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System failure results in long lines at CSULB rec. center

Thursday, September 16, 2010

The Student Recreation and Wellness Center at California State University Long Beach recently had a computer system crash, which according to a CSULB student publication, resulted in long lines and confusion among students.

The system crash affected the computer system and the biometrics hand print device students used to check in students. Instead of asking students for their ID cards, staff members wrote down the student identification numbers of students as they entered the facility creating a line and confusion among students.


“There was no clear cause for the system failure other than a simple computer glitch,” said Christina Esparza Associated Students Inc. communications coordinator. “Our staff is well trained and prepared for any emergency or situation.”

To see how students reacted to the system crash click here[end] 

Sweden’s Lund University has launched a vein biometric payment solution for stores and coffee shops around campus.

As reported by TechCrunch, the solution is being developed by Fredrik Leifland, an engineering student at Lund University. Inspiration struck Leifland as he was impatiently waiting in line at the supermarket, which made him wonder if he could pay using biometrics rather than using credit cards.

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Lincroft, New Jersey’s Oak Hill Academy has installed the Fujitsu PalmEntry access control system at access points across its 20-acre campus. Oak Hill Academy administrators chose the PalmEntry solution for its dependable, non-intrusive biometrics technology. The academy currently registers its fifth through eighth grade students in the PalmEntry system along with all faculty and staff.

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NFC implementations on campus have been anything but perfect. In fact, between the fractured nature of NFC adoption as a technology, the relatively few university-specific NFC pilots and the rejection by Apple, NFC is far from making the grade.

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