Campus Cards, College and University Identification and Security

Jolly launches student, visitor, and faculty tracking suite

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Jolly Technologies, a developer of secure identification software products, announced the release of the Lobby Track 5.0 suite, designed for K-12 and college campuses who wish manage school attendance, student tardiness, visitors and events.

The Lobby Track suite includes three different editions:

  • Lobby Track School Tardy Edition enables fast processing of student tardiness through a student ID scan or name look up. Tardy slip printing and penalties may be automatically assigned and can vary with the number of times tardy. Parent can also be notified of the offense immediately via email.

  • Lobby Track School Visitor Edition provides for the ability to scan a visitor’s driver’s license, check them against a national sex offender list and local watch list, notify officials of a violation, take a photo, and issue a time expiring visitor badge. All activities are logged and a visitor’s history is readily available.

  • Lobby Track School Complete Edition encompasses the Tardy and Visitor Edition features, as well as many options for tracking attendance of students, faculty, volunteers and visitors on campus and at events.

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