Campus Cards, College and University Identification and Security

Biometric student ID verification pilot results revealed

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Biometric Signature ID’s CEO, Jeff Maynard, will be a featured speaker at the 2010 eLearning conference in Ft. Worth, Texas. Maynard will speak on Feb. 22 and cover biometric signatures for student ID identity authentication, as well as the results from a pilot with University of Maryland University College.

Maynard will share the results from UMUC’s pilot and reveal why 93% of students rated the system as extremely or very convenient and 97% would recommend BioSig-ID to be used for student identity verification.


Using Biometric Signature ID’s software only solution, authentication enrollment is performed using the dynamic biometric, BioSig-ID Online, to capture the way the student draws their signature with their mouse.

The signature can be any series of shapes, characters, or initials – all of which are used to build a profile.

For additional security students use a second layer of identity proofing - Click-ID Online, an image pattern recognition technology. A third layer of security called complex security questions is available if an individual with disabilities needs this due to enrollment difficulties. [end] 

The education authority of China has revealed plans to assign every primary and secondary student in the country with a unique ID number.

The Ministry of Education (MOE) has ordered its disparate, provincial education departments to work with public security authorities to verify student IDs in their respective jurisdictions. The new initiative will begin with students that are soon to graduate from primary, junior and senior high schools.

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Mississippi Sate university is takes its football seriously, in particular its student admissions. The university sent out a mass email last week reminding students of the proper usage of their ID cards come game day.

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The Taipei City Government yesterday announced an implementation plan that would require students in the country’s major metropolises to register for student EasyCards, which provide discounts on bus fares.

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A month-old security policy at Emerson College, called Tap and Go already has some off-campus students raising safety and usability concerns.

Under the new system, everyone entering an Emerson campus building must tap their IDs or be signed in. The policy also mandates that the outside doors of residence halls be locked automatically, requiring a campus ID to enter, according to a report in the Berkeley Beacon.

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HID Global and Vanderbilt University have partnered to install a new access control system that leverages smartphones and Bluetooth Smart. The new pilot aims to demonstrate mobile’s capabilities as a convenient and compelling alternative to opening doors.

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North Adams Public School officials have decided to implement a new biometric identification system in school cafeterias that they claim will save time and money.

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