The Georgia Tech BuzzCard will don a new look beginning this summer, with all incoming freshmen students receiving the newly redesigned credential while at orientation. The redesign also coincides with the introduction of smart, contactless technology to be added to the credential's existing proximity technology.
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ScholarChip, provider of smart one-card systems for K-12 schools, has partnered with K-12 education technology company PowerSchool Group, through an independent software vendor partnership agreement to integrate ScholarChip applications with PowerSchool's dashboard.
Biometric device manufacturer, Credence ID has partnered with West Africa-based integrator Vatebra to implement a biometric student ID project to assist in vetting student identity in Nigeria. The initiative will leverage Credence ID’s CredenceOne mobile fingerprint scanning devices to help mitigate instances of identity fraud in Nigeria’s statewide student testing programs.
Like many universities George Mason is rapidly expanding its campus, constructing new facilities and residential halls, and deploying new services on a virtually continuous basis. The latest renovation for the commonwealth of Virginia’s largest public university is an overhaul of the outdated Mason ID card system. The campus worked with HID Global and parent company ASSA ABLOY, to design a cost-effective, end-to-end ID solution that will leverage smart card technology and forge a new one card system.
Jakarta, the capital region of Indonesia, is set to expand the use smart cards to include the delivery and use of university scholarships. The project will leverage the smart card technology to link cardholders’ identities to the credential in an effort to ensure the scholarship money is used only for educational purposes.
Access control and adjacent applications on campus have been driving smart card adoption in the past, but Allegion's Jeremy Earles says that now there are other motives, both technological and societal, that will inspire more smart card transitions on campuses nationwide in 2016.
A new mobile ID system is being implemented for Nigerian students in an effort to improve exam validation processes and cut down on identity fraud. The West African Examinations Council is spearheading the project along with HID Global who has provided contactless smart cards to more than 2.2 million Nigerian students enrolled in the testing program.
The London Transit Commission is launching smart card technology for bus riders, and college students are the first to put the new system to use. Students at Fanshawe College are using their student IDs as part of the new smart card system that is expected to roll out to the general public later this year.
Northern Arizona University recently completed its jump to contactless student IDs, in part as a response to some security limitations associated with the university's old 125 kHz prox credentials, as well as in an effort to bring the campus card up to speed with the latest technology. We talked details with card provider HID and NAU's systems administrator for campus services and activities.
Smart cards remain a largely under-utilized resource here in the US, but European universities like Spain's Universidad de Cantabria have been leveraging smart card technology for decades. Based in Santander, Spain, Cantabria has acted as a proving ground and flagship for Santander Universities' smart card system that has since been implemented at universities throughout Europe and the rest of the globe.
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