Industry’s First PoE with Door Strike Capabilities


Matrix Systems, a Dayton, Ohio-based  turnkey access control and security solutions provider, introduced today the industry’s only Power over Ethernet (PoE) with door strike capabilities for securing remote entryway access control in airports, hospitals, corporate buildings, industrial plants, schools and government facilities.

The PoE is now offered as an option on Matrix’s renowned door controller, the Reader Control Module (RCM). The RCM III™ with PoE enables new and retrofit sites the cost-cutting alternative of supplying power to new door readers, door controllers and door strikes via the building’s Ethernet. PoE is an emerging security system technology that transmits electrical power and data to remote devices over an existing standard Ethernet network’s twisted-pair CAT5 cables. This eliminates up to 33 percent in installation/labor costs associated with running individual AC power supplies to new entryway access control hardware. The RCM III can be installed by Matrix Systems’ in-house technicians, integrators or by the end-user.

In fully-wired Ethernet buildings, the RCM III is also a cost-cutting alternative to wireless hardware solutions, which can range up to 25 percent more in equipment costs.  The RCM III is compliant with IEEE 802.3af standards and is designed to operate with new and existing Matrix Systems’ software and hardware access control and security products. Like all Matrix Systems equipment and software, the RCM III is factory designed/manufactured in the U.S.A. and supported by 24/7 customer service for single source responsibility.

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