HID's Edge Solo brings network intelligence to the door
Edge Solo is HID Global's new cost-effective, stand-alone, single-door IP-based access control solution. Its innovative product design is unique in the market for a number of reasons.
Standing apart from other stand-alone readers on the market, the product allows users to retain their initial investment value over time, or as security requirements increase by upgrading to be part of a complete hosted system through the OPIN development partner program of Open Architecture solution providers.
Edge Solo has a user-friendly, instructional web browser based environment, designed and focus-group tested for use in the "real world", allowing cardholder information, schedules and card assignment management through its intuitive user interface.
Run through standard CAT 5/6 wiring and able to use PoE or external power supply, Edge simplifies installation while providing a low fixed cost per door. Bringing intelligence to the door, the flexible design includes an integrated iCLASS® reader or allows connection to any Wiegand or most clock and data readers.
Edge Solo is part of HID Global's new Edge platform, a full line of flexible and configurable IP-enabled access control processor and host interface solutions, which also includes EdgeReader™ (with integrated iCLASS® reader) and EdgePlus™ (allowing connection to any Wiegand or most clock and data readers).
A range of EdgePlus Solo and iCLASS kits are now available under single part numbers to reduce time and save customers' administration costs.
Edge is a perfect solution for new building installations, as it is designed to provide complete and full-featured access control infrastructure and contactless smart card capability at "the edge" of the network for stand-alone or OEM software host systems. Edge products require less wiring and are IP addressable, which means they are cost-effective and are ideally suited for today's IT-centric security environment.