Campus Cards, College and University Identification and Security

ColorID: Biometric use increasing on campus

Tuesday, September 14, 2010
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Biometrics are being used more frequently on campus for access to high-security areas, says David Stallsmith, director of product marketing at ColorID. Data centers, animal labs and for securing nuclear material used in medical facilities are the areas where two-factor authentication, a card and biometric, are being used.

Stallsmith also says that the “ick” factor around biometrics is declining as campuses and individuals realize that the identification technology offers greater security. As for modalities, iris is growing in popularity and fingerprint is also popular.

The much-publicized biometrics bill in the state of Florida – SB 188 proposed by Sen. Dorothy Hukill, R-Port Orange – has passed through he House without any additional amendments. The bill awaits Gov. Rick Scott’s signature before becoming law.

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Student purchases made on the University of Wisconsin’s campus – with the university’s Wiscard – are set to be simplified as well as offer additional discounts on food.

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With universities wanting their dining halls to be social hubs for students, unlimited meal plans are growing in popularity and the need to accurately and rapidly identify students at the dining hall entrance is a vital concern.

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If you are attending the 2014 NACCU Conference next week in Chicago, don’t miss out on your chance to walk away with an iPad Mini, a Kindle or one of a stack of great gift cards and other prizes.

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