June 2013 News

13 May 2013

Welcome to the June 2013 edition of the Engineerica newsletter.  In this issue we are going to cover Attendance Tracking with RFID Technology, a Conference Tracker update, our July Orlando Training, and more!  Here is an index of the topics:

Simplify Attendance Tracking with RFID Technology

Are you looking for an easy and inexpensive way to track your students?  Then using RFID (Radio Frequency ID) might be for you!  It can reduce sign-in error and sign-in times by recording attendance when students bring the RFID tag within a proximity of about an inch from the reader.  The process is quick and there is no swiping or scanning involved.

Not only is it easy record attendance with the RFID tags but they are inexpensive to implement (less than 30 cents each for each key fob and the reader is less than $30 each).  The RFID tag provided is in the form of a compact and light weight key fob that can be attached to any keychain.  The readers are built well and are versatile in the way they can be implemented.  The RFID tags are great from a security standpoint as well as it does not carry any personal information so if it is lost there is no need to worry about compromised information.  The key fob can be easily replaced with a new one once it is reported.

For more information about these RFID's and to see if they will work in your center, click here.

-Mon Nasser, CEO

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AccuClass app now available in the Apple Store!

Need something to help with keeping accurate classroom attendance?  AccuClass is the answer to your classroom attendance!  AccuClass boasts a world class interface that is easy to use and a powerful tool to maintain your classroom attendance designed by our programmers Diego Jancic and Fernando Paulovsky.  In AccuClass you can Call Roll yourself or have students swipe their ID's in at a computer sign-in station.  Access your attendance sheet virtually anywhere that you have an Internet connection through this cloud-based system.  And now you can have that same powerful system in the palm of your hands through the new AccuClass App available in the Apple Store!

How much would you pay for a system that automates your attendance process, allows you to update or correct previous attendance records, and generates attendance reports to submit to Administrators?  $200, $500, $1000?  Not even a fraction of these prices!  Right now you can get the AccuClass software for yourself or institution absolutely free.  That's right!  The AccuClass online classroom attendance system is free for the first Semester!  And as an added bonus the AccuClass App is absolutely free to use with AccuClass!  If this product sounds like just what you have been looking for click here to get started today!  If you still need more information click here to learn more.

-Nick Armstrong, Support Rep

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Conference Tracker goes International!

Conference Tracker Goes International! We are delighted to announce that Conference Tracker will be used to track a conference in New Zealand! This is our first international order for Conference Tracker. To checkout the latest features that have made this product globally recognized visit http://www.conference-tracker.com/

-Mon Nasser, CEO

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Don't miss the July 25 & 26 AccuTrack/AccuSQL Training in Orlando, Florida!

For all our AccuTrack and AccuSQL users, our next training session in Orlando on July 25 & 26, 2013 will be here before you know it. The good news is it's not too late to register. Join us to learn all about the software and get your questions answered. It is also a great opportunity to discuss how your various centers operate with your peers.

In the past, this has been a very productive and enlightening event, both for our trainees and also for us here at Engineerica. The training sessions here are always free for our current Platinum Support members, so if you have that plan with us, why not take advantage of it?

We recommend you reserve your seat early. To do so, sign up using our online registration form available at http://www.newsite.engineerica.com/training-registration, or if you prefer, call us at 321-214-0012 to register. Remember, we will need to get a fully refundable deposit from you to guarantee your seat.

You can find out all about the training here: http://www.newsite.engineerica.com/orlando-training

Please contact us if you any additional questions. We hope to see you in the training!

-David Foster, Training & Support Manager

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AccuTrack / AccuSQL Tech Tip

Query Generator is a very powerful tool in AccuTrack and AccuSQL used to build your own custom queries and then decide how you want the output to be displayed.

In this article, find out how to build a sample custom query step-by-step.

-David Foster, Training & Support Manager

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User Spotlight

This is a new section that we are starting that highlights the users whom make our products spectacular!

This spotlight focuses on a person that has been helpful in implementing new ideas and features or using the software in interesting ways that we have never imagined.  This id
ea was sparked by our recent case studies as well as interacting with users in support who find the solutions that later get implemented in the software.  Aside from being featured in the Engineerica Newsletter they will also receive an Engineerica Gift Package.  This will include an assortment of useful Engineerica branded items.

This month's spotlight is on someone who keeps us in working toward a better Accudemia and iAccu product.  This month's spotlight shines on Ray Mercer of Columbus Technical College.  He submitted this video entry during the case studies that explained how he uses Accudemia as an integral part of the institution's Attendance tracking process.  He also has suggested ideas that were implemented for our add-on product iAccu which is used for tracking classroom attendance through Accudemia. Here is an excerpt from the video about how the products are used at his school:

"Accudemia and its app counterpart, iAccu, are the tools that we use to collect class attendance and center usage data. We have found iAccu most useful to us because of the simplicity of the interface and the lack of requirement for a continuous internet connection. Also when you are dealing with 60+ stations, trying to manage and maintain 60+ computers is not feasible. During our pilot phase, we used five laptops and that was a challenge to keep them up and running; and continuously connected to the internet. "

Thank you for being an exceptional user whom we have learned from and continue to improve our products based on your recommendations.

To find out more about Ray Mercer at Columbus Technical College click here for a brief bio.

-Nick Armstrong, Support Rep

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