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Jun 23, 2009

Harrogate Grammar School set to pilot DRS biometric solution for real-time registration

Harrogate Grammar School, in North Yorkshire, is set to pilot a biometric e-Registration solution that will dramatically improve its registration and attendance process – ensuring it has clean, instant, accurate and consistent data that monitors student whereabouts whilst helping to provide real-time information to parents.

DRS IntelliReg® is an electronic registration and access control solution, which electronically records the presence, absence or lateness of students and is able to fully integrate into the cashless school environment. With IntelliReg® registration software, pupils 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 pupils at any given time. The DRS solution also has the capability to interface seamlessly with the school’s management information system (MIS), providing real-time update of data for accurate attendance monitoring whilst saving valuable teaching time.

The ten-month pilot is being undertaken so that Harrogate can evaluate the IntelliReg® system and decide which solution will suit the school best. As such, the trial will allow some students to register using their fingertips and others with a unique PIN. The registered data will then be transferred from the readers and seamlessly written back to Harrogate’s SIMS MIS on a scheduled basis.

DRS sales & marketing director, Denton van Niekerk, comments: “With four decades of working in the education sector, including the schools and tertiary environments, we have a complete understanding of the needs and requirements for real-time student attendance and associated management information, and can offer a full range of innovative solutions to meet any school’s requirement.”

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 services, electronic marking and student attendance and registration solutions, DRS has four decades experience in managing complex educational data capture projects. Its e-Registration solutions are designed to specifically meet the new and unique demands of real-time update of data and can be combined with access control, cashless environments and SMS to parents to help combat truancy. Complete solutions are implemented using the Company’s extensive expertise in innovative technologies, award winning scanning and image capture scanners, software, document design, printing, logistics, project management and consultancy.

For more information please contact: 
Katie McBreen or Jill Hawkins, Friday’s Media Group, 18 Soho Square, London, W1D 3QL, Tel: 0845 500 1140, Katiem@fridays-group.co.uk or Jillh@fridays-group.co.uk