Students let their fingers do the talking

SSN Staff  - 
Thursday, October 21, 2004

October 21, 2004

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. - The Wood County School District has deployed an identification system for students that uses technology developed through a partnership between BIO-key International and identiMetrics.
The identification system is being used specifically in cafeterias within the school district. As a result, students use their fingerprints to receive meals rather than with school issued badges. School officials claim the new system prevents lost time and money due to misplaced or stolen cards.
BIO-key, which develops finger-based biometric identification and wireless public safety applications, provided its WEB-key application to the installation. IdentiMetrics, which  designs fingerprint biometric identification application for use in school environments, provided its identiFi software platform.
The school district may increase the use of the system to other areas, such attendance, verified entrance, library privileges and access to medication in the nurse’s office.