Campus Cards, College and University Identification and Security

Wi-Fi promises to revolutionize campus business...and campus card systems

Thursday, May 1, 2003

Ohio State students donate money to Relay for Life via a mobile terminal at a charity gathering in the Union. Duke University pilots declining balance payments against food service accounts using a handheld palm computer. Creighton University in Nebraska authorizes access to basketball games at wireless terminals. The University of Pittsburgh students authenticate their eligibility to use of the local bus network on-board the vehicle. 

IR Recognition Systems Biometric HandReaders Enhance Security and Convenience at San Diego State University

Wednesday, April 30, 2003

Handy Way to Enter AS/SDSU’s Aztec Rec Center

CAMPBELL, CALIF. - April 30, 2003 - IR Recognition Systems, the biometric component of Ingersoll-Rand’s (IR) Security & Safety Group’s Electronic Access Control Division (EACD), today announced that San Diego State University’s (SDSU) Associated Students has just celebrated using the company’s hand geometry technology for five years to provide easy access into the four entrances at the Aztec Recreation Center as well as Aztec Center Bowling & Games and racquetball facilities.


USA Technologies Awarded Multiple New e-Port Contracts

Tuesday, April 29, 2003

‘Cashless Transactions Becoming Marketplace Necessity’

WAYNE, Pa., April 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ – USA Technologies (OTC Bulletin Board: USTT), maker of the e-Port(TM) cash-less micro transaction service spreading throughout the vending, quickserve restaurant, POS, hospitality and laundry industries, announced today further expansion of its vending customer base.

The company announced that through the first quarter it had secured a number of significant new vending sales contracts with leading operators and soft-drink bottlers for the installation of e-Port(TM).

These installations are at premier locations, including Vail Resorts, the Milwaukee and Little Rock Zoos, the Sea-Tac International Airport, multiple new college &universities, hotels, theme parks, professional sport stadiums and numerous new workplace locations across the country, including a U.S. Postal facility.

“We are fast becoming the only serious player in this space, already serving eight multi-billion dollar industries in the U.S., Europe and Asia Pacific,” said Stephen P. Herbert, president and COO, USA Technologies. “Our e-Port technology and network, supported by IBM, are serving multiple business lines almost single handedly, and this is just the beginning. No one can compete with our line of products and service. e-Port(TM) is rapidly becoming ubiquitous, and it is why investors have begun to recognize the company’s growing prospects. In fact, USA Technologies was cited in BusinessWeek as one of the top five micro-cap companies to invest in, and forecast we will be a leader of the future,” he said. 

TSA Selects Maximus as the Contractor for Testing Various Technologies for TWIC

Monday, April 28, 2003

Adm. James M. Loy, Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Administrator today announced the awarding of a contract to Maximus of Reston, VA. Maximus will lead the efforts to field-test various technologies that will lead to a common and universally recognized Transportation Workers Identification Credential (TWIC) for all transportation workers requiring unescorted access to secure areas of transportation facilities. 

Schlumberger Releases Annual Smart Card Market Analysis; Momentum Returning with Key Developments in Mobile Communications, Banking and Public Sector Markets

Monday, April 28, 2003

PARIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–April 17, 2003–Schlumberger Smart Cards and Terminals (NYSE:SLB) released its annual smart card analysis today. 

Blackboard Statement on Client System Security

Wednesday, April 16, 2003

from Blackboard, Inc. -

On April 12, 2003, Blackboard pursued legal action against Mr. Billy Hoffman and Mr. Virgil Griffith in order to protect the privacy and security rights of our clients as well as Blackboard’s own intellectual property rights. Blackboard took this action in response to individuals who are promoting methods to dismantle secure hardware installations by vandalizing and gaining access to wiring of Blackboard Transaction Systems™. Blackboard’s action was not taken to repress the free discussion of any perceived hardware or software security flaws within Blackboard products. 

CR80News co-sponsors card technology conference with NACAS and NACCU

Thursday, April 10, 2003

Beyond the Basics: Your Campus Card as a Management Tool
May 1-2, 2003 o Sanibel Island, FL

Sponsored by:
National Association of College Auxiliary Services
National Association of Campus Card Users

Want to take your established card program to new heights? Or are you planning to initiate a program and need to know what happens once the office is opened and the card distributed? If so, this intense 2-day workshop in beautiful Sanibel Island, Florida, is for YOU. It will help you acquire the knowledge and skills you need to begin or transform your campus card operation.

The workshop will begin with an overview of the campus card industry. Several sessions will focus on attaining financial independence for your program through both oncampus and off-campus initiatives.

You will learn:
• how to develop on- and off-campus relationships that are vital to your program’s success • how to explore e-commerce applications and identify which are right for your campus • evaluation techniques to determine your card program’s financial and service effectiveness • to plan for disasters and quick recovery

All workshop sessions will be facilitated by experienced and successful campus card professionals. You will also work closely with other card program administrators, auxiliary services directors and campus business professionals. Your institution’s card program will benefit from your attendance. Come and see how you can make your card program the very best it can be.


Thursday May 1

Breakfast on your own

7:30a- 8:30a Registration

8:30a - 9a Welcome & Introductions

9a - 10:30a Reaching Financial Independence with your Card Program
Valerie Shafer, Ohio State U; Mark McKenna & Patty Eldred, U of Vermont; Tom Barlow, Xavier U
Presenters will discuss expense avoidance, setting realistic user fees, methods to account for their collection, plus tips for capturing incremental card revenue.

10:30a - 10:45a Break (provided)

10:45a - 12:15p Maximizing Value Off-Campus & Shared Systems
Tom Barlow, Valerie Shafer, Patty Eldred
Session will include best practices for identifying offcampus partners, key elements of off-campus agreements and guidelines to manage off-campus programming while maintaining its integrity.

12:15 - 1:15 Lunch (provided)

1:15 - 2:45 Maximizing Value On-Campus
Ron Pierce, NACCU Executive Director; Chris Corum, CR80 News
Discussion will cover developing a campus card marketing program that is coordinated with all oncampus and community events, and building relationships with student and community groups.

2:45 - 3p Break (provided)

3 - 4p e-Commerce Applications
Valerie Shafer, Mark McKenna, Robert Huber, Robert Huber Associates.
Identify and discuss the development, use and management of e-commerce activities and tools such as: websites for on-line deposits, real-time statements, marketing, opening accounts, closing accounts, etc.

4 - 5p Ask the Pros
Entire Faculty
Roundtable Q & A session covering the day’s topics.

Friday, May 2

8:30 - 8:45a Housekeeping & Warm-up

8:45 - 9:30a Card Program Evaluation Processes
Robert Huber
Examine various types of evaluation processes. Learn to establish criteria appropriate to campus, review steps and procedures necessary for credible evaluation, and use evaluation results.

9:30 - 10:15a Electronic Market Survey Tools
Paul Tuennerman,
A look at the process of surveying card users to tailor your program offerings to your customer’s desires.

10:15 - 10:30a Break

10:30a - Noon Card Data Disaster Planning
Ron Pierce, Mark McKenna
Discussion of the implementation and recovery of a card program after a physical disaster on campus.

Noon - 1p Lunch (provided)

1 - 2:30p Marketing Your Card Program
Patty Eldred, Valerie Shafer, Tom Barlow, Robert Huber
A look at ways to market a program to the campus and community. Marketing plan components as well as tactics, strategies, and collateral will be discussed.

2:30 - 2:45p Break

2:45 - 4p Industry Outlook
Chris Corum, Robert Huber, Ron Pierce
Current campus card market overview - smart card trends and applications, emerging technologies, software and system providers, products comparison and potential technology upgrades and/or breakthroughs for each.

4 - 5p Ask the Pros/Workshop Wrap-up


Hotel Information
Contact the hotel directly for reservations. Please refer to NACAS South to receive the rate of $165/$200 single/double condo. Reservations made after March 16, 2003 will be on a space available.
Sundial Beach Resort
1451 Middle Gulf Drive
Sanibel Island, Florida 33957
Phone: 800-965-7772

The Sundial Beach Resort’s double condos are perfect for sharing. They boast two private rooms with two private baths. If you are traveling solo and would like to be paired with another workshop attendee contact the NACAS National Office and we will try to find a condo-mate for you.

If you travel by air, make your reservations into Fort Meyers International Airport. There are multiple taxi options available at airport. The approximate one-way fare is $37. If you are driving, please contact the Sundial Beach Resort for directions. Parking with in/out privileges is complimentary for guests. Valet parking is not available.

Seminar Location & Schedule
Registration, sessions, and meals will take place at the Sundial Beach Resort. If you require special assistance under ADA, please list your special needs on the registration form. The program begins at 7:30a on Thursday, May 1st and ends at 5:00p on Friday, May 2nd. Please schedule your travel arrangements so that you can participate in the entire program. The conference agenda is full and does not include much time for sightseeing. If you would like to explore the Sanibel Island area, please make your travel arrangements to arrive early or stay late.

To Register…
Complete and mail or fax this form to the NACAS National Office before April 17, 2003. The registration fee is $479 for members of NACAS, NACCU and CCBO, and $529 for non-members. Meals included in the registration fee are those listed in the program schedule. Special Discount for institutions registering 2 or more delegates for Beyond the Basics: Your Campus Card as a Management Tool. Institutions will receive 10% off the 2nd (+) person. For larger teams, contact Tamia R. Jordan at 434-245-8425 x225.

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