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Synergistics Premier Banking, since 1960, is an innovator in providing complete access control systems through the use of advanced cardholder technology.  Synergistics Premier Banking created the first ATM access control system. Servicing industries and organizations requiring varying levels of restricted entry for the past 50 years, Synergistics Premier Banking is large enough to meet all of your banking access control needs, but small enough to offer customized solutions and service. 

Designed to function in the most extreme climates, Synergistics Premier Banking’s ATM systems have been installed in more than 100,000 + locations worldwide. 









Committed to quality from the point of design through the manufacturing process, Premier Banking’s ATM systems assure customers of an extremely reliable security checkpoint.  Compatible with more than 40 combinations of Premier Banking’s manufactured card readers, existing systems can be easily upgraded or replaced at minimal cost and disruption.


Where can I get a wiring diagram for my product I just purchased?
Wiring diagrams for readers are found in the reader section for the model of the reader you purchared on the website. To download wiring diagrams for the controller MSLR1 - click here

Can I order a face place in a different finish?
Yes you can, however there is an extra charge for the finish requested.

Can I change the finish on the faceplate myself?
Yes you can change the finish yourself on the faceplate however be sure to use finishes that adhere to anodized aluminum.

Do we stock all items and how fast can they ship once order is placed?
We stock almost all items all the time. We ship within 1.5 weeks however most orders ship in three days. if you need a faster shipping time if requested we will do our best to get it sooner. If the order is marked for shipping RED then we will ship the same day or call to let you know.

Explain the difference between the MSLR1 Controller and the ATM-3 Controller?
The MSLR1 will work with any card that has a magstripe on it.  It was developed at a time when most cards with magstripes on them were bank cards. Since then, the popularity of things like gift cards and bus cards with magstripes has risen dramatically. 

In answer to this safety concern, the ATMA (DRC2000A) was developed.  This was developed to encourage proper use of the ATM vestibule along with provide safety for the user. The ATMA is designed to work only with cards that are to be used for transactions. 

It works with the banks to provide a service that the banks use to prohibit fraudulent use with a lost or stolen card. For most states, the ATMA is the controller that meets the local code and must be used in new installs.

MSLR1:  Controls a single door through a single reader input.   Allows any magnetically encoded card programmed with a Start Sentinel (SS, BH) in the first position access into the vestibule.  A potentiometer located on the MSLR1 control board may be adjusted to select the number of seconds the door will be unlocked after a valid card is swiped.  

Optionally, the MSLR1 may be configured/populated with up to 3 numeric switches which in turn allow the system to check for up to 3 specific characters following the SS.   However, this optional configuration is rarely used because most banks encourage the use of their own ATM’s by holders of non-member ATM cards.

ATM3:  Controls 1 or 2 doors through 1 or 2 reader inputs.   The ATM3 controller has a keypad through which it must be configured.  The ATM3 may not be programmed remotely and does not have a display.  A set of 3 (green, red, and yellow-colored) LED’s provide configuration feedback to the operator.  The ATM3 can be configured to allow over 1000 discreet Bank Identification Numbers (BIN) of fixed length Access into the vestibule.   The term BIN number usually refers to the first 6 digits of data following the SS on a card’s magnetic stripe.  It is the number that identifies the Issuing bank.

ATMA:  Controls 1 or 2 doors through 2 reader inputs.   The ATMA controller is configured either 1) through a dial-up modem link to a host PC running a dedicated Synergistics (DOS-based) software application or 2) through a direct serial connection which allows a serviceman to configure the system on site.  In practice, several ATMA controllers are connected via dialup links to a single PC running the Synergistics Application software.

A Bank Identification Number Table (BIN table), usually provided by the bank, is used to determine which cards are allowed or disallowed access to the vestibule.  BIN numbers in the table beginning with ‘5’ or ‘6’ will be denied access while BIN numbers in the table beginning with any other number will be allowed access.  Typically, the Bank will update the BIN table periodically.  The ATMA PC application will, when instructed by the operator, download the BIN table to each of the ATMA controllers in the system.

The ATMA also allows the system operator to program timed entry to any site.  With timed entry the operator may select times during the week when the door will be locked or unlocked.  Typically, an ATM vestibule, which also serves as the entryway to the bank, will be unlocked during the bank’s business hours and require card access at all other times.
For security reasons, the ATMA does not log BIN or Account Numbers.  With the ATMA system, variable length BIN numbers are allowed—each may be between 2 and 12 digits in length.

CITICORP ATMA:  The Citicorp ATM controller is connected via an IP network to an application program written by Citicorp software engineers running on one of the bank’s centralized host computers.  When a card is swiped, the BIN number is immediately sent via the network to the host computer in the form of a BIN Query.  The host computer, using a data file containing allowable/disallowable BIN numbers, determines whether to grant the holder of the card access and responds appropriately by sending the controller a command to unlock the door or keep it locked.  No response from the host to the BIN Query within 3 seconds will prompt the controller to use a set of so called “degraded mode tests” to determine whether the door should be unlocked.

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