Toronto, Canada (RFID World) – GAO RFID has released a Wiegand-to-Ethernet RFID controller ideal for door access applications. This network access controller is able to connect to any kind of Wiegand reader such as magnetic stripe reader, RFID reader or fingerprint reader.

This Wiegand-to-Ethernet smart RFID controller, model 491018, features central control and communicates with a network server using RCP or UDP protocol for easy overview of access events. This programmable control unit provides a Wiegand port and a 10/100 Base Ethernet port for communication. It offers a master card for appending or deleting visitor’s access privileges directly from the external reader and can thus act independently without connection to a network or PC. Two input sensors detect unlocked door and exit button pressed. Two relay outputs for external alarm and electric lock are provided.

The controller has a door left open alarm function and is available with separate control unit and reader for higher security demands.

This Wiegand-to-Ethernet smart RFID controller belongs to GAO’s family of RFID Peripherals. The line includes a wide variety of RFID readers to meet customers’ different needs. Some similar products are offered for selection such as RFID Dock Door Portal which features fast and simple installation and convenient access to AC power, LAN and accessory connections through an easily removable plate on top of the body, RFID Enabled Parking Barrier Gate which offers cost effective control of vehicle access for 10 to 20 foot lanes and is extremely dependable and reliable while providing advanced safety feature for both vehicles and pedestrians, and RFID Reader Gateway which is able to collect, filter, and edit data from diverse kinds of readers and store tag data to a host system via Ethernet, USB, serial port, WLAN and GPRS/GSM.

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