Johnson Controls has released the new Tyco Kantech RS-485 Input/Output Module, which combines and enhances the flexibility of Kantech expansion modules into a single, cost-effective 16 terminal unit.
The RS-485 Input/Output Module provides additional capacity for Kantech door controllers (up to 62 modules per), such as the KT-1 and KT-400, beyond the traditional confines of 16 or 32 modules per controller. The Input/Output Module also reduces the need for installation of the module in close proximity to the controller due to conventional cable lengths, offering installers faster, easier installation up to 1.2km from the controller. This frees up valuable space inside the controller cabinet for additional equipment, such as integration alarms.
With this added capacity, installers can harness multi-functional features such as output supervision for locks, which enables supervised lock power that is configurable for each output; inputs, relays; elevator control programming and the Serial Peripheral Interface extension which allows users to configure ports as needed. The RS-485 Input/Output Module is compatible with EntraPass v8.10 and higher and also comes with a limited lifetime warranty. The new module is also firmware field upgradable and uses encrypted RS-485 communication for additional security and versatility.
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