PIN/Proximity Card Reader enables secure, keyless entry.

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Self-contained EA-P1 facilitates transition from mechanical to electronic access while increasing security. LED and audible beeper provide feedback during software-free programming, and programmable output timing supports multiple access arrangements. Able to accommodate multiple users via support for up to 5 unique PIN codes and 9,999 proximity cards, access management solution also includes relay output that integrates directly with electronic locks.

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Self-Contained PIN/Proximity Reader from Southco Enables Keyless Entry for Simplified, Secure Access Management

Concordville, PA, November 27, 2009-The Southco® EA-P1 PIN/proximity card reader enables keyless entry in a self-contained unit for simplified access management. The reader provides increased security over mechanical access systems, and the cost-effective combination reader is designed for use with all Southco electromechanical latches.

Easy to install, program and use, the self-contained EA-P1 unit simplifies the transition from mechanical to electronic access. An LED and audible beeper provides feedback during software-free programming, and the flexible PIN/proximity card combination accommodates multiple users with up to five unique PIN codes and 9,999 proximity cards. A relay output integrates directly with electronic locks, and programmable output timing enables multiple access arrangements. Useful industry wide, the plug-and-play reader's functionality makes it an ideal solution for enclosures, medical equipment, self-service applications and secure storage environments.

For more information about the functionality and possibilities of the EA-P1 PIN/proximity card reader, please visit, e-mail the 24/7 customer service department at, call 610-459-4000; or fax to 610-459-4012.

Southco is a leading global provider of engineered access solutions, including latches, locks, captive fasteners, hinges, handles, and other accessories for applications in the marine, networking, telecommunications, computer, automotive, aerospace, mass transit, off-highway/construction, RV/caravan, industrial machinery and HVAC industries.

Southco is strongly focused on customized engineering solutions and global support for its key customers. The company aspires to be a virtual engineering center for its customers' engineered-access solutions and is committed to providing outstanding quality and overall satisfaction. Southco's promise to its customers is to connect, create and innovate to provide the best solution for every access engineering problem.

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