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New Wiegand Switch from FEIG Electronics Reduces Costs for Vehicle Access Control

Two-lane Wiegand Switch and FEIG RFID Readers More Cost-effective for secure gate and parking installations

FEIG ELECTRONIC, a leading global supplier of radio frequency identification (RFID) readers and antennas, is launching a uniquely cost-effective 2-lane Wiegand Switch for vehicle access control. Existing vehicle access control applications with two lanes require two separate RFID readers, whereas now only one reader, such as the ISC.LRU1002, can handle two lanes. Additional advantages to implementing the Wiegand Switch include reduced hardware costs and less space needed for the security electronics -- a critical issue for gate and parking installations.FEIG’s latest addition to their vehicle access control is ideal for applications where reliable, inexpensive and secure identification of vehicles comes in handy such as gate access control, parking facilities and fleet management.
According to Manuel Haertlé, senior product manager for FEIG Electronics, “Our customers are eagerly anticipating the new Wiegand Switch because it’s about one-tenth the cost and size of the typical RFID reader.”
The Wiegand Switch has a compact housing for DIN rail mounting and can be installed quick and easy. Two LED indicators show the active output channel and can be used for diagnostic purposes. In case of communication problems between reader and access control panel the ID ISC.LR.WS-A improves the Wiegand signal.

Depending on a reading event at a specific antenna, the Switch transmits the Wiegand signal to the particular input of the access control panel. The access is only allowed at the specific lane. The Wiegand Switch enables a reliable access control of two independent lanes.
The new Wiegand Switch is currently available for samples and will be available for purchase in March 2018. The Wiegand Switch will be on display at Intertraffic Amsterdam, RAI, March 20-23 in Hall 2, Stand 02.113.  The switch is also part of the Security Industry Association’s (SIA) New Product Showcase (NPS) at the 2018 ISC West show in Las Vegas, April 10-13, and will be placed in the Access Control Devices & Peripherals Wireless Best New Product Award.

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