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Cisco Physical Access Gateways

Control Door Access over the Network

The Cisco Physical Access Gateway is the primary means for the Cisco Physical Access Control solution to connect door hardware, such as locks and readers, to your IP network. One gateway can control up to two doors. The Cisco Physical Access Gateway:

  • Offers a distributed architecture to simplify installation of electronic access control
  • Uses a Power over Ethernet (PoE) switch or external 12 to 24 VDC source
  • Lets you power badge readers and locks/strikes with PoE
  • Is directly configurable through a built-in Web server
  • Eases deployment through server discovery using network services
  • Supports static and dynamic IP addressing
  • Supports offline operation to allow doors to function if network connectivity is lost

Control up to Thousands of Doors

By connecting reader, input, and output modules to the gateway through a Controller Area Network (CAN) bus, you can add doors, inputs, and outputs without additional Ethernet ports. Other scalability features include:

  • Holds up to 250,000 credentials in an encrypted cache
  • Scales from a single door to thousands at a fixed cost per door
  • Requires no additional memory or storage for even the largest deployments

The Cisco Physical Access Gateway also requires no scheduled maintenance, thereby lowering total cost of ownership.

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