Bell ID has been selected King Fahd University for Petroleum and Minerals in Saudi Arabia, to advance its smart card identity management system. In addition to a software upgrade, the solution has been extended to include time and attendance functionality for staff and contractors.
Bell ID Identity Token Manager is Web-based software that enables issuers of chip-based identity cards, such as universities, governments and enterprises, to deploy and manage single and multi-application identity schemes. In addition to managing credentials on cards, the solution offers the possibility to load and manage these on mobile devices containing a near field communication chip.
The university’s existing solution from Bell ID provisions and manages student identification smart cards. It has been upgraded to support the university’s strategy to extend the integration and usage of multi-application smart cards throughout the campus. This includes the capability to electronically monitor staff and contractor attendance on campus, which will improve workforce management processes, as well as achieve more accurate and streamlined invoice and accounting procedures.
The new system enables the school a certain amount of future proofing. It will also extend the use of the ID cards within campus restaurants and for other payments, such as library fines.