Access Control Stainless Steel iButton one Wire Key Probe Reader
The iButton Reader is a simple and easy to use desktop interface to communicate with the DALLAS family of iButtons from a PC. The Reader is available with USB connectors. The USB version comes complete with drivers which enumerates the Reader as a standard COM port. The reader is fully USB 2.0 compliant, and allows the use of standard DALLAS iButton drivers to be used, as well as easy migration of existing software applications to USB, with no software changes. The reader is available with a standard Touch socket, for momentary touch, or the Touch & Hold socket, that latches the iButton to the reader, until removed.
When the key is put to the iButton reader, a signal is sent. If it is a magnetic key (iButton), it is then held in place by the reader. The iButton reader can be connected to a 1-Wire device. Only 1 iButton reader can be used per Extension, but limitless iButtons can be used. The iButton Reader is Water resistant, but not recommended for use in extreme environments, since the materials are not corrosion-resistant enough over long periods of time.
· Signal transmission based on iButton technology
· Robust housing
· Temperature range: -40 ° C to 85 ° C
· Water resistant (but not recommended for use in tougher environments, since it is not corrosion resistant in the long run)
· Depth for mounting: 10mm
· Cut-out diameter: 20mm
· Inline resistors for direct connection on 24V (no extra resistors or extra power supply is needed)
· Connecting directions is now listed on the product.
Information Getting Into and Out of the iButton Device:
Information is transferred between your iButton device and a PC with a momentary contact at up to 142kbps. You simply touch your iButton device to an iButton probe, which is connected to a PC. The iButton reader is cabled to a 1-Wire adapter that is attached to a spare PC port. 1-Wire adapters exist for USB, serial, and parallel ports. The iButton reader and 1-Wire adapter are inexpensive.
The iButton device is also the ultimate information carrier for AutoID and many portable applications. All the latest handheld computers and PDAs can communicate with iButton devices. For a full listing of all portable devices that communicate with iButton devices, go to the iButton Solutions Search.
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