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PA Business Central Recognizes LunchTime Software Ownership Group
November 7, 2008 -- PA Business Central recognizes Steve Ramsey and Chris
Keller of LunchTime Software in their "Foremost Under 40" feature honoring area
business people under the age of 40 making a difference in the community.
Making Sure Children Get A Nutritious Lunch at School
The Wall Street Journal, January 17, 2008 - Read Article.
identiMetrics' Finger Scanning ID Platform Selected By Focal Tech's School
Lunch Software System, LunchTime®.
Malvern, PA - December 1, 2006 - identiMetrics, a recognized leader
in the development and marketing of biometric finger scanning identification
solutions, has been selected by Focal Tech to incorporate their proprietary
software, identiFiT, into Focal Tech's School Lunch Software System,
Focal Tech, Inc., School Lunch Software experts, headquartered in State
College, PA, has been a leading provider of IT and e-Business software
solutions since 2001. Their LunchTime® School Lunch Software System is marketed
successfully in schools nationwide. LunchTime® allows for an automatic import
of existing student information, is used for Federal and State Reimbursement
Tracking reports, allows parents to view all purchases and fund accounts online
in real time, and improves lunch line efficiency.
Harry Arseniu, Director of Sales and Marketing for Focal Tech comments, "We
were looking for a way to incorporate finger scanning biometrics into our
cafeteria point-of-sale package. identiMetrics gave us the best biometric fit
with their easy to use product, identiFiT. We look forward to moving ahead as a
successful team in this dynamic marketplace."
"We're equally delighted to have a working relationship with a fine company
like Focal Tech," adds Jay Fry, identiMetrics' CEO. "And since identiFi is a
biometric finger scanning platform, schools using finger scanning with
LunchTime can then use finger scanning for identification anywhere in their
school, such as the library and for attendance, since the students are only
enrolled once," he finishes.
identiMetrics, Inc., an identity management company, is a
leader in the development and marketing of biometric finger scanning
identification solutions. identiMetrics' proprietary software, identiFiT, is a
biometric finger scanning ID platform that provides a cost-effective and
accurate replacement for swipe-card readers, barcode readers, and PIN pads,
allowing any organization to rapidly integrate and easily deploy biometrics.
identiFiT eliminates the problems and costs created by cards and PINs and
quickly integrates with host applications providing indisputable proof of
identification. identiMetrics is primarily focused on the unique needs of
consumer markets including education, retail POS, healthcare and hospitality.
For more information, visit www.identimetrics.net.
Software To Provide More Funding For School Districts Through Integrated Free
and Reduced Approval System
State College, PA - October 4, 2006 - Focal Tech, Inc. is
introducing a free and reduced software module to help schools process free and
reduced applications for the national school lunch program. The national school
lunch program is a Federal program designed to help public schools and
nonprofit private schools. This program provides nutritionally balanced meals
either at low cost or free to qualified children each school day. This new
module is a part of the LunchTime® School Lunch Software System application
The software provides schools the ability to process applications quickly and
easily, which helps increase their Federal funding. Processing free and reduced
applications is a time consuming task for schools, most of them under a
deadline within the first few months of the school year. Using this new
software helps speed up processing by auto importing data from existing state
and Federal sources which saves time by not having to retype information. Many
calculations are involved to process free and reduced applications and this
software calculates household income, eligibility, and status automatically.
School districts that miss qualified students lose Federal funding, as well as
not providing benefits to students who might require free and reduced meals.
Keeping track of applications and household income can be a challenging task
for schools. This new software also integrates data real time within the
LunchTime® School Lunch Software point of sale system. The real time data
integration means no more imports and exports are required between the free and
reduced system and the point of sale system.
According to Steve Ramsey, "School districts can fall behind in processing free
and reduced applications because of the large amount paperwork involved in
processing applications. Using a software product that helps reduce the
workload, more students who are eligible get qualified faster. This helps
schools increase Federal funding for the program. More students get qualified
and the school district gets more federal and state reimbursement dollars. It's
a win/win situation for all involved."
LunchTime School Lunch Software Announces A Free Preview Of Its Online Parental
Access and Account Funding Modules
State College, PA - May 30, 2006 - Focal Tech is pleased to
announce the availability of a free preview of the 2006-2007 version of the
LunchTime School Lunch Software Online Parental Access and Account Funding
modules via it's website at www.lunchtimesoftware.com. By making the parental
access modules available for a free preview, school administrators, business
managers, food service managers, and parents will be able to see first hand how
easy the software is to use. The software allows schools to reduce overhead by
not having to chase down bad checks and provides parents with the peace of mind
that their child's lunch money will be placed in the proper place.
The LunchTime Online parental access and account funding modules are unique in
that school districts have the ability to manage and host this application
internally within their school district. A new feature for the 2006-2007 school
year is the ability to use the web modules as a hosted service supported by
Focal Tech. Another unique feature of the LunchTime online modules are that the
school district is not charged a per transaction fee by the Software. The only
transaction fees that charged are the fees levied by the credit card merchant.
According to Steve Ramsey, "We found that smaller schools did not have the IT
infrastructure in place to support our online application. Since these modules
are a valuable part of our school lunch software package, we implemented a
hosted service that provides school districts of all sizes an affordable way to
provide parents with the online service. There are really no drawbacks to using
our hosted service as opposed to hosting it internally because all of the data
integration happens automatically. The nice thing about our hosted solution is
that we host all of our websites at our State College facility. We do not use a
third party hosting service. Everything is installed and supported from State
College. We are excited about being able to offer a hosted service."
New Software Provides Parents A Way To Monitor And Pay For What Their Children
Are Eating For Lunch At School Over The Internet
State College, PA - April 18, 2006 - With nutrition being important
for children doing well in school, as well as good health, parents may now view
what their children are purchasing for lunch at school. With children not
having the best eating habits, this new software allows parents to check what a
la carte items their children are buying for lunch in addition to or in place
of a standard lunch, allowing them to see items that may not be healthy or if
their child is eating the same thing everyday. LunchTime Software also allows
parents to fund their child's lunch account online with a secure transaction so
the money ends up where it belongs and not spent on other things. LunchTime
Software is a complete full featured school lunch software system allowing
schools to process transactions with touch screen point of sale terminals,
complete data integration with existing student information systems, production
of federal/state reimbursement reports and online modules to allow parents to
monitor and fund their child's school cafeteria account. Here is what some
parents are saying about LunchTime Online:
"Just wanted to comment on how convenient the new online lunch payment system
is. I used it today to deposit money into the accounts for my two sons and it
was so easy - I like it a lot better than trying to remember to send in the
lunch envelope each week." - Sherry
"This has to be the best idea! Making sure my children had lunch money in their
accounts was a constant hassle, not to mention wondering if the check even made
it to school! Now I will be able monitor their accounts weekly and add money
when needed. I also like being able to view whether they are eating lunch
and/or extra servings. Whoever thought of this idea deserves a pat on the back
for a job well done! :) Thanks again for making life just a bit easier for me!"
"I think this is a great new program. I have used it weekly since I have been
signed up. I just made my first deposit through the new system and it was very
simple and convenient. Sometimes I forget to prepare lunch envelopes on Sunday
nights and I remember on Monday when I am at work. This makes it easy for me to
log on and deposit money whenever I think about it and from wherever I happen
to be at the time. I also like that I can see if my children are eating
breakfast and lunch. I have been encouraging other parents to use this program.
Again, I think it's a great program and will continue to use it in the future."
According to Steve Ramsey, "The goal of developing our online software was to
have the best parental interface possible in order to provide parents an easy
way to monitor their children's eating habits and pay for their meals. My
daughter will be starting school in a few years and the thought of sending her
to school with cash or a check scares me. Our online system was developed to
give parents one less thing to worry about."