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ID Software - UNI.Suite™

Supplier: Unicard

Unicard Systems is a major supplier of membership and ID cards to Universities Clubs and many other organisations requiring cards for access or identification.


The Unicard is a strong durable plastic card conforming to banking industry and ISO specifications, which has a variety of applications beyond simple access control.

UNI.suite ID Card System is designed for feature rich, easy to use and robust operation with the following features:

  • Designed for high production throughput to beat queuing, common with university card production and private sector peak periods.
  • Able to integrate to many mainframe databases and provides for client server with Oracle 8/9, Interbase, IBM DB2 and MS SQL Servers. The system works with your student record or HR database.
  • Fault tolerant - We have years of ID card production experience, we know that university or organisation networks sometimes slow down or crash during enrolment week and busy periods. Our system therefore can operate off-line on a mirrored database downloaded each morning of those key critical card production weeks.
  • We are the direct importer of ID Card Printers – we provide high quality technical support, Fargo the largest manufacturer if ID Card printers supports Unicard directly in Australia.
  • The system is flexible as we can configure the system with extra capture stations for maximum production during enrolment or peak times, but can re-configure to provide a geographically dispersed service during the remainder of the year. E.g. Library, Security, Administration, Union or Campus Service Centres etc.
  • Low cost increments can be configured during enrolment to provide the capacity to eliminate queuing completely. eg 1 additional printer may be added at the cost of a one month rental and production can be increased by 100 cards per hour printed. 1 Capture station can be added and the card capture rate during the key enrolment period will be increased by over 200 cards per hour.
  • Many ancillary card services available e.g. card design consultancy, library barcode interface consulting, magnetic stripe / contact card / contactless mifare card (we show you how to integrate the magnetic stripe/chip/mifare encoding to be compatible with many access and stored value systems), security preprinting of cards and holographics and secure holographic overlays placed on the card during printing etc.
  • Unicard are also able to provide many related solutions eg Cost recovery (both Magnetic stripe and Smart card system), access control, library management systems (Oracle client / server) Point of Sale terminals and ECRs, self service card vending and add value, Network print accounting systems and student payment systems, smart card based network access control solutions.

Software Features

  • Runs on all Microsoft® Windows™ platforms, using any ODBC data source
  • Dynamically encodes contact chip and mifare cards during printing
  • Designed for local or wide area network installations
  • Includes schema scripts for several high performance databases e.g. Oracle, MSSQL
  • Captures photos, signatures and Biometrics, using any Windows-compatible device
  • Supports any Windows-compatible video or document printer, USB, with or without magstripe or smart chip encoders
  • Integrates seamlessly to access control systems
  • Accepts RS232 command signals from any industry standard card reader
  • Secures system access with multi-user, password-protected operator accounts
  • Multiple photos or signatures
  • Searches for and sorts database records according to user-definable parameters
  • Prints IDs in batches, with user-definable sorting options
  • Prints on both sides of card (duplex printing); prints multiple cards per sheet
  • Database repair and support utilities
  • Batch database exporting
  • Batch record deletion
  • Batch printing options
  • Custom queries that can be saved for later use
  • Image fields can be removed or modified
  • Duplex card design (different page orientations for front and back)
  • Offers stationary CCTV integration, with automatic video capture on invalid card swipes
  • Password protection for all modules and utilities