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A case study of a time and attendance system at Umm Al-Qura University in the City of Mecca, Saudi Arabia. Its colleges occupy over 60 buildings, with more than 3000 staff on-site.
The challenges included securely and intelligently managing a large number of users, displaying to users in Arabic, and most importantly, to solve the common challenge of “critical fingerprints”, such as thin skin resulting from diabetes, high pigment skin, and fingers decorated with henna.
The TBS Touchless Technology (TBS 3D) is using a non-intrusive capturing process. According to the Swiss makers, TBS 3D maintains high acceptance threshold for critical fingerprints. TBS partner Business City fitted a 120-unit 3D solution in the colleges of the university. TBS reports a presence and reference base in the Middle East with installations in over 30 Government bodies. Every day, more than 1 million people are using a TBS terminal.
Dr Fahd Al-Zahrani, Dean of IT Department, at the university, said: “TBS made employees attendance headache history in our university.”