Software House adds single-reader controller to iSTAR family

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Software House have launched the iSTAR Single-Reader Controller, which is designed to offer space and cost-saving options for small to mid-size installations.

The iSTAR Single-Reader Controller is a natural extension of the current portfolio of 2- and 4-reader iSTAR Edge models.

Suitable for space-saving placement above or near the door, the iSTAR Edge Single-Reader Controller can be clustered with other iSTAR models, including the iSTAR eX and iSTAR Pro, to provide advanced peer-to-peer communication, intrusion zones, keypad commands, extended card formats, advanced door monitoring and anti-passback.

Like the other iSTAR Edge devices, the Single-Reader version utilises Power over Ethernet (PoE) to leverage existing network infrastructure, which dramatically reduces installation costs. iSTAR Edge increases overall system reliability by providing localised decision-making at each door with a robust local cardholder storage capability of more than 400,000 cardholders, along with local alarm and transaction buffering.

“As part of an end-to-end system, the iSTAR Edge Single-Reader Controller provides a cost-effective and highly functional solution for customers looking to use their existing infrastructure to secure smaller offices or areas within a larger corporate setting,” said Rafael Schrijvers, Product Marketing Manager, Tyco Security Products EMEA.

Other key features of the iSTAR Edge Single-Reader Controller include four supervised inputs onboard; two wet/dry relay outputs with selectable lock voltage; dedicated input for fire alarm interlock; and local display to assist in startup and diagnostics. It is also FIPS 201 compliant, making it an option for government smart card installations.

For more information on the iSTAR Edge Single-Reader Controller, please visit www.swhouse.com.

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