Managers at the 86th Annual Academy Awards used CardSmith’s PockeTracker application to verify the contactless IDs of event staff. The application was run on customer-owned iPhone 5s devices outfitted with peripheral multi-technology readers for real-time validation of employee credentials.
The app supports virtually all credential technologies, including magnetic stripe, barcode, contactless and RFID. It enables connectivity with both on and offline databases and provides immediate attendance data via an included reporting feature.
After scanning a credential, access privileges are clearly displayed with a green or red background along with a cardholder photo and other relevant data. Users can switch between events on the fly within the app, eliminating the need to stop and reconfigure the system.
PockeTracker is currently on the Apple App Store for 4th and 5th generation iOS devices, and an Android version is available on Google’s Play Store.