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Cisco Physical Access Gateway

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The Cisco® Physical Access Gateway (Figure 1) is an integral component of the Cisco Physical Access Control solution, and is the primary module used to connect door hardware (readers, locks, etc.) to the IP network. The gateway can connect to a maximum of two doors and associated inputs and outputs.

The Cisco Physical Access Gateway is a mandatory component of any access control deployment. The following optional modules may be connected to the Cisco Physical Access Gateway to control additional doors, inputs, and outputs:

• Cisco Physical Access Gateway Reader Module

• Cisco Physical Access Gateway Input Module

• Cisco Physical Access Gateway Output Module

Figure 1. Cisco Physical Access Gateway

Features

Table 1 describes the features of the Cisco Physical Access Gateway.

Table 1. Cisco Physical Access Gateway Features

Feature

Description

Doors Managed

Up to two doors can be managed by the Cisco Physical Access Gateway.

Additional Module Support

Up to 15 additional modules can be connected to and managed by the Cisco Physical Access Gateway. These modules can be connected on a 3-wire controller area network (CAN) bus. All modules must be within 400 meters (1320 feet) of the Cisco Physical Access Gateway.

Reader/Lock Power

External devices such as readers or locks can be powered by the Cisco Physical Access Gateway. The maximum current draw is limited to 650mA at 12 VDC.

Credential Cache

250,000 credentials can be cached and encrypted.

Event Cache

150,000 events can be buffered by the door.

Encryption

All communication is 128-bit Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) encrypted.

Connectors

Table 2 describes the connectivity and connectors of the Cisco Physical Access Gateway.

Table 2. Cisco Physical Access Gateway Connectors

Connector

Description

Ethernet

There are two 10/100 BASE-TX RJ-45 connectors:

• Ethernet 0: This is used to connect the Cisco Physical Access Gateway to the network. This can also be used to supply Power over Ethernet (PoE) to the device.
• Ethernet 1: This is used to access the configuration page.

Weigand Reader

There is one 10-pin Weigand/clock and data reader interface on the device. This can be configured as two 5-pin Weigand/clock and data interfaces for installations where a 5-pin interface is sufficient.

Inputs

There are three inputs, each of which can be configured as supervised or unsupervised.

Outputs

There are three Form C relay outputs, with contacts rated 5A @ 30V DC or 125VAC (resistive). Each can be configured as either Normally Closed (NC) or Normally Open (NO).

Tamper Input

Unsupervised input; raises a "tamper" alarm when activated. Can be repurposed for general use by software configuration.

Power Fail Input

Unsupervised input; raises a "power fail" alarm when activated. Can be repurposed for general use by software configuration.

Power

2-pin connector for connecting a 12 to 24 VDC external power source.

RS-485

The RS-485 interface is reserved for future use.

CAN Bus

A 3-wire CAN bus is used to connect additional modules.

Configuration

The Cisco Physical Access Gateway has a built-in Web server that allows users to configure the device. Table 3 describes the items that can be configured:

Table 3. Cisco Physical Access Gateway Configuration

Item

Cisco Physical Access Manager server IP address

Dynamic Host Control Protocol (DHCP); enabled by default

Domain Name System (DNS) server IP address

Static IP address (if DHCP is not chosen):

• Subnet mask
• Default gateway

Specifications

Table 4 provides specifications of the Cisco Physical Access Gateway.

Table 4. Cisco Physical Access Gateway Mechanical Specifications

Item

Description

Housing

Aluminum

Dimensions (LxWxH)

• 5 x 7 x 2.14 in.
• 127 x 178 x 54.6 mm

Weight

Without Plugs and Brackets

With Plugs

With Brackets

With Plugs and Brackets

1.65 lb (749 g)

1.8 lb ( 817 g)

1.81 lb ( 823 g)

1.97 lb ( 891 g)

Certifications

• FCC
• UL
• CE

Operating Temperature

• Indoors only
• 32 to 122°F (0 to 50°C)

Humidity

5 to 95% relative, non-condensing

Power

• There are two options to power the device:
• 12 to 24 VDC (+/- 10%) through an external power supply
• 802.3AF-compliant Power over Ethernet (PoE) connected to the Ethernet 0 connector

Package Contents

Table 5 describes the items that ship with the Cisco Physical Access Gateway.

Table 5. Package Contents

Item

Cisco Physical Access Gateway

Connector plugs

Pin

Qty

10

1

3

4

2

6

6 resistors (1K) for input supervision

2 mounting brackets, with 4 screws for each bracket

Regulatory compliance and safety information

Quick start guide

Availability

The Cisco Physical Access Gateway is available through Cisco Authorized Technology Provider (ATP) Partners.

Ordering Information

Table 6 lists the part numbers for the Cisco Physical Access Gateway.

Table 6. Ordering Information

Part Number

Description

CIAC-GW-K9

Cisco Physical Access Gateway

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For More Information

For more information about the Cisco Physical Access Gateway, visit http://www.cisco.com/go/eac or contact your local account representative.