Metro, launched in 2001, is VMC’s
flagship system. Metro is a third
generation cashless payment solution combining ‘electronic
purse’, hospitality, loyalty and subsidy management
capabilities in one integrated system. It extends and enhances
the functionality of the first VMC cashless systems ChangeCard
and ChangeKey – both market leaders for the last 10 years.
Metro offers a comprehensive
range of capabilities including:
VMC develops and supplies cashless payment
solutions designed to partner and integrate with existing
software and applications.
We work in partnership with a number of leading
manufacturers to ensure that the client has a totally
integrated system – ranging from high level security, with
restricted door entry if required, to photo identification,
facial recognition, time and attendance, photocopy control and
IT secure authentication.
This is a key element of VMC’s ‘one card does
it all’ easy to manage, economical and reliable
MIFARE® fully compliant with ISO 14443A,
is an industry standard contactless and dual interface smart
card schemes. It is a well proven RF communication technology
for transmitting data between a card and a reader device.
For multi-application cards, the MIFARE®
Standard IC can support up to 15 different applications on the
chip, each with its own dedicated keys and memory area.
Today, over 200 million MIFARE® Standard
ICs are in use around the globe, covering more than 85%
(source: Frost & Sullivan, 2000) of the contactless smart card
market. As such, MIFARE® Standard represents
the de-facto industry standard and is the benchmark for
The LEGIC® contactless smart card
technology has been developed to ideally support the design of
applications such as access control, cashless payment, IT
access and other person related services providing maximum
security, scalability and cost-effective investment
protection. With over 50,000 installations and over 160
licensed cooperation partners world-wide LEGIC®
is a leading technology platform for any kind of single and
multifunctional company and leisure cards.
HID Corporation, iCLASS, a new
contactless smart card technology optimized for physical
access control, IT secure authentication, and other
applications. iCLASS is
user-friendly, delivering the convenience, affordability and
reliability of proximity technology for which HID is known
worldwide. iCLASS technology is
based on the 13.56 MHz frequency which meets numerous ISO
standards aloowing a broader range of uses for the card.
iCLASS cards and readers offer
several unique features that put it a step ahead of
traditional radio frequency identification (RFID) technology.
These features include:
All radio frequency data transmission between the card and
reader is encrypted using a secure algorithm. By using
industry standard encryption techniques, iCLASS
reduces the risk of compromised data or duplicated cards. For
even higher security, card data may also be protected with DES
or triple DES encryption.
VMC has established links to a range of electronic point of
sale systems. These systems offer state of the art operation,
together with Microsoft driven management software.
For the last two decades, Uniwell has focused exclusively
on developing fast,reliable and affordable EPOS systems; we’ve
been so successful that many of our earliest models are still
being used today, over 15 years on.
Uniwell can now offer the benefits of touch screen
technology to an even wider range of customers with the
introduction of 3 new touch screen models that deliver a
powerful mix of reliability, speed and affordability. All 3
terminals share the same TFT display that provides outstanding
colour definition, wide viewing angles and ultra high
Designed specifically for Point of Sale, they combine solid
state memory, passively cooled electronics and embedded
software. With no moving parts they deliver time and time
again, providing an extremely reliable solution capable of
withstanding the challenging conditions found in hospitality
and catering environments.
Uniwell have been developing POS software in the UK,
specifically for the UK market, for over 20 years. The result
is a system that truly reflects the requirements of UK
hospitality and catering operators. The flexibility of the
software enables the system to be configured for restaurants,
café, catering outlets as well as bars, night clubs and
With both the hardware and software from the same supplier
incompatibility problems are a thing of the past. It also
ensures that the software does not outgrow the hardware,
protecting your investment in our technology.
VMC provides Microsoft driven software that allows for all
EPoS terminals to be controlled from the central catering
office. The software allows for automatic daily report
collection from each terminal and provides a thorough sales
analysis and comprehensive range of reports.
VMC’s Metro cashless reader is
compatible with Multi Drop Bus (MDB), Executive (protocol
‘A’), and priceline vending machines. It is available in
contact and contactless key or card versions. The large
backlit LCD graphics display personally welcomes each key/card
user, and provides a clear reading of available credit and
subsidies. With the addition of a coin mechanism, the reader
will support ‘on-machine’ key/card revaluation, as well as
coin pay vends (if required).
Coin & Note Value loaders provide cash ‘top up’ facilities
accepting up to eight coin and four note denominations. The
unit incorporates a note stacker, lockable note vault and coin
The Metro Visitor Card terminal is a ‘total’ smartcard
management solution providing 24-hour visitor card dispensing
facilities. Cards returned to the terminal are collected and
any remaining balances are refunded. The terminal is
configurable to manage card deposits and card return ‘timeout’