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UNC-Charlotte discusses the move to contactless

FREE, live webinar details card program expansion to parking, transit

Andrew Hudson   ||   Apr 21, 2017  ||   ,

Of the many considerations facing card offices today, one of the constants is the move to a more advanced card technology and whether it's the right decision for your campus.

The key to navigating the contactless conundrum is to seek out information and ask the right questions. In a new, live webinar with Blackboard Transact the University of North Carolina at Charlotte will discuss their move to a contactless credential and how it's changed the way the campus has approached the "one card" concept.

The webinar -- scheduled for Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at 1:00 PM Eastern -- will discuss the benefits UNC-Charlotte has experienced since migrating to contactless card technology and how the campus now uses the contactless card across all campus functions including parking, dining and transit.

Representing UNC-Charlotte on the webinar will be Gabe Gerber and Anthony Smucler, who will discuss how the 49er ID card has been transformed into a valid transit pass for local buses and light rail. The pair will also detail the campus' proactive and unique approach to UNC-Charlotte's campus wide re-carding, and how the university uses NFC technology at parking structures as a failsafe for the campus' new license plate recognition system.

The webinar will also feature a live question and answer session directly following the presentation. Key webinar takeaways include:

  • Charlotte Area Transit's application integration with UNC-Charlotte’s 49er ID card.
  • Reasons for UNC-Charlotte's migration to contactless technology.
  • Layout of where contactless is being used on campus, and contactless benefits since implementation.
  • A detailed rundown of UNC-Charlotte's successful re-carding project.

If your campus is considering the move to a contactless credential, or if you simply want more information regarding contactless card technology, the UNC-Charlotte Goes Contactless webinar will be a great resource.

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