Retrofitting RFID in Networks

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MEDIA RELEASE

Elatec launches TCPConv

Retrofitting RFID in Networks

Munich,
2
nd

November
2010


Today, RFID specialist Elatec
launched the TCPConv Ethernet switch, a cost
-
effective
solution enabling to retrofit entire corporate networks with
RFID readers.
With the help of two LAN ports and a range of
protocols, the compact TCPConv can easily be inserted into
the LAN in front of many different endpoint devices such as
printers and the like. The Elatec TWN3 Multi reader can then
be connected via the TCPConv's

RS232 and USB interfaces


to authorise print jobs, for instance. This enables to integrate
LAN peripheral devices of various kinds smoothly into the
RFID infrastructure of office and access control solutions.

Whether campus solution, office automation, o
r access control


to date, to retrofit existing peripheral hardware on corporate
networks with RFID readers was only possible at great cost, if at
all. Elatec's new TCPConv Ethernet Switch provides a cost
-
effective solution to overcome this barrier and to

integrate LAN
endpoint devices seamlessly into an organisation's logical and
physical access control system. The benefit if this is that the
Elatec converter module, measuring not more than 82 by 65 by 25
millimetres, can be implemented without costly har
dware
modifications.

Compact, powerful, and versatile

Scarcely larger than a pack of cards, the TCPConv can be
inserted between the corporate network and, for example, a
printer or other endpoint device with the help of two LAN ports.
Two RJ45 10/100BaseT
sockets serve as Ethernet connectors.
Apart from TCP, the converter communicates using protocols such
as IPv4, IPv6 (optional), DHCP, ARP, and PING. It also operates
with MDI or MDI
-
X.

In addition, the TCPConv features one USB A and one RS232
(DSUB 9pos) p
ort. It uses these to enable TCP/IP connectivity for
the Elatec TWN3 Multi reader, of instance, and


optionally


for

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other readers, keyboards, and keypads as well. With the help of
such authorising devices, the TCPConv can grant or deny
launching especia
lly sensitive or costly print jobs, for instance.

Authorisation via TCP/IP reduces costs

Particularly for expensive special printers or plotters, the Elatec
TCPConv helps prevent unauthorised use and hence, additional
cost. An USB/RS232 Ethernet switch, it

enables to integrate a
comprehensive authorisation solution cost
-
effectively


without
backfitting or even replacing legacy devices at high cost.


The Elatec TCPConv opens up the option for organisations to
integrate devices without USB or RS232 interface
s into a
comprehensive access control system and to save themselves the
high cost of backfitting or replacing incompatible hardware

, states
Stefan Haertel, Department Director RFID at Elatec, outlining the
new converter's advantages.



Available images

Th
e following images are available in printable quality for download at:

http://www.htcm.de/kk/elatec




The TCPConv

USB/RS232 Ethernet
switch



The TCPConv's two LAN ports


Elatec Vertriebs GmbH

Elatec devel
ops RFID reader systems and acts as a distributor with a highly
specialised focus on semiconductors, industrial computer systems as well as
display technologies and solutions. Elatec has nine sales and marketing offices
across all of East
-
Central Europe an
d supplies all market segments of the

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electronics industry with a broad range of products from leading manufacturers.
For more information about Elatec please visit
www.ElatecWorld.com
.


RFID PR contact at Elatec:

Stefan Haertel


Department Director RFID

Hans
-
Pinsel
-
Str. 10b

D
-
85540 Haar

Phone
:

+49 89 4623 07 0

Fax:

+49 89 4623 07 99

E
-
mail:

RFID@elatecworld.com



Press contact:

HighTech communications GmbH


Tel.: +49

89 500778
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20

Brigitte Basilio




Fax: +49 89 500778
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77

Grasserstraße 1c




E
-
mail:
b.basilio@htcm.de

D
-
80339 München



Web site:
www.htcm.de