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Month: August 2021

CR80Chats: Card data analytics and student success

In the second of our Chat series with ASSA ABLOY, regional campus manager, Tyler Webb, discusses data analytics using the campus credential and how it can impact student retention and success. Listen in as Webb discusses ways that campuses can leverage access control data – and a host of other data points – to find correlations with student engagement.

Why the NACCU Vault is a valuable resource to card office admins

In a post to the National Association of Campus Card Users (NACCU) Positive IDentity blog, Crystal Bazarnic outlines the Vault and the valuable card transaction system resources it holds. We know you are busy, so you may not be aware of some of the wonderful resources available to you on NACCU’s website.

U. of Houston adds smart lockers for food pickup

The University of Houston, with assistance from food service provider Chartwells, has installed smart lockers for food pickup. The Apex Order Pick Up lockers provide self-serve automated access to student food orders on campus, and makes Houston the first university in Texas to deploy a smart locker system for contactless food pick-up.

Arrow Payments adds Transact as recommended university payments solution

Arrow Payments, an independent payment solutions advisor and PCI-qualified integrator, has added Transact to its portfolio of recommended university payments solutions. The announcement comes at a time when an increasing number of colleges and universities are shifting the responsibility of payment processing and PCI compliance to third-party solution providers.

Sodexo partners with Kiwibot for campus robot delivery

Food service provider, Sodexo is partnering with robot delivery startup, Kiwibot, to deploy the tech company's autonomous robots on college campuses. The partnership has already seen Kiwibots deployed for on-campus delivery at New Mexico State University, Loyola Marymount University and Gonzaga University.

Grubhub, Yandex SDG deploy robot delivery at Ohio State

Grubhub and autonomous vehicle developer, Yandex Self-Driving Group (SDG) will deploy robot delivery at The Ohio State University. The deployment at Ohio State marks the first university venture for the recently announced partnership between the two companies, and will provide a fleet of 50 autonomous robots.

CR80Chats: Demystifying the mobile credential flavors of NFC and BLE

In this episode of CR80Chats, we discuss the two primary flavors of mobile credential, Near-Field Communication (NFC) and Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) in an attempt to clear some of the confusion surrounding the two. An increasing number campuses are looking to provision mobile credentials to students and staff, but it can be tricky business choosing the right mobile path, as NFC and BLE can look very different.

Grubhub, Transact partner to expand off-campus programs for universities

Grubhub has partnered with Transact Campus to include Grubhub's more than 300,000 restaurants nationwide in Transact’s off-campus merchant program, CampusCash. The partnership will extend Grubhub’s restaurant network to Transact’s CampusCash program and is expected to enable broader student spending off campus.

Card industry veteran shares ways to raise the profile of a campus card program

In a post to the National Association of Campus Card Users (NACCU) Positive IDentity blog, Virginia State's Ramonia Prosise discusses how she added new elements to the campus card office. Through attending NACCU conferences, working collaboratively with VSU's campus card provider, and taking advantage of opportunities with outside vendors, read how Prosise was able to boost the card office's stature on campus and improve services for students.

Auburn launches mobile credential for iPhone, Apple Watch, Android devices

Auburn University is now provisioning NFC mobile credentials to students faculty and staff for use on iPhone and Watch, as well as on Android devices. Auburn worked with campus transaction system provider, CBORD, as well as the access and security provider, Allegion, to deliver the mobile credential initiative.

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