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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] 

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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