Linear has introduced the AM-SEK Serial to Ethernet kit, providing Ethernet TCP/IP connectivity for the AM3Plus door/gate access controller, AE1000Plus and AE2000Plus commercial telephone entry access control systems.
The heart of the AM-SEK kit is the new LIN-501C Module, which offers an alternative to traditional serial or dial-up communication, enabling installers to remotely connect, control, program, manage, and monitor access panels over existing Local Area Networks (LAN) or Internet connections.
Designed for easy installation and use, the Module is compatible with all current Windows operating systems, and includes a software utility CD that simplifies the process of assigning IP addresses, configuring communications ports, and discovering devices on the network. The Module connects between the Linear Plus panel’s RS-232 serial port and the installation’s network, or for multiple access control panels, to AB2000 or AXNET networks. Compact in size, the unit is housed in a rugged metal case for DIN-Rail / wall mounting, and may also be mounted inside Telephone Entry System enclosures.
The new Module ships in a complete AM-SEK Kit, which includes a serial cable, power adapter, and quick-start instructions.
“With the availability of the AM-SEK, we have expanded the capabilities of our Plus family of Telephone Entry products, making them much more versatile for secure gate and access door applications,” said Larry Foisie, VP of entry systems. “The AM-SEK product brings installation ease and programming flexibility, plus TCP/IP connectivity, so that our distributors and dealers can tap into the growing IP-enabled access control market.”