Siemens Launches SiPass Entro Access Control System

Siemens Building Technologies has launched the latest version of the SiPass Entro access control system, with a number of new features to enhance the system's flexibility and a new RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances) compliant controller.

Amongst the new features are: the ability to design and print personalized photo ID cards; full compatibility with Windows Terminal Server; enhanced flexibility in configuring common alarm outputs and the addition of another language (Portuguese), bringing the total number of languages supported to thirteen. Also a powerful new RoHS compliant SR35i controller (replacing the existing SR34i) has been introduced but, as with Siemens product development in general, attention has been paid to ease of expansion with backwards compatibility right through to the MP 4.7 release of SiPass Entro.

The visual template design tool embodied within the new version allows personalized access cards/badges to be produced via standard Windows printer drivers, with the capacity to also create receipts for signature by the cardholder upon issuing of the card.

The existing Windows Server 2003 compatibility has been enhanced with support for Windows Server 2008, meaning that a wider range of operating systems are now supported, including Windows Vista.

The SiPass Entro software can manage up to 10,000 sites, each with the capacity for up to 512 doors; 40,000 cardholders; 480 access groups; 240 time schedules; 240 zones with five different functions alarm control, anti-passback, roll call, entrance limitations and interlock; 64 reservation objects; 192 floors elevator control; 16 Sistore DVRs and 128 cameras.

With more than 8,000 SiPass Entro systems in operation worldwide, protecting some 80,000 doors, the latest version adds enhanced functionality to what is already a highly flexible system.

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