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Biometric Terminal Computer - Security Applications

Captec’s 25+ years experience managing embedded PC technologies and our Microsoft Embedded Gold Partner status enables us to deliver platforms fully OS loaded and configured, ready for embedded application.

Head of Engineering, Captec


The solution is for a leading supplier of Management Solutions to the education sector, helping schools to increase productivity and learning, maximise well-being, conform to regulatory and best-practice standards, and achieve cost savings and efficiency. They have been developing Management Solutions, specifically for education, for over ten years with products deployed in over 2,500 schools.

The Challenges:

  • An intelligent biometric registration system capable of communication to a central server
  • Power over Ethernet for ease of installation in school locations devoid of power access
  • Small 3.5” display with touchscreen
  • Low power Embedded computing platform capable of supporting Microsoft Windows CE
  • Small form factor unit capable of wall mounting and pattress mounting
  • Tamper proof for a school environment

The Solution

  • A highly compact embedded ARM computer based biometric terminal with fingerprint reader
  • Ruggedised for a tamper proof environment, yet ergonomic in design and ease of use
  • Specialist engineering for a reliable Power over Ethernet platform with flexible mounting options
  • Fully loaded and configured Operating System to customer’s application ready requirements
  • Custom branded

The Outcome

  • 200+ systems deployed in 2 pilot schools
  • Self registration of attendance of all pupils at the schools
  • Reduced teaching time wasted on registration
  • Significant reduction of unauthorized absence
  • Faster and more effective reporting
  • Enhanced security and classroom access control
  • Prompt and effective handling of attendance issues

Make it Your Own

Our engineering experts can customise this platform to meet the exact needs of your application. Please share a few details with us and we'll be in touch.