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Access-Control Manufacturer Linear Launches New Products as Part of eMerge e3 Series


Linear LLC, a residential and commercial access-control provider, launched the first products from the new eMerge e3 Series, the eMerge Essential and eMerge Essential Plus embedded browser-based network appliances.

The eMerge Essential units are designed to suit most moderately-sized businesses and will provide one-door/two-reader access-control and immediate expansion capabilities to grow the system to four doors/eight readers with no additional hardware required.

"The Linear eMerge Essential has all the access control and management features many businesses require, whether they are in commercial, industrial, banking, medical, retail, hospitality or some other segment," says Duane Paulson, senior vice president of product and market development. "eMerge offers tremendous value from a cost perspective but also because customers can easily install an entry-level solution with features normally found in large-scale systems, and still upgrade to more doors and readers as the business grows."

All e3 Series eMerge systems rely on an embedded Linux operating system and use solid-state hardware. This hardware protects from hard drive failures, virus and spyware attacks, and Microsoft updates that can unexpectedly take a system offline.

Additional access-control assurance is provided via the optional Power over Ethernet (PoE) or the ability to backup using uninterruptible power supply. The eMerge Essential Plus includes a self-contained battery backup with a UL-294-approved 60-watt supervised power supply, enclosed in a heavy-duty steel cabinet.

The e3 Series' setup wizard has integrated inputs/outputs to enhance functionality while the high-speed processor can handle more than 30 transactions per second. This allows multiple users to access simultaneously. Simple software upgrades allow businesses using the eMerge Essential products to shift into more robust systems, such as the Elite 36 or 64.

Remote management enables system status access and updates with any browser on any operating system via the Internet. The eMerge dashboard includes floor plans and event logs offering a full system status at a glance, optimized for viewing on computer monitors, iPhones, iPads, Androids and other mobile devices.

Carlsbad, Calif.-based Linear LLC is a supplier of wireless residential security systems, access control, intercoms, garage door operators, gate operators, short- and long-range radio remote controls, and personal emergency reporting systems.


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