AKCP gets rugged with new 8 dry contact sensor


8 configurable dry contacts – new compact rugged design – works with AKCP securityProbe 5E

Bangkok, Thailand – January 14, 2010 – AKCP Inc., announces the launch of the new compact IO-digital8 intelligent sensor with the main housing being redesigned into a more robust unit. There are now two versions, one with a single RJ45 connector at one end and 8 x 2 pin dry contact connectors along the side (replacing the old unit that came with 8 x 1 meter long dry contact cables and 8 pig tail dry contacts). And, a second unit that uses 2 x RJ45 connectors instead of the 8 x 2 pin dry contact connectors, each compatible with 4 dry contact connections.

These units can be mounted on a wall, and then a standard CAT5 cable can be run back to the intelligent sensor port on the AKCP securityProbe 5E. The 8 dry contacts can be configured as inputs, or outputs and the IO-digital8 is user definable so can be used to detect many different inputs such as UPS status, security systems, alarm panels or air conditioning status.

  • 8 dry contacts on one Intelligent Sensor.
  • SNMP interface for alarm/normal status.
  • SNMP traps sent when critical.
  • SNMP polling via get command
  • Each of the 8 dry contacts on the IO-digital8 sensor can also be configured as outputs up to 20mA.
  • When an alarm condition is activated the description and location of the fault can be sent via email, SMS, MMS, Skype, phone calls and other advanced notifications from the AKCP securityProbe 5E’s web interface.

The IO-digital8 is easy to set up and install and now with its new design will fit neatly into a rack space or cabinet. The IO-digital8 is competitively priced at just $65. The new IO-digital8 can be ordered directly from AKCP or from any one of our many dealers located around the world. Visit www.akcp.com for more information on this and related products.

About AKCP
AKCP Inc., established in 1981, created the market for SNMP based environmental and security monitoring solutions and has always had a huge influence on the design and manufacture of SNMP based products. Today, AKCP is the world’s oldest and largest manufacturer of SNMP based environmental and security monitoring equipment with over 35,000 installations using AKCP for disaster prevention and infrastructure security. AKCP is a privately held company with headquarters in Hong Kong, manufacturing in the Philippines and leads the industry in innovation with a cutting edge Research and Development team in Thailand.
For more information, please contact:


Jim Jeffords

AKCP Co., Ltd.
Office 9A, Wang Dek Building,
19/1-2 Vibjavadi Rangsit Road,
Jatujak, Bangkok 10900,
Tel: +66-2-617-8998
Email: [email protected]
URL: https://www.akcp.com

AKCPAKCP gets rugged with new 8 dry contact sensor