Managing your PXL-500 or Entraguard-based access control system with the newer and more advanced Doors.NET will introduce your organization to a wealth of new and powerful features and benefits that will help you better manage your business. And, it will extend the life of your hardware investment.
By adding Doors.NET support for the PXL-500 and Entraguard, Keri is providing customers with a very modern architecture that is built to run on today’s and future IT networks with a wealth of new features that expands the system’s capability.
In addition to the Multi-Client & Multi-Site connectivity Doors.NET provides, you can take advantage of powerful features not possible before. Some are designed to make your system more convenient while others provide more functionality, offering more benefits for your PXL-500 and Entraguard hardware than you have seen.
What are the advantages to upgrading?
Besides having a host of new features such as integrated video, alarm prioritization, email and SMS message alerts, and the ability to instantly lock down a facility in case of emergency, perhaps the biggest advantage is the architecture of Doors.NET. It was designed for network environments and allows for multiple concurrent operators to be connected to perform such functions as realtime event monitoring, manual control of doors and output points, and updating the system with new cardholders or other parameter changes. The older Doors32 program core was developed prior to high-speed networking and its database is not conducive to sharing between workstations. Doors.NET was also developed under the Microsoft’s .NET platform and as such, is easily transportable to future operating systems and is already Windows 8 compatible. Doors32 will not be tested for Windows 8 compliance or any other subsequent operating systems.
Am I required to update any chips in the controller?
Possibly, but in many cases no.
- For the PXL-500, Doors.NET/firmware compatibility has been tested as far back as revision 8.4.49, which was released in March of 2007.
- For the Entraguard Titanium and Silver, Doors.NET/firmware compatibility has been tested as far back as revision 7.6.09, which was released in September of 2011.
- For the Entraguard Platinum, Doors.NET/firmware compatibility has been tested as far back as revision 9.1.09, which was released in September of 2011.
Keep in mind that the newer software and firmware have had many features added and bug fixes implemented so it might be wise to update to the latest version of the chips if the controllers are easily accessible.
What is the oldest PXL/Entraguard Controller that can interface to Doors.NET?
Any controller is supported by Doors.NET, providing it has been updated to the minimum firmware revision.
PXL-500 – v8.4.49
Entraguard Titanium/Silver – v7.6.09
Entraguard Platinum – v9.1.09
Is the upgrade process time consuming or difficult?
No, Keri has developed a number of tools to insure that the process is smooth. All you have to
do is have your Keri provider send us your database or allow a Keri technician to remotely log on
and retrieve the database from Doors32. Keri will even remotely perform the installation of the
database if requested.