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FireFly Reader Terminal

The FireFly Reader Terminal controls the operation of the turnstile as well as all biometrics, card reading and keypad operations. No additional electronics are required. It is simple to diagnose and maintain.




The control system incorporates the following:

  • Direction sensing. The movement direction is established when the user pushes the rotor forward. No pushbuttons are or need to be pressed. When sensing movement direction the control logic automatically adjusts:
  •  The On or Off direction for time clocking.
  •  The application of all pending direction sensitive Informative, Mandatory and Count Down Stop messages (On and off parades).
  •  Access Areas that enables pass back checks to be executed for access control and/or time clocking.
  • Posi-Lock® secured. The reader and biometrics are only enabled when the user is securely locked in the 45° quadrant.
  • The maximum time that a user is allowed inside the turnstile is set up when configuring the unit.
  • The entry direction latch is released when the user is rejected.
  • The exit direction latch is released when the user is accepted.
  • Biometric retries can be configured to prevent unnecessary exit and entry when the wrong finger is presented.
  • The transaction is only registered when exiting the turnstile. The Transaction is voided when operating turnstiles without the Posi-Lock® feature when exiting in the entry direction.
  • Multi- mode operation is determined by the profiles of the user and the parameter settings of the turnstile – Cards only, keypad only, cards and biometrics, keypad and biometrics, biometrics only.
  • The system will stop rotor overrun on forceful or rapid exit.
  • The turnstile is unlocked remotely in the event of emergencies.
  • Exit is to the safe side when the system fails.
  • The system reduces the power to the solenoids when in idle mode - reducing power consumption and increasing the battery reserve in the event of a power loss.
  • The system monitors the mains power and the integral battery back-up. Power loss, battery low and battery overcharge conditions are reported. 
  • Supports supervised biometric template capture. When template capture is enabled the FireFly Z-Tech Turnstile System allows the supervisor to enter, identify himself and enable the capture operation. The supervisor exits and the user enters to be captured.
  • Provides recording triggers and user defined identification text for optional video surveillance.  
  • Provides a record of attempted access clocking.

The FireFly Z-Tech Quarter Lock Turnstile incorporates the world’s best multi spectral fingerprint system.

  • Outperforms all the competitors
  • Accepts all users regardless of their skin condition.
  • Reads the inner fingerprint below the skin.
  • Accepts fingers as they are – dirty, dry, wet or greasy.
  • Not sensitive to finger placement – present fingers in any direction.
  • Negligible false reject rate.
  • Secure – will only accept the registered fingers of users.
  • Insensitive to environmental conditions including direct sunlight, rain and dust.
  • Rugged and tamper free.
  • Biometric templates may be captured under supervision on the turnstile when enabled. This feature eliminates costly external template capturing systems.
  • “No sweat” fast and easy template capture.
  • Template formats conforms to ANSI and ISO standards and can be used by other compliant fingerprint readers. 

Fingerprint Reader

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FireFly Z-Tech Quarter Lock Turnstile resolves all the inherent security issues common to conventional turnstiles and access cubicles.
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