Campus Cards, College and University Identification and Security

Vision Database Systems continues its RapID advance into the card issuance software market

Wednesday, January 1, 2003

Vision Database Systems (VDS) has the education market for ID software pretty well covered–from kindergarten all the way through college. But while the Jupiter, Florida-based company is well-entrenched in the K-12 market, its roots, and its forte remain in higher ed.

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