Honeywell Launches PW-6000 Intelligent Controller for Access Systems

Sept. 22, 2006
Newest platform in the PW-series of modular control systems possesses more memory for greater processing power

LOUISVILLE, Ky., September 21, 2006 – Honeywell today announced the introduction of the PW-6000 Intelligent Controller, an advanced hardware architecture capable of providing access control solutions for large enterprise applications. Designed to operate without the need for a PC, it makes assessments of access control events independently of a PC or other controlling devices. The PW-6000 Intelligent Controller can also be connected to a host computer for system configuration, alarm monitoring, and direct control using direct serial communication, dial-up modem, or TCP/IP network connection.

Product enhancements to the PW-6000 Series have been made primarily to the hardware, providing customers with a more modern, faster-performing version of the PW-5000 - yet the basic functionality of the existing PW-5000 remains unchanged. The new Freescale ColdFire 5282 processor has 32 MB RAM and 16 MB flash with integrated Ethernet for faster downloads and less configuration time. The new PW-6000 controller also has an embedded Web server for configuring key hardware attributes previously selected by other methods, which allows for faster integration, startup, and troubleshooting.

Another key feature of the PW-6000 platform is its ability to allow for larger cardholder databases. “In our marketplace, the PW-5000 is seen as our most robust and full-featured product,” said Don Anspach, product manager, Honeywell. “Many of our customers like the platform and its scalability, but said they would like to see the product have more memory – so we designed the PW-6000 with greater processing capabilities, making it a powerful extension of the PW-5000. This is another example that shows how Honeywell is committed to designing improvements based on customer feedback.”

The commercial launch of the new PW-6000 Series hardware platform has been scheduled to roll out at the ASIS International 2006 show this month. For more information about the PW-6000 visit