IP addresses
o Optional mounting inside traditional steel MultiNODE enclosure
"In line with AMAG's open architecture philosophy, the Symmetry Edge Network Controller is managed by the Symmetry SMS and is well-matched for today's IT-centric security environment," said AMAG Technology President, Bob Sawyer. "It can integrate with any of AMAG's best-in-breed technology partners to provide a flexible, fully featured security management solution."
For more information about AMAG Technology's Symmetry Edge Network Controller or Symmetry Product Portfolio, visit www.amag.com.
About AMAG Technology
AMAG Technology's Symmetry Security Management Solutions can be found in a wide spectrum of markets: government, commercial, education, transportation, healthcare, retail and banking. Based out of Torrance, California with sales and support located throughout the US, AMAG sells its products through its valued resellers throughout North America. AMAG Technology is part of G4Tec, a leading manufacturer of scalable, integrated security management systems headquartered in Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, England. AMAG Technology has been at the leading edge of access control technology for over 30 years. Here today, from tomorrow - Symmetry(TM).
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