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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CardSmith in is rolling out real-time account activation for its clients using the company’s IDMS system.

IDMS, CardSmith’s card printing and production system, continuously updates the company’s transaction system anytime a card is printed or replaced. This means that students can walk out of their campus card office with an active, transaction-ready credential. Providing students with an active ID at the time of issuance eliminates delays associated with batch file processing, a common occurrence in other systems.

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HID Global and Plasco ID are providing ID card issuance solutions to Dayton Public Schools in Ohio. With more than 30 buildings serving 15,000 students, the school district is moving to a simple, standardized ID issuance system that is also designed to streamline the process of checking in tardy students.

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Card printer manufacturer Evolis will be bundling cardPresso issuance software with three of its printer models. The Portugal-based company cardPresso manufacturers its namesake software and specializes in card personalization solutions.

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Datacard Group is bringing new product features to its Datacard SR200 and SR300 retransfer card printers.

The new product enhancements come in the form of more factory-installed smart card encoding modules as well as field-upgradeable encoding that can support various contact and contactless card types. There are also new configurations added to the printers’ Software Development Kits (SDKs) that provide tools for card design, secure card production and management of card programs.

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ScholarChip is providing its IDManager Card Issuance Stations to City University of New York (CUNY) institution, Kingsborough Community College.

When Kingsborough went in search of a new campus credential for its students and staff, one particular demand came to mind: flexibility. Above all else, Kingsborough required a single identification card that could unify its various campus services.

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When officials at Georgia State University decided to revamp the campus security and surveillance systems, they found that the campus poses a few challenges.

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