Kentix adds a smart handle to its IoT locking system

The new DoorLock-RA4 is an advanced mechatronic IoT system component in the Kentix SmartAccess portfolio that does more than just open and close server and data cabinets. It may look like a handle for IT racks and can also do everything an server cabinet door handle must be able to do. But behind it is a well engineered access control system that can be scaled to an unlimited extent, with intelligent software and an app that also allows access via smartphone and smartwatch. In addition, the mechatronic unit of the robust die-cast plastic handle contains an RFID reader for Mifare-DESFire media and a touch-PIN keyboard. As a so-called lifting or folding handle, it takes up less space when opened compared to conventional swivel handles and is more ergonomic to operate. The integration with all important and open system standards with REST-API, LDAP, SNMP V2/3 is easy and the administration is very comfortable thanks to the integrated web interface. A clearly visible LED bar with additional acoustic feedback makes operation doubly safe. Only one PoE-compatible Ethernet port is required for operation.

The special thing is: Only one PoE port supports one central module, which can supply up to 16 handles in bus cabling with standard patch cables. This means that even in large data centres only a few Ethernet ports and addresses are occupied.

The new DoorLock-RA4 with the exact type code KXC-RA4 integrates seamlessly into the existing Kentix system environment and offers all the advantages of 360° infrastructure security including SmartMonitoring and intelligent PDU solutions.