Advanced Wide Access Control Overview

The Advanced Wide Access Controller (AWAC) from Ektor is a complete solution to emergency monitoring and testing. Utilizing the power of a 400mhz ARM processor, emergency testing and monitoring enters a new era.

The AWAC is able to perform all of your testing and monitoring requirements without needing a server or more expensive testing systems. An AWAC can support either 200 wireless emergency devices or 236 DALI wired emergency devices and as much as 400 wired Ektor devices.


A network of AWACs has the capability of supporting an almost unlimited number of emergency devices and can provide:

  • Optional server test software for on-site testing
  • Optional Web 2.0 hosting for remote logging and testing
  • Connect multiple AWACs together via CAT5 for larger networks
  • Ability to SMS the installer (with additional 3G Wireless card)
  • Out of the box testing, logging/reporting of tests and maintenance
  • Ability to commission and fault find on the network with a smart device
  • Ability to email reports and logs (w. added internet connection, SMTP server or 3G Wireless card)
  • GUI web interface for easy commissioning or reporting (PC with TCP/IP access to the AWAC required)


Built into the AWAC is advanced software that can allow users to create their own functions or routines and the ability to set them to run at prescribed times. Intelligent SMS software services allow the AWAC to send SMS messages directly to contractors and aid them in rectifying the system. When the AWAC is fully set up, it can be automated to control the emergency lighting without direct human intervention, which can save substantial money and time.

Multiple Controller

Multiple Controller Integration

Multiple AWAC networks can be connected together through a TCP/IP network. AWACs can even talk back to a centralized internet cloud service provided by Ektor where multiple sites can be combined and managed.

Reduced Cost


The AWAC system allow autonomous reporting, testing and maintenance of emergency lighting equipment. The autonomous functions include menial tasks such as informing a contractor of the specifics of a fault and how to fix it, saving time, money and wasted call out fees.

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