New Features Added To Portal Plus

Introducing a range of new features to the popular Portal Plus range, our networkable access control system that supports proximity, keypads and bio access readers.

Portal Plus is used in many applications across the private and public sector and is scalable from simple one entrance systems through to multiple entrances with local or remote management facilities.

The new features offer even more flexibility and customisation to users, adding further appeal to our Portal Plus range. One exciting new feature is a messaging system that enables events to be brought to the operator’s attention with popup windows and sound or ability to be automatically emailed. An event can also activate any of the available doors and outputs on any of the controllers and can be used to run other applications if required.

There’s also a new addition for integrators who require the facility to integrate the Portal Plus features into another programme or management suite as a software development kit (SDK) is now available. The SDK is built for Microsoft .NET and can be used with popular programming languages such as Visual Basic and C#. It runs as a client on the system and connects to the Portal Plus server programme which could be on the same PC or installed on another machine on the network. Many of the features of Portal Plus can then be integrated into third party applications to offer the end user a more bespoke application.

Another great new feature is the quick user view option that now allows users’ details to be displayed quickly after an event, such as entry into the building, which allows security checks to be made quickly and efficiently. For high security applications, ‘Global Anti-Pass back’ is now available allowing entry and exit readers to be selected across any number of controllers. Global output triggers are also a new feature allowing any of the four outputs on each controller to be activated by any other controller or via the PC software.

The Portal Plus system is based on two entrance controllers and is managed via a PC client/server application which can run on a PC either on site or remotely via the internet with the option for multiple clients if required. The installation process is very simple and Videx provides comprehensive technical support if assistance with the setup is needed.