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AP-500 Intelligent Magnetic Stripe Card Reader

The AP-500 provides an access control system with added security by furnishing a third level of database redundancy. The database can now reside in the card reader mounted at the door, as well as in the host and AAM-20/80 or AAN/100. The AP- 500 can accept a full or partial download of the database from the host or AAM, and the user can select which cards should be downloaded.


  • 4-line, 64 character backlit display/16 bit processor
  • 16 position keypad with audible feedback/3 LEDs
  • Attractive die cast metal enclosure
  • Digital encoding of strike signals
  • Security Lock/Tamper Switch
  • Supports two read heads using built-in electronics
  • RS-232 and RS-485 multi-drop communications
  • Low power +6 to +24 Vdc/surface mount electronics
  • Pluggable connectors for simple low cost installations
  • Local masking of alarms via keypad/display
  • Up to 20,000 cards or 6,500 events
  • Battery backed database/configuration/event storage
  • Supports database/configuration from host via AAM/AAN
  • 128 time zones/6 time intervals per time zone/100 holidays
  • Two door operation/detection of forced open/held open (reader 1 or 2)
  • Bi-directional card swipe/1 Megabit Flash memory
  • 128 access levels with unique authorization and time zones for reader 1 and 2/8 supervised alarm inputs
  • Unique time zone per door per access level
  • Supports time activated reader mode functions


  • Dimensions: 5.6"H x 4.98"W x 1.5"D (14.2 x 12.6 x 3.8 cm)
  • Weight: 0.4lb (0.18kg)
  • Operating Temperature Range: -40 to +85º C (-40 to +185º F)
  • Humidity Range: 0 to 95%, non-condensing
  • Power Requirements: +6 to +24 Vdc @ 200 mA

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