Supported Synergis™ IX controller features in Synergis™ Softwire 11.3 - Synergis™ IX 5.11

Synergis™ IX Deployment Guide 5.11

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Synergis™ IX 5.11
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Synergis™ IX

Synergis™ IX controllers support a wide range of access control features that depend on the version of Synergis™ Softwire you use.

Synergis™ Softwire 11.3 supports the following Synergis™ IX controller features.
The following is the legend for some common values found in the Supported column:
Feature is offered by the interface module and is supported by Synergis™ Softwire.
Feature is offered by the interface module but is not supported by Synergis™ Softwire.
Not applicable
Feature is not offered by the interface module.
Features Supported
General characteristics  
Category of interface module (SY-SIX-CTRL-DIN or SY-SIX-CTRL-DIN-1D) Intelligent controller
Communication protocol IP
Encrypted communication Yes (TLS 1.2)
Online operation (connected to the Synergis™ unit)  
Standalone mode Yes
Supervised mode No
Dependent mode No
Offline operation (no connection to the Synergis™ unit)  
Standalone mode Yes
Degraded mode Not applicable
Reader communication protocols  
Wiegand Yes
OSDP (Secure Channel) Yes2
Clock and Data (Magnetic Stripe), also known as ABA format No
F2F Not applicable
Proprietary Yes
Maximum number of credentials (for autonomous decision making) 100,0001 for up to 4 controllers

25,0001 for up to 16 controllers

Maximum credential length (in bits) 643
Maximum number of interface modules per Synergis™ unit RS-485 channel Not applicable
Recommended maximum number of interface modules per Synergis™ unit 16

1 Includes the two factory default users, which are read-only.

2 The only readers supported are HID Signo readers and Synergis™ IX OSDP readers. The minimum required versions for OSDP support are Synergis™ Softwire 11.2, Synergis™ IX controller firmware 4.00_649_L1C3, and reader expander firmware 1.12.585 L021.

3 Requires 11.3.2 or later. For more information, see About support for 64-bit credentials with Synergis™ IX.