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On a campus near you . . . Houston’s Cougar 1 Card

In the Fall of 1997, the University of Houston began issuing the Cougar 1 Card to 38,000 students, faculty, and staff. The institution saw a need to better control access to facilities and ease payments on the campus and a...

Decoding barcodes: How the technology works in black and white

The barcode is essentially a symbolic representation of data in machine-readable format. In other words, a barcode translates numeric and sometimes alphabetic characters into a series of black and white spaces that can be read by an electronic device. In...
February 1, 2002 /

Improving the RFP Process: Tips from the vendor perspective

The following is a collection of thoughts and analysis from several vendor representatives. While the sources shall remain anonymous, we felt that their collective views were a fair representation and offer valuable insight into one side of the RFP process....
January 23, 2002 /

Identity Theft Tops Consumer Fraud Complaints

January 23, 2002 - Identity theft was the most common type of U.S. consumer fraud complaint in 2001, federal statistics released on Wednesday showed. Link to the Reuters article Related posts: Ohio students told their private information ... To prevent...
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Just Swipe and Sip? Pepsi Introduces Credit Card Vending

PURCHASE, N.Y., Dec. 20 /PRNewswire/ – No change in your pocket? Can’t find that dollar bill you thought you had in your wallet? You can still get a Pepsi from a vending machine – as long as you have a...
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What the heck is CR80News?

Perhaps the best way to answer the question, “What is CR80News?” is to explain the term CR80. For those who do not recognize it, CR80 is the industry name for the accepted standard ID card size. At any given time,...
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