The Protege Half DIN Rail 8 Port F/2F Reader Expander provides sites using legacy end-of-life Casi-Rusco hardware, and those operating F/2F card readers, with a seamless migration path to the ICT ProtegeGX Security Management System.
Many existing Casi-Rusco Secure Perfect, Picture Perfect and GE Micro-5 systems require replacement or upgrade as the platform reaches its end of life. Installations can be large (10,000+ doors) which makes replacing the entire system cost prohibitive. The Protege 8 Port F/2F Reader Expander is a cost effective solution giving integrators the ability to take over these sites without the need to replace/rewire existing readers.
Installation simply involves removing the circuit boards and card cage from the existing Casi-Rusco enclosure. DIN Rail mounting strip is then installed inside the enclosure, and the replacement Protege hardware modules connected. This provides a more robust solution than that offered by other providers which simply replace the circuit boards and continue to use the outdated and fragile card cage.
Beyond leveraging your existing investment, moving to ProtegeGX provides a scalable solution that expands with your business. The modular design and scalable licensing model makes ProtegeGX suitable for everyone – from small single door systems right through to large multi-national corporations. Modular expansion allows the system to grow with you and proves to be very cost effective as you only add Expander modules and optional functionality as you need.
Device power is supplied from a 12VDC input. Ultra low current requirements ensure cost effective power distribution.
The RS-485 communication interface port is used for all communication with the Protege System Controller.