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Oct 02, 2009

DRS launches real-time registration solution for Tier 4 student monitoring

Education technology provider DRS has launched a real-time registration solution to monitor the attendance of overseas students studying in UK universities and colleges on a Tier 4 visa. The Tier 4 student visa service offers overseas students the opportunity to gain recognised qualifications from reputable and government approved universities and colleges in the UK.

It is a Home Office requirement that all approved colleges and universities report any unauthorised Tier 4 student absences and missed expected contacts. DRS’ real-time registration solution, IntelliReg®, monitors and electronically records student attendance accurately, efficiently and in real-time, therefore helping these establishments to comply with Home Office regulations.

DRS IntelliReg® is an electronic registration solution, which records the presence, absence and lateness of students and is able to fully integrate with the cashless environment. With IntelliReg®, 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 can determine the whereabouts of students at any given time. IntelliReg® also has the capability to interface seamlessly with the management information system (MIS) and time tabling module, providing real-time update of data for accurate attendance monitoring whilst saving valuable teaching time.

DRS sales & marketing director, Denton van Niekerk, comments: “DRS IntelliReg® is introducing innovation into education establishments, helping to track the whereabouts of students and delivering information in real-time whilst complying with the Home Office reporting requirements.”

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 of experience in managing complex educational data capture projects. 

Its e-Registration solutions have been implemented by many schools and colleges, including St. Matthew Academy, Whitburn Church Of England School and Barnet College, and are designed to specifically meet the new and unique demands of real-time availability of data. IntelliReg® is the biometric element of the “best in class “ Integrated Education Solution which seamlessly integrates with technologies provided by ‘best of class’ partners, Softlink, Biostore, CRBS and Cunninghams, such as the cashless environment, access control, library management, smart copiers, SMS, examination candidate systems and staff attendance.

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. Visit www.drs.co.uk for more details.

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