Campus Cards, College and University Identification and Security

Hypercom Creates Fully Integrated Contactless Payment Terminal Supporting Mastercard PayPass

Thursday, September 11, 2003

New Era of Convenience Unfolding as Consumers Pay Via the ‘Wave’ of a Card

PHOENIX, Sept. 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ – Hypercom Corporation 

U.S. Bank partners with Ouachita Baptist University's multi-use identification card

Wednesday, September 10, 2003

ARKADELPHIA, Ark.  (Sept. 10, 2003) – Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia, Ark., has chosen U.S. Bank to be its bank partner for the school’s multi-use identification card.

The identification card already allows Ouachita’s students, faculty and staff members to use laundry facilities, campus libraries, have door and dorm access, and purchase meals without cash. The new card can also be used as a U.S. Bank ATM card on and off campus. The multi-use identification card is not Visa branded, and it can be used at many merchants in the United States who accept PIN based transactions. 

HID’s iCLASS™ cards make their campus debut at Mercyhurst College in Pennsylvania

Monday, September 1, 2003

Nearly everyone anticipated proximity card technology would be utilized when Mercyhurst College in Erie, PA began evaluating a new access control system for the 3700 student campus. A new academic center was under construction and campus officials wanted this building, as well as the five freshman dormitories, to be secured via a card-based access system. But by the time the campus began issuing the new cards in the fall of 2002, prox technology had been leapfrogged in favor of the more advanced contactless smart card technology. In the process, Mercyhurst became one of the first campuses in North America to implement contactless smart card technology. 

A new ID card with RFID technology revolutionizes life at one New York public school

Monday, September 1, 2003

Students at Buffalo, NY’s Enterprise Charter School are using a new 13.56 MHz radio frequency identification (RFID) card for an array of campus services. The public school, with grades K-8, is using technology from Texas Instruments Radio Frequency Identification (TI-RFID™) Systems. 

Access control system basics and the campus card administrator

Monday, September 1, 2003

If one based his impression simply on the ease with which the term security is used in conversation at trade shows and in meetings, it would be logical to assume that most people understand the basic concepts of access control technology. However, that is not the case. In this rapidly changing arena, it is easy to get caught up in the latest trend and newest technology. But these are of little value without a solid understanding of the operational building blocks. So bear with me as I use this column to setup the foundation for this special security issue of CR80News. 

University of Texas at Arlington and Diebold take card-based security to new heights

Monday, September 1, 2003

At the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA), a significant advancement in campus security was achieved through the convergence of separate security elements into a single, powerful solution. For years the campus had used card-enabled door access, alarm panels, and closed circuit television (CCTV) cameras but each independently of the other. When all these elements were tied into a single master control system, the resulting solution greatly expanded the level of security at the Arlington campus and set the bar for campuses across the country. 

ASIS, the nation’s leading security conference, had lots to offer campus card administrators

Monday, September 1, 2003

ASIS International is an industry leading organization for professionals in the security industry. With more than 33,000 members around the world, ASIS helps define and shape the security policies and practices of the modern enterprise. In mid-September, the ASIS 49th Annual Seminar and Exhibits was held in New Orleans, Louisiana. More than 135 educational sessions and 2,000 booth spaces gave the estimated 17,000 attendees a chance to learn about and see the latest in both physical and logical security technologies.