HESCA News

Updated on 15th September 2017

SupplyNow Can Save UK Schools and Taxpayers £300m*
Markets Insider
SupplyNow demonstrates how smart technology can transform school budgets, improving educational outcomes. Agencies typically charge a 40% ...

University facility managers trial IoT lighting
Lux Review
FACILITY MANAGERS at a major university are trialling Internet-connected lights in a bid to better allocate rooms and buildings and control both ...

Washington State University installs Morpho fingerprint scanners
Biometric Update
Washington State University (WSU) has installed MorphoWave Tower, the OT-Morpho-developed biometric fingerprint access control system which ...

Bio-Sig ID aims secure authentication at the classroom
CR80News
There could soon be another online ID vetting option for distance learning and exams from biometric software solutions provider, Biometric Signature ID. The company’s flagship product, Bio-Sig ID is designed to be a secure password and authentication tool that leverages a user’s unique pen strokes to create a biometric ID with their fingertip, stylus or mouse.

Chinese student dorms secured with face and voice recognition  
Planet Biometrics
Chinese universities are increasingly securing premises with biometrics.

India: Smart cards with embedded SIMs to track class attendance
Times of India
School education minister K A Sengottaiyan on Wednesday announced that smart cards with embedded SIM cards will in the near future be issued to students across the state. The cards, he added, would also ensure attendance at school.

Project Idea | Attendance System Using Smart Card
GeeksforGeeks
ii) The students, at the lecture hall entry, are expected to insert the smart card in the Card Acceptance Machine, which will record the student entering ...

University of Southampton bus Unilink welcomed its 40 millionth passenger
Daily Echo
The bus operator offers passengers contactless ticketing, smart card options, on-board WiFi and USB chargers. Adam Tewkesbury, transport manager ...

Fingerprint cloning new way to beat MP exams
Hindustan Times
In Madhya Pradesh, impersonators have come up with a trick to dodge biometric verification by cloning thumb impressions with a glue and a ...

Are There Any RFID Solutions for Tracking Students?
RFID Journal (blog)
Guard RFID Solutions offers a school security system to identify if an emergency occurs, and to help locate students and staff members during such a ...

UK college choses Zwipe Access
Planet Biometrics
Norwegian biometric card firm Zwipe has announced that Rose Bruford College, a drama school in London, has chosen Zwipe Access card.

Missouri school to track students' location with fingerprints
Planet Biometrics
Excelsior Springs High School plans to check on students' class location by getting them to use fingerprint readers throughout the school.

Here’s how you can use smartphones to verify student IDs
CR80News
A growing trend in verification is the use of mobile devices as a means to facilitate the scanning of IDs, and a growing number of campuses are taking notice. With this in mind, we partnered with Vision Database Systems to discuss the use of mobile devices for ID verification. 

TDS Student Partners with Jisc
TDS PR
TDS Student, leaders in providing student attendance & engagement solutions to Higher Education institutions across the UK & Ireland, today announced its partnership with Jisc, the provider of digital solutions to the UK education and research sector.

Burall Infosmart wins Uni of Glasgow contract
Public Contracts Scotland
Campus-wide Smart Card and Access Control Solution

UK government plan to train 6,000 students in £20m cyber security programme
www.v3.co.uk
The UK government has launched a £20m programme with the aim of giving almost 6,000 teenagers an opportunity to learn cyber security skills alongside their secondary school studies. The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport's (DCMS) Cyber Schools Programme will include extra-curricular clubs, activities and a new online game, it said today.

How schools are tracking students using their mobile phones
The Age
These include swipe cards and biometrics which detect when students arrive at school, CCTV and online monitoring. "In the last five years it has leapt ...

US: Card security options for campus IDs
CR80News
Higher education may be lagging behind other vertical markets in the implementation of advanced card security features, but it really shouldn’t be. No institution wants to be involved in an incident where a fraudulent campus card is used for illegal or unethical purposes.

University of Sydney to develop blockchain technology
The Paypers
Researchers at the University of Sydney (USYD) have built a new blockchain technology, called Red Belly Blockchain aiming to allow digital transfer of virtual currencies across the world.

US: TBT: Bolt-on biometrics for the college campus
CR80News
Biometric deployments are everywhere. The technology is being used to facilitate a range of physical and logical access, support secure ID verification for payments and other utilities, and it’s the technology that millions of people now

Cards and Associated supplies
King's College London
The supply of accredited Mifare ID Cards and associated supplies.
The university is looking to purchase 48,500 ID cards[38,500 Student Cards and 10,000 staff cards], 20,000 ID Badge Holders, 20,000 lanyards, 225 Magicard Dye Film MA300YMCKO and 60 cleaning kits.
Currently the University purchases 1k Mifare cards with a high-coercively (HiCo) magstripe. The Mifare chip is located on the bottom right corner of the cards. These are pre-printed with a design and the University currently uses two templates for staff and students.
Please note successful parties meeting the quality criteria will go through to the auction stage due to take place on 14th July 2017

University of Nottingham launches fingerprint identification pilot
CR80News
Beginning with the coming academic year, the university will install 40 fingerprint units and 15 USB enrollment readers from Swiss biometrics vendor, ...

Streamlining Campus Mobile Security in the Age of IoT
Campus Safety Magazine
Streamlining Campus Mobile Security in the Age of IoT ... host of mobile security processes, including access control, alarms, asset tracking, ... With campuses becoming more mobile, the IoT brings valuable benefits but also ... RFID transponders have been used for decades to connect these physical ...