Campus Cards, College and University Identification and Security

Nova Southeastern replaces outdated campus smart card with new smart card system

Friday, March 10, 2006


Shackled by an outdated card program and its proprietary operating system, Nova Southeastern University (NSU) went looking for something bigger and better and, more importantly, a campus card that would enable the university to keep pace with technology.

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