Inovonics Wireless Corporation

Inovonics' EN6080 Area Control Gateway

ISC WEST – Inovonics, the industry leader in high-performance wireless sensor networks for commercial and life safety, today launched the EchoStream EN6080 Area Control Gateway (ACG), the industry’s first PSIA compliant device that provides IP-based interoperability of leading access control, video and area control (formerly burglary and intrusion detection) systems. The EN6080 ACG enables integration, configuration and management of thousands of wireless devices, establishes interoperability between multiple physical security systems and creates a common communications platform to build customized commercial security solutions based on specific organizational requirements.

“Proximex Surveillint was designed with an open architecture to integrate information from many disparate security systems and devices,” said Larry Lien, vice president of product management at Proximex. “By supporting open standards from PSIA, Proximex worked with Inovonics to quickly and easily integrate Inovonics’ wireless intrusion endpoints to our Surveillint PSIM solution using the EN6080 ACG. As a result, it delivered customers a centralized view of security activity and improved incident response.”

The EN6080 ACG is the first area controller in the industry to offer a PSIA-enabled integration of wireless intrusion devices into a commercial security environment without the need for add-on relays or a customized serial interface. By incorporating the EN6080 ACG into a wireless network infrastructure, end-users and systems integrators have the flexibility and freedom of choice to connect existing and/or new systems into a cohesive, fully integrated commercial security environment. Common data flow and sharing between access control, wireless intrusion, video and associated analytics provides a centralized view of facilities and systems. A browser-based user interface streamlines wireless device registration and system configuration.

“Strategic alliances are key in our industry,” said Dennis Law, president of 3xLOGIC, Inc. “Yet what is more important is the option of interoperability to increase the capabilities of our solutions—which our partner, Inovonics, is now able to provide. Its EN6080 ACG was easily integrated with our VIGIL Video Management System enabling our authorized partners to seamlessly add wireless alarm devices, such as passive infrared (PIR) detectors, panic buttons and door/window contacts to further enhance our customers’ overall security event and video management experience.”

Using the PSIA Area Control standard, data is shared between access control, wireless intrusion, video and associated analytics. For example, in an intrusion situation, if a door is opened during a burglary attempt, the fully integrated system utilizes wireless alarm information to instruct video monitoring equipment to focus in on the specific door where the event is taking place. The coordinated sharing of data within a fully integrated system essentially allows for a smarter deployment and the reduction of false alarms. With the reliability of an embedded software-based controller, adding Inovonics’ burglary and intrusion detection capabilities to any PSIA compliant application is simplified.

Additional Features of the EN6080 ACG include:

  • Direct IP integration: Wireless sensors are registered through a browser-based embedded web server and incorporated into a commercial security system.
  • EchoStream: The EN6080 ACG uses Inovonics’ dedicated, secure and fully supervised commercial mesh network and links it to a standard TCP-IP Ethernet LAN.
  • Small to large campus coverage: EN6080 ACG supports up to 3,000 wireless endpoints.
  • Devices are monitored by the EN6080 ACG for the following:
    • Battery status
    • Supervision
    • Tamper
    • Alarm/Restoral

“We are excited about this innovative solution and our entrance into the growing integrated security solutions space,” said Mark Jarman, president of Inovonics. “We want to advance open architecture IP platforms using our EchoStream wireless network. In addition, the PSIA architecture brings flexibility and system customization for integrators and end users to utilize best-available technologies easily and reliably in the development of their commercial security solutions. With its advanced capabilities, the EN6080 Area Control Gateway will help us take an even stronger position as the standard for commercial wireless security.”

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