SB Electronic Systems was founded in 1971. In its early days the Company developed the Telepen barcode symbology. The Telepen symbology is renowned for its readability and accuracy, and is used in applications such as access control, libraries, stock control and asset tracking.
Over the last thirty-five years, the Company has designed and manufactured a wide range of barcode scanners. Telepen laser scanners became the industry standard in many fields. The Telescan portable scanner also offered RF as an option.
During the mid-nineties, the Company developed the SENTRY access control system for the academic library market. The software provides first-class analysis of visitor data for the librarian, and utilises the very best in turnstile technology provided by Gunnebo Entrance Controls and Integrated Design. The system has been developed and refined, and it is now installed in over 100 sites in the UK and Ireland making it easily the number one product for the academic and institutional library markets. The Company launched the latest version called SENTRY Juno in late 2015.
In 2013, we launched Sentry Satellite which is designed for small public library spaces. Sentry Satellite will secure library spaces enabling only library customers with a valid library card to gain entrance. This enables small public libraries to remain open whilst being unmanned typically with a self-service borrowing facility.
In 2009, the Company developed a Student Attendance Monitoring Solution in conjunction with the University of Bedfordshire. Onyx Student Attendance Monitoring now has two versions, Collector and Advantage and is installed in a number of institutions in the UK.