Attendance Kiosk

The attendance kiosk is not a stand-alone terminal; it requires the supervision of an attendance officer/ receptionist.

Kiosk Supports:

  • Recording student sign-in (late arrival), sign-out (early departure) events and peripatetic movements (co-curricular activities) using individual student ID cards with barcodes.

The student ID cards need to have the student's Synergetic ID encoded as a barcode.

  • aztec

  • code128

  • code39

  • code39mod43

  • code93

  • ean13

  • ean8

  • pdf417

  • qr

  • upc_e

  • interleaved2of5

  • itf14

  • datamatrix 

Hardware and Software Requirements

  • iPad Gen 8 with iOS 14.5+

  • Epson TMT88 VI

  • Synergetic v70.12+

    • iPad able to contact Synergetic CoreAPI within your network

    • Attendances/Absences modules installed and configured within Synergetic


The kiosk is designed to be mounted in a portrait orientation

Usability and accessibility recommendations when mounting an attendance kiosk device

  • Avoid strong reflections on the device screen, as this will affect how quickly and easily a barcode can be scanned.

  • Ensure the elevation and angle of the device allows for easy access to users of varying height:

    • As a starting point, avoid having the top of the device higher than 120cm from the ground.

    • If in a low position, try slightly tilting the device upwards, while avoiding strong reflections from overhead lighting.

    • If it is an option to do so, consider having two kiosks at main entrances; one placed lower, and the other higher.

  • Do not place any obstacles in front of kiosk devices which would force users to reach further than necessary, or even block access by wheelchair.

  • Consider if the kiosk can easily be approached from the side, or front only. Side-approach (or parallel-approach) allows wheelchair users to get closer, thus reach higher more comfortably.

  • Ensure there’s sufficient space in front of the kiosk, where multiple people can wait without encroaching on each other’s privacy, and for wheelchairs to turn around. Especially where only front-approach is possible.

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