Portable biometric solutions

November 2017 Products, Access Control & Identity Management

There has been an increasing demand for a variety of bespoke portable solutions in most sectors, but in particular for employee and contractor time and attendance (T&A), student rollcall, mustering and visitor management.

A number of software solutions developed by Powell Tronics, used together with recognised portable biometric devices on a wireless network backbone, have provided estates and educational facilities alike with flexible remote-use options. One upside is that installations do not require extensive infrastructure.

The PT-Rollcall application allows for exam management flexibility by using one biometric device for multiple venues. Each session is opened and closed then the device is moved to the next exam venue for opening and closing sessions. The software will only allow students enrolled for that specific exam into the venue; all other non-enrolled people will be disallowed entry. Web reports are available for authorised personnel on request.

Powell Tronics’ ATOM Mobile time and attendance (T&A) application is similarly ideal for remote offline employee enrolments and attendance transactions. The device is connected to the main database via Wi-Fi on return to the main office and then remotely captured data is downloaded for perusal.

Another Powell Tronics portable software development is the mustering application, which is ideal for use during emergency evacuation procedures. The application provides management with a tool that indicates who has entered the premises and if anyone is missing at mustering points. Exact identification of a person’s location on the premises, allows security personnel to search for them and ensure that they are quickly brought to safety.

For more information contact Powell Tronics, 0861 787 2537, marketing@powelltronics.com, www.p-tron.com


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