Vanderbilt, a global provider of state-of-the-art security systems, has announced the release of the ACTpro 1500 PoE Ultra controller.
In line with the ACT philosophy of not being difficult or time-consuming to install and use, this latest development to Vanderbilt’s staple access control system brings the power and advantages of PoE Ultra hardware to the fore.
“The ACTpro 1500 is a single door IP Controller and includes a dual-port Ethernet switch,” said Michael Moyna, Technical Product Marketing Manager at Vanderbilt. “The controller supports 60,000 users and includes a rich set of advanced features, including voltage monitoring and break glass monitoring. These controllers are ideal for a single door system or systems that need to grow up to 4,000 doors.”
The PoE Ultra hardware in the controllers ensures support for all power requirements. This includes local door accessories and components such as card readers, door locks and request to exit buttons. PoE Ultra ensures that all of this is accomplished without the need for additional Power Supply Units (PSUs). Essentially, this saves the system user time and money. Moreover, as this is all powered over the ethernet, it translates to less cabling and more convenience for installers too.
“This is an important feature for installers because when a system is fast to install and more straightforward to set-up and quote, it removes the complexity from access control and allows installers to get more done, more efficiently and in less time. This ultimately benefits their business and their bottom line,” said Ross Wilks, Head of Marketing Communications at the company.
The new PoE Ultra feature, alongside ACT’s existing integration with Vanderbilt’s award-winning SPC intrusion system, a rules mapping engine and a smartphone app, simply adds to this concept.
“Vanderbilt’s core aim has always been to put our customers first. We believe that the ACTpro 1500 PoE Ultra controller has a firm grip on this mantra, as it plays to pain points of both system users and installers. As we continue to develop and evolve new generations of security products, our focus will remain on striving to be a partner that is flexible to customer requirements and adaptable to meet the ever-changing needs of the market,” Wilks concluded.