Matrix Systems unveils Frontier Universe

MIAMISBURG, Ohio—Matrix Systems, a Miamisburg, Ohio-based security management solutions provider and manufacturer, now offers the Frontier Universe open architecture access control software for any size end user requiring the security of a full-featured, web-based server-based security system for transportation, business, healthcare, education, government, industrial and other commercial operations.

Frontier Universe’s open protocol is written in Windows operating systems and is totally compatible with HID VertX, Mercury Security and Matrix Systems subsystem manufacturers that are designed to locally manage secure areas while also reporting and transmitting functions to Frontier Universe’s system level processor. Frontier Universe uses a single server, multiple servers and/or redundant servers to provide any desired level of system management.

Communication between the subsystem components and the head-end processor are via the facility’s TCP/IP network. This total flexibility enables easy integration with any third-party equipment manufacturers of access control, time/attendance recording, alarm management, guard tour, visitor management, video cameras/DVR’s and other security technology. This "future proofing" guarantees video, biometrics, wireless or any future generations of security technology innovations can be easily used or added.

The system is available to end-users, integrators or it can be installed by Matrix Systems, which has over three decades of experience designing, integrating and installing access control systems. Regardless of the installation method, end-users of Frontier Universe systems have access to Matrix Systems’ training and 24/7 customer support.

Frontier Universe can accommodate up to 128 card readers per processor. The system is scalable to any number of doors, card readers and card holders by adding additional controllers.

Badging workstations and operator terminals use industry standard PC’s via the Internet. A complete badging system is available within Frontier Universe, including an industry standard signature interface and printer. Up to eight simultaneous card formats can be supported.

Unlike other access control systems with separate component features, Frontier Universe provides integrated alarm management options enabling the end user the flexibility to custom-configure for event-driven site management and response.

Frontier Universe also uses Digital Video Alarm Verification (DVAV) for secondary verification of an activity or non-activity associated with an alarm or system event. Digital Video Management allows the end user to link their corporate network or self-design a local or WAN to bring video verification into their security management at a fraction of the cost associated with conventional DVR applications.

Additionally, any analog, digital or IP camera can link to the web server hardware because of Frontier Universe’s audio/video synchronization technology.


- Every imaginable area can be controlled including elevators, outdoor fence gates, lockers, pad-locked spaces, etc.
- User-friendly graphical screen offers easy-to-use functions.
- No monthly subscription fees are required.
- Frontier Universe has one of the lowest cost-of-investments (COI) in the security industry.
- Existing access control and security equipment can be reused and easily integrated into the system.