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Gemalto unveils bio-sourced degradable smart cards

Zack Martin   ||   Nov 16, 2009  ||   

Gemalto launched a bio-sourced degradable smart cards. The card body is made from renewable material, is recyclable and compostable, and can be incinerated without emissions of toxic fumes.

Gemalto also offers packaging made from recycled paper and vegetable inks that significantly reduce the product’s environmental impact. Gemalto’s bio-sourced smart cards will be ready for mass production in the first quarter of 2010.

This innovation breakthrough answers a long-standing demand from banks and operators around the world. To meet this market need, Gemalto offers a bio-sourced smart banking card and a bio-sourced SIM card, each compliant to the industry standards in their respective sector. At Cartes & IDentification this year, Gemalto will be presenting both products on its stand.

The bio-sourced smart cards complement Gemalto’s portfolio of eco-friendly cards, made from paper-based materials for short-term use, for example scratch cards, as well as Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styren and Polyethylene Terephthalate Glycol based products, a chlorine-free alternative to PVC cards. The company opted for non-chlorine polymers in the late 1990’s and today, adopting material stemming from agro-products is a major step forward in promoting sustainable solutions for card vendors and end users alike.

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Student card data at Alberta helps piece together campus life puzzle

Jennifer McNeill, manager of the ONEcard program at the University of Alberta, explains how card system data can potentially lead to a safer, more welcoming student experience. She describes how data collected from campus card transactions can be used to improve operations like dining, residence life, fitness and other vital campus tasks.
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Penn State adds mobile ordering to campus app

Penn State has added a mobile ordering feature to its comprehensive campus mobile app, Penn State Go. The Penn State Eats Mobile function is available for use by students on the flagship University Park campus, as well as across the university's Commonwealth Campuses.
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NAU leverages delivery robots to support late-night dining

Northern Arizona is leveraging Starship delivery robots and the mobile ordering app in a clever way to prop up late night dining, and putting a twist on the ghost kitchen concept. The university has launched its Hole in the Wall dining window that now serves either pickup or robot delivery for students by offering a number of dining concepts all from a single, concession-style window.
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