VertX® V1000 Network Controller

Access Control Processing and Host Interface for up to 32Door/Reader Interface, Input Monitor, or Output Control Units.

The HID VertX products provide a complete and fully featured hardware/firmware infrastructure for OEM access control software host systems, communicating via industry standard TCP/IP protocol, over 10/100 Mbps Ethernet or the Internet. The V1000 boasts a 32-bit RISC processor running the Linux Operating System. On-board flash memory allows program updates to be downloaded via the network. The V1000 connects up to 32 Door/Reader, Input Monitor, or Output Control Interfaces via two independent RS-485 networks, each network having two sets of input connections for optimum system topology. This architecture minimizes the impact on corporate LANs by using only one TCP/IP address for every 32 interfaces, and by handling low-level transactions on the RS-485 network.

Key Features

    • Stores a complete access control and configuration database for up to 32 Reader Interfaces (up to 64 doors) and 44,000 cardholders with expansion capability up to 250,000 cardholders.
    • The access control system interfaces with combinations of devices with a maximum of:
    • 32 Door/Reader interfaces (up to 64 doors/readers) or
    • 32 input monitor interfaces (up to 512 monitor points) or
    • 32 output control interfaces (up to 384 control relays)
    • Reports supervised inputs/alarms with 255 priorities.
    • Allows local connection of a laptop computer for diagnostics and configuration.
    • Connects to the host and other devices on a TCP/IP network.
    • Receives and processes real time commands from the host software application.
    • Reports all activity to the host.
    • Controls and communicates with all connected devices.
    • Buffers offline transactions and uploads to the host when communication is restored.
    • Allows fallback communications via dialup or RF modem if TCP/IP network communication is lost.
    • UL 294 and UL 1076 recognized component.


    • Dimensions: 5.8" W x 4.825" H x 1.275" D (147.32 mm x 122.55 mm x 32.38 mm)
    • Weight: 12.4 oz (.35 kg)
    • Power Supply Requirements
      • 140 mA @ 12-18 VDC
    • Cable Distance
      • RS-485 – 4000 feet per network (two independent RS-485 networks) using Belden 3105 (22AWG) 2-twisted pair, shielded 100Ω cable
      • TCP/IP – 300 feet (100 m) to next device, using Category 5 cable, Alpha 9504C or 9504F
      • Input Circuits – 500 feet (150 m), 2-conductor, shielded, using ALPHA 1292C (22AWG) or Alpha 2421C (18AWG)
      • Output Circuits – 500 feet (150 m), 2-conductor, using ALPHA 1172C (22AWG) or Alpha 1897C (18AWG)
      • Minimum wire gauge depends on cable length and current requirements.
    • Operating Environment
      • Indoors, or customer-supplied NEMA-4 Enclosure
      • Temperature: 32° to 122° F (0° to 50° C)
      • Humidity: 5% to 95% relative, non-condensing
    • Communication Ports
      • RS-485 – two wire.
      • TCP-IP – one port, 10 or 100 Mbps
    • Certifications
      • UL 294 and UL 1076 Recognized Component for the US
      • CSA 205 for Canada
      • FCC Class A Verification
      • EMC for Canada, EU (CE Mark), Australia (C-Tick Mark),
      • New Zealand, Japan
      • EN 50130-4 Access Control Systems Immunity for the EU (CE Mark)