The University of New Haven in Connecticut is embracing many changes, one of which is the introduction of new campus cards that has the student’s ID embedded on a chip in the card, according to the official student newspaper for the university.
The university is working with Blackboard Transact, to integrate many of the services that students use on campus, including meal plan swipes, and the use of laundry and vending machines.
While there will still be a magnetic strip and a bar code printed on the back of the card, the new cards will no longer have the ID numbers be printed on the front, in an effort to increase security amongst students.
Once the implementation is complete, offices will be provided with scanners that will allow the student ID to be retrieved from the card. This will offer protection for the students from their student ID being exposed to others while still allowing for it to be easily retrieved.
Following the changes in the cards, university officials expect future changes in the way that the cards will be used. For instance, in the way that students use proximity readers to gain access to their residence halls will be different.
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