Human Recognition Systems to launch platform for student ID and attendance verification

June 27, 2013 - 

Human Recognition Systems is set to launch a unique student identity and attendance verification platform to the university sector at this year’s UKCISA Annual Conference, taking place July 2-4, 2013.

According to the company, this new system, built on its MVerify platform, allows the automated capture and verification of student identity documents, such as passports and visas. In addition, says the company, MVerify also automates the capture of student attendance during teaching sessions using fingerprint or smartcard technology built into handheld devices.

Student attendance reporting is increasingly significant for institutions with international students enrolled, as visa restrictions as well as UK Home Office Tier 4 student immigration rules have tightened.

“Tier 4 compliance is set to be one of the key topics of discussion at this year’s UKCISA as universities seek to attract international students while navigating the complex Home Office reporting requirements,” Jon Busby, Business Development at HRS said. “With our extensive expertise in identity management, we have developed a cost-effective solution for the higher education sector that can simplify the Tier 4 reporting structure, reduce time spent on manual data administration and lower the associated costs. Operated from a handheld device that can be passed among students, MVerify also supports an improved student experience by enabling more time to be spent on teaching rather than taking registers.”

Human Recognition systems will be demonstrating the MVerify platform and its accordance with attendance policies at UKCISA next week.

Reported previously, the company recently completed a significant deployment of a facial recognition system at the Edinburgh Airport. This system uses passive facial recognition technology to track and measure the flow of people, and is intended to help reduce wait times and bottlenecks in the airport.

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