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Budget demands phased roll out of contactless at Quinnipiac

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Quinnipiac University, a Hamden, Conn. school best known for its politically focused Polling Institute, recently upgraded the campus card used by its 5,800 students.

The Qcard had relied solely on magnetic stripe technology for 24-years before entering the contactless generation. While the contactless rollout has been successful, like any new campus system it has faced both obstacles and some vocal critics.

The Qcard has been around since 1987 when it started as a pure debit-like card, says John Meriano, section vice president for Administrative Services at the school. Before 1987, there were two documents students carried with them, a paper meal ticket and an ID card that didn’t have a photo and had no connection to the meal plan.

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