Interface modules come in all shapes and sizes and offer a wide range of features. Synergis™ Softwire supports most of the common features found on the market.
Synergis™ Softwire 11.1 supports the following DDS 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.
|Category of interface module||Intelligent controller|
|Communication protocol||RS-485 and IP1|
|Online operation (connected to the Synergis™ unit)|
|Standalone mode||Not applicable|
|Offline operation (no connection to the Synergis™ unit)|
|Degraded mode||Not applicable|
|Reader communication protocols|
|OSDP (Secure Channel)||Not applicable|
|Clock and Data (Magnetic Stripe), also known as ABA format||Yes|
|Maximum number of credentials (for autonomous decision making)||20 0002|
|Maximum credential length (in bits)||40|
|Maximum number of interface modules per Synergis™ unit RS-485 channel||8|
|Recommended maximum number of interface modules per Synergis™ unit||32|
1 IP controllers require the EXT-TCPT or the EXT-8E4S extension board.
2 The maximum number of credentials that the Synergis™ unit can synchronize with the DDS controller is 20,000. The actual limit may be lower, depending on the ROM chip installed on the AS34 module.