Controller Properties (ACP / inBIO) in Hardware Manager

Each hardware device has its own set of properties that can be configured to allow the operator to customize the hardware to meet their needs.  The default TCP Port for the controller's communication to the IS2000 driver is 4370.

  • From the Hardware Manager click on the pad lock to unlock the Hardware module, without the pad lock unlocked; the controller properties box will not be displayed.
  • Highlight the controller from the hardware tree.
  • Address – The Address field displays the driver number the controller is assigned to in the first digit and the controller address in the second digit.  For example 2.0 would be driver 2 controller 0.
  • Description - The description that will be used to describe this controller throughout the software.
  • Controller_Type – This value will be automatically selected and the field will be grayed out and is not configurable.  If the controller has been added manually, the operator must designate the type of device to add.
  • Poll – Check box value to determine whether or not communication attempts to be made to this controller.  With the box checked, communication will be attempted.  When the box is checked / unchecked the driver will need to be stopped and restarted before the changes are made.
  • Communication Settings – Defines the communication pathway between a driver and a controller.  To configure the Communication Settings, click on the drop down arrow to the right of the property.
  • Connection Type – Choose between Ethernet or RS-485 as the method of connection between the driver and the controller.
  • Physical Address (RS-485) – A virtual number used to uniquely identify the controller on a RS-485 bus.  This address MUST match the address set on the controller via dip switches.  Please see this figure for dip switch settings.
  • Port (RS-485) – The serial port used on the PC running the driver that will be used to communicate to the controller. 
  • Baud Rate (RS-485) – Select the baud rate (data transmission rate) that will be used to communicate between the driver and the controller.
  • IP Address (Ethernet) – IP address for the controller.  The IP address field will automatically be populated if the controller was added using the Auto-Setup feature.  To modify the IP address, type the IP value in the text box.
  • Subnet Mask (Ethernet) – Subnet mask of the controller, used to connect via IP. 
  • Default Gateway (Ethernet) – Default Gateway of the controller, used to connect via IP.
  • InterLock – Configure whether or not to enable InterLocking.  InterLocking prevents more than 1 door from unlocking for the controller.   
  • Anti-Passback – Configure IN and OUT readers and determine the properties for passback.
  • Password – SCP password, set only when the controller has dip switch 8 to the on position.  
  • Function – Choose between Normal Access Control or Turnstile Access Control for the controller.
  • Daylight_Savings – This property will enable / disable the observance of daylight savings in the controller’s internal clock.  To modify the Daylight_Savings property, click on the drop down arrow to the right of the Daylight_Savings tag and select the Daylight_Savings option the controller should follow.
  • GMT_Offset – Allows the controller to operate in different time zones from the server.  To configure the GMT_Offset click on the drop down arrow to the right of the GMT_Offset tag and select correct GMT_Offset for the controller’s location.
  • Report Aux Input – When set to 'False' this property will mask ALL Aux Inputs.