Morganton, NC (Sept, 20, 2019) -- Bridgeway Solutions, Inc. has named Dana Hallyburton as Controller effective Sept. 1, 2019. In her new role as Controller, Dana will expand on the financial reporting and management responsibilities she has held for the last several years.
As Controller, Hallyburton will direct all fiscal functions of the Company, ensure compliance with generally accepted accounting principles, oversee the audit and review function, and assist the executive management team in establishing long-range goals, strategies, plans and policies.
Hallyburton holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Computer Information Systems from Appalachian State University. She is continuing her education, having completed considerable coursework toward her MBA with a concentration in International Finance. She also holds an Associate in Applied Science degree from Western Piedmont Community College in Paralegal Technology.
“Since joining Bridgeway Solutions as an Accounting Specialist, Dana has made significant contributions to the Company. She has consistently taken on increasing responsibility and has flourished in a challenging and complex environment,” said David Lee, Vice President and General Manager. “Dana is a great addition to the management team and has the full confidence of the CEO and the entire organization,” added Lee.
Hallyburton joined Bridgeway Solutions in fall of 2012 as Accounting Specialist. Previous positions include Showrooms Accounting Supervisor for Furniture Brands International and Office Manager positions at DBK Enterprises and Cornerstone Christian Church in Hickory.
Bridgeway Solutions Inc. is based in Morganton, North Carolina and is the Southeast’s leading resource for integrated identification, access management, and tracking solutions.
Are used ribbons a security threat?
Even the simplest, most innocuous item will be used by the unscrupulous. Protecting your students, staff and employees from identity theft is an endless and uphill battle, especially when everyday trash is a ready supply of personal data.
A forger with a used printer ribbon has the name of every student and the school they attend. Access to every employee and the division or unit they are assigned to. Even bar codes intended to protect and encode personal identifiers are clearly visible and vulnerable. Anything that can be seen by the human eye can be easily duplicated to create a fake ID and potentially allow access where no access should be given.
You likely shred documents, even junk mail, to destroy personal information but what about the data left behind on printer ribbons used to create plastic card IDs? Names, ID numbers, division location, rank, and a host of other personal information may be easily retrieved from used printer ribbons. For whatever information is carried on your ID card, there is an equal, mirror image left on the printer ribbon.
While conventional paper shredders may seem the most obvious answer, truth is, they are not designed to properly destroy the film-like material used in printer ribbons. As the slippery waste goes through a paper shredder, it will tear into large pieces, overheat and quickly jam. A paper shredder simply can't chew up printer ribbons into unreadable pieces.
IDP recognized this security concern and designed a shredder that is specifically made to handle ID card printer ribbons. Their product, the Smart-Bit, twists the used printer ribbon before it is pulled into the "teeth" of the shredder. When complete, there is nothing left but tiny pieces similar to colorful, shiny confetti.
Check out this Smart-bit video. You'll be surprised at the efficiency of the ribbon shredder. A simple machine delivering powerful data security.
From posting in ITWire by Alex Zaharov-Reutt
The ZC100 & 300 Series Card Printers received a Red Dot in the 2019 Product Design category for its user-centered design approach. Zebra Technologies is leading the industry with products that enable users to gain performance while maintaining a focus on user-friendly innovations. This is Zebra's 5th consecutive Red Dot recognition.
Per the Zaharov-Reutt article, Curt Croley, Senior Director, Innovation and Design, Zebra Technologies said, "Our design leverages Zebra’s best-in-class card printing technologies combined with a thoughtful user-centred design approach. Zebra’s commitment to creative, intuitive and effective design for enterprise customers helps us deliver unprecedented visibility and productivity at the edge of our customers’ operations.”
ZC100, ZC300 and the field-upgradable ZC350 card printer securely prints a wide range of identification, payment, membership and plastic card credentials. Zebra ZC innovations focus on end-user needs such as simplicity of operation, ease of loading and reloading consumables, and self-aligning media with intuitive card loading and removal.
A unique blend of sleek, industrial design, the Zebra ZC series printers are lightweight and easy to manage. They have the slimmest profile and lowest clearance in their class of desktop printers. The design enables the ZC card printer to be tucked away under a counter or placed on a bookshelf. Its small footprint allows it to be conveniently used on an average office desktop.
Video: Red Dot awards.
Zebra 50th anniversary article from Alex Zaharov-Reutt.
Red Dot stands for belonging to the best in design and business. Our international design competition, the “Red Dot Design Award”, is aimed at all those who would like to distinguish their business activities through design. The distinction is based on the principle of selection and presentation. Excellent design is selected by competent expert juries in the areas of product design, communication design, and design concepts.
As many as 12 patients per 100 have duplicate medical records and hundreds more are connected with the wrong record, have an inaccurate or incomplete EHR (electronic health record) or other misidentification. When someone is treated in the ER or admitted to a healthcare facility, a simple patient wristband with machine readable barcoding can help reduce a significant risk to the patient and caregivers.
Patient mismatches can be greatly reduced simply and economically with advanced patient ID wristbands with clearly legible details about the patient along with multiple barcoding technologies. Read more on Bridgeway Solutions Blog at https://www.bridgewayid.com/bridgeway-blog
Several ARMET Group channel partners offer healthcare supplies and ID technologies including Bridgeway Solutions serving the Southeast and the following:
Alabama Card in Birmingham http://alabamacard.com/Healthcare-Identification.html
Capture Technologies in California https://capturet.com/solution/admitting-accessories/
Diamond Business Services in the Texas Panhandle https://diamondbusiness.net/product/pdc-wristbands-labels-and-more/
Higgins Corporation in Maine & Connecticut https://www.higgins3.com/product-category/hospital-patient-wristbands/
Legend ID in the Pacific Northwest https://legendid.com/solutions/patient-wristbands-and-label-systems/
Mid-America Business Systems in Ohio http://www.mabsinc.com/comfortband.html
The Town of Ellensburg, Washington is just off I-90 and is a popular stop over for travelers going through Snoqualmie Pass. With so many travelers coming and going through town, Ellenburg School District (ESD) faces an uphill battle to provide campus security and student safety, especially when it comes to on-campus visitors, workmen and volunteers. EPS needed a consistent and preemptive awareness and management solution for visitors.
The District includes 3 elementary schools, 1 middle, 1 high and an alternative high school. ''We needed a fast, easy and consistent process across all of our schools that would help identify and categorize our campus visitors. Additionally, we wanted to be able to add alerts for different situations like court orders or visitors who may require an escort due to legal issues", said Neil Musser, Security and Safety Director of the Ellensburg School District.
He continued, "Some schools used visitor manager stations, some schools used pencil and clip board and no school integrated with both the district and the Skyward database to provide a real time match between the student and the guardian file."
Musser partnered with Legend ID based out of Kent, Washington to find an affordable and proactive solution for campus visitor management. ''Schools are unique in their visitor manager needs'' said Doug Dotchin, Professional Services Manager for Legend ID. ''Unlike a manufacturing facility or secured office building, most schools have open campuses and see a lot more unscheduled visitors on campus. Identifying, tracking and storing who is on campus at any given time with a visitor manager machine not only provides a safer campus, it provides a more efficient tool for tracking the schools largest resource, its volunteers."
Ellensburg carefully evaluated several options and selected Visitor Manager by ScholarChip and ScholarChip's visit management kiosk as the traffic control solution for their 5 campuses. Legend ID is the Authorized Solution Provider and Integrator for ScholarChip in Washington State and Oregon.
The system is automated, providing Ellensburg Schools with real time data. The visitor simply swipes a government-issued ID such as a driver's license and the system verifies that the visitor's status. If approved, a photo is taken and a visitor ID is printed complete with the visitor's image and visit details.
Collected information is available for analysis and also provides an objective, quantifiable database for staffing and security decisions. Custom alerts for specific visitors, at specific locations, can be sent via text or email to the school's resource officer or designated staff for response,
Ellensburg Schools also work with students from Central Washington University. Students working on their teaching degree have a required number of volunteers hours. The visitor manager kiosk at individual schools can accurately record and track each volunteer hour served and deliver a detailed report of volunteers and hours served.
Visitor Manager from ScholarChip is a powerful tool that can integrate with the district's student information system Skyward (SIS). It also enables visitors to be cross-checked against ScholarChip's national database of known sex offenders and individuals prohibited or limited on campus by the individual school or district.
The mobile kiosk has a small footprint and is basically plug-and-play, ready to use as soon as it is connected via the Internet to the ScholarChip secure cloud. Student pick-up is also available when integrated with the school's SIS.
Additional Visit Manager features and benefits available to Ellensburg include:
To learn more about the Ellensburg implementation of ScholarChip Visit Manager, contact sales@LegendID.com or call Joe Behlke or Doug Dotchin at 425-251-1670. Email: Joe Behlke. Legend ID is a sponsor of the 2019 WASBO spring event and will be hosting Booth 99 in the Spokane Convention Center, May 8-10.
Legend ID is an ARMET Group Authorized Reseller serving the Northeast USA.
Easton, PA -- Feb. 6, 2019
Easton Area Schools Assistant Superintendent Alyssa Emili confirmed Monday that Easton Area High School students have been using ScholarChip™ smart ID cards since early last fall. Student use the cards at the entrance of the school to scan in and out every day.
The system, referred to Large Group or Building Attendance, utilizes a kiosk to automates a time-consuming homeroom process for a fast, accurate, and efficient method to capture who is on campus and who has left. The system greatly increases student accountability.
Next month, automated attendance will launch at the Easton Area Middle School and in a few weeks the district will implement Visitor Management using ScholarChip kiosks. Eventually students will use ScholarChip's automated bus attendance solution to confirm the location and time students enter the bus as well as when and where they depart.
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.
Throughout a student's educational career, learning and adopting acceptable behavior is key to their social and academic success. The student that "acts out," disrupting class, breaking rules, disrespecting the teacher, is a time-consuming distraction, often denying other students the opportunity to learn.
Districts adopting PBIS, Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports, realize that it is critical for administrators and educators to guide at risk students toward coping skills and positive, acceptable behavior alternatives. But how?
ScholarChip's Behavioral Alternative Educator (ABE) incorporates the complete spectrum of behavior and integrates student rewards, interventions, and tracking to provide the perfect foundation for a successful PBIS initiative.
Powerful data-driven reports help identify at-risk students quickly and facilitates monitoring and documenting the student's progress toward improved behavior patterns. ABE is an interactive system proven to help reduce drop-out rates, disproportionality, ISS/OSS assignments and referrals.
Using the ABE system, schools recover active teaching time, save budget dollars with paperless referrals, and most importantly, students discover alternative behaviors to help them succeed academically and socially. ABE integrates with major Student Information Systems to provide an in-depth resource for administrative planning and decision-making.
Now available with Ripple Effects’ evidence-based behavioral interventions, ABE puts accountability and progress within the student’s control, fostering coping skills and empowering students to explore difficult topics in a safe and confidential environment.
Personalized Multi-tiered Student Interventions
Ripple Effects' learner-directed, trauma-informed motivational counseling and SEL skill building promotes agency, develops social-emotional strengths, corrects behavior problems, and addresses underlying risk factors for students from Pre K thru high school. Expert system technology uses students' natural selection patterns to deliver age-appropriate, evidence-based, and relevant sessions.
The ABE system integrates with popular SIS systems including PowerSchool®, Infinite Campus,® and Skyward® strengthening the resources available to administrators for proactive measures and a successful PBIS implementation.
Learn more about PBIS in the NEA’s School Crisis Guide 2018
AG Welcomes New Channel Partners
Over the last several months, ARMET Group has expanded its footprint and strengthened its base with new partnerships, each focused on delivering identification and access management solutions and providing the utmost in customer service, support and integration.
Now 11 channel partners strong, ARMET Group is even better positioned to offer the newest in identification management and access control solutions to the nation including ScholarChip's Visitor Manager and ABE - behavior modification solution, and Zebra's new ZC Series of ID card printers.
Serving the Carolinas and Georgia, Bridgeway was founded over 40 years ago as Crawley Communications selling ID products, such as printers, accessories and supplies. Several years ago, Bridgeway refocused its sales efforts on complex solutions including ScholarChip, Salamander and CardExchange.
Employee-owned, Capture serves Northern California with sales, support, service and installation of communication products and ID management solutions, supplies and accessories.
Diamond Business Services
"At DBS we seek to grow and strengthen our company based on a strong set of core values, trust in the relationships we develop, and our continual commitment toward solution based selling."
Through the decades, we have closely evaluated new technologies that best serve our customers. Our vision brought us from the sales of office equipment and supplies to the very diverse products and technology we now offer today.
Celebrating more than 32 years in ID security, ID Edge is committed to on-going support of America’s soldiers who have been injured in service. For every sale, ID Edge sets $1.00 aside and submits it to the folks at Wounded Warriors.
Legend ID is the Pacific Northwest’s regional leader in secure identification, contactless smart card, and identity-based application technologies with unique expertise in integrating and supporting secure ID solutions for businesses, hospitals, schools, corporations and first responders.
Metropolitan Data Solutions
With over 100 years in combined experience, MDS strives to establish long term partnerships with its customers -- team oriented, result-driven company -- 100% customer-centered.
Mid-America Business Solutions
Originator of the most comfortable wristband on the market today, Mid-America's mission is to develop long-term relationships with our customers that produce reliable, successful and innovative identification solutions.
From small start-ups to corporate accounts with complex integration requirements, companies identify with Midwest Card because they know they can rely on Midwest Card for consultative support, and experienced implementation management.
Houston strong, the folks at Newbart understand that the way to keep customers coming back year after year is to provide an exceptional experience. The principle of being a courteous knowledgeable helping hand is what set Newbart apart in the past and will continues to so today.
School Safety Associates
The newest channel partner in the ARMET Group family, SSA is based in Florida and is focused on customized solutions for Florida's education leaders, faculty, staff and students.
ARMET Group is an association of select channel partners with vast experience in sales, service, support and integration of hardware and software products. Products that provide:
Contact the solution provider in your area for detailed information or a free demonstration of ScholarChip, CardExchange and the ZC series card printers.
CSSE - ScholarChip Sales Reps
Monday, Dec. 4, 2017 (Morganton, NC) -- What does it take to be a Certified ScholarChip Solutions Expert (CSSE)? This week, more than a dozen ARMET Group sales representatives are in Maryland this week to find out and see if they have what it takes to be an expert in ScholarChip solutions.
ScholarChip recently extended a special invitation to ARMET Group channel partners for high achieving sales representatives to participate in the first CSSE Summit to be held at ScholarChip offices in Maryland. The certification, signifying an advanced status as a ScholarChip sales professional, requires attendance at a series of on-site sessions, consistent participation in technical and sales webinars, and ongoing local and regional product education and sales training.
For the CSSE designation, representatives must be totally committed to customer account management in an extremely serious marketplace – K-12. During the CSSE Summit, attendees will be the first to learn about cutting edge student safety and campus security advances to be released in 2018 from Maged Atiya, ScholarChip CTO/CEO, and introduced to ScholarChip’s new President and CFO, Craig Lockwood. Lockwood and participants will identify and discuss current trends in campus security and review challenges faced by administrators working to provide a more secure campus and a safer learning environment.
Attendees will also participate in a comprehensive review of all ScholarChip K-12 solutions. Sessions will be provided on ScholarChip’s modules for classroom attendance, visitor management, large group attendance, hallway monitoring, point-of-sale, behavior modification (ABE) and other modules as well as hardware and kiosks, and ScholarChip integration with Student Information Systems (SIS).
The group will also meet Dale Rauenzahn, Executive Director of School Safety and Security (retired) for Baltimore Public School System. Baltimore Public Schools began implementing ScholarChip in 2015, and continues to expand their One Card solution, used by over 110,000 students. WBAL Newscast
ScholarChip is a comprehensive solution for K-12 that offers an array of modules for greatly improved student safety and school operations. From automating classroom attendance to visitor management with sex offender data search, ScholarChip has developed a uniquely complete, yet modular, cloud-based software solution.
ScholarChip is offered exclusively through ARMET Group Authorized Solution Providers. ARMET Group is a national association of elite resellers dedicated to the utmost in customer service and cutting-edge solutions for education, business, healthcare, government and emergency management.
NEW YORK, N.Y., November 21, 2017 --ScholarChip®, the largest provider of automated school safety and operations services, announces the appointment of Craig Lockwood as its president and CFO, in a newly-created leadership position. His responsibilities include refining corporate strategy; optimizing sales and marketing; and leading its client service and finance departments.
“Craig has a fresh perspective and brings an important skill set to ScholarChip,” said Maged Atiya, Ph.D., CEO/CTO, ScholarChip. “With Craig taking the reins of day-to-day management and positioning ScholarChip for its next stage of rapid growth, I can focus on using technological innovation to solve problems, which is my passion. Together, we’ll help more students engage in their education while inspiring more administrators to streamline operations, safety, and accountability.”
Most recently, Lockwood was president of Tuition Management Systems (TMS). While there, he was responsible for overall corporate direction that included planning, budgeting, performance analytics, incentive compensation, decision support, and internal controls. During his tenure, Craig also served as senior vice president, product management and chief financial officer. Previously, Craig was a management consultant focusing in the investment management industry.
“I’ve always been impressed with ScholarChip’s technology, mission, and culture, and I’m excited to work with the team to increase its reach and scope,” said Lockwood.
Lockwood holds a MSF, Finance from Suffolk University - Sawyer Business School and a BS, Applied Economics from Cornell University.
ScholarChip, an ARMET Group vendor partner, was first to market in centralizing and integrating School Safety and Operations System with a true one card solution, which operates seamlessly with popular Student Information Systems and NFC mobile devices. ScholarChip's Higher Education services include Tuition Payment Plans, Loan Servicing, Student Retention Services, and a compliant Payment Gateway.
For sales and solution details contact your local authorized ARMET Group Channel Partner or call 828-604-4920.