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Feb 18, 2008

Barnet College leads FE sector with DRS e-Registration system

In a first across the Further Education sector, Barnet College is to implement an e-Registration system to increase efficiency and ultimately save the college time and money.  Following an invitation to tender, leading education technology provider, DRS has been contracted to deliver its registration and access control solution, IntelliReg®, in all three of Barnet College’s campuses.

Barnet College has taken steps to dramatically improve its registration and attendance system to ensure it has clean, instant, accurate and consistent data that monitors student whereabouts and helps to combat unplanned absences.

DRS IntelliReg® is a registration and access control solution, which electronically records the presence, absence or lateness of students.  With IntelliReg® registration software, students use their card, fingertip or a PIN to register. All readers are in constant communication with the controlling PC, delivering real time information, necessary for managing registration and attendance accurately and efficiently.  Each registration contains the date, time and reader ID to determine the whereabouts of students at any given time.

The DRS solution also has the capability to interface seamlessly with the college MIS providing real time update of data for accurate attendance monitoring whilst saving teaching time.  DRS IntelliReg® can be combined with access control, cashless catering, smart copiers, library systems and SMS to students and parents to help combat truancy.

Tracey McIntosh, Director of MIS at Barnet College, comments: “I am updating our current register system to ensure accuracy of student attendance and to process the large volume of EMA payments from our central data entry system.

“Our current system is based on manual registers that are input by our data control team so the DRS e-Registration system will not only provide us with clean, instant, accurate and consistent data but will also enable us to utilise our staff more efficiently.  We have chosen to use proximity cards to allow students to take responsibility for their own attendance.”

Additional Information

DRS has the skills and expertise to manage data capture projects of any size or complexity around the world. Specialising in examination and assessment processing, electronic marking and student attendance and registration solutions, DRS has over 35 years experience in managing complex educational data capture projects. Complete solutions are implemented using the Company’s extensive expertise in document design, printing, forms scanning, software, logistics, project management and consultancy. 

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Katie McBreen or Jill Hawkins
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