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September 06, 2012  |   Comments (0)   |   Post a comment

Biometric solution uses eye scanning to track bus passengers


Eye-D partner BlinkSpot’s biometric solution for identifying, monitoring and reporting students as they board and exit school buses is now available nationwide.

Developed in conjunction with 3M Cogent’s biometric identification systems, BlinkSpot’s iris scanning technology has an over 99% accuracy rate and is operated by Eye-D through a private, secure and dedicated Verizon data portal, according to the company.

“Every school year there are too many reports of students getting on the wrong bus, getting off at the wrong locations or, worse yet, not getting on or off the bus at all,” said Michael Hagan, vice president of BlinkSpot. “We recognized that our technology could have a positive impact and deliver a fast, simple and safe solution for parents, administrators and school bus operators.”

When children board or exit the bus, the BlinkSpot iris scanning technology recognizes the child and sends real-time reports to the school along with an individual e-mail to each parent verifying the location of their child and the time.

BlinkSpot said that it also provides nonintrusive sponsorship opportunities to augment technology acquisition and school budgets.

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