Campus Cards, College and University Identification and Security

Educational institute BFB Biel trusts in Océ and LEGIC technology

Thursday, October 23, 2008

A German vocational school, BFB Bildung Formation Biel has turned to Océ (Switzerland), a manufacturer of high-tech printing and copying systems, and LEGIC Identsystems Ltd. for a new printer and copier system as well as a multi-functional credentialing system that allows controls building access, payments in the restaurant and at vending machines.


As part of a call for tenders, BFB was looking to implement a modern copier system with payment solutions. The institute also wanted a multi-functional credential for use by its 100 teachers and 2,000 students.

The educational institute selected Océ (Switzerland)to supply and install the new multi-functional printer and copier systems including LEGIC based payment solutions. Further, Océ was selected to manage the project for the introduction of the multi-functional credential. The aim was to be able to use the same data carrier for printing and copying as well as for access to the building and restaurant and vending payments. [end] 

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