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More than ever, open technology credentials make good business sense

Allegion's Jeff Koziol discusses the importance of open technology credentials and the flexibility it can afford a university. This is an issue that has only grown in importance over the past year, with supply chain challenges now impacting how campus card offices obtain consumables.

How campus kiosks, ID cards can ease the labor shortage

In a recent webinar for the National Association of Campus Card Users (NACCU), two leaders from campus transaction system provider CBORD detailed how the campus labor shortage is impacting schools, and how some institutions are using solutions like self-order kiosks to reduce costs, and ease understaffing.

3 big advantages of hosted and cloud computing for campus IDs

TouchNet's Ryan Audus discusses some of the advantages of hosted solutions and off-premise servers. Audus breaks down the important considerations across cost savings, efficiency, and security.

Finding ways the campus card can help deter school violence

A school shooting has put the spotlight on how campus IDs can potentially make students, teachers and communities safer. With the student credential at the heart of campus access control and security, could the card play a larger role in campus safety?

ECCA Conference gives ColorID exec fresh view of campus ID

ColorID's David Stallsmith discusses his experiences at the European Campus Card Association conference at the University of Porto in Portugal, held in May. Stallsmith discusses the state of campus IDs in Europe, the potential of a cross-border credential, and ColorID's work in Europe.

Atrium to bring checkout-free dining to campus

Campus card system vendor, Atrium, has teamed with retail technology vendor Zippin on a push designed to bring checkout-free meals, grocery shopping and retail to colleges and universities. The concept is similar to what Amazon is doing with its own grocery stores.

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.

European cross-border student digital ID gains steam

The European Campus Card Association (ECCA) is proposing a student eID framework project that would provide a single, digital ID for students from different countries and enable registration, online transactions and other tasks. But red tape and technological questions remain to be hammered out as the project approaches its pilot phase.

New MIT mobile ID gains popularity as transactions mount

A new mobile ID is helping students, staff and faculty at one of the most technically-advanced schools in the U.S. – the Massachusetts Institute of Technology – deal with a variety of daily campus tasks. The Boston-area university has officially launched the digital ID for smart phones and watches for on- and off-campus transactions, building access and other tasks.
Apple vaccine passport

Apple launching vaccination status, passports in Apple Wallet

Two new efforts from the tech giant point to more mainstream use of electronic passports and offering pandemic status updates for travelers.

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