Campus card solutions provider, ITC Systems, has confirmed a partnership with Washington state’s Yakima Valley College that will see the institution deploy a new campus-wide commerce solution.
Yakima Valley has chosen to deploy ITC Systems’ Multiplan online student account solution, which will outfit students with one card for all transaction payments across campus. The DESFire contactless card will function like a debit card where transactions are recorded in real-time through an online account hosted by the university. Students will also be able to check their account balances at any time online, while administrators can leverage the web interface to obtain any necessary technical reports.
ITC expects a quick consolidation of Yakima Valley’s existing systems ahead of implementing new contactless payment technologies that are in line with leading deployments in the general retail space. The project will include an overhaul to campus vending, bookstore purchases, dining, print/copy, and other student-facing commerce transactions. Students and their parents will also be able to add value to student accounts online using debit or credit cards.
“We’ve become specialists in commerce solutions for colleges and universities, and we enjoy the complexity of the projects we undertake on their behalf,” says ITC Systems CEO, Campbell Richardson. “Yakima Valley is entirely focused on enhancing the student experience in every way possible and we’re very pleased to be able to support them in that effort.”
ITC Systems serves colleges, universities and a host of other market segments and provides solutions and services focused on campus ID card privilege control, access control and copy and print. The company also offers card-related products and services for food service, laundry and other campus-related sectors.
Yakima Valley College is one of the oldest community colleges in the state of Washington. Founded in 1928, Yakima Valley is a public, two-year institution and offers programs in adult basic education, English as a Second Language, lower division arts and sciences, professional and technical education, and community services.