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Centaur Access Control System

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CDV Americas, a subsidiary of the CDV Group – one of Europe 's largest access control system manufacturers – is committed to a program of continuous enhancement for the Centaur product line. For the latest information please call us at 416-252-2293.

Centaur software provides a user-friendly graphical interface to manage, configure and monitor access control systems from local and remote locations. The Centaur system can connect to one or more sites, each of which consists of one or more door controllers.

Each Centaur edition comes complete with all the software modules needed to manage your system on a single computer. Additional Centaur Workstations are installed on one or more networked computers to manage the system. Supports multiple operators locally and in different locations and even using different languages.

There are four Centaur editions available to suit a wide range of installation sizes and budgets. The differences between each edition are detailed in the following pages. Every edition of Centaur includes several standard modules – Pro-Report (Tracker Time & Attendance), FrontGuard, Locator, WavePlayer, FrontCard and FrontView.

The Centaur system optimizes user investment by providing a rich set of features including report generation, basic time and attendance, real-time graphical interface and much more.

Product Description

System Selection Table

Features

LITE
CS-AC-Lite

Standard
CS-AC-Std

Professional
CS-AC-Pro**

Enterprise
CS-AC-Ent**

Sites

1

64

64

64

Serial Ports

1

1

1

4

Dial-up

-

yes

yes

yes

TCP/IP

-

yes

yes

yes

Cards*

512

2,048

8,196

16,384

Controllers*

16

32

64

256

Doors*

16

128

512

2,048

Elevator Control*

-

yes

yes

yes

Elevator Cars*

-

32

128

512

Floors per car

-

64

64

64

Floor groups

-

128

128

128

Centaur Hardware

Communication

  • RS-485 controller – expansion module network (9.6k or 19,2k baud)
  • Connect modules up to 1220m (4000ft) away from the controller
  • Plug and play technology
  • RS-232 support to communicate with the Centaur software via serial port, dial-up or LAN

Elevator Control:

Controlled elevators:

2 cars/cabs with 64 floors per car/cab

Schedules per floor:

Yes

Floor groups:

128

Centaur requirements:

Standard, Professional or Enterprise edition

Input Specifications:

Reader Inputs/Ports:

2

Keypad Inputs/Ports:

2

Multi-purpose Inputs:

16 (using ATZ 2R/3R)

Output Specifications:

12/24Vdc Lock outputs:

2

Relays:

2 Form C Dry Contact 5A/30Vdc N.C/N.O.

Reader Outputs:

Six 25mA Open collector outputs (Red/Green LEDs, Buzzer)

Physical Specifications:

Cabinet size:

39cm (15.5") high x 33cm (13") wide x 10cm (4") deep

PCB dimensions:

24.5cm (9.65") x 20.2cm (7.95")

Environment:

5°C to 55°C (41°F to 133°F)

Electrical Specifications:

Power input:

24Vac, 75VA or higher, 50/60Hz transformer

Supply current:

2.5A maximum

Battery capacity:

Two 12Vdc, 7Ah, acid/lead gel cell batteries

Electrical Specifications:

Power input:

24Vac, 75VA or higher, 50/60Hz transformer

Supply current:

2.5A maximum

Battery capacity:

Two 12Vdc, 7Ah, acid/lead gel cell batteries

  • Site, Controller and Door Configuration wizard 
  • Batch card programming
  • Powerful Diagnostic tools 
  • New automatic e-mail messaging trigger 
  • New factory default color-coded events 
  • New Photo-ID printing with template designer 
  • New high-performance SQL 2000 database engine 
  • Easily upgradeable 
  • Flexible alarm and event definitions
  • Adaptive polling for fast event reporting

  • Graphical interface 
  • Multi-language support
  • Client / Server application
  • Local and remote site control
  • Elevator control 
  • Online controller firmware upgrades
  • Windows® 2000, XP Professional and 2003
  • Distributed data processing
  • 256 operators and permission levels 
  • Storage: (MSDE:2GB limit / SQL: unlimited)

  • Powerful MSDE/SQL server database
  • Automatic Centaur Server startup
  • 64 door groups per site
  • 128 input and relay groups per site
  • Online help
  • Automatic operator logout
  • 4 holiday groups
  • 256 Schedules, access levels & security levels per site
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