Multicard, a supplier of identity management and credential solutions and a subsidiary of Identive, has released a new version of its polyright software platform that enables the integration of identity management and access, on to a single identification card.
One of the first customers to benefit from the new polyright V5 platform is the Zurich University of the Arts. MC polyright, a division of Multicard, is implementing the new platform for the Zurich university to enable all of its more than 2,500 students and 1,200 faculty and staff to use their university-issued ID cards for a variety of daily activities around campus.
The system will enable administrators to issue and renew ID cards, personalize them and manage all the access rights for each card holder on multiple applications from one central platform. This means changes to user privileges only need to be made one time to be effective for all applications.
MC polyright is also providing the university with point-of-sale terminals, readers and implementation services to enable the ID cards to be used for payment at campus cafeterias, bistros, vending machines and the library. The ID cards are also accepted for payment by more than 40 multi-functional printers on campus and allow faculty and staff to charge print/copy service fees back to their respective departments.
Nearly two-thirds of universities and a growing number of colleges and secondary schools in Switzerland already use the polyright identity management platform to provide students, faculty and staff with a single ID credential that allows each card holder the appropriate level of access to the computer network and to campus dormitories and facilities, said Gattlen.