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Month: September 2021

Card system crash caught quickly by card office staff

A system malfunction at Trinity University rendered the university's Tiger Cards unable to access campus buildings and dorm rooms. Thanks to the quick response of the campus police department and Trinity's Tiger Card Office staff, the university was able to set up stations to reprogram the student cards by the following morning.

BYU card office benefits from online photo submission

Brigham Young University has added online photo submission to its card issuance process as a means to shorten the amount of time students spend waiting for their campus card. Online photo submission has been one of the most universally beneficial advancements for card offices, and BYU joins a large roster of campuses to have some form of photo submission solution available to students.

Pitt’s off-campus program rebounding after pandemic dip

The University of Pittsburgh's off-campus program is gaining momentum once again, with students and other members of the campus community taking full advantage of the university's partnerships with local merchants. A change in Pitt’s meal plan programs last year that allocated 25% of dining dollars to be available for use at off-campus vendors saw the "Pitt Eats Local" dining program build strong connections with local businesses and entice students into the surrounding community.

TouchNet Blog: Three steps to prep for NFC mobile credentials

The benefits of moving to mobile credentials on campus are well documented, but a recent TouchNet blog looks at the topic of mobile from a slightly different angle, posing the question: is your campus ready for NFC mobile credentials? The move to an NFC mobile credential promises to boost convenience and security for student transactions, but there's some significant prep work that needs to take place before a campus provisions its first mobile credential.

Gonzaga, Sodexo launch Kiwibot robot delivery

Gonzaga University is now one of the first institutions in the country to deploy robot delivery from Kiwibot for on-campus food delivery. The delivery robots are available through an agreement between food-service provider Sodexo and Kiwibot.

Allegion integrates Schlage reader controller into BadgePass TotalCard platform

Access control and security solutions provider, Allegion, has integrated its Schlage RC reader controller with BadgePass, Inc.'s TotalCard software platform. The new partnership is expected to provide more affordable and scalable access control solutions to campuses leveraging the BadgePass platform.

Syracuse adds biometric hand scanner option at dining halls

Syracuse University has added a new option for students entering campus dining facilities in the form of biometric hand scanners. The new entry option is now available to any students on meal plans that want to enroll and use the biometric reader to get through the line quicker and in a contactless manner.

U. Arkansas launches new, comprehensive campus mobile app

The University of Arkansas has launched its UARKmobile, its official campus mobile app, to provide students, faculty and staff with quick and convenient access to all the important campus resources. The app contains a wide range of information, spanning academics, housing, dining and more.

CR80Chats: How mobile IDs impact card office revenue streams

In the third installment of our video series with ASSA ABLOY, regional campus manager, Tyler Webb, discusses some of the financial impacts that mobile IDs can have on the campus card office. Listen in as we discuss the added cost of mobile ID to the card office on a yearly basis, some of the expectations that campuses should have regarding licensing fees, and ideas to uncover new funding opportunities.

U. of Denver chooses BIO-key for identity and access management

The University of Denver is implementing a new identity and access management (IAM) system for student and faculty access to university portals and applications. Denver has chosen BIO-key International's PortalGuard IAM platform, featuring Identity-Bound Biometrics (IBB) technology.

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