5 Things to Pay Attention to When it Comes to Ingress Implementation

Monday, May 27, 2013 FingerTec 0 Comments

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Ingress is FingerTec’s latest software; highly recommended for door access control installation. It’s packed with powerful access control features such as graphical floor maps, real-time monitoring, centralized management, data analysis and reporting etc.

First things first, you need to plan properly before implementing the software, as most future inconveniences are caused by faulty installations. Don’t rush into it and get tangled later. Here are 5 things you should look out for to make your Ingress implementation smooth!

Get Your PC Requirements for Server and Client Right – Don’t assume that your system could take anything you provide. Check the specs of your PCs to match the requirements of Ingress to avoid future complication.

Feature
Server
Operating system
Windows XP
Windows Vista
Windows 7, Windows 8
Windows Server 2003/2008
32 or 64 bit
Processor
Intel  Core 2 Duo 2.5 GHz or better
Memory
3GB of RAM or better
Hard drive
80GB
Resolution
1024 x 768 or higher

Feature
Client
Operating System
Windows XP
Windows Vista
Windows 7, Windows 8
Windows Server 2003/2008
32 or 64 bit
Processor
Intel  Core 2 Duo 2.0 GHz or better
Memory
2GB of RAM or better
Hard drive
50GB
Resolution
1366 x 768

THE advanced access control system for YOU
Take Note of the Date of Purchase  Please note that only FingerTec access control devices purchased from 1st January 2013 onwards will be able to activate Ingress for FREE. For devices purchased prior to 2013, you will need to contact your local reseller or FingerTec sales representative at info@fingertec.com to purchase a license key to be able to activate the software once downloaded.

For every purchase of a FingerTec terminal, customers can opt to choose between TCMS V2 or Ingress as its complementary software. Ingress is highly recommended for systems that focus on door access control while TCMS V2 is excellent for time attendance.

Be Mindful of Ingress’s Supported Models  Don’t connect Ingress with unsupported FingerTec models or you’ll be pulling your hair day and night trying to get it fixed.

Multimedia Models
AC100C, TA100C, TA100TC, TA200 Plus
Access Control & Time Attendance Models
Ingressus, Q2i, i-Kiosk 100 Plus, AC900, R2, H2i, R2c
Face Recognition Models
Face ID 2, Face ID 3, Face ID 4, Face ID 4d
Card Reader Models
TimeLine 100, Kadex, m-Kadex, k-Kadex, i-Kadex

Components Required Before Installing Ingress – Don’t take these components lightly because without them, you’ll stumble into problem in installation. For Ingress to function properly, you will need to install these components first:
• MySQL Server,
• Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0 Full,
• FingerTec Ingress Software, and
• OFIS Scanner Driver.
Please refer to page 7 to 12 in the Ingress manual for your reference.  You can download the manual at http://www.fingertec.com/customer/download/postsales/SUM-Ingress-E.pdf.

Test Server and Database Connection Before Using Ingress – It might sound like a no-brainer but it is very important to test the server and database connection (as shown below) before you start using Ingress. If you do not perform this step, you will not be able to log into Ingress. I promise.

Please refer to page 13 to 14 in the Ingress Manual for your reference
There you go. In a nutshell, don’t rush into an installation thinking that it’s easy. Actually, come to think about it, it IS easy but you still have to pay attention to the crucial requirements and details required to get Ingress up and running. I’ll talk more about Ingress in my next blogpost. For now, why don’t you try the trial version if you still have doubts about this powerful yet FREE Ingress software. 

Written by Aidid Sharulzaman Arifin, FingerTec HQ, Head of Support

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