Bridgeway Solutions is still celebrating after a successful Salamander™ deployment at Super Bowl LIII. Bridgeway’s Senior Technician Wayne Peck, Technical Sales Consultant Gene Hawkins, Technician Rich Billig and volunteer Julie Peck assisted Atlanta-Fulton County Emergency Management Agency (AFCEMA) with tagging and tracking personnel and equipment.
Early in 2018, Hawkins, an Atlanta native, reached out to AFCEMA representatives to offer Salamander solutions and Bridgeway personnel support for responder tagging and tracking at Super Bowl 53. In the days preceding the Super Bowl, Hawkins and the Bridgeway team used SalamanderLive, ID Designer, Command and Track as part of the AFCEMA security and safety management plan.
The primary focus for Bridgeway’s team was badging and tracking emergency medical units (EMTs) and their vehicles as they arrived at the EOC. Using SalamanderLive™, custom IDs were created and issued to city and county responders, including representatives from Fulton, Gwinnett, Roswell, Cobb, Clayton, Atlanta City, and College Park. Using Command and Track, each individual and piece of equipment was scanned into an assignment to enable their placement on-scene to be followed in real-time.
Salamander’s Command solution provides optimal situational awareness and the Track App monitors responders as they move from assignment to assignment. Salamander’s GIS solution uses satellite mapping to plot up-to-the-moment responder locations via the Track App installed on a smart phone or device.
Super Bowl LIII participation allowed Bridgeway's team to provide AFCEMA with a real-life experience showcasing SalamanderLive’s interoperability, real-time situational awareness, and advanced reporting features.
Easton, PA -- February 6, 2019
Easton Area High School students have been using ScholarChip™ smart ID cards since the beginning of school in August. Student use the cards at the entrance of the school to scan in and out every day according to Assistant Superintendent Alyssa Emili.
Using a mobile kiosk, the Large Group or Building Attendance system automates a time-consuming process usually found in homeroom. Students simply tap their ID at the kiosk as they enter the building triggering an accurate and efficient way to check themselves in. The system greatly increases student accountability and provides administrators with a real-time view of who has checked into campus.
Automated attendance will launch next month at Easton Area Middle School. Students will not scan in at the elementary school level. Emili noted that in a few weeks the district will implement Visitor Management and future plans call for students to use ScholarChip's automated bus attendance solution to confirm the location and time students load or unload from the schp-bus-brg.pdfbus route.
Still under consideration at the district is Automated Classroom Attendance. For this solution, students would use their ID badge to tap on a reader near the door of the classroom or on the teacher's desk to record their presence and the time they entered the classroom.
Several articles have been published on the Lehighvalleylive.com website with links to school board meeting videos and the cost to the district for the solutions.