You can use ACS Checkpoint on an iPad®. No additional fees required.
If you use ACS OnDemand, you can download the OnDemand app to use on an iPad. Checkpoint has the same functionality in this environment with the exception of printing. For information on downloading this app, click here.
Using Checkpoint on an iPad is easier than you think. Simply connect the iPad to a server (or computer) that has Checkpoint. Everything for Checkpoint is configured on the server, not the iPad. So, just install and set up Checkpoint on the server as you normally would, then use your wireless network to connect the iPad to it. Once your server is set up, follow these steps to connect your iPad and start checking people in. Or select another topic below.
What's the advantage?
Offset Heavy Traffic
Do you get caught off-guard by surprise periods of heavy check-in traffic? Do you have short, but predictable periods of check-in backup? It's iPads to the rescue! You can train your staff and volunteers to check people in with iPads. They can be stationed at entrances and check people in as soon as they enter. You can also set up temporary iPad check-in areas. Or, they can stroll the welcome area and check in people as they wait in line. Whatever you choose to do, checking in people with iPads keeps things flowing without sacrificing the security of your check-in system.
iPads as Check-in Stations
Touchscreen monitors can cost upwards of $500 each, not including the attached computer. Starting at $499 and requiring no additional computer equipment, iPads can be a less expensive alternative to a traditional touchscreen check-in station. Additionally, when check-in time is over, you can remove the iPad from the check-in station and employ it for any number of other uses. While connected directly to your network, you can also use RDP Lite (or any other remote access app) to use ACS on the iPad.
When using iPads at unmanned or self check-in stations, we strongly recommend purchasing physical security locks for the iPads. Lock the iPad to the station during check-in and use the accompanying key to easily remove it afterwards.