The Verification Station General Purpose is a high-security, multipurpose biometric system. The RUU captures fingerprints, encodes smart cards, and manages users and biometric devices. It also verifies identities at checkpoints and controls access to doors and gates. Users can chose from 12 modes (e.g., finger-only, card+finger or card+code+finger) and change the combination of authentication factors as the need or situation changes. The unit is IP addressable and PoE enabled.