Dirak USA, Chantilly, VA, has announced an expansion of its E-Line of latch
products, introduced just last year.
New E-Line software contains a user interface to open E-Line Swinghandles.
The software opens, closes, activates, and deactivates† the Swinghandles,
supervises access, monitors status, and records all events involving the
Swinghandles and stores the data in an SQL database.
Requiring Windows 2000 to operate, the software enables an administrator to
assign access codes, HID cards, and active keys to users, as well as assigning
access to handles. The company says applications include central supervision of
Swinghandles, summarizing several gateways and Swinghandles, and recording
Dirak USA also introduced the Active Key for allowing access to E-Line
wireless Swinghandles. It's an active transponder, with a passive transponder as
a backup in case of battery failure. The holder doesn't have to take any
action-the transponder opens a door that matches the key's code. Security
personnel can customize access for different key holders.
The device has a dual-frequency capability, with a choice of either 868 MHz
or 913 MHz for the active mode, or 125kHz for the passive mode. There is a
groove for a key ring, and the battery lasts about three years.
Reading range is up to 70 cm.
Dirak USA President Armin Fink says his company is the first to offer the
Dirak's Active Key opens doors with a