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How To: Display proximity cards

By |December 20th, 2010|

Proximity cards come with their own special set of challenges when it comes to figuring out a way to display them that is both secure and functional. Because proximity cards contain embedded electronics, extra care must be taken to not damage the technology cards by corrupting the electronics.
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ID Cards in the News: Sydney Airport introduces contactless check-in system

By |November 22nd, 2010|

Australian airline Qantas recently implemented Next Generation Check-in at the nation’s largest airport using contactless card technology. The new procedure saves card holders’ time and reduces line lengths for all who fly with Qantas.
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ID Cards in the News: Emerson College converts to contactless ID cards

By |November 17th, 2010|

Deciding to re-card an entire college is a daunting prospect, but that’s exactly what Emerson College set out to do this year when they replaced their old ID card system with contactless card technology. Located in Boston’s theater district, the school’s eight buildings on campus see thousands of visitors walk by every day. The new contactless system provides the school with increased security and greater flexibility for access control, information management, and cashless payment.
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HID expands multiCLASS product line to meet the needs of those migrating to iCLASS technology

By |July 21st, 2010|

HID Global recently added a pair of new card readers to its lineup of multiCLASS products. These additions to the multiCLASS line aim to ease the transition from magnetic stripe and 125 kHz technologies to high-security 13.56 MHz smart cards.
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Access control system uses proximity cards to provide flexibility and security

By |August 5th, 2009|

With several different sites to watch over security was a challenge for the Bolton Metropolitan Council. In addition to a large town hall which hosts most of the council’s business and boasts the town’s central registry office, a theater, and other public rooms, the Council also operates several over satellite buildings around the area. To keep better track of the more than 4,500 people coming through the doors the council installed an access control system using proximity cards that ensures building users are only permitted to enter pre-approved areas at designated times.

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University of South Florida car sharing program uses smart cards

By |July 27th, 2009|

Smart card technology is at the heart of a new car sharing program for the University of South Florida. The school is joining other colleges across the country in providing communal transportation. The WeCar program provides rental cars for short trips at hourly rates.

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Colorado State RamCard opens new doors

By |February 18th, 2009|

Colorado State University is introducing a new student ID card, the RamCard, which can now be used as part of the university’s new keyless entry system for university buildings. Several of the university’s buildings […]

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HID Global extends partnership with INSIDE Contactless

By |November 14th, 2008|

HID Global, a leader in secure identity products and access control solutions, has expanded its partnership with INSIDE Contactless, a French company that develops contactless chips for smart cards. HID and INSIDE Contactless will work […]

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HID iCLASS cards bring access control functionality to Harvard University IDs

By |September 12th, 2008|

This fall, undergrads and faculty at Harvard University will receive new ID cards featuring HID iCLASS technology. These contactless smart cards will not only be used for identification purposes, but also to control access to residential facilities and other campus buildings. The cards are highly secure, and can easily be adapted to new applications as needed.

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Proximity card access control system in place at Kenyon College

By |September 11th, 2008|

Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio has a new access control system in place that will use student ID cards with proximity card technology. The card-based system will help control access to campus buildings, including student dormitories after hours. To gain access to their dorms, students must waive their ID cards in front of special proximity card readers located outside entrances. The reader must recognize the student’s ID number, which is stored on the card, before allowing entry.

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