Vanderbilt PP500-EM - Heavy-duty card and PIN reader

Product Profile

A new multi-communication protocol reader is being introduced by Vanderbilt for the range of SiPass access control systems.

The new PP500-EM is a heavy-duty proximity and PIN reader which can be used in any of the popular SiPass systems: SiPass Entro Lite, SiPass Entro and SiPass Integrated.

The reader supports 2 different card technologies - 125 KHz (released in February 2008) and Cotag (released in May 2008) - plus additional protocols which allow connection to other access control systems, as well as intrusion systems.

The PP500's robust, vandal resistant housing makes it ideal for use in outdoor, as well as indoor applications, including tough environments.  Vandal and weather resistance can be further enhanced through the use of accessories such as a flush mounting kit and rain cover.

The reader offers online status monitoring and use of both active and passive card reading.  Configuration commands are available via the keypad, with advanced configuration achieved through configuration cards to specifically tailor user feedback to the customer's needs.

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Technical Specification

Make Vanderbilt
Manufacturer Vanderbilt Industries
Model code PP500-EM
Reader Type Proximity
Standalone/ Networkable Networkable
Mount Type Flush
Keypad Integrated Yes
Additional info

The PP500-EM reads EM4102 cards (also known as Miro or UNIQUE 125 kHz). It has a position indicator light and an illuminated keypad which makes it easy to use in dark places. It also includes a tamper switch for enhanced security.

When BC-Link is used, two of these readers can be installed to control entries and exits using only one door controller. An additional benefit of BC-Link is that it supports online status monitoring.

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