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Month: March 2022

Brandeis University launches Kiwibot robot delivery

Brandeis University has launched robot delivery from Kiwibot for students, faculty and staff on its Waltham, Mass. campus. Kiwibot's last-mile delivery service leverages semi-autonomous robots to drive students orders to designated delivery locations around campus.

HID launches new OMNIKEY Secure Element for desktop readers

Trusted identity solutions provider, HID Global, has announced its new OMNIKEY Secure Element for the company's desktop reader portfolio. The new secure element will be the successor to HID iCLASS SE Processor and will serve as the foundation for the company's new OMNIKEY Platform.

Oklahoma bill adds suicide prevention number to student ID cards

The Oklahoma Senate has approved a bill that would require colleges and universities in the state to print on either side of its student ID card the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline phone number, the Crisis Text Line, and the number for campus police or security. The measure in Oklahoma mirrors action being taken in other states, with regards to printing student resource numbers on campus cards.

CampusIDChats: Wireless locks in campus residences

Allegion's Jeff Koziol discusses why universities should be interested in migrating to wireless locks in campus residence halls, and the benefits of going wireless and keyless at student doors. We tackle the discussion through both a fiscal and safety lens, and discuss ways universities can begin to position for upgrades. 

U. Idaho launches robot delivery with Starship

The University of Idaho has launched robot delivery on its Moscow, Ida. campus, partnering with Starship Technologies on the initiative. The robot delivery program is now live and available to Idaho students, faculty and staff.

Arizona revamps campus dining with Grubhub

The University of Arizona has implemented some new and exciting solutions into its campus dining services, bolstered by a partnership with mobile ordering platform Grubhub. The partnership has brought the full slate of modern campus dining solutions including mobile ordering, self-service kiosks and pick-up lockers.

U. Maryland reverts to dine-in only, ends carryout

The University of Maryland is amending a carryout-only policy in campus dining, returning to the standard formula of dining in. The move comes as campus operations increasingly return to normalcy from policies put in place during the COVID-19 pandemic, including the use of disposable carryout containers in campus dining.

Ole Miss to launch Rave Guardian safety app

The University of Mississippi has replaced its existing Everbridge system with the Rave Guardian safety app. The change will see Rave Guardian be the official campus safety mobile application that will help communicate emergency and safety information to the university community.

ASSA ABLOY e-book charts mobile ID options

Campus ID and access control provider, ASSA ABLOY, has published a new e-book that offers campus administrators in-depth info and advice about how to build a robust mobile credential program. The document breaks down ways administrators can make wise decisions regarding hardware, security and even aesthetics.

Morgan State deploys robot delivery from Kiwibot

Morgan State University has joined the ranks of universities to add robot delivery on campus, deploying a fleet of KiwiBots on its Baltimore campus. University officials are taking advantage of the spring break period to prep the campus for the new delivery initiative.

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