UNIS Access Control

UNIS Access Control

UNIS is ViRDI’s Access Control, Template & Terminal Management Command and Control Interface. UNIS utilises either the native Access Database for smaller user groups and SQL or Oracle for larger user groups. There is no limit to the amount of users. UNIS manages the Database for all users and Terminals as well as enforcing all Access Control Rules. Up to ten fingerprints per user can be stored in the Database which negates buddy-clocking or false employees / users. UNIS features a full Access Control functionality as well as Blacklist User Management, Visitor Management and Real Time Monitoring of the Access Control System. A full audit trail is incorporated with a customisable reporting structure. UNIS is also the base for UNI-Work and UNI-Meal.

UNIS – Device, Template & Access Management Software
UNIS is the Access Control, Device and Template Management Application for the Virdi Terminals and Controllers.

UNIS comprises of two core applications (Server & Client) and additionally has two OPTIONAL modules for Time and Attendance (TNA) as well as Meal Management.

UNIS – SERVER: is the core engine of the application. It handles device management, communication and receives data from the terminals. Multiple Servers can communicate with one common database (MS Access, MS SQL or Oracle) additionally each UNIS Server can accommodate up to 25 concurrent “Client” Connections.

UNIS – CLIENT (Remote Manager):- is the multi user “front end” of the UNIS application, it can either be installed on the same PC as the server or distributed to workstations across the network. (LAN or high speed WAN with MS SQL or Oracle Database Only). Each user can be assigned access to various aspects of the applications functionality.


  • Client / Server Application
  • Supports client connections in multiple international time zones
  • Database Options (MS Access, MS SQL, SQL Express, MySQL, Oracle)
  • Real-Time Monitoring
  • Optional Integrated Time & Attendance Module
  • Optional Integrated Meal Management Module
  • Unlimited Users (employees)
  • Compatible with:
    • MS Windows XP
    • Windows 7
    • Windows 8.1
    • MS Server 2003
    • MS Server 2008 R2
    • MS Server 2012 R2

Device Configuration and Management

  • Supports Virdi AC2100, AC2100H, AC4000, AC5000, AC6000, AC7000, AC-F100,V-Terminal and MCP-040 (Future Release)
  • Configure common settings in the application, certain terminals may require configuration directly on the terminal
  • Update firmware
  • Download LCD backgrounds and custom voice files to AC 5000 & AC 6000
  • Set terminal administrators
  • Recover terminal users and settings
  • Real-time monitoring
  • Full Audit Trail
  • Supports remote installations with data consolidation through secure log files sent via email

Template Management

  • Flexible Template Management & Enrollment
  • Templates stored on the server and/or on the devices
  • Templates can be recovered from Terminals in the event of the loss of a database
  • Authentication on the device and/or on the server
  • Check for similar fingerprints during fingerprint registration
  • Enroll up to 10 templates per user
  • Send 1 to 10 templates per user to the applicable terminals
  • Set individual fingerprint quality levels by user
  • Visual display of fingerprint quality and score
  • Store fingerprint Template on Card (TOC)
    • Define transaction method for each user (employee)
    • 1:N (finger only)
    • 1:1 (Finger + Pin or Finger + Card)
    • 1:1 (Finger + Pin + Card)

Powerful Access Control Functionality

  • Create up to 9999 Time Zones with up to 12 transaction bands per day
  • Authentication Method for select Users (Employees) can be defined by time of day, i.e. 07:00 to 22:00 – finger only, however after hours, 22:01 to 06:59 finger + card
  • Group Time Zones into Access Times (requires 1 Time Zone for each day of the week)
  • Group Terminals by Access Area
  • Assign Access Areas and Access Times to Access Groups, i.e. Day Shift, Night Shift, Management, Maintenance etc.
  • Set Access Group Shift Rotation and automatically repeat after “X” number of days
  • Set Antipassback by terminal group
  • Antipassback override for certain users (employees, such as senior managers, security, maintenance staff)
  • Visitor Management (powerful features including fingerprint storage on Server)
  • Alarm management
  • Automatic eMails on Alarm
  • Blacklist Function
  • Site Lockdown Function
  • Integration to Alarm, Fire and Panic systems
  • E-Map & Popups based on Events / Alarms
  • Merge Remote Installation Data with Head Office System via secure emailed Log Files

Requires PC or Server with the following OS:

  • Windows XP SP2
  • Windows 7 Pro (32 & 64 bit)
  • Windows 8.1 (Windows 8.1 Mobile on Tablet PC)
  • MS Server 2003
  • MS Server 2008 R2
  • MS Server 2012 R2

Databases Supported

  • Native Access
  • MS SQL
  • SQL Express 2008 32bit
  • MySQL (Not Recommended)
  • Oracle (Not Recommended)

Hardware Requirements

  • Dependent on client requirements
  • Please speak to Virdi Distribution SA (Pty) Ltd