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Author: Andrew Hudson

Stanford prepping for mobile access on campus

Stanford University is preparing for mobile access on campus with a new update to its campus mobile app. The Stanford Mobile app has added a new Mobile Key feature that will utilize HID Seos to enable students and staff to unlock doors on campus using mobile devices.

Pitt lifting pandemic access control restrictions

The University of Pittsburgh is lifting its on-campus, access control restrictions for university buildings. The initial access control protocols were instated following the arrival of the pandemic in 2020.

Report illustrates benefit of campus food pantries

A new survey of university students is pointing to the tangible benefits -- including boosted physical and mental health and improved sleep -- that campus food pantries offer to students in need. A growing number of universities across the country have devoted energy and funding to maintain on-campus food pantries in an effort to alleviate food insecurity amongst the student population.

Georgia migrating to new campus safety app

The University of Georgia is prepping to migrate its campus community to a new campus safety app. The university previously leveraged the LiveSafe app, but will not move to a new app called UGA Safe.

Picnic Works, Chartwells expand on campus dining experience

Food automation technology provider, Picnic Works, has expanded its university partnership with food service management company, Chartwells Higher Education. Following a successful pilot program at Texas A&M and the University of Chicago, Chartwells is revamping the campus dining experience with cutting-edge kitchen equipment from Picnic.

New Samsung Wallet could include mobile student ID support

Samsung Electronics today announced the launch of Samsung Wallet, a new platform that enables Galaxy users to organize digital keys, boarding passes, digital ID cards and more, in one, easy-to-use and secure mobile application. The new Samsung offering is set to match what the Apple Wallet and Google Wallet already provide.

Campus smart locker system leveraging ELATEC NFC readers

A smart locker system from iLockerz is leveraging ELATEC readers to support the full range of campus credentials including NFC and Bluetooth Low Energy. The iLockerz solutions enables students to check out laptops and tablets on demand using a student ID card or smartphone credential.

Grubhub partners with Cartken for robot delivery

Mobile food-ordering and delivery platform, Grubhub has partnered with Cartken, a technology startup that specializes in self-driving, AI-powered robotics and delivery operations, to bring robot delivery to college campuses. The new delivery partnership was piloted at Ohio State University this spring, and a full roll out will begin when students return to campus this fall.

Chinese initiative pilots NFC mobile ID for elementary school students

A new NFC mobile ID initiative in China is enabling elementary school students to make payments and provide proof of ID using special NFC mobile devices. The pilot program will leverage a digital yuan mobile wallet device that enables students to make payments to designated merchants on and off campus.

UMass Amherst deploys Salient for video, access control operations

The University of Massachusetts Amherst is shifting from analog to IP video, integrated with access control and intrusion detection on its Amherst, Mass. campus. UMass Amherst has standardized its video surveillance operations using the Salient CompleteView Video Management Platform, enabling campus security and safety staff to protect the campus with a 24/7 view of its video surveillance and integrated access control operations.

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