For Mercury controller integration, the Mercury controllers are called interface modules because they connect the downstream panels (MR50, MR52, and so on) to the Synergis™ unit.
Mercury EP, LP, M5-IC, and M5-ICS controllers communicate directly with the Synergis™ unit.Synergis™ Softwire 11.0 supports the following Mercury devices:
|Model||Description||Minimum compatible versions|
|EP1501 and LP1501||IP controller with two inputs, two outputs, and two onboard reader connections. One reader connection can connect up to 8 expansion boards, allowing the EP1501 or LP1501 to control up to 17 doors. (EP1501 datasheet LP1501 datasheet)||
|EP1502 and LP1502||IP controller with eight inputs, four outputs, two reader connections, and one RS-485 bus supporting up to 32 downstream panels. The EP1502 or LP1502 can control up to 64 doors. (EP1502 datasheet LP1502 datasheet)||
|EP2500 and LP2500||IP controller with two RS-485 buses, supporting up to 64 doors. (EP2500 datasheet LP2500 datasheet)||
|EP4502 and LP4502||IP controller similar to the EP1502 and LP1502, but with an extra RS-485 port and increased credential capacity. The EP4502 and LP4502 support TLS 1.2 protected communications and FICAM Strong Authentication to meet the US Federal FIPS-201 standard. (EP4502 datasheet LP4502 datasheet)||
|MR panels||Mercury downstream panels (expansion modules) supported with the EP controllers:
|Allegion Schlage locks||Mercury controllers can also be used with Allegion Schlage AD Series locks.||See Supported Allegion Schlage locks in Synergis™ Softwire 11.0.|
|SimonsVoss SmartIntego locks||Mercury controllers can also be used with SimonsVoss SmartIntego locks.||See Supported SimonsVoss locks in Synergis™ Softwire 11.0.|
|M5 Bridge||All Mercury M5 Bridge panels are designed to be plug-and-play compatible with
your existing Casi Micro5 enclosure and offer one-for-one board replacement with
your existing panels.1
|MS Bridge||All Mercury MS Bridge panels are designed to be direct retrofits of iSTAR Pro
panels from Software House. The MS-I8S and MS-R8S panels can also be connected to an
1 When using inputs on the F2F reader or inputs from the interface reader ports, the odd numbered inputs shown in Config Tool are used for REX, and the even numbered inputs are used for door contacts.
2 Together, the M5-IC and the M5-2K replace the Casi M2000 enclosure circuit board. There are up to eight enclosures per M5-IC: the first enclosure has one M5-IC plus one M5-2K, and the next seven enclosures have one M5-COM plus one M5-2K.
On an M5-IC with an M5-2K board, inputs 1 to 8 are virtual F2F inputs and outputs 1 to 4 are virtual F2F outputs. Inputs 9 to 18 are physical inputs on the board, and outputs 5 to 12 are relays.
3 Digital outputs (solid state switches).
4 Used for downstream communication with add-on enclosures with no M5-IC.
5 MS-ACS boards consume two addresses. If the DIP switch settings are set to 0 and 2 with 2 MS-ACS boards connected on the ribbon bus of the MS-ICS, then addresses 0 to 4 are used, and cannot be re-used by other downstream MS or MR boards.