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Automatic Child Attendance NorthStar School Bus and Child Safety System
Problems of Child Attendance1. Did the child enter the school bus at home? – When going to school2. Did the child enter the school gates? – After exiting the bus3. Did the child exit the school gates? – When leaving the school4. Did the child enter the school bus at school? – When leaving the school5. Did the child exit the school bus at home? – When returning home
Solutions Available1. Blue – Bus-based Attendance – Attendance marked when child enters/exits the bus – Useful if all children are using the bus services2. Silver – Security guard-based Attendance – Attendance marked using handheld reader when child crosses school gate – Useful to know if the child as entered the school3. Gold – Gate-based Attendance – Attendance automatically marked when child walks past school gate – Useful to know if the child as entered the school4. Platinum – Gate + Direction-based Attendance – Entry attendance marked when child enters the school gate – Exit attendance marked when leaves the school gate – Useful to know if the child is bunking (monitor truancy)
Solution Offerings Blue Silver Gold Platinum • Close-range RFID • Short range RFID • Medium range RFID • Long range RFID • Proximity smartcard • 1 handheld reader • 1 medium range • 1 long range smartcard reader on the bus given to security guard smartcard reader at reader at each gate to • Child/attendant must at gate each gate detect entry bring the card close to • A security guard with a • Child can walk through • 1 long range smartcard the reader (2 cm) handheld reader can the gate and swipe at reader at each gate to manually swipe each the gate (unmanned) detect exit child’s card • No need to bring the card close to the reader • Child can walk through the gate with the smartcard around the neck
Solution Implementation Options Blue Silver Gold Platinum• 1 proximity • 1 handheld • 1 medium • 2 long range reader per reader per range reader readers per bus gate per gate gate• Uses bus • Uses RFID • Uses school’s • Uses school’s GPRS GPRS internet internet provided by provided by connection connection NorthStar NorthStar • Needs a • Needs a• Not reliant on • Not reliant on server set up server set up school’s school’s in the school in the school infrastructure infrastructure with LAN with LAN• Uses passive • Uses passive • Uses active • Uses active RFID tags RFID tags RFID tags RFID tags
Pricing Blue Silver Gold Platinum• Hardware • Hardware • Hardware • Hardware included in included in needs needs per-child per-child outright outright monthly monthly purchase purchase subscription subscription • Active RFID • Active RFID• Passive RFID • Passive RFID tags need tags need tags tags outright outright (smartcards) (smartcards) purchase purchase included in included in per-child per-child monthly monthly subscription subscription