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CardSmith integrates with Pharos Systems

CardSmith announced that it has integrated the Pharos Systems Uniprint solution with its CardSmith Software as a Service) campus card transaction processing system.

The integration results in a 100% Web-enabled transaction processing solution, making online vending for print jobs quick and painless.

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Korean Telco to Roll Out NFC Attachment For iPhone

Korean Telco to Roll Out NFC Attachment For iPhone

South Korean mobile operator KT Corp. is launching a small rollout of NFC services on Apple’s iPhone 4, using an attachment called iCarte that contains a full NFC chip.

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Campus laundry made easy at Southeastern Louisiana University

Campus laundry made easy at Southeastern Louisiana University Southeastern Louisiana University is working together with ASI Campus Laundry Solutions (ASI) to deploy Laundry Alert, an automated service designed to make washing clothes on campus easier.

According to an official newspaper for the university, the system enables students to view which machines are available or in-use and approximately how much...

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NFC-enabled Blackberry devices supporting HID iCLASS

NFC-enabled Blackberry devices supporting HID iCLASS HID Global announced plans to support iCLASS digital keys and mobile secure identity on NFC-enabled BlackBerry smart phones.

The new BlackBerry Bold 9900/9930 and BlackBerry Curve 9350/9360 smart phones activated with iCLASS digital credentials will be compatible with the installed base of iCLASS readers that are used for applications ranging...

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Arizona students first to trial mobile phones with NFC for door access

Arizona students first to trial mobile phones with NFC for door accessHID, Arizona State pilot multiple handsets, carriers and apps on campus

As the Fall semester geared up at Arizona State University, something revolutionary was happening in one of the residence halls. Select students living in Palo Verde Main were no longer using their Sun Card to gain access. Instead they were using cell phones.

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The campus card at SCCC just got a lot better

Schenectady County Community College has inked an agreement with the Capital District Transportation Authority so that students, faculty, and staff can get more out of their campus ID cards.

According to the Times Union, the agreement will enable campus cardholders to access the entire CDTA system, including regular transit buses, express and...

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HID Global launches NFC pilot, secure credential on-campus

An expanded article on the project is available here.

A trial at Arizona State University showcased the benefits of using NFC smart phones as secure credentials for opening doors at universities and other campus environments. ASU manages on-campus housing for approximately 13,000 students living in 34 residence halls.

The pilot project consists of...

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Wisconsin adjusts voter ID law to be more student-friendly

Wisconsin adjusts voter ID law to be more student-friendly Wisconsin’s Government Accountability Board has decided to deem student ID cards fit and accepted as a valid form of identification when the new Wisconsin voter ID law takes effect next year.

According to a local news report, the state board will now permit colleges and universities to install a sticker indicating when the student ID was issued...

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WUSTL expands campus card program

WUSTL expands campus card program Washington University in St. Louis has expanded its campus card program with the addition of Bear Bucks.

The program eliminates the need for students, faculty, and staff to carry cash or coins for everyday purchases such as meals, laundry, vending and printing. Bear Bucks can be used at all university dining locations on the four WUSTL campuses,...

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Protecting card printers and materials

Protecting card printers and materialsManufacturers try to rein in the supply chain, but is it in vain?

When it comes to securing the ID card printer supply chain, the process can be a lot like selling a car. Once a dealership sells a car to an individual, the dealer no longer has insight into whether the buyer sells...

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Bennington College taps CardSmith for multi-function campus ID

Bennington College has teamed up with CardSmith to launch a new multi-functional campus ID card, dubbed The Bennington Card, for the school’s Vermont campus.

The new Bennington Card will give students cashless access to a wide variety of campus facilities and services including meal plans, dining, bookstore and laundry facilities.

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Australian school suspends new biometric check-in procedure

The Victory Lutheran College in Victoria, Australia had just started enrollment of students in a biometric check-in system designed to track tardy students when backlash from parents that hadn’t been informed of the new procedures led to suspension of the technology, according to an ABD Goulburn Murray article.

Many parents didn’t learn about the s...

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Cedarville University adds debit functionality to campus card

The Cedarville University located in Dayton, Ohio has teamed up with Fifth Third Bank to offer students, faculty and staff a combined campus ID and debit card, according to the Dayton Business Journal.

The new “cedarville1card” enables university cardholders access to campus facilities, meal plans and scanning into chapel. In addition,...

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NFC pilot at Arizona State breaks new ground for physical access, learn about it live

NFC pilot at Arizona State breaks new ground for physical access, learn about it live This summer a group of students at Arizona State University used mobile phones to enter residence hall and even their dorm rooms. Blackberry, Android and iPhone handsets were outfitted with near field communication (NFC) for physical access. HID Global credentials were provisioned to the smart phones for communication from handset to door.

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University of Tennessee launches electric bike share program

University of Tennessee launches electric bike share program The University of Tennessee, Knoxville has launched a pilot bike sharing system which enables users to swipe their university ID card to check out and return bikes to the station when finished.

The system will include two bike sharing stations, each with ten bikes – seven electric bicycles and three standard bicycles.

Each electric bicycle has an...

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D.C. transit card encounters some bumps along the way

Washington D.C.’s School District’s new program to shift all of its student transit passes to the new D.C. One Card has become bogged with problems, including technical glitches in Metro’s fare system, according to the Washington Examiner.

City officials spent the Labor Day weekend processing a backlog of 2,500 cards, and then...

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LU boosts business at off campus merchants, Flames Cash

Liberty University is boosting business in Lynchburg, Va. with Flames Cash, the declining balance account linked to the university’s campus ID.

According to a local news report, the program started last year and during that time span LU students have spent $1.34 million in Flames Cash off campus. Flames Cash is accepted in 34 businesses in...

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Biola improves campus ID with Blackboard

Returning students to Biola University, a private Christian university in Southern California, were all issued new campus ID cards to support the switch to a new system run by Blackboard, according to Biola’s student newspaper.

The new Blackboard system will initially enable students to make copies in the campus’ library and provide secure access t...

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Ohio campus ID rewards students’ good behavior, speeds the lunch line

Dayton Public Schools, Ohio, has implemented a new student ID program to keep track of student attendance and award points for good behavior, among other things, according to Dayton Daily News.

The system keeps track of student data from attendance to detentions. Students collect points towards a monthly pizza party. Handheld scanners throughout...

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Howard University launches first all-in-one campus card

Howard University has launched an all-in-one campus card combining the functions of a meal card, ATM card and laundry card into one, according to a campus news article.

The new Bison One card enables students to use their campus ID cards to make purchases at campus diners, vending machines, laundry machines, the campus bookstore, and certain...

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