Product Summary

Accelerate the check-in process and reduce training time with the most user-friendly access control system in the industry! The intuitive user interface was designed to meet the Multihousing industry's needs – making the FDU so easy to use that your front desk personnel will only need minimal training.

It is ideal for smaller properties in need of a comprehensive access control system with single or multiple workstations.

Do More with Less

The stand-alone FDU does it all:

  • Encodes keycards
  • Tracks keycard data
  • Programs locks
  • Maintains locks
  • Audits locks


  • Compatible with Solitaire 710/710-II, Generation E-760/76M, 770 and 790 locks

Product Details

  • Increase security immediately and economically
  • Reduce re-keying costs
  • No lock wiring required
  • Stand alone operation - no computer required
  • No networking is required if the property chooses to have multiple FDUs for convenience of operation
  • Easy-to-follow prompts guide the user through the FDU functions
  • Multi-track encoding & reading
  • Encode information on track 2 for POS use (FDU systems with “B" encoding tracks only)
  • Lost or stolen keycards pose no threat

Technical Details

Keycard Encryption: Proprietary and unique to each installation

Security: Authorization keycard or PIN required for any FDU operation

Different levels of Authorization: keycards available, ranging from front desk staff to upper management users

Audit trail: Last 4,000 keycard-making transactions, sorted by room, authorization, or key type

Lock Access levels: 15 levels

Property Size: 16,000 rooms and 1,000 common door suites (maximum of 8 inner doors per suite)

Common Areas: 8 resident and 16 staff areas

Restricted Areas: 200

Staff Access Levels: 3 Master levels and 5 Sub-Master levels per lock: 255 sections, floors, areas, groups, zones

Keycards Read and Encoded: Low or High coercivity Track 1, 2 or 3 magnetic stripe cards

Mode of Operation: Front Desk (optionally interfaced to PMS), portable Lock Maintenance Unit, Point-Of-Sale verifier

Temperature: 0 to 40 ºC (32 to 104 ºF)

Humidity: 0% to 85% (non-condensing)

Housing: Fire retardant plastic housing, Splash resistant

Certifications: 1,000,000 swipe life expectancy

Approvals and Testing: Complies with FCC part 15 class A, Complies with the EMC directives 89/336/EEC, CE certified

Warranty: 2 years

Property Management System (PMS) Interface

Most existing Property Management Systems (PMS) can be interfaced with the FDU in order to automatically transfer a resident’s registration information (room number, check-out date and time, etc.). Using the PMS interface speeds up card encoding and eliminates human error; the information needs only to be entered once.

Functions Offered:

  • Resident check-in function to encode new Resident keycards (unit or suite).
  • Additional Resident keycards function – for new or duplicate Resident keycards (unit or suite).
  • Resident keycard read-back function for lost and found or to verify a card


  • Encodes, reads and verifies keycards
  • Programs, audits and maintains locks
  • Allows 15 levels of keycard access from resident to emergency
  • Includes 5 authorization levels
  • Encodes 10 special-purpose keycards
  • Stores an audit of the last 4000 transactions
  • Keeps system time
  • Allows lock / FDU audit viewing and printing
  • Supports 8 units and 16 staff common areas
  • Accommodates up to 16,000 units


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