Campus Cards, College and University Identification and Security

UCF taps viaRadio for its ENVOY Emergency Solutions platform

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

With more than 53,000 students, the University of Central Florida has chosen to incorporate viaRadio’s ENVOY Emergency Solutions platform to cover its 1,415-acre Orlando campus.

The ENVOY system delivers unlimited, time-sensitive text messages to viaRadio’s HEARO Local Alert Receivers, which are strategically placed to alert listeners of looming weather conditions, NOAA weather warnings and other emergencies.

HEARO receivers acquire text messages in both English and Spanish through standard FM radio frequencies, thus allowing the system to function even when power, phone and Internet are out.

The campus radio station hosts the broadcast equipment used by the Orange County Office of Emergency Management, serving both the university and the surrounding community. [end] 

Envoy Data Corporation announced a partnership with biometrics developer Zvetco Biometrics that will see Envoy offering Zvetco’s fingerprint scanners to its clients.

The biometric readers now carried by Envoy have been designed with both convenience and performance in mind for use in the enterprise, financial, health care, gaming and retail industries. The new partnership means an expanded product list and more options for Envoy’s clients and an expanded customer-base for Zvetco.  

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HID Global announced that its networked access controllers and readers have been selected by the National University of Singapore Suzhou Research Institute (NUSRI) in China to enhance campus security and facility management.

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As schools continue to seek more robust security measures to safeguard campuses, one possible solution has come in the form of a pre-existing technology, RFID tags.

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Student ID cards vary in their design, with university crests, colors and photos all adorning the fronts these important credentials. The reverse side of the card, however is easy to overlook, as many institutions pre-print generic data that the student rarely notices.

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Student safety on campus has long fallen to university police departments, security guards, blue lights and traditional 911 emergency services. But one company is attempting to put all these resources on to a student’s smart phone.

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The Carroll Independent School District in Southlake, Texas has acquired 100 wearable tracking devices as part of a pilot program aimed at improving school campus safety, according to Dallas Observer.

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