Strom Thurmond High School Eliminates ID Cards, Deploys Biometrics Identification

School turns to biometrics for cafeteria, can add readers for access control, library usage


"Our students have adapted quickly as well," he concluded. "They no longer need to look for their cards, get replacement cards, go to the end of the line when they don't have their cards, feel embarrassed if they are on free or reduced lunch, or spend time in detention for not having their cards. Now, students always have their IDs with them."

About BIO-key

BIO-key develops and delivers advanced identification solutions and information services to law enforcement departments, public safety agencies, government and private sector customers. BIO-key's mobile wireless technology provides first responders with critical, reliable, real-time data and images from local, state and national databases. BIO-key's high-performance, scalable, cost-effective and easy-to-deploy biometric finger identification technology accurately identifies and authenticates users of wireless and enterprise data to improve security, convenience and privacy and to reduce identity theft. Over 2,500 police, fire and emergency services departments in North America use BIO-key solutions, making BIO-key the leading supplier of mobile and wireless solutions for public safety worldwide. (http://www.bio-key.com )

About identiMetrics

identiMetrics, Inc, a privately held company headquartered in Malvern, PA, is a leader in the development, integration and marketing of biometric finger scanning products. identiMetrics' solution, identiFi(TM), is a comprehensive biometric finger scanning identification platform that provides a cost- effective and accurate biometric identification replacement for swipe card readers, bar code readers, and PIN pads. identiFi(TM) eliminates the problems and costs created by cards and PIN pads and gives irrefutable proof of identification for security and recordkeeping purposes. identiFi(TM) provides a single sign-on solution and integrates seamlessly with different applications already in place. For more information, visit www.identimetrics.net.

About Retail Dynamics

Retail Dynamics, Inc. is a complete point-of-sale hardware and software solutions company for many industries. Its products will fit virtually any environment by offering both PC and ECR based systems. Retail Dynamics is selling, installing and supporting identiMetrics biometric solution, identiFi(TM), into its customer base of schools and retail POS installations in New York, Georgia and South Carolina. For more information, visit www.retaildynamics.com

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