Campus Cards, College and University Identification and Security

CardSmith utilized at retirement communities

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

CardSmith announced that it has implemented its card program management service at three continuing care retirement communities - two in North Carolina and one in Virginia, all of which are managed by United Church and Home Services.

Under the program, residents of the facilities are issued personalized cards with pre-paid spending accounts that can be used at designated point of sale kiosks across the facilities.


United Church and Home Services have a custom Web-based transaction solution without local systems or software of any kind, and residents have 24/7 access to accounts through a dedicated cardholder account center.

United Church and Home Services say that everything is off to a good start and that they plan to expand the system to more of their locations over time. They also hope to extend the services to include vending machines and other activities the residents attend. [end] 

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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Florida Polytechnic University will use CardSmith’s cloud transaction management solution to support the university’s Poly Xpress student IDs. Located in Lakeland, Florida Polytechnic is the state’s newest public university set to open its doors for the first time August 2014.

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CardSmith announced availability of its Pay-by-Phone feature in its mobile Cardholder Account Center. The app enables students to make payments with their smart devices similar to the Starbucks and Dunkin’ Donuts apps.

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The State University of New York (SUNY) at Cobleskill has selected the Agilysys’ Eatec inventory and procurement system and InfoGenesis point of sale system to streamline the university’s food service operations. The new system integrates with the institution’s CardSmith mealplan and campus card system, and will manage more than 3,500 meals each day at nine campus-dining facilities.

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CardSmith has announced the availability of its second-generation Cloud Terminal payments solution, CT2.0.

CT2.0 is a web-based application that effectively turns any PC, laptop or tablet into a full-featured payment terminal, enabling clients to process transactions anywhere with existing or bring-your-own-device hardware.

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Blackboard acquired rival campus card vendor and cloud-system provider, CardSmith. The acquisition broadens Blackboard’s system deployment capabilities adding an established software-as-a-service option to its traditional on-premise offering.

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