Linear announces expansion to eMerge Elite Embedded Access Control System

Lauren Williams's picture
Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Linear LLC, a leader in residential and commercial access control, security and health and wellness solutions, announces the first release of its eMerge® Elite-36™ embedded access control platform. With embedded browser-based management, the four-door eMerge Elite can support eight readers and up to 20,000 cardholders with as many as 80,000 cards. It is also capable of expanding to 36 doors and 72 readers with and expansion modules, making upgrades painless with its easy set-up wizard, and options like power-over-Ethernet and elevator control modules.

One of the advantages to using the Linear eMerge Elite-36, and a major reason for the awards is the lower long-term total cost of ownership (TCO) for users, versus traditional access control systems. The Elite-36 does this in a number of ways, out of the box ready, solid state embedded web server and Linux OS. E3 platforms provides the fast setup and while providing lowest maintenance. Reduced virus potential, no dedicated workstation hardware or software clients to manage, no database software licenses required, and a common software user interface across all eMerge E3 systems from basic to more powerful models.

The eMerge dashboard makes for intuitive installation and monitoring with 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. Data can be backed up automatically to Micro SD or FTP-based storage to ensure there's always a record of who has come and gone.

A testament to its value, the Linear eMerge E3-Series recently earned a 2013 Electronic Security Expo Maximum Impact Award for best access control/ID system. The ESX Maximum Impact Awards is the only program in the security industry that honors new and recently introduced products and services for security and monitoring companies. Additionally, the eMerge E3-Series earned Electrical Construction & Maintenance's (EC&M) 2013 Product of the Year Award in the Security Equipment & Systems category.