IP-ACM v2 is the latest version of the IP-ACM Two-Reader Ethernet Door Module, enhancing the original IP-ACM by providing a secondary Ethernet port to connect an additional network device such as a biometric reader on the same LAN segment. The maximum lock output amperage has been increased to 0.75A per lock, allowing the IP-ACM to directly power a wider range of locking devices, plus, the output connector size has increased, for easier installation. In addition, IP-ACM v2 now supports 801.1X and TLS 1.2 secure network protocols for added protection against the threat of cyberattacks.
Like its predecessor, the IP-ACM v2 enables a pure IP edge-based access control architecture. IP-ACM acts as the interface between the local field wiring/devices and the IP network, communicating to iSTAR Ultra and iSTAR Ultra SE door controller GCM or iSTAR Ultra LT for all access decisions.
IP-ACM utilizes a customer’s network infrastructure to reduce installation costs, requiring just a single Cat 5/6 cable to each door. IP-ACM also offers compelling benefits in a hybrid solution where IP and traditional wired doors are required. Embedded lock power is provided through PoE (Power over Ethernet) for further installation savings (primary port only).