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Oct 28, 2009

Roehampton University leads HE sector with DRS e-Registration pilot

In a first across the Higher Education sector, Roehampton University 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.

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. 

The pilot will run for eight weeks and will involve students on Roehampton’s Business and Psychology courses trialling both fingertip biometric and card technology across the Whitelands and Southlands Colleges.  The University will then run focus groups, as well as a survey, to gather feedback on both types of technology.  These findings will be evaluated by Roehampton with a view to rolling out the solution into other areas of the University, as well as linking IntelliReg® to the University’s timetabling and student records software in order to attain a complete e-Registration solution.

Roehampton is one of the newest universities in the UK, having been established in 2004. 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.

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.  Visitwww.drs.co.uk for more details.

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