What motivates dealers to migrate towards your solution?
IT savvy dealers and integrators are looking for an easy to install, scalable and robust solution that leverages the IT infrastructure. These dealers are able to deploy Intelli-M at a lower cost per door than traditional access control system allowing each installation to be more profitable to them.
What is the typical deployment configuration?
PoE controllers are installed at the door and wired directly to the door components. They are then managed over the network by our browser-based software platform, Intelli-M Access.
When does it become advisable to use your software?
Anytime you want to manage multiple doors from your desktop and have a single cardholder database, using Intelli-M Access software makes sense and is a great value.
What is the warranty?
infinias hardware products come with a two-year warranty; the software comes with a one-year warranty.
How's your tech support?
Our tech support group is based in Indianapolis, IN, and provides phone support from 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Eastern standard time. We then have after hours support until 8 p.m. EST.
Intelli-M® eIDC Product Features include:
• PoE (Power over Ethernet) carries both data and power for the controller and peripheral door hardware
• Peer-to-Peer Communication keeps data flowing even if a server connection is interrupted
• 100% Distributed Intelligence
• Small Form Factor makes installation in tight spaces easy
• 3-State Alarm Monitoring for Normally Open, Normally Closed, and Trouble (either cut or short)
• 16,000 Local Event Buffering
• 2 Reader Ports support proximity readers with or without keypads, or any logic device (such as an Egress Button or REX Device) that provides a combination of control of both entrance and exit for a single door
• Supports DHCP and Static IP addresses
• AES (Advanced Encryption Standard) 128-bit Encryption
• Embedded Web Server provides complete control of the device without the need for a server for stand-alone doors
• Integrated, Non-mechanical, Infrared Tamper Sensor for high reliability and precision
• Built-in Warning Buzzer provides a local alarm without requiring an external alarm device
TQ&A Alarm Lock’s Bob Swoope
Alarm Lock is a pioneer in standalone electronic access control. They recently introduced a wireless version of the Trilogy, and we contacted sales manager Bob Swoope for a product update.
How long has the PDL6100 (NETWORX) been out?
Networx went through five years of testing and development, including one year of in field Beta Testing prior to the April 2009 release to the market
How has it been received by dealers and end-users?
Extremely well, we have a much diversified list on end users with installed product. Especially popular are these three features: Schools and universities have been very keen on Networx’s systemwide 10-second global lockdown/unlock, activated from any lock or their network’s PC. Scores of hospital administrators noted they like the ability to Remotely Manage their systems, 24/7, via VPN-connection; and, all end users and locksmiths have been impressed by Networx exceptional, unsurpassed battery life, exceeding five years.
In which markets is it finding acceptance?
Virtually all markets where access is necessary and budgets are tight – that’s pretty much everywhere. However we’ve seen particularly strong acceptance in Healthcare, Education, Government, HOA, Property Management, Churches, Fire Department, Police Departments, Tele-Communication, Municipalities, Corporations, Industrial, Manufacturing to name a few.
Is it easy to deploy?
Extremely! The Trilogy Networx install very much like standard Trilogys and can operate as standalones until networking is done. Their Gateway simply plugs into the end user’s existing LAN or WAN and then the FREE DL Windows Software is loaded on a PC connected to the same LAN/Wan where both Trilogy Networx and original Trilogy locks share one common database. Another plus, Networx keeps both equipment and labor costs down—there are no repeaters -- No hardwiring to server; No extra power supplies, No access panels and up to 63 Networx locks and a PC communicate wirelessly, AES-encrypted thru a single 900MHz bidirectional gateway.