SIOUX FALLS, S.D.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--BlinkSpot today announces national availability of the company’s first to market biometric solution for identifying, monitoring and reporting students as they board and exit school buses.
School officials have faced the challenge of knowing which 26 million students are riding which buses and having real time information as to when and where each student got on and off. When a child is missing or in the event of an accident, having that information immediately available is critical in working with police, emergency responders and parents for successful outcomes.
“Every school year there are too many reports of students getting on the wrong bus, getting off at the wrong locations or worse yet not getting on or off the bus at all,” said Michael Hagan, Vice-President of BlinkSpot. “We recognized that our technology could have a positive impact and deliver a fast, simple and safe solution for parents, administrators and school bus operators.”
When children board or exit the bus the BlinkSpot iris scanning technology recognizes the child and sends real time reports to the school along with an individual email to each parent verifying the time and location of their child.
Developed in conjunction with 3M Cogent’s industry leading biometric identification systems, BlinkSpot’s iris scanning technology has an over 99% accuracy rate and is operated by Eye-D through a private, secure and dedicated Verizon data portal.
“We all share in the responsibility of making sure that our children are transported safely to the right places, at the right times and on the right buses and this technology gives us the verification tools and peace of mind that we are keeping children safe,” said Jim Hey, President, Southwest Coach.
BlinkSpot also provides innovative and nonintrusive sponsorship opportunities to augment technology acquisition and school budgets.
For more information and investor information, visit www.blinkspot.com.
3M Cogent is a subsidiary of the 3M Company.
BlinkSpot is based in Sioux Falls, SD and began as a subsidiary of Hagan Benefits, a company with a quarter-century of exemplary performance. BlinkSpot was born through the company’s work with Eye-D, LLC in providing biometric technology to prevent healthcare fraud.