Campus Cards, College and University Identification and Security

Indian transit issues smart card for student fares

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

The state road transport of Kolhapur, a province of southwest India, is simplifying student travel with a new smart card system and production facility.

Students had to previously fill out and submit paper forms at a transit depot top acquire their monthly pass. Using the new smart cards, however, this has now become a one-time process, enabling students to recharge the card once they have used up its value. 

CBORD unveils GET update

Thursday, July 31, 2014

The CBORD Group announced that the GET platform, used at colleges across the country, is available as a native smart phone app putting student services at their fingertips 24/7. The platform also supports MICROS order integration enabling online and mobile orders on campus or off.

Available as an app or mobile-optimized Web site, GET is a centralized, cloud-based commerce platform that enables universities and their patrons to do more with their mobile. 

School district to implement new debit system for student lunches

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Paying for school lunches in Geneva, Ill. is about to be overhauled this coming school year, as district 304 will move to a new web-based lunch debit system.

At a presentation to the school board last week, the solution to be implemented, PushCoin promised an innovative and more flexible means for processing school lunch payments, while providing additional funding options to parents. 

Heartland Payment Systems acquires TouchNet for $375 million

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Purchase increases university presence, curbs DOE regulatory worries

Already among the ‘Top of the Charts’ in the payment processing realm, Heartland Payment Systems catapulted to Rock Star status in the campus payment world this morning, announcing that it has entered into an agreement to acquire TouchNet Information Systems, Inc., a Lenexa, Kansas-based integrated commerce solutions provider to higher-education institutions.

Rumors of TouchNet’s pursuit of a prospective buyer first surfaced early this Spring, with insider speculation suggesting that non-employee investors were seeking return on investments in the company. The purchase adds a client base of 600 colleges and universities to the Heartland portfolio, making TouchNet the largest acquisition for Heartland Payments Systems in the company’s history. 

Technical College seeks on-campus bank branch

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Waukesha County Technical College has started its search for a new banking partner to fill its on-campus location.

A 2009 poll conducted at the Waukesha County Technical College found that 69% of students would use an on-campus bank. Now, the school is seeking proposals for a full-service branch on its Pewaukee campus. 

NuVision leaders Bill Adoff and Brian Adoff exit campus card company

Monday, July 28, 2014

CR80News learned that NuVision’s President, Bill Adoff, and Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Brian Adoff, are no longer with the company.

Bill joined the company back in 2001 and has held various roles related to operational management and product development. Brian Adoff joined NuVision in 2007 and served as national sales manager prior to his current role. In response to CR80News’ request for comment, Brian Adoff responded via email. 

Tips to avoid identity theft on campus

Monday, July 28, 2014

The coming of August not only marks the start of another academic year, it’s also the first time that fledgling college students will be away from home. But while leaving the nest is an exciting prospect, there are very real concerns for young people as they brave new waters.

Unsurprisingly, cyber safety tops the list, with online fraud protection company, iovaiton, stressing the need to change passwords every few months. Beyond that, students should be mindful of what they post to social networking sites.