Siemens DC800 - Door controller

Product Profile

Entro Lite offers a cost effective solution for small businesses that have a minimal number of doors to control, but who still value the importance of high-level security.

The new addition to the Entro range, the DC800 controller, provides users with high flexibility and real value for money, combined with the ease of installation and up-grade path to Entro.

  • Use Entro Lite as a single door stand-alone access control solution (up to 2 readers per controller).  All the programming is carried out via the internal keypad with no need for shadow cards, making system set up simple and quick.
  • Upgrade a standalone Entro Lite controller to a small networked system (up to 8 doors) by simply moving up a jumper, giving PC control via a RS485/USB converter.
  • Further upgrade to a full Entro 5 system can be achieved by inserting a segment controller into the system, the cardholder database can then be imported from the Entro Lite system to the fully featured Entro 5 system without ANY equipment redundancy.

When the Entro Lite door controller is being used as a stand-alone unit, the card controller DC800 is installed in a split configuration, enabling the DC800 to be mounted indoors in a protected environment whilst the actual card reader can be mounted outdoors.  It is also possible to connect two card readers for both entry and exit (BCLINK Only).

The Entro Lite system is PC-based and can be easily adjusted to meet individual security requirements, making the administration of cards and tags much quicker.  The software also provides an overview of all events occurring and the card readers.

Entro Lite enables end users to customise their security requirements, including varying levels of security depending on the time of day and whether the system requires two card readers for both entry and exit.

The DC800 Entro Lite controller can be used with all Siemens readers, including the Siemens long- range technology and AVI loop; also any third party clock & data or 26 and 34 bit Wiegand readers.     

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Technical Specification

Make Vanderbilt
Manufacturer Vanderbilt Industries
Model code DC800
Controller Type Standalone/Networkable
Max No. of Doors per Controller 1
No of Cardholders 1000
Networkable Yes
Communication Type RS-485
Universal / Wiegand Reader Interface Yes
Electrical Specifications Voltage: 10 ~ 40 V DC
Power Consumption: 200 mA
Physical Specifications Dimensions mm: 250 x 128 x 54
Environmental Specifications Operating Temp oC: -35 ~ +50
Operating Humidity %: 0 ~ 90
Additional info

Programmable via integrated keypad or from a PC with the Entro Lite SW, but it can also work as a door controller in a larger Entro system.  Includes functions like calendar clock, event buffering, door monitoring, anti-passback, bank lobby function.  Very easy to upgrade to a multi-door solutions by using the Entro Lite software together with the USB-RIF/2 interface converter.  The DC800 is also a good alternative when a split mounted code lock is required because it includes a calendar clock (no timers needed).  Just install a M43 keypad outside and/or inside the door.

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