For Immediate Release
August 1, 2008
Continental Access
355 Bayview Avenue
Amityville, NY 11701


Superterm-4: Continental’s Four Door Intelligent Controller
Continental’s Superterm-4 provides expandable intelligent controller technology for one to four doors. This FIPS compliant distributed processor-based panel is capable of processing 256 bit cards from card to controller to software and features built-in NVR/DVR and alarm integration. Superterm-4 is programmed via CardAccess 3000 software and operates as a standalone unit in the event server-communications are interrupted.

Once programmed, this controller does not require continuous server communications, as it automatically stores system transactions in its internal memory. Field expandable memory allows for greater cardholder populations and/or a larger transaction buffer and flash EPROM firmware upgrades easily when system enhancements are required. Superterm-4 uses industry standard Wiegand output devices and supports virtually all card/reader technologies. Proximity, Biometric, Magnetic Stripe, Barcode, Wiegand, Barium Ferrite, Keypad and Smart Readers are simply connected and controlled. Superterm-4 can store multiple card (bit) formats in its internal memory, making it a cost-effective retrofit panel. Supporting multiple bit formats allows existing card populations and readers to remain in place.

Up to 63 Controllers (Microterm, Miniterm, Smarterm, or Superterm) can be intermixed on the same communications network. Multiple communication ports can connect to our CardAccess server for maximum system expansion. Controller communication choices include: hardwire (repeat or multi-drop mode), LAN/WAN, dial-up or fiber optics. Continental Access supports RS232, RS422 and RS485 communication formats for optimal system configuration.

Superterm-4 accepts up to 3 input/output expansion boards that are mounted to the inside of the hinged enclosure cover. The Alarm Expander Board provides 16 supervised inputs while the Relay Expander Board provides 16 relay outputs and 8 unsupervised inputs. An on-board power supply comes standard and provides 800mA @ 5VDC or 500mA @ 12VDC for reader power. All of Continental’s controllers feature extensive multi-stage lightning/transient protection for maximum reliability in harsh environments. To learn more about our family of controllers, visit or call 1-800-645-9330.

About Continental Access

Since 1961, Continental Access has been used all over the world. We offer a comprehensive range of innovative CardAccess® readers, access control hardware and software. Continental Access is a Microsoft Certified Partner and our systems support all reader technologies from Prox to Biometrics. At Continental Access, we offer a comprehensive range of innovative CardAccess software and access control readers, controllers, badging and hardware – creating modular systems from 1 to over 16,000 doors. We provide full factory-certified training and 24-hour technical service, attesting to our continuing commitment to quality service.

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