Campus Cards, College and University Identification and Security

What to consider when placing a card order: A checklist of items you will need to supply

Sunday, June 1, 2003

On most campuses summer is a good time to regroup and get ready for the orientation sessions and the start of another academic year. In the card office, it is also the time to check the plastic card reserves and get ready to order stock for next year. Ordering plastic card stock is not as easy as one might think. As you will see in the following checklist, there are many variables to consider. If you have an understanding for your program’s specific needs related to each of these characteristics, you will be well equipped to evaluate card suppliers and place your card orders. 

Imaging systems: Basic components and options

Sunday, June 1, 2003

In the past student IDs were created in a labor-intensive process in which a photograph was taken, developed via traditional film processes, trimmed out, and laminated onto the badge with the printed information. Enrollment verification and status was indicated via stickers affixed to the ID or holes punched into it’s surface. Barcodes were pasted onto the badge as added ID card functionality was desired. In some cases, a magnetic stripe was even added to these low-tech badges using a special laminating ‘pouch.’ On a surprising number of campuses, this method is still in use. 

Biometrics 101: A primer for physical access control

Sunday, June 1, 2003

The following article was provided by Debra Spitler, Vice President of Marketing, ASSA ABLOY Identification Technology Group (ITG). Ms. Spitler is a longtime leader in the physical access control industry and an active contributor to industry groups and conferences. Her role within HID and its parent company ASSA ABLOY has positioned her at the forefront of major technology revolutions impacting the security and access control markets. In this piece, part one of two, Ms. Spitler investigates the current revolution that is merging biometric technology with existing access control technologies. 

Pace University chooses Higher One to provide a unique "OneAccount" banking solution

Thursday, May 29, 2003

Pleasantville, NY – May 29, 2003 Pace University has chosen Higher One to provide its “OneAccount” banking solution to all students, faculty, and staff. Higher One is a financial services firm focused exclusively on creating customized solutions for the higher education market. 

Gemplus Awarded Contract to Deliver Smart Cards for Nationwide ID Program in the United Arab Emirates (UAE)

Wednesday, May 21, 2003
  • Sagem Awards Gemplus a Contract in the Middle East to Deliver Over Two Million Cards to the UAE population

Smart Card Alliance Adds 26 New Organizations Membership growth reflects strong market uptake for smart card technology

Tuesday, May 20, 2003

CardTech/SecurTech, Orlando, May 13, 2003 - The Smart Card Alliance, a multi-industry organization working to accelerate the acceptance of smart card technology, today announced that 26 new organizations have recently joined the growing ranks of the organization. 

Datacard Introduces Contactless Smart Card Module for High-Volume Card Issuance Systems

Monday, May 19, 2003

New module for the 9000 Series card issuance systems provides critical capabilities for emerging financial, transit and government card programs

Orlando, Fla. — May 13, 2003 — Datacard Group today announced at the CardTech/SecurTech 2003 Conference and Exhibition it will make available a contactless smart card personalization module for the Datacard® 9000, 7000 and 500 Series card issuance systems in the third quarter of 2003. The new module, which can be easily integrated with existing systems, allows card issuers to personalize the most common contactless smart cards, including ISO type A and B (14443) cards, MIFARE® cards and Sony® FeliCa™ cards.