HID Global, a worldwide leader in secure identity solutions, recently announced the release of its EDGE EVO® Solo IP-enabled solution that brings intelligence and decision-making to the door for advanced and highly customisable networked access control. As a single-door solution, EDGE EVO® Solo is part of the company’s new generation EDGE EVO® open and scalable controller platform that enables an extensive range of access control functionality, including real-time monitoring, report generation and the use of the system hardware for complimentary applications.
EDGE EVO® Solo is a remotely managed stand-alone solution that utilizes a standard web browser and does not require software to be installed on PCs. It also provides the ability to power all devices around a door using Power over Ethernet (PoE), significantly reducing total door installation costs by removing the need to install a separate, dedicated power supply. EDGE EVO® Solo utilizes less expensive CAT5 wiring compared to traditional structured cable, and it can be fully upgradeable to an EDGE EVO® Host solution as access control demands increase.
“Offering the convenience of contactless physical access control along with PC login and a variety of additional smart card-enabled applications, EDGE EVO® Solo is ideal for small- and medium-sized businesses managing a single door for ten to hundreds of cardholders,” said John Fenske, vice president of Product Marketing, Physical Access Control with HID Global. “The solution’s intuitive web interface also enables a number of simple management features, making it easy to understand for users that know little to nothing about access control.”