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The 2-Door Access Control Solution That Grows With Your Needs
The 2-Door Access Control Solution
That Grows With Your Needs
NStar NS2 Access Control Solution
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Introduction
NStar™ NS2 2-door Access Control System
The NStar NS2 controller is ideal for the needs of a 2-Door application. It offers
simplicity to satisfy basic application needs combined with state of the art
technology, processing power and speed not usually found in an entry-level
product. NStar’s totally new architecture includes unprecedented scalability
allowing for easy system expansions or future technology updates via a unique
XPort expansion port. Whether you need to add doors or system functions, the
NS2 gives you a clear path to future growth.
NStar software is a comprehensive access control application designed for use with
the NS2 controller. NStar provides fast installation and setup with quick start
configuration wizards and simple operation via user-defined control and viewing of
system status and an event viewer for real-time monitoring of system activities. If
you want to go beyond the basics, an option package that includes video badging,
alarm pop ups, digital video integration and networking is available to meet future
needs.
No matter how small you start or how large you grow, NStar offers seamless
integration of existing systems and future technology to provide you with a superbly
compatible access control solution.
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INTRODUCTION
The Northern NStar™ NS2 is a totally new access control system designed to
provide a cost effective solution for entry level applications plus the ability to
seamlessly expand and adapt to future growth needs. The NStar system is
composed of the new NS2 control panel and NStar access control software. With
the NStar NS2 you can start small and easily expand and upgrade your access
control system as your needs change.
NStar™ NS2 Features
Windows 2000 Professional and XP Professional compatible
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Microsoft Data Engine (MSDE)
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2 Access Points, expandable to 128
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2,000 users, expandable to 10,000
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10,000 events, expandable to 100,000
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8 supervised input points
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4 relays, SPDT 12A @ 28VDC
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32-bit processor
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Communications: RS-232 standard or RS-485 optional
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Optional TCP/IP interface
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Real-time clock
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XPort expansion port
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Removable terminal blocks
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NStar access control software
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INTRODUCTION
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Database:
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Microsoft Data Engine (MSDE)
Access Control:
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Maximum 10,000 cardholder capacity Host Grant
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32 holidays with multiple holiday types
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Supports up to 128 readers VIA tcp/ip 124 VIA RS-232
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Anti-passback, hard or soft, defined by reader
Operational Functionality:
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System tree for monitoring and control
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Event viewer
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Scheduling for dial-up locations
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Card locate
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Batch card add and card delete
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Card activation/deactivation by day/month/year
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Assign multiple cards to a cardholder
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40 definable cardholder note fields & note field templates
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Monitoring of database file size and hard disk space
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Database backup scheduler
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Play .wav audio files based on events
Reporting:
History Reports:
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Time and date and from archived history
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Reader(s)
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Cardholder
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Descriptive cardholder field
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Transaction type
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Alarm point state
Operator Actions:
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Time and date
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Product Overview - Software
NStar Software Solutions:
Operator
Actions performed by operator
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Device(s) operated
Database Reports:
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Cardholders
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Access levels
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Time zones
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Schedules
Other:
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Up to 64 IP connections (using optional networking hardware)
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Two serial ports
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Context sensitive help via F1 key provides help on any selected function
Recommended Minimum Computer Configuration
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Pentium II-400Mhz CPU
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256 megabytes of RAM
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2.1 gigabyte hard disk
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2 serial communication ports
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Tape backup drive
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1 parallel port (badging to be done on workstation)
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15" SVGA color monitor (1024 x 768, 256 color)
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Supported operating systems:
- Microsoft® Windows XP Professional
- Windows 2000 Professional
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Product Overview - Software
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Product Overview - Software
Software Capabilities:
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NStar Software Option Package:
Photo-ID Badging
NStar’s badging option enables you to create your own custom photo-id’s.
With the easy to use interface you can add pictures, company logos, colorful
text and background. Once the badging option is enabled you now have the
ability of using the Auto Card Pop-Up feature. This will allow you to verify a
cardholder by their picture stored in the database.
Alarm View / System Events
The Alarm View allows you to monitor your entire system in real-time. With
the Alarm View alarms and events will “pop-up” on the screen so you can see
events and alarms as they happen. Alarm View allows you to respond quickly
to emergencies or threats to your employees or building.
Digital Video Integration
Save time reviewing video tapes by using NStar’s integrated digital video
system that allows you to retrieve stored video from an ADEMCO Video
Rapid Eye Digital Video Recorder (DVR). Control live cameras while
monitoring others from the digital video pop up window. Complete PTZ
control including 8 presets and up to 16 cameras can be viewed in one pop
up window.
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Software Option Package
NStar offers an upgrade Option Package for users with needs for greater
functionality. This package offers the ability to add Photo-ID Badging,
Alarm/Event Monitoring, Digital Video Integration and the ability to network
multiple PC’s together. The option package can be activated immediately
upon registration of software.
Optional Upgrades
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Networking – Up to five concurrent users
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Prioritized alarms – 1 to 99 priorities
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Alarm messages and operator notes
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Integrated digital video (Rapid Eye) PTZ control
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Alarm and video pop up
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System events viewer
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Photo ID badging
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Magnetic stripe encoding
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Duplex printing – two sided badge printing
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Software Option Package
The following optional features are available with the NSOPT1 software
upgrade:
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Removable terminal blocks allow fast connections and simplified wiring.
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RJ45 serial connection from the panel to the PC allows for quick installation
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No jumpers or reset switches make installation error free
Expandable & Upgradeable
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XPort expansion port allows for future expansion with devices including
memory expansion
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FLASH memory means never having to replace a firmware chip to take
advantage of system upgrades or new features.
Scalable
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2 Access Points, Expandable to 128 allows you to grow with NStar NS2
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2,000 Users, Expandable to 10,000
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10,000 Events, Expandable to 100,000
Powerful 32-bit Processor
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32-bit processor provides power for fast downloads of events and users and
uninterrupted card activity.
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Ample processing power to support future system growth
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Optional Ethernet connection
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Co-Box connector provides Ethernet to Serial interface using existing
Ethernet devices.
SuperCap Battery
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Maintenance-free backup of panel programming and data storage – never
have to replace battery.
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SuperCap Battery will provide for system backup for 1 week without any
system power.
Real-time clock
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The real-time clock gives you complete system time accuracy
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Automatic day-light savings time and leap year make the NStar NS2
the right system
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Product Overview – NS2 Controller
Easy to Install
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Tile or rack mountable in standard 19" high-density enclosure. Up to 8 NS2
panels in a single 19" rack.
Backwards Compatible
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Use with existing WIN-PAK 1.x and WIN-PAK 2.x Systems
Dimensions:
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Board:
9" Length x 5.5" Wide x 1" High
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Enclosure:
12.5" Wide x 14.5" High x 3.5" Deep
Environmental:
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Temperature:
35-110° F operational
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Humidity:
0 – 85% RHNC
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Product Overview – NS2 Controller
Flexible mounting
Software Benefits:
Quick Start Configuration Wizard saves time in setup and programming
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Supports TCP/IP connection with optional NSLAN1 to make use of existing
network infrastructure.
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40 user-defined cardholder note fields provide more information for system
operators.
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Database & hard drive limit and capacity prompts notify user when
maintenance is required.
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Scheduler backup utility automatically maintains a recent NStar database.
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Easy viewing of device status by color, shape and pop-up text as arranged
on a tree structure
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Standard viewer allows seeing the system activities color-coded in real
time
Hardware Benefits:
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Powerful 32-bit processor provides uninterrupted card activity and fast
downloads of users and events.
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XPort expansion port provides flexibility for future growth.
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Flash memory allows convenient upgrades & technology updates.
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Real-time clock ensures accuracy of system times and schedules.
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Flexible Mounting -Fits in existing wall- mount enclosure or in a optional 19"
rack.
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Cost-effective access control solution.
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Benefits
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Configuration Guide
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Configuration
Target Markets
Guide
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Markets Served:
The NStar NS2 System is targeted at the entry-level market for small system
applications. The majority of these systems are in a range from 2 to 16 doors
and these represent approximately 75% of the available market for electronic
access control.
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Small systems (2-16 Doors)
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Single door applications
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Remote Gate/Parking Control
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Storage/Security Closet
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Vestibule/Remote Building
Applications of this nature are found primarily in commercial facilities and
institutional settings. Typical examples by business type include:
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Small businesses
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Small office buildings
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Retail establishments
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Medical/Professional practices
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Daycare centers
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Target Markets
More specifically, these entry-level applications include:
Q.
Can I use the NS2 panel on my existing Northern Computers system?
The NS2 panel will speak to existing Northern WIN-PAK 1.x and WIN-PAK 2.x
systems via RS-485 communications only. When configuring the software the user
must select the N-1000-III panel type. Additionally, the NS2 panel only has inputs 18, but the software will show all 16 inputs. Do not use inputs 9-16. Default interlocks
should be changed to match the NS2 configuration. In the future, WIN-PAK 2.0
Release 5 will be able to communicate directly to the NS2 panel. WIN-PAK PRO,
PassPoint and the N-750 will not support the NS2 panel at this time.
Q.
How many access points can I control with the NStar access control system?
NStar software will support up to 128 access points. System expansion is via RS-485
or TCP/IP.
Q.
How does NStar support RS-485 communications?
NStar supports RS-485 using the existing Northern Computers N-485-PCI-2.
Q.
Can I upgrade my NStar software to WIN-PAK 2.0?
Not at this time. This capability will be available with WIN-PAK 2.0 Release 5 in
mid 2003.
Q.
Does NStar support the Northern AEP-3 relay output boards?
NStar does not support the AEP-3, but it does include four 12AMP @ 28VDC relays.
NStar is intended to be an entry-level product designed for basic application needs.
Q.
What is the XPort and how can I use it to expand my NStar system?
The XPort is a unique expansion capability port that is designed to allow the NS2
control panel maximum flexibility in expansion using plug-in modules. Future plans
for XPort device interfaces include:
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Memory expansion
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Web interface
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Echelon LonWorks
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Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently Asked Questions… And Answers
What are the minimum PC requirements to run the NStar software?
• Pentium II 400 MHz CPU
• 256 Megabytes of RAM
• 2.1 gigabyte hard drive
• 2 serial communication ports
• Tape backup drive
• Microsoft Windows XP; Windows 2000 Professional, Server, Advanced Server
with Service Pack 2; Windows NT 4.0 with Service Pack 6a
Q.
What is the maximum distance I can run the RS-232 connection?
RS-232 is limited to 50 feet. By using the N-485-PCI-2 you can increase the
maximum distance up to 4000 feet.
Q.
Can the NS2 mount into a customer’s existing 19” rack to save on installation
space?
Yes, the NS2 panel is designed to fit into a 19” rack mount enclosure.
Q.
What localized language support does NStar offer?
The initial release of NStar will be available only in English. Future plans are to
release Spanish, Portuguese and French localized versions.
Q.
Can the NS2 run on a LAN/WAN?
Yes, the NS2 panel can be fitted with an interface board to allow TCP/IP connection.
Q.
Does the NStar software support photo-id badging?
Badging is not included in the standard NStar software, however, there will be an
upgrade option that includes additional software enhancements including badging.
The additional software features available in the NStar option package include:
- Photo ID Badging
- Alarm View and System View (acknowledge, clear, video retrieval)
- Integrated ADEMCO Rapid Eye Digital Video support
- 5 User Networking
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Frequently Asked Questions
Q.
What pre-packaged NStar kits are available?
Northern has made NStar available in pre-packaged kits to make ordering easier.
Pre-packaged kits come in both starter and expansion varieties. There are two starter
kits for new installations that include software and are available with and without
proximity readers. There are also two expansion kits that make it easy to add on to
an existing installation. These kits do not include software. One expansion kit
includes two proximity readers and the other kit does not.
Part #
NSSKR
NSSK
NSEKR
NSEK
Q.
Kit Description
Starter Kit With Readers
Starter Kit
Expansion Kit With Readers
Expansion Kit
Contents
Software, Panel, 2 Readers, Accessories
Software, Panel, Accessories
Panel, 2 Readers, Accessories
Panel, Accessories
What is the initial license period for the NStar software?
The initial license period for the software is 30 days. The software must be registered
within 30 days or it becomes disabled. To register, please visit Northern’s website at
www.nciaccessworld.com and click on “Register Products”.
Q.
What is the most cost effective way to control 4 doors from one NStar System?
By using two communication ports with 2 low cost RS232 serial cables (Part #
CBL50) you can eliminate the need for a more expensive 485-PCI interface.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Q.
NStar Kit Contents
NStar is available in convenient pre-packaged kits that provide everything needed to
start or expand a system.
Part # NSSKR - Starter Kit With Readers
Complete 2-Door Access Control Solution for New Installations Kit Contents:
NSTAR - Access Control Software
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NS2 - 2-Door Control Panel
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X-4 - Plug-in 16.5 VAC Transformer
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2x OMNI-10 – Two Mini-Mullion Proximity Readers
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2x S-4 – Two Surge Suppressors
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CBL50 - Serial Communication Cable 50’
Part # NSSK - Starter Kit
2-Door Starter Kit for New or Existing Installations with Existing Readers
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NSTAR - Access Control Software
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NS2 - 2-Door Control Panel
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X-4 - Plug-in 16.5 VAC Transformer
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2x S-4 - Two Surge Suppressors
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CBL50 - Serial Communication Cable 50’
Part # NSEKR - Expansion Kit With Readers
Complete 2-Door Expansion for new or existing installations
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NS2 - 2-Door Control Panel
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X-4 - Plug-in 16.5 VAC Transformer
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2x OMNI-10 – Two Mini-Mullion Proximity Readers
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2x S-4 – Two Surge Suppressors
Part # NSEK - Expansion Kit
2-Door Expansion for new or existing installations with existing readers
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NS2 - 2-Door Control Panel
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X-4 - Plug-in 16.5 VAC Transformer
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2x S-4 – Two Surge Suppressors
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Pre-configured Kits
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List Price
Description
Order Number
Access Control Starter Kit With Readers (Includes Software, Control Panel, Enclosure,
Transformer, 2 OMNI-10 Readers, Surge Suppressor, 50 ft. Serial Cable)
NSSKR
$1,199.00
Access Control Starter Kit (Includes Software, Control Panel, Enclosure, Transformer,
Surge Suppressor, 50 ft. Serial Cable)
NSSK
$1,019.00
NSEKR
$999.00
NSEK
$799.00
NS2
$725.00
NStar Starter Kits
NStar Expansion Kits
2-Door Expansion Kit With Readers (Includes Control Panel, Enclosure, Transformer,
2 OMNI-10 Readers, Surge Suppressor)
12V Battery Backup
500' Reader Cable 18awg/6cond. Shield
1000' Input/Relay Cable 22awg/2cond. Shield
1000’ RS485 Communications Cable
NStar NS2 Access Control Solution
NSTAR
$199.00
NSOPT1
$199.00
CBL50
$55.00
N-485-PCI-2
$242.00
NSLAN1
$858.42
LANSRL100
$900.00
N485PCI2L
$242.00
OMNI-10
$120.00
OMNI-30
$175.00
OMNI-40
$190.00
OMNI-90
$350.00
PR-PROXPRO-K
$896.00
NS2ACC
$40.00
S-4
$27.00
X-4
$20.00
N-485-HUB-2
$242.00
M56K
$509.10
ENC10
$99.00
ENC20
$308.15
ENC30
$272.51
ENC30PWR
$109.09
BAT-3
$24.00
NC1861-BL-500
$199.00
NC2221-BR
$100.00
NC2021-GY-A
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$ 224.000
Pricing
2-Door Expansion Kit (Includes Control Panel, Enclosure, Transformer,
Surge Suppressor)
NS2 Panel
Panel Only
Software
NStar Access Control Software
NStar Software Option Package
Hardwired Communication Devices for the NS2
50' RS-232 Serial Communications Cable
RS-232/RS-485 Communication Interface
Network Communication Devices for the NS2
Optional Plug-in Ethernet Interface
RS232 to LAN Converter
RS485 LAN Interface
Add-On Reader Options
OmniTek Small Proximity Reader
OmniTek Mullion Proximity Reader
OmniTek Wall Mount Proximity Reader
OmniTek Vandal Resistant Reader
HID Combination Proximity Reader and Keypad
Miscellaneous
NS2 Accessory Pack (Includes lock, wires and tamper switch)
Surge Suppressor
16.5V DC Transformer
Dial-Up RS-485 Communication Interface
Modem for Remote Communications
Single Panel Enclosure
Dual Panel Enclosure
Rack Mount Enclosure
Power Harness for ENC30
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