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June 24, 2015 / ,

Contactless vs. Prox: A campus perspective on security

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...
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June 16, 2015 /

A case study abroad: Spanish university embraces smart cards

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...
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May 6, 2015 /

Nigerian students issued smart cards for exams

Students in Nigeria are being issued smart cards as part of a new exam registration and authorization system. The project, which is being led by HID and The West African Examinations Council, is seeking to cut back on cases of...
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March 26, 2015 / , ,

EMV on campus

With the EMV liability shift looming, college campuses are having to come to grips with EMV. Nothing new to the rest of the world, EMV has yet to take root in the US, but that's all about to change. The...
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January 20, 2015 /

Making the Change to Smart Cards: A Smart Move?

The move to smart cards is growing in popularity on universities nationwide, and while the decision to change credentials alone can be worrisome, executing the transition can be downright daunting. ASSA ABLOY's Angelo Faenza discusses the jump to smart cards,...
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Making a case for wireless access control

A small women’s college located in South Hadley, Mass., Mount Holyoke, opted to go in a new direction with its access control system installing wireless locksets throughout the 800-acre campus. Mount Holyoke’s Department of Auxiliary Services decided that wireless access...
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October 3, 2011 / ,

What happened to the smart card OS battle?

Coke vs. Pepsi. Windows vs. Mac. Visa vs. MasterCard. These well-known rivalries are good for consumers because they create healthy competition. For many years, this seemed to be the case for smart card operating systems. The debate and battle was...
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