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Access Control UL294/294B Regulations: Why Do They Matter?

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Access Control UL294 is the standard of safety for Access Control System units that all access control systems must meet. UL294B is a newer standard, specifically for the use of Power over Ethernet (PoE) components used within access control systems where PoE is the primary power source.

Government and state regulations are moving toward required access control UL294 compliance. Comtrol’s RocketLinx ACS7106 is the first UL294B certified switch enabling confidence in deployment and integration within access control systems. 

The ACS7106 switch features four 10/100BASE-TX PoE Plus ports for providing power and data to remote PDs (Powered Devices) such as access card readers and IP surveillance cameras, and two 10/100/1000BASE-TX uplink ports that assure maximum throughput for high bandwidth applications.


The official site for the UL Standards states that:

SCOPE (Access Control UL294)

1.1 These requirements apply to the construction, performance, and operation of systems intended to regulate or control:

a)    Entry into a protected area or a restricted area or

b)    Access to or the use of a device(s) by electrical, electronic or mechanical means.

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Transit Surveillance Powered by PoE

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Transit Surveillance

For one U.S. city located on the West Coast of the United States, public transportation is continuing to rise.  When a public transportation company was planning an additional line for the light rail, they contacted Comtrol and purchased the RocketLinx ES7528 PoE (power over Ethernet) switch. With Transit Surveillance Powered PoE, the RocketLinx is able to provide power to the IP cameras, IP phones, ticketing machines, and transit displays located along the platform.

The ES7528 is built for industrial use and can withstand the constant vibrations expected at a light rail station. In addition, it’s built to operate in temperatures ranging from -25°C to 65°C, making it the optimal solution for this light rail line.

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Transit Surveillance

Traffic Solutions with RocketLinx

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RocketLinx for Traffic and Transportation

For traffic and transportation companies requiring reliable high power devices, look no further than Comtrol’s RocketLinx Series of Industrial Ethernet switches and Power over Ethernet switches. Designed for applications like traffic control, which requires extended operating temperatures and remote access, RocketLinx can meet the performance RocketLinxand environmental demands that the
industry requires.

With both managed and unmanaged models available, the RocketLinx series of switches provide cost-effective networking solutions delivering the industry’s best rugged Ethernet switch technologies. RocketLinx also offers features such as remote reboot, powerful web configuration, and Comtrol’s PortVision DX software – which allows you to remotely access, manage, and configure these units from a single application. Traffic and transportation companies utilize these features for freeway traffic management and intersection monitoring, where devices are often difficult to reach directly. Along with having IP31 grade protection for rugged, harsh environments, these switches provide dependable networking solutions for a variety of applications.

Available in port sizes ranging from 4 to 24, and designed with rugged, drip-proof housings, redundant power inputs and performance command-line interfaces, our switches and Power over Ethernet switches provide reliable networking solutions.

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Comtrol in the Hospitality Industry

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Hospitality Industry

Quick and effective service is absolutely essential for a hotel to bring customers back again and again. Comtrol’s Ethernet switches, device servers, and serial cards provide reliable connectivity service to the hospitality industry. Numerous hotel companies have integrated Comtrol’s Rocketport multi-port serial cards, DeviceMaster, and Rocketport USB serial hub products when installing their corporate and property management software, and equipment like phone systems, keyless locks, on-site POS systems, and more.

Hospitality Industry

Whether device connections are serial, USB, wireless, Ethernet, or a combination of the three, Comtrol’s products provide excellent connectivity solutions. From the DeviceMaster serial servers to the RocketPort cards and hubs, and from the RocketLinx Ethernet and Power over Ethernet switches, the comprehensive product lines that Comtrol has to offer overcome even some of the most complex connectivity challenges.

Access Control UL294/294B Regulations: Why Do They Matter?

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Access Control UL294

UL294 is the standard of safety for Access Control System units that all access control systems must meet. UL294B is a newer standard, specifically for the use of Power over Ethernet (PoE) components used within access control systems where PoE is the primary power source.

Access Control

Government and state regulations are moving toward required UL294 compliance. Comtrol’s RocketLinx ACS7106 is the first UL294B certified switch enabling confidence in deployment and integration within access control systems. 

The ACS7106 switch features four 10/100BASE-TX PoE Plus ports for providing power and data to remote PDs (Powered Devices) such as access card readers and IP surveillance cameras, and two 10/100/1000BASE-TX uplink ports that assure maximum throughput for high bandwidth applications.


UL294

The official site for the UL Standards states that:

SCOPE (UL294)

1.1 These requirements apply to the construction, performance, and operation of systems intended to regulate or control:

a)    Entry into a protected area or a restricted area or

b)    Access to or the use of a device(s) by electrical, electronic or mechanical means.

(more…)

Product Spotlight: RocketLinx ® Power over Ethernet Switches

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PoE Standard

The Comtrol RocketLinx series of PoE industrial ethernet switches are designed to meet the performance and environmental demands for applications requiring extended operating temperatures, rugged design, and reliable power delivery to standard and high power devices.

Comtrol’s PoE family of switch products offer unique features such as:

  • Forced power mode
  • PoE port scheduling
  • Remote reboot of powered devices
  • Power budget limitation with priority control

Featuring both managed and unmanaged models, the RocketLinx PoE industrial Ethernet switches provide cost-effective networking solutions delivering the industry’s best Ethernet switch technologies.

RocketLinx PoE Switches

POE INDUSTRIAL SWITCH APPLICATIONS

IP Surveillance

  • Pan/tilt/zoom (PTZ) cameras
  • Industrial outdoor security cameras

Access Control

  • Wireless access points

Traffic and Transportation

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SERIES: Power over Ethernet Features – Part IV

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MOBILE – What does this mean for your next IP surveillance project?

Putting a surveillance camera on or in a vehicle (car, bus, etc.) for safety, monitoring, or other purposes is becoming much more common. It’s very likely if you are a surveillance integrator that you have worked on a project like this. If not, you have almost certainly heard of it being done in the news lately.

Power over Ethernet

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Customer Solution: Mining Surveillance with Video Monitoring

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RocketLinx ES7510-XT for Mining Surveillance and Video Monitoring

Simple perimeter alarms and barbed wire are no longer enough to protect critical infrastructure from unauthorized access, vandalism, and theft.  Interior monitoring is becoming more important in providing a complete security system in mining environments.

RocketLinx ES7510-XTA large mining company in Chile has enhanced its security system using video monitoring.  A security integration company chose Comtrol’s RocketLinx® ES7510-XT Power over Ethernet (PoE) switches for installation at a particular mine to construct a complete surveillance solution.  Cameras monitor access points along with activity inside the mine.  As seen at right, the camera feed is relayed to a remote monitoring station via the RocketLinx ES7510-XT switches and wireless radio equipment.  The PoE switches are also being used in conjunction with slightly larger and more powerful surveillance cameras at an electrical substation near the mine.  This video feed is also relayed to the remote monitoring station.  Security personnel can monitor both feeds simultaneously for a complete surveillance of the mine.

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Worldwide Release: RocketLinx ACS7106

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RocketLinx ACS7106 – INDUSTRY’S FIRST UL294/294B LISTED PoE ACCESS CONTROL SWITCH

Comtrol's RocketLinx ACS7106

RocketLinx ACS7106

MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota – July 23, 2013

Comtrol Corporation today announced the release of the RocketLinx™ ACS7106, the first UL 294/294B listed Power over Ethernet switch designed for the access control market.  The UL294B listing states compliance with the strict UL safety standards for access control equipment being increasingly mandated by state and local governments.  The new RocketLinx ACS7106 offers access control integrators and systems builders the full benefits of PoE Plus for connecting card readers, electric strikes/locks, keypads and camera equipment.  The RocketLinx ACS7106 is easily installed in outdoor or indoor industrial settings (extended operating temperature from -40° to 55°C) and is ideally suited for access control integration with four 10/100BASE-TX Gigabit uplink ports, assuring maximum throughput for high-bandwidth applications.  Easy plug-and-play installation eliminates costs and cabling complexity typical with rack mounted or individual PoE midspans.

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Seven Things to Know about Comtrol’s Managed RocketLinx® PoE Switches

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Comtrol’s Managed RocketLinx® PoE Switches

PoE SwitchesIn today’s increasingly connected world it seems that a systems integrator could dangle a Cat 5e or Cat 6 cable out of a cabinet and have dozens of Ethernet switches readily available for immediate connection.  Each of these switches, while undoubtedly similar, have many differences… differences that may make or break a system.  Given the requirement for a managed Ethernet switch, these small differences can easily get out of hand – requiring a professionally trained eye for each and every line of a product’s specification sheet.  Managed Ethernet switches are complicated pieces of equipment, and using them to their full functionality is no small feat.

The selection process of the most appropriate Ethernet switches begins with the analysis of seven simple questions:

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