We had a blast at The Security Event 2023 in Birmingham! It was our first time exhibiting at this event, and we hope to return next year. We made lots of new connections and gave out more idXtra Business Bears!
The two Tony’s!
We had lots of interest in our Visitor Management System, VisiTapp, as it enhances safeguarding and security in any establishment. We can integrate our software with most existing Access Control systems, which makes upgrading to VisiTapp even easier.
To find out more about VisiTapp or to book a remote demo, please click here!
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Keep an eye on our blog and Twitter for news of our next event appearances! We hope to see you soon.
As we approach the academic summer term, the New City College group opted for an upgrade to their idXtra EventPOS cashless catering system (find out about EventPOS here). They asked us if we could integrate their cashless system with their collaborative student portal, myday, and we delivered!
Having EventPOS integrated with myday will enable the college group and its staff and students to easily retrieve data from the cashless catering system through the app, which they also use for retrieving data from their other IT systems. Having it all in one place makes life much easier for them!
If you would like to find out more about our cashless catering system and/or would like to book a free remote demo, please get in touch here so we can discuss your requirements!
Spring has finally sprung, and this month we were thrilled to exhibit at the BETT Show again, for the first time since the pandemic!
It was great to see so many idXtra customers at our stand, and to meet some new ones too! Thanks to everyone who came and said hello.
Our new eye-popping graphics made a feature on our stand, highlighting our five main systems and emphasizing how they can all work together harmoniously.
We’ve got some special show offers on, which apply to VisiTapp, EventPOS and card printer bundles. These are here for a limited time only, so act fast if you’re after a great deal!
A few lucky visitors received a special idXtra ‘Business Bear’ – how cute!
Our next appearance will be at The Security Event 2023, from the 25th – 27th April at the NEC in Birmingham. We hope to see many of you there!
That’s another year almost over… it’s gone by in a flash hasn’t it?! As we prepare for the festive season and the new year, we reflect on the year we’ve had.
2022 has been a good one… idXtra’s highlights from this year include doing big installations at large college campuses, celebrating our 20th anniversary and taking idXtra global when we represented at Bett Show Brazil!
We are thankful to all of our customers, suppliers, friends and colleagues at idXtra who have made this year one to remember.
This year we have decided instead of sending Christmas cards, to make a donation to Shelter, the housing and homelessness charity.
With the current economic crisis, along with the freezing temperatures, we thought it was more important than ever to support those who are less fortunate than ourselves, and who find themselves homeless this festive season.
Shelter helps millions of people every year struggling with poor housing or homelessness through advice, support and legal services.
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all… see you in 2023!The idXtra Team
We were thrilled to exhibit at the AoC Annual Conference and Exhibition once again this month at the ICC in Birmingham.
The Association of Colleges is the national voice for further education, sixth form, tertiary and specialist colleges in England, and the AoC is the must-attend further education event of the year!
It was great to catch up with some existing idXtra customers at the event, and to make some new connections too!
This year we had a lot of interest in our attendance monitoring system, EventMarker. To find out more about it, please click here.
To find out about our visitor management system, VisiTapp, which can be integrated to work seamlessly with our attendance monitoring system, please click here.
Over the summer, the London Metropolitan University chose to upgrade their student card printing system so that it would be more efficient ahead of the new academic year.
We upgraded their student card printing system with middleware processes, so that their card activation is now streamlined to their SALTO Access Control system.
This effective solution saves hours of staff administration time and also improves the safeguarding of their students, as their ID card printing now works seamlessly with their Access Control, i.e door entry and exit!
Thank you London Metropolitan University, we look forward to hearing how you get on with your new streamlined system!The Team at idXtra
If you’d like to find out more about idXtra’s Access Control systems, please click here.
To find out more about idXtra’s fully integrated solutions, please click here.
We are very excited to soon be launching an extension for our cashless catering system, EventPOS by idXtra!
In the form of a handheld portable tablet or a mini till, along with a card reader, these ‘pop-up’ stations will allow you to extend your services at lunchtime/breaks and reduce queues.
Adding a portable tablet or mini till to your existing EventPOS setup would allow you to have a ‘pop-up’ station, for example, at a mini cafe or drinks stand for an event, without the need for an additional big EventPOS till.
Additionally, incorporating this to your setup would improve throughput and reduce queuing in the canteen. At busy times, adding a ‘pop-up’ till station at short notice can ensure that students aren’t waiting for large amounts of time to grab their lunch.
Find out more about our cashless catering system, EventPOS, here.
Get in touch here if you’d like to find out more about our mini till / tablet extension for EventPOS!
This month, a long-standing customer in the idXtra family, Cranford Community College, chose to have a big upgrade!
After 20 years of using their previous Access Control system, difficulties in maintaining support for the system lead CCC to decide to get a brand new system.
They entrusted idXtra with this large task, and now they have a brand new ACT IP-based Access Control system. This will be sure to improve throughput around the college, as well as the safeguarding of students.
Thank you, Cranford Community College, we hope you love your new Access Control System!The Team at idXtra
As it begins to feel like summer at last, we welcome on board a new customer to the idXtra family- the United Colleges Group! We are thrilled to welcome them and we look forward to working closely with them.
We have been chosen by the United Colleges Group to supply their new cashless catering and visitor management systems, alongside some streamlining of ID card issuance and population of the access control system.
We are installing our cashless catering system, EventPOS, at 22 locations across all of the United Colleges Group’s campuses (City of Westminster College and College of North West London). Their upgrade to EventPOS will simplify the issuing of discreet free school meals and bring several disparate systems together as one system, on a single network linked to MIS.
Our visitor management system, VisiTapp, will enhance the security and safety of their staff, students and visitors, whilst improving their front of house image. Our VMS comes in various forms and it can be customised precisely to suit their specific requirements.
Thank you United Colleges Group, we can’t wait to upgrade you!
To find out more about our systems and services, check out the links below:
This month we have taken idXtra global, as we were represented at the BETT Show in Sao Paulo, Brazil!
Our representative, Munir, spoke to many suppliers and visitors at the event, as we hope to form some partnerships and distribute our products in this amazing and enormous country.
BETT Brazil, aka Bett Educar, is the largest education and technology event in Latin America. The event was held at the Transamerica Expo Center in Sao Paulo, Brazil, from 10th – 13th May.
We now also have a Portuguese website for idXtra Brazil; take a look!