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Month: September 2017

Uber accepts Auburn ID cards for payment

Auburn University has just joined dozens of universities that permit students to use their campus ID cards to pay for fares on popular transportation app Uber. The program is the result of an agreement between CBORD and Uber after the university’s auxiliary services fielded a proposal by the two companies.
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HID Global launches HID FARGO Connect for cloud-based card issuance

Under the name HID FARGO Connect, HID Global unveiled what it calls the industry’s first cloud-based card issuance solution for the personalization of both ID cards and mobile credentials. If...

Credit card fraud targets student IDs, bookstores

A number of college students across the country have reportedly been lured into a credit card scheme that preys on their willingness to help fellow students in need. According to the Better Business Bureau, numerous universities have reported losing thousands of dollars in fraudulent purchases made with stolen credit card information at campus bookstores.

Stolen student ID numbers used to commit fraud

A student at Ivy Tech Community College's Madison campus in Indiana stole student campus card numbers and used them to make thousands of dollars in fraudulent purchases on the campus' bookstore website.

Northern Illinois discontinues guest passes in dining halls

Northern Illinois will discontinue guest passes in its campus dining halls. After offering the service to students for the past three years, the passes were deemed to be both expensive and underutilized. The number of guest passes was believed to be too great and was not in alignment with industry standards for similar programs.

Fostering an off-campus program at Pitt

Forging a truly successful off-campus program takes time, effort and commitment that campus card administrators don't always have at their disposal. With this in mind, we recently spoke with the University of Pittsburgh’s Julie Bannister on how Pitt has been able to grow its off-campus program to one of the more extensive in the country, with a total off-campus spend of more than $1.5 million annually.

Gannon University overhauls campus print services

Erie, Pennsylvania's Gannon University is overhauling its campus copy/print system, giving students the ability to remotely print from their laptop, tablets and phones, as well as cycle out aging printer hardware.

ASSA ABLOY secures UK dorm with Aperio

ASSA ABLOY has partnered with the University of East Anglia in the UK to better protect its students from on-campus theft and crime by implementing the company's Aperio access control solution.

HonkMobile parking app gains ground on Canadian campuses

Parking apps have cropped up at campuses large and small across the US in recent years, offering students and campus visitors more flexibility and convenience when it comes time to top up their meter. The same holds true north of the border in Canada where parking app, HonkMobile, has established itself as the clear frontrunner in the region with some 20 university and college campuses across the country now on board.

USC moves from magnetic stripe to proximity

The University of Southern California is issuing a new USCard to first time and returning students this fall. The university has moved to proximity cards as a first step in transitioning away from magnetic stripe.
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