Entraguard Controller Setup in Visual Doors

Entraguard Controller Setup in Visual Doors

Entraguard Setup

1.0 Introduction

Visual Doors supports the Entraguard, Silver and Titanium Telephone Entry controllers functioning as a node on a PXL-500 network for seamless integration with a PXL system. The Entraguard can work as a single unit or networked to other Entraguard or PXL units. This guide explains how to add the Entraguard using a serial or Ethernet connection and it explains basic configuration.

 Supported Entraguard-specific controllers types are:

  • Entraguard Titanium 250
  • Entraguard Titanium 250, modem
  • Entraguard Silver
  • Entraguard Silver, modem
  • Entraguard Platinum 5000
  • Entraguard Platinum 5000, modem

 

Once you have setup and configured the Entraguard, refer to the Entraguard User Setup guide for instructions on adding users for the Entraguard. Entraguard information can be adding to existing users who already use cards or they can be added as new Entraguard users.


2.0 Adding an Entraguard Primary via Serial or USB-Serial Connection

Notes:

  • When using the Entraguard Silver or Platinum with RS-232 serial communications, ensure the J19 and J20 jumpers are both set.
  • Ensure the J11 (Internal Modem jumper) is off.

Manually Add a new Entraguard

  1. Set the address for the Entraguard as address #1 (refer to the standalone Entraguard Installation guide for instructions).
  2. Connect one end of the serial cable to the Entraguard and the other to the PC COM port or into the USB-Serial adapter.
  3. From the home screen, click on the Hardware tile.

    Hardware tile

  4. If you have multiple, different hardware types, ensure the PXL gateway is selected.
  5. Click the Manually Add Controller icon.

    Manually Add Controller

  6. Enter a new description for the Entraguard Primary controller.

    EG Description

  7. Select from the available controller types the correct model of Entraguard controller.
  8. The Entraguard will be added to the hardware screen and the red dot next to the controller will indicate it is currently offline.
  9. By default, the new controller will be assigned a serial communication channel so all you have to do is enter a COM port number.

    Note: If you are using a USB-Serial adapter, you may need to go into Device Manager to check what COM port the device is using. To access Device Manager, right-click Windows start menu >> Device Manager >> Port COM & LPT).

    COM port

  10. Enter the correct COM port number then click save.
  11. Within a few seconds the red dot should turn green, indicating the Entraguard is now online.

    EG Master Online

 

3.0 Modem Connection Method

Notes:
- When using the Entraguard Silver or Platinum with an external modem (connected to the RS-232 port), ensure the J19 and J20 jumpers are both across the pins.
- Ensure the J11 (Internal Modem jumper) is off.
  1. Follow the steps outlined in the previous section (Serial connection method).
  2. Locate the communication channel options and set the channel type to: Modem Dial Out.

    PXL Modem Channel

  3. Enter the Com port number for the modem connected to the host PC.
  4. Enter the phone number for the remote location of the PXL Primary controller.

    Modem Settings

  5. Click on the green save icon.


4.0
Adding an Entraguard Primary via Ethernet Connection

Note: Support for the LAN unit on Entraguard begin with PCB 23217-001 Rev. E. Earlier units cannot support a LAN unit.

  1. Power-down the Entraguard Primary controller.
  2. On the Entraguard PCB, remove jumpers from J11, J19 and J20.
  3. Insert the LAN-520X into port J7, orient the LAN-520 as shown below.

    EG PCB
  4. Apply power to the Entraguard.
  5. For setting up the LAN-520 with an IP address refer to the standalone Basic LAN-520 Setup Guide standalone document (P/N: 01519-001).
  6. Once you have set the LAN-520 with an IP address, log into the Visual Doors software.
  7. From the home screen, click on the Hardware tile.

    Hardware tile

  8. If you have multiple, different hardware types, ensure the PXL gateway is selected.
  9. Click the Manually Add Controller icon.

    Manually Add Controller

  10. Enter a new description for the Entraguard Primary controller.

    EG Description

  11. The Entraguard will be added to the hardware screen and the red dot next to the controller will indicate it is currently offline.
  12. From the Communication Channel Type drop-down list, select TCP/IP client.
  13. Locate the IP address field and enter the IP address that is assigned to the LAN-520 that is connected to the Entraguard.

    IP Address

  14. Click outside of the IP address field, then click the green save icon.
  15. Within a few seconds the red dot to the left of the Entraguard will go green indicating the Entraguard is online.

    EG Master Online



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