Honeywell Access Systems
Frequently Asked Questions
What pre-packaged kits are available?
Honeywell Access has made the NS2 available in pre-packaged kits to make ordering easier.
Starter kit with readers.
Expansion kit with readers.
How many access points can I control with the NStar access control system?
NStar software will support up to 128 access points. System expansion is via RS-485 or TCP/IP.
How does the NStar software communicate to the NS2 panel?
NS2 panels communicate using either RS-485 or RS-232 protocol.
Can I upgrade my NStar software to WIN-PAK 2.0?
Not at this time. Future releases may allow upgrade capabilities.
Does Nstar software and hardware support the Northern AEP-3 or AEP-5 relay output boards?
Neither the NS2 panel nor the NStar software supports the AEP-3 or AEP-5 board.
What are the minimum PC requirements to run the NStar software?
Pentium II 400 MHz CPU
256 Megabytes of RAM (512 megabytes recommended)
20 Gigabyte hard drive
2 serial communication ports
Backup device (Tape Drive, DVD/CD burner, Network backup utility)
Microsoft Windows XP Pro; Windows 2000 Pro / Server (SP4)
Which video Capture Card can be used with the NStar software?
Honeywell Access Systems recommends the PB-VC-15 or higher capture card. Call Honey Access
Systems for more details.
What localized language support does the NStar software offer?
The initial release of NStar will be available only in English. Future plans are to release Spanish, Por-
tuguese and French localized versions.
What database engine does the Nstar software use?
Microsoft Data Engine (MSDE)
Does the NStar software or hardware support USB ports for communications?
Please contact Honeywell Access Systems for further details.
What is the maximum distance I can run the RS-232 connection?
The industry standard for RS-232 is limited to 50 feet.
Can the NS2 panel be mounted in a 19" rack to save on installation space?
Yes, the NS2 panel is designed to fit into a 19" rack mount enclosure.
Software, panel, 2 readers, accessories.
Software, panel, accessories.
Panel, 2 readers, accessories.
NS2 Configuration Guide