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November 12, 2013 /

India college issues smart ID cards for 1,000 students

The Yashwantrao Chavan College, run by the Kolhapur Municipal Corporation (KMC), will issue smart ID cards to 1,000 students admitted for the academic year 2013-14, according to The Times of India. The smart ID cards will help students access books...
December 27, 2012 /

San Francisco library taps ITC Systems

The San Francisco Public Library has deployed a cashless system from by ITC Systems and the company’s partner on the project, Konica Minolta. The job required 36 Cash Card Loaders, 42 Card Readers, 16 Microfilm Readers and a suite of...

UK school swaps library cards for biometrics

A primary school in Manchester, UK is piloting a program in which students as young as four years old use fingerprints rather than library cards to check out books from the school library. The new program is meeting some opposition,...
February 8, 2010 /

Chendu Imaging to provide campus card system for Chinese high school

The Dragon Capital Group announced that its subsidiary, Chendu Imaging, has partnered with Sichuan Sunbelt Culture Communication to construct a centralized card access and security system for a community high school located in Chengdu, Sichuan. The proprietary campus card system...

Bringing campus banking to community colleges

Community colleges haven’t always been considered ideal candidates for campus banking services. That’s changing. Partnerships between banks and the two-year schools through their student ID cards, are out there and brick and mortar facilities are showing up on campus as...

University of Bozen banks on single card with multiple contactless applications

Time and attendance, identification and access authorization are three of the applications available on the campus card used by students at the University of Bozen-Bolzano in Italy. Other applications on the card supplied by Swiss contactless card provider LEGIC Identsystems,...
September 4, 2008 / , ,

Poland wants smart card IDs for students

The eventual goal is interoperability, but issuing the card and adding functionality is first By Andy Williams, Contributing Editor In the past 18 months, two companies have issued more than one million dual-interface smart card IDs to students of 450...

Contactless getting a long look on campus

But will its use expand beyond access control and into other card applications? By Andy Williams, Contributing Editor It wasn’t too long ago that contactless technology was considered the Cadillac of card technologies, but decreasing prices and increasing security concerns...
May 2, 2008 /

ID badges tested at Florida elementary school

ID cards similar to those used on college campuses are making their way into the K-12 environment. The latest pilot, at a Florida elementary school on the state’s west coast, involves a badge students wear that can be swiped to...

Biometrics gets its ‘fingers’ into school foodservice

By Ryan Kline, Contributing Editor The use of biometrics for identification and authentication is taking hold throughout the country and in our schools. Way back in 1972, far before many people were even thinking of using biometrics in conjunction with...
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