The PW-Series Modular Control System is an advanced access control hardware architecture capable of providing solutions for large enterprise applications. The Intelligent Controller (PW6K1IC, PW3K1IC or PW6K1ICE) provides power and flexibility with its 32-bit architecture, TCP/IP support, flash memory, large local cardholder database, and large reader and I/O module support.

The Intelligent Controller is designed to operate off-line, making access control decisions independently from a PC or other controlling device. It can also be connected to a host computer for system configuration, alarm monitoring and direct control. Connectivity to the host computer is accomplished via direct serial communication (RS232 or RS485), dial-up modem, or TCP/IP network connection. The PW-6000 has Ethernet directly embedded and will support a second Ethernet connection.

The PW6K1IC Intelligent Controllers support any combination of up to 32 I/O or reader boards (16 for the PW3K1IC) to monitor alarm input points, relay output points and access control reader interfaces. By offering a modular design, the system can be tailored to meet a wide range of applications, while optimizing cost and mounting space.

The PW-6000 will support up to 300,000 cards and 50,000 transactions. The PW-6101 will support up to 240,000 cards and 50,000 transactions. The PW-3000 Intelligent Controller accommodates a card database of 7,800 cards and a standard transaction buffer of 5,000 transactions.

The PW-Series access modules have been designed to accommodate various mounting options. Units can be wall mounted in a high density configuration (PW5K2ENC1) when space is limited, a 19" rack configuration (PW5K2ENC2), or in a tile mount configuration (PW5K1ENC3). The PW-6000 controller utilizes a built-in Web server to configure the hardware attributes of the controller.