Access-IS goes back to school with ScholarChip

Reading, UK – February, 2020 —School safety solutions provider ScholarChip has integrated the Access-IS ATOM® ID Document Reader with its Visitor Management Solution. For use across the education sector, initial installations have been at several K-12 school districts in New York as well as a government agency in Virginia.

Creating a safe environment for learning is paramount for every school district, and is a complex task with potentially hundreds of visitors to track: vendors, deliveries, volunteers, as well as those picking students up. ScholarChip’s Visitor Management solution helps keep unwanted visitors out and identifies who is in the school, in real time.

The system uses automated driver’s license scanning; sex offender information is comprehensive, up-to-date and accurate. Seamless integration with the school’s individual SIS allows visitors to be connected to student data, making the management and processing of visitors easy and efficient.


Access-IS ATOM ID Reader and ScholarChip Identity System Installed on School Reception Desk

The addition of the ATOM® has allowed the automation of the registration process with data automatically taken from a passport or approved Identity Document (Driver’s License, National ID Card) and transferred into ScholarChip’s Visitor Management system. The automation of this process not only speeds it up it also prevents manual typing errors being made while delivering a better user experience.

The ATOM® ePassport reader combines the most advanced technology with a small, elegant design and minimal footprint. Passport image capture, OCR text conversion and data import complete within just a few seconds thanks to its USB 3.0 high speed data transfer capability.

Speaking about the integration, Dr. Maged Atiya, CTO & Founder of ScholarChip, said “We were impressed with the ease of integration, the user friendly software and the scan speed of the unit”. She continued, “We loved the form of the ATOM, it’s small and sleek with all the features we

need to help keep school campuses safe”.


Access-IS ATOM and detail of glass reading plate

About Access-IS

Access-IS is at the forefront of the development of innovative electronic systems specialising in image processing, RFID/NFC technology, barcode reading and specialist keyboards. Access-IS are dedicated to manufacturing products designed to accurately capture and transfer information into electronic systems.

Operating in over 72 countries around the globe in three highly specialised verticals; Airline/Airport, ID & Security and Transport Ticketing. In addition to our specialist custom keyboards, which are now the ‘de-facto’ standard for some of the largest banks, airlines and retailers in the world, the product range includes boarding gate readers, a wide range of document readers for ID document capture and scanning and ticket readers for ground transport and access control.

Access-IS ID & Security products are designed to read e-Passport, e-ID and e-DL for governmental and commercial applications. From the world’s smallest OEM OCR reader to our advanced full-page passport reader, we have a product for every application; Border control, Immigration, Document Issuance, Law Enforcement, Banking, Retail, Data Capture, KYC or Anti-Money Laundering and Age Verification.

Accredited to ISO9001:2015 and with a track record stretching back 30 years, Access-IS continues to guarantee the highest standards of design and quality with its dedicated Research and Development team based in the UK and the vast majority of its products manufactured in the UK with only the highest quality materials and techniques.


About ScholarChip

ScholarChip is the industry leader for automated, modular, integrated security and operations services for K12 and beyond.

We’re the largest seller of K12 Smart ID Cards and their associated school services like attendance, payment processing, cafeteria POS, visitor management, secure door access, and behavior management services. Our priority is school safety and accountability; our goal is to be the standard for integrated school safety and operations systems.

ScholarChip was first to market in centralizing and integrating School Safety and Operations Systems with a true one card solution. It is the basis for an advanced and comprehensive security and multi-point attendance platform that is being used in major urban, suburban, and rural school districts across America.