Gemalto is providing the first multi-application contactless student card for identification and payment in Serbia. The cards have been delivered to Poslovno Informacioni Sistemi, a Gemalto reseller, which supplied the personalization solution for universities to issue cards directly to students.
The card is already in use by more than 30% of Serbia’s student population, in the cities of Belgrade, Kragujevac, Nis, Novi Sad and Subotica. Deployments in Cacak, Kosovska Mitrovica and Uzice are currently in progress.
In addition to digitally identifying students, the Gemalto card is used for EMV debit payment. With the card, users can pay at student restaurant hostels, as well as receive discounts at local establishments. The contactless functionality allows students to enter buildings, and record their attendance in class simply by holding the card up to a reader.
Gemalto has shipped more than six million electronic student cards for universities around the world, primarily in Hungary, Latin America, Morocco, Poland, Portugal, Spain, the United Kingdom and the United States.