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ScholarChip Partners with the Armet Group and their Channel Partners Throughout the United States

ARMET Group, LLC is an association of select identification management and access control solution providers and integrators - leaders in identification management solutions sales, serving the continental US. The Armet Group built a national chain of channel solution-focused resellers, elite vendors and channel partners. Each a successful independent company in their own right, authorized ARMET Group solution providers that represent ScholarChip include: Automated Card Systems, Higgins Corporation, Legend ID, Metropolitan Data Solutions, Mid-America, Midwest Card and ID Solutions and Newbart Products. Visit ARMETGroup.com for more complete details on individual companies.

Automated Card Systems provides comprehensive Identification Solutions and Photo ID Systems for the education industry in the Pittsburgh and Philadelphia area.

Bridgeway Solutions, Inc. has more than 30 years in identification management solutions and is the Southeast’s trusted resource for sales, service, support and integration of card-based services. Bridgeway represents ScholarChip in North/South Carolina, and Georgia.

Capture Technologies is the newest ARMET Group channel partner. Serving Northern California, Capture was founded in 1948 as U.S. Audio. In addition to ScholarChip, they provide industry leading ID security and business communication solutions.

Higgins Corporation has been in business since 1960, with over 90 years of combined experience, Higgins is committed to delivering an extensive line of scalable technologies to the education sector throughout New England.

Legend ID is the Pacific Northwest's regional leader in secure identification, contactless smart card, and identity-based application technologies. They provide complete on-site sales and service support to ensure customer satisfaction and continued ID management.

Metropolitan Data Solutions provides identification solutions for all five boroughs of New York City, Long Island and upstate New York and represents ARMET Group in New Jersey. A team-oriented, results-driven company, MDS goes the extra mile to exceed customer needs with individualized customer service.

Mid-America Business Systems is the identification specialist in Ohio and Kentucky with quality products, on-site installation and award winning service. At Mid-America the mission is to develop long-term relationships with customers that produce reliable, successful and innovative identification solutions.

Midwest Card & ID Solutions is the regional leader in secure identification technologies serving the nation's Midwest states including Missouri, Kansas, Iowa and Nebraska. Expertise in secure identification technologies, integration and supporting secure ID solutions. 

Newbart Products is located in Houston, Texas. Newbart has been in business since 1984 and is a value added reseller of ID card printers and supplies. They provide sales, service and integration of card-based services to some of the largest school districts in the country serving Texas and nearby communities, Newbart Products is BuyBoard certified by the State of Texas. Newbart Products provides sales, service and integration of software and hardware solutions for identification management.

Maryland Office Opens to Service BCPS, Fairfax County VA and Other Mid Atlantic Area Clients
The 7,560 square foot office is located at 9 Easter Court, Owings Mills, Maryland. The office space comes as ScholarChip contracts with schools in the region. The Maryland office will support our New York, Philadelphia and regional channel sales partners. Read the Press Release

ScholarChip Expanding Into New Territory
Brockton (Mass.) Public Schools, has purchased ScholarChip's ID Manager, Building Attendance, Large Group Attendance, and Mobile Hallway Monitoring services. Brockton Public Schools is the fourth-largest school district in Massachusetts, serving 16,595 students in 23 schools.

Lorain City School District is a public school district serving the city of Lorain, Ohio, which is located 25 miles west of Cleveland. The district is the tenth largest urban school district in the State of Ohio. Purchased ScholarChip services for ID Manger (photo, print and issuing of student smart ID cards), Visitor Management, Building Attendance, Hallway Monitoring, Mobile Attendance, eClass Classroom Attendance, and Cafeteria POS.

Baltimore County Public Schools in Maryland, the 23rd largest school district in the nation, has partnered with ScholarChip to issue contactless staff & student ID cards to "tap" into buildings, classrooms and buses.

New Mexico's Farmington Municipal School District selects ScholarChip to remotely install its Visitor Management service in twenty-six locations. The selection was based on ScholarChip's technology. One specific reason for the selection was ScholarChip's ability to provide a real-time export of visitor data via its API to the District's Emergency Management system.

Florida's Hamilton County School District will use our One Card system to take student attendance on its buses, at building entrances and in its classrooms. In addition to using our attendance services, the District has signed on to operate our cafeteria Point-of-Sale and security door access services, thereby centralizing a large chuck of its safety and operational information.

Local to ScholarChip's New York offices, both Glen Cove City Schools and South Country Central School District will install our One Card system to automate student building attendance and to monitor their campus with our mobile Apps. In addition, South Country will install our Visitor Management service in all of its buildings.

Fairfax County Public Schools in Virginia installs district wide Visitor Management System from ScholarChip.

Princeton City Schools in Cincinnati Ohio is now using ScholarChip for Student ID, Attendance, Visitor Management, and Cafeteria POS.

RichlandOne County School District is now using our Student ID and Hallway Monitoring Mobile App. RichlandOne is one of the largest School Districts in South Carolina.

On the Higher Education side we are providing Student ID services for Kingsborough Community College, a community college of The City University of New York, located in Brooklyn. KBCC has over 17,000 students.

Baruch College, City University of New York, is now using ScholarChip NFC tags on existing student ID cards.

ScholarChip Acquires ABE Systems
ScholarChip ABE is a leading provider of web-based student behavior management and intervention software. Software platforms include: Paperless Referrals and Improving Student Behavior. For additional information: Press Release.

ScholarChip Mobile Platform
ScholarChip's mobile platform now includes Apps for (NFC) smart phones. School administrators with smart phones may download ScholarChip Apps for Bus Attendance, Attendance Kiosk App, Ad-hoc Attendance, and Hallway Monitoring. No need to purchase expensive hardware to operate your school, simply use your smart phone. Additionally, the ScholarChip platform allows staff and students to interchangeably use their ScholarChip smart card or their NFC smart phone as an identity token. Apps can be downloaded from Google Play.

First-Class Data Security
Financial reporting and customer data controls are now SSAE 16 audited. End to End Data Security is continually monitored and audited. Rest assured, you are protected. For more information visit our Secure Data page.

Higher Education News
TMS and ScholarChip are working together with your campus to provide a data-driven, unobtrusive, integrated technology solution to help schools achieve your campus safety goals, increase retention, automate processes and reduce costs.

The 25 technical colleges comprising the Technical Colleges System of Georgia (TCSG) awarded ScholarChip their contract for the 1098T online viewing and ground mail processing.

We've expanded our Payment Gateway Solution to include a storefront application, providing college and university departments with a fully integrated, robust storefront that allows even the smallest departments to have their own online E-commerce store. Efficient and cost effective, with features that suit the needs of small and large departments alike.

Smart ID based college classroom attendance is becoming a big topic for our users. Our wall mounted hardware registers student classroom attendance, integrates seamlessly with our multi-channel notification service and is seen as an effective tool in building student retention strategies.

For inquiries, please call: 516-827-5081 ext. 212

K-12 News
ScholarChip is a Pearson Independent Software Vendor. ScholarChip has strategically partnered with Pearson to provide closer integration with Power School and all Pearson Student Information System (SIS) products. ScholarChip's School Safety and Operations System (SSOS) brings functionality to a market that logically extends the student information system.

ScholarChip releases ASTAR (Automated Student Time and Attendance Recording). This newest version of card-based classroom attendance helps districts comply with new mandates as they relate to APPR. Students tap into and out of classrooms, providing accurate minute-by minute attendance that may be used to fulfill Teacher Student Data Linkage requirements.

Upgraded and Advanced Systems for K-12
K-12 Payment Gateway: K-12 schools will now have the tools to set up and maintain their own web storefronts to collect all funds and fees, from the price of the yearbook, and foodservice accounts or a fee to booster athletic fundraising. And there are no start up fees associated with the gateway.

Notification: Parent/guardian, community and emergency notification services. By virtue of our centralized data center, notification is fully integrated into our real time attendance collection and cafeteria Point-of-Sale services. And because of our Software as a Service (SaaS) delivery model, our users realize 4-7 times savings over other stand alone 3rd party vendors.

Staff Attendance: District-wide real time entry and exit data. In an emergency every school districts needs to know who is in a building and who’s away. Automated sign-in improves security and efficiency while reducing payroll errors and costs. Staff taps into the building and taps out and the available hardware are wall mounted or mobile. The service can automatically differentiate between an hourly and a contractual staff member.

For inquiries, please call: 212-255-8005 ext. 212