It would be cool to have people check in with the opstaff by tagging their Cal1Card instead of having to flash them each time they walk in.
Benefits to Users:
- Easy check-in, do not have to pull out their IDs everytime they come to the lab.
- No more stumbling near the exit area, looking for wallet.
Benefits to OCF:
- opstaff can be free-ed up a bit and thus maybe trained to do other things.
- This project opens up a possibility to gain more insight into lab usage as the people not using the computers could be accounted for.
- Even the staff can tag their IDs - as they already do for the door access (side note: we can link this solution with the wall card readers)
- We can have users tag when they are exiting as well
- This is a solved problem, we just need to implement and integrate with OCF infra
- Cal1Card can be read easily with a proxy card reader (Jacob’s Hall and CITRUS Invention Lab uses RDR-6081AKU). With the card reader we can read card information when users tag their Cal1Card.
- With the information read from the card reader, we can check against our ldap to look up whether the user is known to OCF/Campus
- Specific implementation of this part to be determined but currently we will start asking the new users to input their Cal1Card tag# when they sign up for an OCF account. For the existing users, as we roll out the new Check-In system, we will ask opstaff to manually link the existing accounts and Cal1Card tag# for the users who don’t have that information linked. The check-in system will alert opstaff if the user is unknown as soon as the user tags their Cal1Card.
Steps/Phases - estimated
- Looking into which information to use from the data read from the card
- Hardware integration
- Software integration – with LDAP and etc
- Test phase
- Making a finished product putting all the components together
- Roll out phase/ opstaff training
- User transition phase
Potential Projects Stemming From This
- Use the other door near scanner area as a designated exit door (of course people can still exit through the door near opstaff) that people tag themselves out, and have sensors that give negative feedback for entering through that door by loud alarms, red lights flashing and etc.
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