BIO-key, IdentiMetrics Install ID System in Philadelphia School

BIO-key International and identiMetrics announced Friday the successful installation of an identification solution that automates student attendance and cafeteria processes at Visitation BVM Catholic School in Philadelphia, Penn..

The installation featured identiMetrics' identiFi, a biometric fingerprint identification and security platform that utilizes BIO-key's WEB-key technology to provide fast and positive identification of students for secure entrance to schools and to monitor classroom attendance, cafeteria, library account access and medication distribution in the nurse's office.

In order to identify students and take daily attendance, a biometric fingerprint reader scans the fingerprint as the students enter the classroom at the start of the day. A series of identification points within the fingerprint are converted into a numerical code that accesses the student's information, BIO-key said. The scanning process takes less than a second to complete and a student can be enrolled into the system in less than 10 seconds.

"The BIO-key and identiFi solution provides a perfect balance between the important factors of speed, convenience, accuracy and privacy," said BIO-key CEO Mike DePasquale.

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