The Access Portal cluster controller offers unrivalled simplicity and cost-effectiveness. True plug-and-play modular hardware means you simply plug units together and all the power and communication cabling is done for you, with just one click. Need to expand your installation? Simply plug more units together – it’s that quick.
The power of cluster
The ability to plug a number of reader modules into one Access Portal controller is termed ‘clustering’. This is a highly cost-effective solution as one cluster controller can manage up to eight reader modules and 16 readers – no longer are you constrained to one controller per door.
However, not everyone may want to cluster, so a controller can also be installed in one location and the reader module up to 150 metres away (that’s the length of one and a half football fields).
A world of choice
The cluster controller is available with a touchscreen LCD, which is specifically designed for smaller installations to operate as a stand-alone system (no computer necessary); or without the LCD for sites using a computer or server.
The controller is also available in either a plastic housing, or in a secure metal enclosure for additional security.
Controller features include:
- Full offline functionality
- Ability to store up to 100,000 transactions
- Built-in anti-tamper switch
- Optional touchscreen LCD
- Compatible with all Access Portal modules
- Compatible with all Access Portal software