The StarNet access control unit can be used to manage from 2-32 doors up to several thousand. The system is based on a central backplane with rapid installation KRONE connectors to interface all of the associated door wiring for an access control system and also to interface any alarm inputs or control outputs associated with an integrated system. Power connections for door locks are made using heavy duty terminal blocks thereby allowing suitable gauge cabling to be utilised.
The StarNet backplane is housed in a lockable metal enclosure and the Backplane features a tamper switch. Each backplane can accommodate 2 to 4 processor cards with the first slot containing card guides for the Access Control Processor (ACP II) which provides for:
Other plug-in modules
Communications across the StarNet backplane make use of the CAN Bus network running at 125 Kbits / second. Up to 8 two-way Backplane units or up to 4 four-way Backplane units can be connected together provided that the total network distance is less than 400m.
Central to the suite of StarNet products is the 2 or 4 way Backplane unit. This is a motherboard that allows various modules from the range to interface to the StarWatch master station software.