PISCATAWAY, NJ – April 8, 2013 - DAQ Electronics, a leading manufacturer of high-end security software and equipment for the U.S. DoD, today announced the release of EntroWatch, an innovative access control system offering full integration of PoE/PoE+ and native BACnet technology for commercial applications.
Designed to communicate with any ANSI/ASHRAE 135-2010 compliant system, EntroWatch enables integration of access control, security, and building management systems including Lighting Controls, HVAC, Energy Management, and Life Safety. The use of an open protocol allows users to maximize the operating efficiency of their systems resulting in increased security, occupant comfort, and reduced operating costs.
David Green, President of DAQ, commented, “In an industry that could clearly benefit from protocol standardization, we are extremely excited to introduce an easy to install, easy to maintain access control product predesigned to accommodate BACnet compliant devices. The use of a standards-based, open protocol has been our focus from stage one development, and as a result, we believe EntroWatch provides system designers and integrators true flexibility in the solutions they provide to their customers.”
EntroStar, the systems’ compact door controller, can utilize either PoE/PoE+ or locally supplied traditional DC power for unmatched installation flexibility. EntroStar supports connections for 2 doors and up to 4 Wiegand compatible readers along with supervised inputs for Door Contacts, Request to Exit, Door associated glass-break or auxiliary alarm input, and 3 supervised auxiliary inputs. When used with a PoE+ source, EntroStar can provide all required peripheral power including readers, door locking devices, and local battery charging with a combined current draw up to 1.9A. This leads to fewer installation hours and components required, while providing expanded system integration capabilities at significantly lower costs than other systems on the market.
A unique feature is the use of RJ45 jacks for the door reader connections allowing standard CAT5 FTP cabling for both readers and communications. Further refinements include a series of on-panel diagnostic LEDs that allow complete local commissioning without the need for special tools, meters, or a local PC. With BACnet providing self-configuration functionality and seamless auto-discovery of field hardware, the system offers a true plug and play experience.
Residing on the latest real-time, live tile based user interface, license-free1 EntroWatch software provides advanced functionality via integrated modules for access, configuration, event monitoring display, and photo ID badging. All relevant information can be viewed on a single screen with simple navigation using a mouse or touch-screen.
Christopher Sincock, Vice President, Security Business for DAQ, commented, “EntroWatch truly represents a step forward in the access control market by providing simplified installation, operation, and integration opportunities. Both security dealers and their customers can embrace the open connectivity that the BACnet communications protocol provides and finally begin to easily and cost-effectively integrate their building automation and security systems. This convergence offers real and measurable returns on investments”.
About DAQ Electronics
DAQ Electronics is a leader in the field of high-speed electronic automation, serving applications in both the physical security and SCADA markets. Our security technology provides advanced solutions for access control and intrusion detection and has been installed in some of the most secure locations in the world, including US military bases and the Pentagon. In the SCADA industry, electric utilities utilize our remote communication modules to control and monitor the distribution of power in substation and pole top environments. Visit the company’s website at www.daq.net.