HID Global will be busy at this year’s NACCU Annual Conference, presenting on some important trends and topics in the campus card space. One of the company’s most interesting sessions...
Singapore is expanding a contactless payment program that enables students to use smartwatches to make cashless payments at school canteens, book stores, and select retailers. The country's Ministry of Education and Singaporean bank, POSB, are behind the Smart Buddy program, that is to be extended to all primary and secondary schools, junior colleges by the year 2025.
Penn State University is issuing a new contactless campus card to its campus community. Called the id+ card, the new credential will not only bear a new card design, but will also incorporate several new contactless features for payment and access control that are expected to create a more user-friendly experience on campus.
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.
Transact has partnered with RFID, software and services provider, ELATEC, to provide a new, multi-technology card reader that is compatible with all Transact credentials. The company's TWN4 MultiTech NFC and RFID reader will now be available to Transact partnering campuses as a reader option for a number of on-campus transaction environments.
TouchNet President, Adam McDonald, takes time to discuss some of the major technology trends that he's observing in the campus card and transaction system market. In his role at TouchNet, McDonald routinely works with university admins to talk about the major challenges and opportunities in the campus technology realm, and he shares some of his findings in this chat.
Changes to Visa’s rules around merchant payment acceptance has led to the University of Iowa temporarily suspending its ability to accept student contactless payments made via mobile wallet in campus dining and retail locations. Visa’s newly implemented rules require that all POS terminals have options for both contactless and chip reader payments in order to keep within compliance requirements.
Allegion's Jeff Koziol tackles the proprietary vs. non-proprietary discussion around campus cards. Koziol talks about ways campuses can prepare for the future with the the openness of your platform in mind, and lays out facts about interoperability that can guide credential technology decisions.
Access control and security solutions provider, Allegion US has launched the Schlage NDE and LE mobile-enabled wireless locks with "Si" option, which now supports HID smart cards and next-generation Seos credentials. The interoperable locks are ideal for customers using HID smart cards and mobile credentials who want to extend access control further into their buildings using Schlage wireless locks.
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.