University of Maine Deploys @M2SYS Palm Vein Scanners for Student Check-In at Dining Halls

Palm vein scanners and multi-biometric software to eliminate students sharing meal plans

The University of Maine

Today we announced that the University of Maine has deployed the M2SYS palm vein scanner with our Hybrid Bio Snap-OnPlatform and Hybrid Bio-Hyperpliance Multi-Biometric Identification Matching Server software for student check-in at their on-campus dining halls. The goal for the deployment is to use the palm vein scanner to more effectively track dining hall traffic and eliminate shared cards where students share their meal plans at a price of $4,100 per academic year.

University of Maine officials chose the comprehensive M2SYS Hybrid Bio-SnapOnsolution because of the fact that it instantly interfaced with their dining hall lunch line point-of-service (POS) software without any code level development on their part. In addition, due to the large size of their student enrollment database and their decision to deploy the palm vein scanner as their biometric hardware of choice, the University also chose to deploy Bio-Hyperpliancewhich is a scalable, hyper-threaded multi-biometric matching server designed to increase matching speeds and boost convenience for large scale deployments.

We are starting to see more and more Universities using the M2SYS palm vein scanner and other biometric identification (finger vein, fingerprint) on their campuses to help increase efficiency, reduce expenses and establish more accountability in areas like employee workforce management and student dining hall lunch line POS. As more Universities across the country catch on to the benefits of using biometrics for identification, we expect this growth to continue.

For a copy of the news release please click here.

Biometrics As A Tool To Help Suppress Bullying

A Serious Issue

There is an epidemic occurring in our country within the school system that is jeopardizing the development of our youth, undermining their confidence and courage and scarring their minds.  It’s bullying.  Although bullying has been around for a long time, only recently has the subject garnered increased national attention as it was brought to light that a staggering number of students are taking their own lives and/or developing severe mental and social handicaps due to excessive bullying by others.   According to the NBC News The More You Know Web site, “Studies show that between 15 – 25% of U.S. Students are bullied with some frequency while 15 – 20% report that they bully others with some frequency.  As many as 60,000 students stay home from school on any given day because they are afraid of being bullied.”  These are staggering numbers, almost unbelievable.

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