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System Startup. Configuring APACS & AAN Controllers. Getting Going…. Connect Controller. Connect power to the controller 12V ~1A Connect the controller to the network Use a network switch or crossover cable. Ethernet Switch. AAN-100. APACS PC. Check Operation.

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System startup

System Startup

Configuring APACS & AAN Controllers

Connect controller
Connect Controller

  • Connect power to the controller

    • 12V ~1A

  • Connect the controller to the network

    • Use a network switch or crossover cable





Check operation
Check Operation

  • When everything is connected correctly, check the LEDs to confirm proper operation

Program the ip address
Program the IP Address

  • InitAAN utilityto program

  • Ping to confirm

Connect reader interface
Connect Reader Interface

  • Connect the AIM-4SL reader interface to the first communication port

    • Use ‘crossover’ wiring (T>R, R>T)

    • Set address of AIM-4SL with DIP switch

Connect reader
Connect Reader

  • Follow reader instructions to connect wiresfor power, commsand LEDs/buzzer

Install software
Install Software

  • Install from CD or download package from Apollo Website

  • A key is required to use APACS

    • Hardware key – USB dongle that plugs into the PC

    • Software key – A file that is downloaded from Apollo’s website after providing an activation code. Save the file in the APACS install directory.

System configuration
System Configuration

  • Launch System Configuration

    • Default user/password: 1/1

  • Add PC

    • Right-click system tree: Add

    • Number isn’t needed

    • IP Address of local PC, usenumeric address or name

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System Configuration

  • Add the controller to the PC

    • Network communication type

      • Set IP Address in Communication Settings

Add reader
Add Reader

  • Add the reader to the controller

    • The first reader on an AIM-4SL is always master (matches number on DIP switch)

    • Select proper Port and Address

    • If you don’t have a door contact connected yet, go to hardware menu and unselect door contact control

Config check
Config Check

  • Your system tree should now look like this:


  • Assign permissions to the default permissions set: ‘1’

    • Make sure Message and Control permissions are granted for all objects

Check global settings
Check Global Settings

  • Make sure global settings are correct for the system

    • Click on root of system tree

  • Save configuration

Start communication
Start Communication

  • Launch Alarm Mode

    • If messages are displayed for ‘Online’ then configuration is correct. Also check with Hardware Status

Test a card
Test a Card

  • Swipe a card at the reader

    • A message should display with the result

      • Card Format Error or Wrong Facility Code

Set card format
Set Card Format

  • Change Card Format in Controller Configuration to match the cards in use

    • Set the bit length and facility code

  • Save configuration and swipe the card again

Create access level
Create Access Level

  • Name the Access Level and then add reader/time zone

    • Use the system time zone ‘Always’

Create user assign access level
Create User & Assign Access Level

  • Use the card number to create a new user with card and assign the AL