Linear's AM/II, AE-1, and AE-2 Serving Access Control Market Since 1996 Are Now Discontinued


Next-generation AM3Plus, AE1000Plus and AE2000Plus Now Available with Enhanced Feature Set and Programming Flexibility

CARLSBAD, Calif., Aug. 26 / -- Linear LLC, an innovator in telephone entry, access control, gate operator and radio control products, today announced that its AM/II, AE-1 and AE-2, which have been serving access control market needs since 1996, will be discontinued because their key components are no longer available. Linear has notified its market partners of this change and assured them that Linear will continue to support replacement of the AM/II and internal components of the AE-1 and AE-2 for approximately seven years, depending upon availability.

For new installations, Linear recommends using its next generation of telephone entry and access control products, the Plus series; AM3Plus, AE1000Plus and AE2000Plus. Most dealers, installers and distributors are already familiar with Linear's Plus products and have installed them for past four years because they appreciate their enhanced feature set, including:

o Programming flexibility using the local keypad, a dedicated PC, or any
PC;
o Generous user and credential capacity;
o Telephone Entry Systems and Access Controllers that are both
networkable and expandable to 64 panels;
o Easier data entry including the ability to add single- or block-coded
credentials;
o A 33.6Kbps speed modem; and
o Support for multiple door peripheral connections.

Some installers may consider upgrading AM/II-, AE-1- and AE-2-based installations with like Plus products. In such cases, Linear's AccessBase2000 software for the Plus products allows database conversion when all units within the network are upgraded with Plus products.

The following table provides a general guideline to help installers and dealers select the appropriate Plus products for future installations:

Model to be discontinued on 8/15/2008         Plus Products
AE-1 AE1000Plus
AE-2 AE2000Plus
AM/II AM3Plus

"Our telephone entry and access control products have remained quite popular, and Linear appreciates the loyalty and long-term relationships we have established with our family of access control dealers, installers, and distributors," said Larry Foisie, Vice President of Sales for Linear Entry Systems. "Now with local keypad programming capability added to our Plus products, our partners recognize increased value and programming simplicity with our family of telephone entry and access products."

Please contact Linear Tech Service or a local sales representative for additional information as to how Linear can meet your complete access control needs. You also can visit Linear on the web at http://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, intercom, residential garage door operator, commercial door operator gate operator, short- and long-range radio remote control, medical/emergency reporting systems, and central vacuum systems solutions. 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 92008-6517, (760) 438-7000 or http://www.linearcorp.com/.

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Source: Linear LLC

CONTACT: Larry Foisie, Vice President of Sales, Entry Systems of Linear LLC, 1-800-421-1587, ext. 151, lfoisie@linearcorp.com; or Tom Woolf, Director of PR Gumas Advertising, +1-415-259-5638, twoolf@gumas.com, for Linear LLC

Web site: http://www.linearcorp.com/

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