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Mobile ID highlights from Transact Campus user group conference 2020

CR80News was onsite at last month’s Transact360, the annual Transact Campus user group conference. Great speakers, great networking, and a packed technology exhibit hall highlighted the three day event. Here are a few of the highlights from the expo.
CBORD User Group Conference (UCG) 2019

Campus card tech highlights from CBORD User Group Conference 2019

CR80News was onsite at the 40th annual CBORD User Group Conference (UGC 2019) this week. There were many highlights, great educational sessions, and a packed technology exhibit hall. Here are a few of the highlights from the event hall floor.
mobile drivers license

Mobile IDs such as mobile driver’s licenses will deliver new benefits to states and citizens

A world without physical card-based identification may still be years away, but that doesn’t mean it’s too early for innovation in the mobile ID space, including significant adoption for key use cases and applications. Whether it is building on visual or optical security features, or empowering new business models and personalized user experiences based around identity as a service and electronic verification, mobile IDs hold the key to smart digital transformation and reduced friction for users while enabling additional privacy enhancing applications.
Assa Abloy and Apple

Assa Abloy confirms participation with Apple adding IDs to iPhone, Watch

Though details are not available at this time, CR80News has confirmed that Assa Abloy is working with Apple on their efforts to add student ID cards to Apple Wallet. The...
Apple student ID launch with Blackboard

Apple teases student ID card for access and payments on Watch, iPhone

The iPhone and Apple Watch will soon serve as a new student ID credential on campuses across the country following an announcement at the company's 2018 WWDC keynote. Though Blackboard wasn’t mentioned by name in the keynote, each of the flagship campuses listed on stage is a Blackboard Transact client and the company has now confirmed its role alongside Apple in bringing this technology to the campus card industry.
Smart lockers ROI

Smart lockers ROI: Campuses find strong business case pairing contactless lockers with student IDs

There’s a growing demand among college students for smart lockers – a safe place on campus to store expensive belongings like smart phones, laptops and tablets while they’re taking a...
Smart lockers ROI

Smart lockers ROI: Campuses find strong business case pairing contactless lockers with student IDs

There’s a growing demand among college students for smart lockers – a safe place on campus to store expensive belongings like smart phones, laptops and tablets while they’re taking a...
HID FARGO Connect Console

HID Global launches HID FARGO Connect for cloud-based card issuance

Under the name HID FARGO Connect, HID Global unveiled what it calls the industry’s first cloud-based card issuance solution for the personalization of both ID cards and mobile credentials. If...

Add durability, security to campus IDs with advanced card materials

The vast majority of cards issued in higher education are made exclusively from polyvinyl chloride – or PVC, and for applications where the use is short term and counterfeiting is of little concern, 100% PVC could be a fine choice. But when a card needs greater lifespan and increased security, universities may want to consider composite cards and more advanced card materials. Here's a rundown of the tradeoffs and how issuers are seeing the benefits exceed the added cost.
document security features

Level 1 document security features key to fighting counterfeit cards

Embedded card security features – or document security features – are classified into three levels based on how they are read in the field. Level 1 are overt features that can be read by the naked eye, while Level 2, Covert features require basic tools and Level 3, Forensic features can only be seen in a lab setting using sophisticated equipment. While all levels can play a role in total document security, Level 1 has emerged as the essential features as they can be verified readily with only minor training.

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