The PW-Series Modular Control System is an advanced access control hardware architecture capable of providing solutions for large enterprise applications. The Intelligent Controller (PW5K1IC, PW6K1IC or PW3K1IC) provides power and flexibility with its 32-bit architecture, TCP/IP support, flash memory, large local cardholder database, and large reader and I/O module support.
The Intelligent Controller is designed to operate off-line, making access control decisions independently from a PC or other controlling device. It can also be connected to a host computer for system configuration, alarm monitoring and direct control. Connectivity to the host computer is accomplished via direct serial communication (RS232 or RS485), dial-up modem, or TCP/IP network connection. The PW-6000 has Ethernet directly embedded and will support a second Ethernet connection.
The PW5K1IC and PW6K1IC Intelligent Controllers support any combination of up to 32 I/O or reader boards (16 for the PW3K1IC) to monitor alarm input points, relay output points and access control reader interfaces. By offering a modular design, the system can be tailored to meet a wide range of applications, while optimizing cost and mounting space.
The PW-6000 will support up to 300,000 cards and 50,000 transactions. The standard Intelligent Controller accommodates a card database of 7,800 cards and a standard transaction buffer of 5,000 transactions. The memory expansion module (PW5K1M4) allows for a card database of 72,000 cards and a transaction buffer capable of storing 35,000 transactions. The memory expansion module (PW5K1M8; only for PW5K1IC) allows for a card database of 157,000 cards and a transaction buffer capable of storing 35,000 transactions.
The PW-Series access modules have been designed to accommodate various mounting options. Units can be wall mounted in a high density configuration (PW5K2ENC1) when space is limited, a 19" rack configuration (PW5K2ENC2), or in a tile mount configuration (PW5K1ENC3). The PW-6000 controller utilizes a built-in Web server to configure the hardware attributes of the controller.
The PW-Series family of access control modules are controlled by and connected to the intelligent control module, PW6K1IC, PW5K1IC or PW3K1IC, through a supervised RS485 bus at 38,400 bps. Hardware interface configuration options are stored in the intelligent control module and may be directly controlled via operator intervention, time schedules, or event-basedprocedures.
The access modules have been designed to allow for a modular customizable solution. The PW5K1R1 provides I/Osupport for a single card access reader, while the PW6K1R2 supports two card access readers. In the event that communication to the intelligent control module is lost, the readers can be individually configured to allow entrance based on security needs. This customization allows for a door to be configured as locked or unlocked, or accessed only via valid facility code. The PW6K1R2 also has an RS485 serial port to facilitate communications to third party reader and field device controllers.
The PW6K1OUT interfaces with the intelligent control module (PW6K1IC, PW5K1IC or PW3K1IC) providing up to 16-relay output control–12 relays on the front edge. Relays may be used for elevator control, status annunciation and for general facility control, such as door monitoring.
The PW6K1IN interfaces with the intelligent control module (PW6K1IC, PW5K1IC or PW3K1IC) providing 16 supervised alarm inputs. An analog to digital converter samples the input values and the digitized result is filtered and processed. Filter parameters are configurable for each input point, resulting in the ability to specify a custom end-of-line (EOL) resistance value, sensitivity range and timing parameter.
The PW-Series access modules have been designed to accommodate various mounting options. Units can be wall mounted in a high density configuration (PW5K2ENC1) when space is limited, a 19" rack configuration (PW5K2ENC2), orin a tile mount configuration (PW5K1ENC3).