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Readers are any devices that read and validate credentials to allow access. While card readers are the most common, the new age in security looks more and more towards biometric readers.

Search Criteria

Name Description
System Name of the access control system.
Controller This field limits search results to a specific Controller
SIO Board This field limits search results to a specific SIO Board
Search Text This field is used to limit the number of rows listed in the list box below. To use simply type a string of characters or words. Please note you will only see those items you have the permission and access rights for. It is a good idea to search first, even when you are creating a new entry.
View View will bring you to the view screen. Use this to look up information on existing entities and access Audit Info.
Submit Performs a query based on the criteria selected in the filter.
Reset Clears all fields in order to start a new search.

List Definitions

Name Description
Name The name given to the Reader.
Attached To This shows the hierarchy of AC System, Controller and SIO Board.
Reader Channel This is the  corresponding reader number on the SIO Board or Controller.
Location Location of the Reader.
Number of Cards Types This is the number of Card Types that are usable at the Reader.
Reader Configuration This field describes how the Reader performs its function.
Keypad Mode This specifies the way the Reader can use keypad information.
Led Drive Mode This describes how the LEDs function.
Default Led Mode This describes the appearance of the LEDs.
Deleted If checked, entry is deleted from BluSKY.
Date Inserted The date this entry was added to BluSky.
Inserted By The name of the login who created this entry in BluSKY.
Date Updated The date this entry was last updated.
Updated By Who make the last update to this entry.
Date Deleted The date this entry was disabled or deleted from BluSky.
Deleted By Name of person who disabled this entry.

Reader Setup Actions

Will bring you to the create screen. Use this if the entity does not exist in the BluSKY database. Be extremely careful not to create duplicates with slightly different names.
View will bring you to the view screen. Use this to look up information on existing entities and access Audit Info.
Edit will enable you to edit the selection you chose.
Delete allows for removal of the entity from the BluSKY database.
expandButton.png Expand adds additional columns to the Integrator information displayed on the List page. The icon now displays as Shrink.
shrinkButton.png Shrink restores the List page to its original column display.

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