How many doors does this controller support?
The unit supports 2 doors, with a Request To Exit buttons or 1 door with reader IN and OUT. The controller has 5 programmable inputs and 4 programmable outputs.
How many cardholders can I add to this controller?
The unit supports up to 100,000 cardholders in each controller, but the management software can support an unlimited number of cardholders.
What is the difference between the IDC-100 i-Net and the IDC-200 i-Net Plus?
The i-Net connects to the host PC via an IP network.
The i-Net Plus can connect to the host PC via an IP network or USB or RS232.
Why do I need Management Software with this controller?
The i-Net controller is much more flexible than a stand-alone controller, so the software is used to configure the unit to determine exactly how it will operate. The management software is also invaluable for managing the large number of users available with these controllers.
Why are my RS485 devices not polling?
When using Master / Slave i-Nets, the Slaves must be connected to RS485 Port B.
If the Master i-Net ACU is connected to Expander Boards, these must be connected to ‘RS485 Port A’
Ensure that the DIP Switches are in the correct position.
What is the 4-way DIP Switch for?
SW1 OFF allows the i-Net to communicate with RS485 readers
SW1 ON allows the i-Net to communicate with onboard Wiegand readers
SW2 OFF allows expansion using expander boards
SW2 ON allows expansion via Slave i-Nets
SW3 is not used, this should always be OFF
SW4 OFF is for normal RS232 communications
SW4 ON allows connection via a modem.
What is the 2-way DIP Switch for?
SW1+2 OFF RS485 bus NOT terminated (device is not at the end of the bus)
SW1+2 ON RS485 bus IS terminated (device is at the end of the bus)
How do I reset the IP address of the ACU?
There is a reset pushbutton on the right hand side of the board, press and hold this for 30 seconds. The i-Net will then reboot twice, and the IP address returns to its default address (10.0.1.230).
Why is the controller status “Access Denied”?
This occurs if the software database is different to the i-Net database. To resolve this issue, disconnect from the controller in Download Manager (Controlsoft Lite) or Offline Manager (Controlsoft Pro), select “Reinitialise” in Controller Properties and Connect to the controller again.