- With a PoE (Power over Ethernet) switch
- From a midspan that injects power just after the switch
- Single port injectors installed locally
- Directly powered with 24 VDC. Maximum PoE cabling distance of 100 meters.
Need to secure a single door? The eIDC is an ideal solution. With an embedded web server and capacity for 8,000 cardholders, there’s no separate server or workstation software. Just browse to the device’s IP address, configure your system and go.
With a 16,000-event rolling storage of events, you can be sure to have the events you need, when you need them.
Executive Team Q&A
Locksmith Ledger interviewed several members of the infinias team about the eIDC. Thanks to Wayne Jared, president; Mike Compton, SVP sales; and Aaron Anderson, product manager, Observint Technologies. Following are Locksmith Ledger’s questions and their answers.
infinias has been around for several years, and recently became a part of Observint. Who exactly is Observint?
Observint Technologies is a manufacturer and provider of cutting-edge, security-related technologies. Observint’s current technology portfolio includes:
infinias – IP-based access control management software, Ethernet-enabled / PoE-powered door controllers, accessories
DIGIOP – video management software platform, purpose-built hybrid & network recording solutions
All Observint technologies are deeply integrated with each other, and with a broad range of integration partners, including:
infinias – VMS solutions
DIGIOP – IP cameras, point-of-sale devices, video analytic devices/sw, access control
Observint provides a comprehensive support structure for all owned technologies, including:
- Sales support – regional field sales reps, inside account managers, manufacturer’s rep network
- Technical support – US-based tech support team, with direct access to product managers & engineers
Observint products are available through a targeted network of national, regional, and vertically-focused distribution partners.
Observint Technologies’ primary investor is The Carlyle Group, one of the world’s largest and most diversified global alternative asset management firms.
Can you review also Infinias’ history and bring us up to date?
1998: Integral Technologies / Pelco invests in development of IP-based access control solution
2006: eIDC32 door controller introduced
2009: infinias LLC established, technology divested from Pelco portfolio, Intelli-M™ Access v1.0 released
2010: Rules Engine added to Intelli-M Access software suite
2011: eIDC32 reengineered, Intelli-M Access Professional software version launched, I/O 32 Introduced for Elevator Control
2012: infinias acquired by Observint Technologies, Intelli-M Access Corporate software version launched
There seems to have been a change in your marketing strategy. Where do locksmiths and security installers fit into this strategy?
Since joining the Observint portfolio, the infinias go-to-market strategy continues to evolve. However, locksmiths and security installers remain our primary customer. Over the course of 2013, Observint has focused on organizing company resources and building a comprehensive support structure to effectively support the accelerating adoption of our technologies. Specific efforts include:
Sales – establish nation-wide coverage of regional field sales reps, inside account managers, and manufacturer’s rep network
Tech support – expanded tech support team in Indianapolis, with direct access to product managers & engineers
Product support – created/enhanced comprehensive product support materials - including product manuals & documentation
Training – expanded training capabilities and materials
Net – this foundation work (now in place) was developed to ensure a positive and improved customer experience for our locksmith & security installer customers.
In 2014, our marketing strategy will shift towards building much broader awareness with targeted customers and end-users, focused on education around the unique benefits and advantages of the infinias & DIGIOP technologies.