Optical Wiegand, MagStripe & F/2F Data Extender

FDW1000 Series

Example of Optical Wiegand, MagStripe & F/2F Data Extender

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-40 º to +75 ºC


Made in the USA



The ComNet FDW1000 data extenders provide optical connectivity between one card reader and its associated door or gate locking hardware, to any Wiegand, MagStripe, or F/2F-based control panel. The connection is completely supervised and secure, and a pair of these units will support a single locking gate or door and its associated reader using two multimode or singlemode optical fibers. When used with the ComNet EXP-100 Expansion Module, up to 7 gates or doors and readers may be integrated onto the same network. A service mode provides easy and fast set-up and configuration when the EXP-100 is used, and user selection of the reader formats via DIP-switch setting is included. An auxiliary I/O (input/output) interface is available for determining door, gate, and control panel status and signaling, and a relay interface provides the door strike or gate activation functions. These extenders are designed for long-term, reliable operation in harsh industrial environments, and a fault-specific LED indicator is provided for rapidly ascertaining the operating status of the extender and the link. Packaged in a rugged aluminum housing, the FDW1000 is designed for shelf or surface mounting. The FDW1000 series are supplied as a remote unit for door or gate locations, and a central unit for control panel installation.

Features for FDW1000 Series

  • Status indicating LEDs provide rapid indication of critical operating parameters.
  • Wiegand, MagStripe, or F/2F-based reader formats/control panel-compatible.
  • Made in the USA
  • Completely supervised and secure operation
  • Service mode provides simple and fast system set-up and configuration
  • DIP-switch selection of the desired reader format
  • Auxiliary I/O (input/output) interface is available for ascertaining door, gate, and control panel status and signaling.
  • Relay interface provides door strike or gate activation functions.
  • Voltage transient/surge protected.
  • Plug-and-play design ensures ease of installation and no electrical or optical adjustments are ever required.
  • Compact form-factor saves space in those installations where space may be at a premium.
  • Lifetime Warranty

FDW1000 Series Application Diagram(s) (1)

Application Diagram(s) for FDW1000 Series

FDW1000 Series Ordering Information

Part NumberDescription
FDW1000M/COptical Wiegand Extender, Central Unit
FDW1000M/ROptical Wiegand Extender, Remote Unit
FDW1000S/COptical Wiegand Extender, Central Unit
FDW1000S/ROptical Wiegand Extender, Remote Unit