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Entry-Master Systems Distinctives

Why Choose Entry-Master® Software?

Entry-Master software was initially designed for medium to large sized systems where volume of card use traffic is high, and instant response times are critical.

Stable, virus-proof and hacker-resistant
Entry-Master software utilizes a secure filtering environment in its Web server, which is impervious to viruses because of its internal design. It is resistant to hackers because of enhanced security measures built into the filter and the proprietary nature of the filter itself - factors that are significant when analyzing network and system security. In addition, Entry-Master software is very stable; systems failure rates are infinitesimal, when compared to typical Windows® based platforms.

Watch the video below to see how quickly and easily you can review recorded video using the facility map in System V.

Interactive Facility Mapping
Entry-Master software has a powerful interface allowing a system user to access a facility map from a PC or even a smartphone to control access points (secured doors/windows) and watch surveillance cameras.

Long history (over 20 years) with large, very prestigious organizations
Entry-Master software has a very impressive history in some of the East Coast’s most prestigious locations, covering an area from Miami/Ft. Lauderdale to New York City, and as far West as Indianapolis.  Most of these systems have been in place for more than 15 years, and have grown and evolved as technology has progressed.

System was designed for medium to large sized systems
(Three [3] or more simultaneous users; 60+ card readers, 5000+ cardholders)
Entry-Master software was initially designed for larger systems, where volume of card use traffic was high, and instant response times were critical.  In recent years the system has been scaled to allow more affordable installation in smaller sites. Unlike most systems, once a small Entry-Master system is installed, it is easily scaled upwards to a larger platform, without losing any of the functionality, speed or reliability that has been the hallmark of the Entry-Master System success story.

As the system grows, it remains easy to program and configure
(most other systems become more cumbersome as additional readers are added)
Most other card access systems are relatively simple to program and operate, until the number of readers reaches 8 to 10, or beyond.  Once that barrier has been reached, many of the of the other “starter systems” become sluggish in their operation and much more cumbersome to program, such as assigning cards to specific readers at specific times of operation. The Entry-Master System design allows a 300-reader system to be as easy to program as a 3-reader system.

System becomes more cost-effective as the system grows
(no hardware /software modules become “obsolete”)
Many “starter systems”, defined as a system, which at a very low cost provides a 1 to 2 reader card access system, with absolutely no frills (i.e. 1 to 2 reports, very limited) become increasingly more expensive as more readers and/or cardholders are added.  This is because most of these “starter systems” have taken drastic short cuts to make their system as cheap as possible. As a result, many of these components must be “refurbished”, “upgraded” or simply thrown out when adding additional capabilities to the system. The Entry-Master System design allows for scalability, so that no component is rendered obsolete.

Database redundancy between server, sub-servers and controllers
(databases can be partitioned, yet still shared)
A complete copy of all essential system databases is retained on each and every controller in an Entry-Master system.  In the unlikely event of a main system failure, the controllers continue to make intelligent decisions, uploading their buffers when the Main CPU is back “on-line.”  Furthermore, if the Main CPU has a catastrophic failure (i.e. hard drive crash), virtually all of the critical data necessary to bring the system back on-line can be downloaded from any of the system controllers.  This configuration also allows for partitioning of the data (e.g. parking can have control over parking access, and building management can have control over building access, but the databases can be shared nonetheless).

IP-based network capability is built-in to server and controller architecture
(entire system is “Internet-ready”)
All Entry-Master System components (main server, sub-servers and controllers) have network capabilities built-in and are “intranet” or “Internet” ready.  Most other systems advertise themselves as “network-ready”, but really are just using some sort of third-party “terminal server” device to extend their devices onto the network.  This configuration is not only more cumbersome, since typically there has to be a device on each end of the communications link, but also more costly, since a single set of terminal servers costs about as much as one of our controllers, which can accommodate up to 16 readers and is already network-ready.

Controllers are “software-based” – so customization is much easier
All Entry-Master System controllers are based on the Intel® chipset, running the same software that has run Entry-Master applications for over 15 years.  This tried and tested technology, since it is software-driven, allows for customization without the need for drastic hardware or firmware modifications.

Master Controllers have built-in Web Server
Entry-Master  master controllers are the only stand-alone controllers on the market to have a built-in web server!  These controllers are truly "plug and play", allowing easy setup and deployment onto your network.  No client software is necessary, since the system comes"out of the box" ready to use with either Netscape Navigator or Internet Explorer!  Click here to find out more about our web-based card access solution.

System can accommodate virtually any wiring configuration
Entry-Master  software was designed to allow maximum connectivity.  System user consoles can be connected by most common forms of communication.  For example, you could have a Macintosh running Netscape accessing the system, while another Windows user accesses through Internet Explorer; still another could use a Unix workstation to access the system via Telnet.  And finally, a fourth user could use a dumb terminal to access the system via RS-232 … all at the same time!  Every user would have full capability, and record and file locking integrity would remain intact.  Chances are, no matter what kind of wiring you have in place, Entry-Master software can accommodate it.

“Disk on Module” technology allows controllers to have virtually unlimited memory
(i.e. over 1 million cardholder database is possible for each controller)
Entry-Master “disk-on module” technology is utilized on all Entry-Master controllers, allowing the controllers to have as much virtual (disk) memory as needed to accommodate as many cardholders as necessary (in the millions, if necessary).

Entry-Master is a registered trademark of Entry-Master, LLC
Windows is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation.
Intel is a registered trademark of Intel Corporation.

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