April 11, 2013 -
This latest launch, says the company, uses facial recognition to verify users and is particularly suited for the manufacturing industry, as using fingerprint systems in this scenario can be difficult, as wear from manual labor can obscure fingerprints.
Access-to-time is a marketer of uAttend’s workforce management solutions.
According to the company, Watkiss Automatic Limited, a manufacturer of print finishing equipment in the United Kingdom recently installed uAttend’s face recognition time clocks in all of its locations.
“I now have the uAttend website as my homepage on the internet and every morning we check to see who has logged in,” Susan Attew, Finance Director at Watkiss Automation Limited said. “If anyone has not clocked in I speak to their supervisor to see if they have called in if they have not booked holiday – this way we know who is in attendance daily. When employees are late, a note is added to the timecard for our records.”
Workforce management systems have been in the news lately as a Brazilian doctor was recently caught using silicon fingers to “buddy punch” absent co-workers into the system, effectively spoofing the workforce management system.
According to a recent MarketsandMarkets report, the markets for gesture recognition technologies, and touchless sensing are poised for significant growth. Specifically, the report notes that the U.S. is the fastest growing region for the touchless biometric market and that for facial recognition, government applications are expected to dominate for the next five years.