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CampusIDChats: Apex Smart Lockers

In this edition of CampusIDChats, we’re continuing our discussion about the future of campus dining, and specifically examining the role of smart lockers on campus. Apex is appearing on a growing number of college campuses and the company’s smart locker solution is being used for a host of different applications ranging from mobile ordering to mail and package pickup.

Smart lockers: A smart extension of HID’s campus technology

With the advent of new service capabilities like order ahead and mobile ordering, a growing number of universities are implementing smart locker technology to bring the pick-up phase of the ordering process up to speed. HID Global’s card and credential solutions can help universities deploy smart lockers in a seamless fashion using its existing transaction environment.

Middle Tennessee launches new mobile app for ticketing

Middle Tennessee State Athletics has launched a new mobile app that will enable fans load tickets into Apple Wallet or Google Play, as well as stay connected and current with updates on the university's 17 athletics programs.

Long Island U. uses BIO-key’s PortalGuard IAM platform

Long Island University is extending its use of BIO-key's PortalGuard IAM platform to protect its enterprise applications and data. The new agreement extends an existing customer relationship that BIO-key has maintained with LIU since 2015.

U. of Washington implements two-factor authentication

The University of Washington is preparing to implement mandatory two-factor authentication for access to campus platforms. The university is encouraging students to begin using 2FA through Duo now ahead of required campus wide use this November across all UW campuses.

HID promotes Tim Nyblom to new, expanded higher-ed focused role

HID Global recently named Tim Nyblom to a new position within the company that will expand its focus on the higher education vertical. CampusIDNews caught up with Nyblom to discuss the new role, expectations for HID campus clients, and what the company is envisioning for higher ed.

Transact Campus secures 100th mobile credential client

Campus credential and payment solutions provider, Transact Campus, has reached a new milestone, adding its 100th mobile credential campus client. Across the now 100 mobile credential campuses, students have completed 100 million contactless mobile wallet transactions using the Transact Mobile Credential.

Boston College & CBORD bring kiosks, mobile ordering to campus

Boston College has joined a growing roster of universities to turn to technology in campus dining to both streamline efficiencies in dining operations, and also account for the growing labor shortage challenge in higher ed. To accomplish this, Boston College is working with transaction system provider, CBORD, to leverage the company’s Nextep self-service kiosks, and mobile ordering through the GET app, to alleviate queuing at a new campus dining location.

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.

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