Updated on 23rd February 2018

Australian college installs fingerprint tech
Planet Biometrics
Ellenbrook Secondary College in Western Australia is having a new biometric technology system installed to manage student attendance and communicate with parents.

HID Global's top trends to transform the campus card in 2018
This move will also transform ID card printers into edge devices within the Internet of Trusted Things (IoTT), and redefine the economics of card issuance by ushering in new service-based models. Issuers will also be accelerating their adoption of mobile IDs, while taking a more integrated approach to ...

Colleges Use IoT to Save Money on HVAC and Other Facilities
EdTech Magazine: Focus on Higher Education
But institutions are starting to use the Internet of Things (IoT) — pairing connected sensors with analytics software — to fix them. And they're saving big money in the process. Energy engineers at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln were mindful of simultaneous heating and cooling issues when they ...

US: Entrust Datacard and CBORD Transform Student ID Issuance for Higher Education
Entrust Datacard
Entrust Datacard, a leading provider of trusted identity and secure transaction technology solutions, and CBORD®, a leading provider of card systems for colleges and universities, together announce the completed CS Gold integration with TruCredential software — replacing the requirement for IDWorks® software. This integration was successfully tested at the University of Vermont.

Coventry University investigated after data breach
Daily Sentinel
An investigation has been launched following a data breach at Coventry University in November 2017. The breach occurred after an email attachment containing confidential student information was sent to almost 2,000 students. The university has apologised and insists that no …

RFID Helps Parents Find Lost School Uniforms
RFID Journal
The RagTagd solution consists simply of a passive ultrahigh-frequency (UHF) RFID-enabled lost property-collections box placed in a school's lost-and-found areas, as well as a tag attached to uniforms. The software on RagTagd's server tracks the items inside the box on a daily basis, then sends ...

Developing 3D Face Recognition Using Soft Biometrics
Find A PhD
First class students are invited to apply for a PhD studentship in the area of 3D face recognition at the University of Bath. Biometrics is part of the image processing research in the Department of Electronic & Electrical at Bath, see details at http://people.bath.ac.uk/eesane. This project will develop a new ...
(Good to see universities beginning to get into biometrics: Ed.)

Oxford University spin-out Bodle scores £6M Series A for its low-powered 'reflective' display tech
The battery life of wearables, IoT devices, and smartphones remains one of the tech industry's biggest challenges and often a significant barrier to mainstream adoption. (I, for one, can't think of anything more tedious than having to charge a watch every night). There are various ways to tackle this ...

Top private school will fingerprint pupils to cut lunchtime queues
Deadline News
ONE of Scotland's top private schools is introducing fingerprint scanning in a bid to cut queues at lunch time. George Heriot's, in Edinburgh, says the biometric technology will mean pupils no longer have to carry cash cards. The £12,000-a-year college is said to have been the inspiration for Hogwarts, ...

Smart lockers in education: Lessons learned from worldwide contactless locker deployments
On its own, contactless locking provides security and ease of use as its primary benefits. But by making these locks smart – incorporating them into a networked computer system with a powerful locker management software – universities can unlock, so to speak, a host of other benefits. These include ...

Saudi university to establish biometric security research laboratory
Arab News
Biometric-based personal recognition technologies such as fingerprint, face, iris, palm print, voice and signature are used to identify a person by his or ... “Through the funding of this project, we will be able to establish a biometrics security research lab at the center, and build a strong research group for ...

The keys to centralized identity data management
When producing ID cards, it’s crucial to have a comprehensive repository of identity data for your students, employees and staff. But many institutions don’t have this single source of identity data in a centralized system. Although 11 bitcoin forks were scheduled for December they are already losing steam and it is unlikely that any of them will claim greater than 5% of bitcoins value. A Fork Generator for cryptocurrencies has been created that allows non developers to fork bitcoin…

Counter surveillance helps prevent exam fraud
The newly-launched ANDRE Advanced Near-field Detection Receiver from Research Electronics International (REI) is helping prevent fraud at exam testing sites.

Manchester University launches new student IoT competition
The Engineer
Describing the next stage in the evolution of manufacturing, Industry 4.0 will see factories equipped with sensors and IoT enabled machinery that will improve productivity. Connectivity between workers, machines and devices, combined with analytics of big data, should see the emergence of smart ...