Entry-level proximity tag reader

March 2006 Asset Management

Centurion Systems' new Solo, standalone proximity access control reader is packed with features typically reserved for higher-end products but is easy to install, maintain and use.

The Solo reader is based on the new 13,56 MHz RFID technology. This offers the unit excellent tag read range, flexibility for expansion and good longevity in a market that has recently moved away from a dating 125 kHz technology. Centurion Systems' has combined the new 13,56 MHz tag technology with proprietary tag encryption techniques to provide a proximity system that offers true cutting-edge security.

The reader is able to store up to 51 tags. Two of these tags are 'Master' tags used to administer the reader - these tags are fully operational tags. There are a number of ways to learn tags into the reader. 'Quick Learn' is the simplest, and makes the learning of tags into the system a trivial process. It really could not be simpler! In addition to 'Quick Learn', the Solo allows the administrator to selectively add and delete tags. Tags are learnt into numbered memory locations - to delete a tag the administrator simply deletes the numbered memory location of interest.

The reader has a host of features that can be configured through its programming interface. These features include specifying timing parameters such as the relay output pulse time, the 'Door Open Time', the 'Door Pre-Warn Time', the 'Door Open Alarm Time', the 'Door Forced Alarm Time', The Solo reader has a Free-Exit input that can be used to trigger the unit without the use of a tag. For added security, this input can be disabled via the programming interface. An 'Anti-Tamper' switch accessory can be added to the Solo for improved anti-tamper security. There is an open collector alarm output so the reader can drive an external siren or alarm. This output can be programmed to trigger only on certain alarm events. The Solo reader's software can be updated via Centurion's Bootloader Interface Device.

For more information contact Centurion Systems, 011 699 2400, [email protected] or visit www.centsys.co.za


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