E-Plex 5800 Series Meets FIPS 201 Requirements

The E-Plex 5800 series is an economical solution to online systems which may not be practical or affordable in many applications.

E-Plex 5800 offers the patent pending Lectrobolt which eliminates the need for wires to be run through the door for installation. Power is carried from the power source to the electronics via special bolts which also physically secure the device to the door. This feature makes deployment faster and more reliable.


To further speed deployment, and provide more value to the end-users, the LearnLok feature permits enrollment of up to 300 cards right at the door without software or additional accessories.

If at any time the end-user needs to upgrade the security on the door with audits, schedules, time zones etc, the security management of the opening can be upgraded to a Kaba software managed solution. This will increase the user capacity of the E-Plex 5800 PACS to 3,000 users.

The E-Plex 5800 PACS is available in different configurations: Cylindrical, Mortise, Exit Trim, Back-to-back, and Standalone Access Controller (SAC). SAC is used where external electric locking devices are required.

Units are field handable and will fit on most interior or exterior wood or steel core interior or exterior doors. An optional remote unlock feature is available. Mechanical key override is available as an option.

Most keyways and interchangeable core types are supported. The E-Plex 5800 PACS exit trim models are compatible with most exit devices.

The use of the mechanical override is recorded on the activity log. The E-PLEX 5800 PACS may be configured for entry privacy or residence function. Note that a thumb turn is required for privacy and residential functions.


The following three levels of operation are supported depending on the security environment in which the lock is deployed: Learnlok Mode; FIPS General PACS Software, and FIPS High Assurance Software.

LearnLok requires no external accessories and up to 300 users may be enrolled right at the door. If an audit trail is desired, an inexpensive interface unit may be used, and the E-Plex retains the most current 30,000 events for offload.

The new LearnLok Auditor Kit works with not only the E-Plex 5800, but also the e5700 and the future e5600 series.

The solution includes an ActiSys USB-IrDAadapter, and a Kaba USB Memory Drive.

The end-user may provide a laptop or netbook locally. The LearnLok Kit is Windows compatible, but if in doubt check with Kaba to confirm your devices are supported.

Operation involves plugging the two USB devices into your laptop or netbook, and visiting the door(s) to be managed. The IrDA communicates with the IrDA window on the E-Plex.

If updating from LearnLok operation, this system retains your existing card-user database.

FIPS 201 identifies the following four primary parties in the personal identity verification (PIV) process.

Applicant: The individual who needs the ID.

Sponsor: The entity within the agency that sponsors or approves the applicant.

Registrar: Responsible for the processing approved PIV card requests: validating the identity of the applicant and conducting background checks.

Issuer: Personalizes the PIV card and delivers it to the applicant.

The second stage of PIV involves the addition of a digital signatory and authentication certification authority.

Identity proofing and registration requires the in-person appearance of the applicant to the registrar enrollment station with two forms of I-9 approved identification, referred to as breeder documents. These documents go through a document proofing process that authenticates them. Biometric information is also captured including fingerprints and facial photograph.

The FIPS General & High Assurance Software may be used single PC or networkable.

The FIPS-General version of the software will authenticate the card locally during the card enrollment process.

The card enrollment is accomplished using a Kaba recommended smart card enroller.

In FIPS-General, the software:

Validates the Personal Identity Verification (PIV) Authentication Certificate and signed CHUID signature which contains the FASC-N to make sure that the credential has not been modified.

Requires the card holder to enter her/his personal FIPS card PIN to make sure that the card belongs to the person presenting it during enrollment (eg., the card is not a stolen one).

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