DC Gate Operators feature heavy-duty gearbox.

Press Release Summary:

Utilizing APeX(TM) gate controller, SLD Slide Gate Operator and SWD Swing Gate Operator meet multi-family, commercial, and residential needs without adding extra options. Model SLD offers high-speed output of 11 ips, while Model SWD features torque limiter that prevents damage to gate or operator in event of collision or obstruction. Both include soft-start and soft-stop features with integrated battery backup.

Original Press Release:

Linear Introduces Upgraded Line of Dual-Purpose, Residential Commercial, and Multi-Family Duty Swing and Slide Gate Operators

CARLSBAD, Calif. (May 6, 2008) - Linear LLC, an innovator in access control products and gate and door operator systems, today announced the release of its upgraded SLD and SWD commercial-grade swing and slide DC gate operators. Both gate operators have been upgraded with a heavy-duty (Grade 60) gearbox, while the SWD has a torque limiter and the SLD includes a higher speed output (11 inches per second). Both units are now designed to utilize Linear's new APeX(TM) gate controller, which features a streamlined design and improved diagnostics and communications.

The SLD slide gate operator and SWD swing gate operator have been redesigned to give door dealers and installers a single solution to meet their multi-family, commercial and residential needs without ordering extra options or changing the price of the units. The operators include soft-start and soft-stop features with integrated battery backup so they will continue to function in case of a power outage. The SLD and SWD both have stronger gearing, and the SWD has a torque-limiting device that prevents damage to the gate or operator in the event of a collision or obstruction.

"These two new gate operators now allow dealers and distributors to stock a single Linear product for their multi-family, commercial and residential needs," said Larry Foisie, Vice President of Entry System Sales for Linear LLC. "These operators are hardier, more robust, and include DC battery backup standard, so we can offer the market a single-source solution for all their DC swing and slide gate operator needs."

The new APeX gate controller has been designed to operate with Linear's slide, swing, and barrier gate operators. With the APeX, installers can use a single controller for virtually any gate application, with auxiliary relays to accommodate ticket dispensers, alarms, strobes, etc. It features on-board, low-voltage surge protection for lightning protection on all inputs. It also has plug-in loop detector capability (open, shadow/reset, reversing), as well as pluggable, European-style field wiring connectors. There are 16 LED diagnostic lights and dual seven-segment LED displays for programming and diagnostics. The built-in MegaCode radio can program up to 40 handheld transmitters and two MGT gate edge transmitters. An integrated three-button station (momentary contact: Open, Close, Stop) is also included.

To simplify dual gate installation and operation, the APeX is networkable and allows accessory devices to be wired to either machine in a dual gate application. The APeX controller also features automatically resetting fuses, and there are no dipswitches or potentiometers to set.

For more information about Linear's complete line of door and gate operators and access control products, visit the company online at www.linearcorp.com.

About Linear LLC
Linear LLC is a pioneer in engineered radio frequency (RF) products and is a major supplier of wireless residential security systems, access control, intercoms, garage door operators, gate operators, short- and long-range radio remote controls, and medical/emergency reporting systems. In recent years the company, through acquisition, has expanded into a wide range of consumer electronics, including whole-house audio/video distribution systems, central vacuum systems, music/communications systems, speaker systems, and structured wiring systems. For more information contact Linear LLC, 1950 Camino Vida Roble, Suite 150, Carlsbad, CA 92008, (760) 438-7000 or www.linearcorp.com.

Larry Foise
Vice President of Sales
Linear LLC

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