A COMPANY whose technology replaces traditional signing-in books with digital tablets has been congratulated by its local MP.

Fareham-based MediaBase Direct makes an ‘e-reception book’ which is installed at schools, care homes and other business premises.

The tablets are used instead of traditional books for recording staff and visitors as they arrive and leave.

MediaBase Direct showed the technology to Fareham MP and UK attorney general Suelle Braverman.

Users can sign in electronically and can also register before they arrive, while facility managers can monitor headcounts in real time.

During the pandemic, the visitor management system has been upgraded to integrate with the NHS Covid-19 contact tracing app for England and Wales.

MBD director Anil Jain said: “It was an absolute pleasure to welcome Mrs Braverman and we are very grateful that she was able to find the time in her very busy schedule to visit.

“It was clear from her visit that Mrs Braverman recognises the role that dynamic tech companies play in digital transformation and the benefits this can bring to society and the economy. We would be very pleased to assist in any initiatives she may have in the future.”

MediaBase Diret has been trading for more than 25 years, delivering database and digital products. It has been operating with social distancing in place at Arena Business Centres’ Lancaster Court in Fareham and its e-reception book is used at all 10 Arena Business Centres in the south.

Suella Braverman said: “Firstly, I would like to thank MBD director Anil Jain, and the staff at Lancaster Court, for guiding me around their impressive facility. I am pleased to see how the company has been operating in spite of the current crisis, observing social distancing measures while enhancing our ability to tackle the virus.

“MediaBase Direct is a very much a success story which epitomises the innovation, creativity and dynamism of the tech sector in my constituency.

“The company is to be congratulated for its contribution to digital safeguarding to help us face the challenging times ahead,” she added.