What type of cable should I use and how far can I extend them?
This article covers cabling requirements and limits for ievo biometric fingerprint readers. First check which Revision of ievo equipment you are using - it will be either REV3 or REV4.
Revision 3 (REV3) Equipment
REV3 ievo readers come supplied with two 3m cables:
- An 8-core screened alarm cable
- A 4-core screened USB / Belden cable.
These can be extended up to an extra 2m (5m in total).
Revision 4 (REV4) Equipment
REV4 ievo equipment comes supplied with a single 5m CAT6 SFTP screened cable.
The connection between the control board and reader head can be extended up to 90m providing the cable meets the below specification:
- Up to 50m – Cat5e/Cat6a SFTP Stranded-conductor, 26 AWG, with shielded RJ45 connectors
- Up to 90m – Cat5e/Cat6a SFTP Solid-conductor, 24 AWG with shielded RJ45 connectors.
Note: Cat7 specification cable is too thick to use for connection to the ievo reader heads.
Wiegand cables can be extended up to a maximum of 25m when using high-quality cable (e.g. Belden 9534).
How is biometric fingerprint data collected?
ievo systems acquire biometric data by scanning a fingerprint and measuring and collecting unique reference points from a finger. This data is extracted, transferred, and via an advanced algorithm, stored as a template on a separate ievo Interface ...
What type of cable do I need to connect the reader head to the Interface Board?
Every ievo fingerprint reader connects to the Interface Board via a bespoke PoE (Power over Ethernet) connection. The PoE connection carries both power and data. Therefore, high-quality shielded Ethernet cable should be used for this connection in ...
Can ievo readers be used as a standalone system?
Yes. ievo fingerprint readers can be attached to a Wiegand relay converter. This allows a single door to be unlocked with no events. You will still need an ievo Interface Board to run the system as a standalone solution.
What do the LED lights on the fingerprint reader mean?
The ievo fingerprint readers include an LED light to indicate different statuses. BLUE - This is the standby mode of the reader. It means the reader is ready to scan a fingerprint when presented. RED - This means the fingerprint is not recognised. ...
How to scan fingerprints on ievo readers
Whether registering a user’s fingerprint for the first time, or using an active ievo system, scanning a finger follows the same general principles. The same principles can be applied to any ievo fingerprint devices. To start the process, place your ...