With universities wanting their dining halls to be social hubs for students, unlimited meal plans are growing in popularity and the need to accurately and rapidly identify students at the dining hall entrance is a vital concern.
A new solution from ColorID eliminates the need for students to scour their wallets, pockets and purses for their ID cards. Instead they check in using their iris.
The ColorID Biometric Dining Solution is currently in operation at Georgia Southern University, leveraging hardware from biometric developer Iris ID. Students simply look into the Iris ID camera for roughly one second, and once positively identified, the transaction is managed by the university’s existing meal plan system.
It’s a quick and easy process, and the feedback has been incredibly positive from students and university administrators alike.
ColorID has considerable experience with Iris ID, having installed hundreds of systems in high security applications in other markets. TIn the campus arena several universities have implemented Iris ID in dining applications for both meal plans and point of sale transactions.
Beyond the dining hall, ColorID is seeing interest for other access applications including athletic team locker rooms, rec centers and daycare services.
The Iris ID system takes a picture of the subject’s eyes with several cameras housed within the Iris ID device itself. Operating at a distance of 12 to16-inches, there is no need for physical contact with the device. Enrollments are orignian during the time it takes for an ID card to print during orientation.
ColorID and Iris ID have partnered, working in tandem to deliver their biometric solution to universities nationwide. As the US Master Technical Distributor of Iris ID products in North America, ColorID provides the hardware, software and support for higher education facilities as well as dealers and integrator partners.