Guest What would be the best product to track and print daily attendance for our after school program, approximately 300 entries per day. We would need to scan student ID cards and get reports.

For a very simple and easy to use option we can set-up a basic bar code scanner like the Motorola LS2208 connected to a PC or laptop running something as simple as Excel. The Excel sheet would receive each student ID scan and timestamp the entry. Once recorded you can manage the data to get the reports you would need. A slightly more involved solution would be the Unitech MT380-TIME-ATTENDANCE kit. This bundle has a self standing terminal which runs a basic attendance software and has a scanner built into it. The students would scan their own ID with the device and it will record all their attendance details. You can then dump the data from the Unitech device on an SD card to run reports from at a desktop PC.

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Posted September 21, 2010