Additional announcements from Apple, HID, Allegion and Transact illustrate the rapid expansion of mobile student IDs
There has been a lot of expectation about Apple's mobile credentials and student ID this week. A cascade of press releases from across the industry means that mobile credentials on Apple devices are set for a promising year.
Starting with an Apple announcement, it has been revealed that CBORD will become the second card system provider to support student mobile credentials on iPhone and Apple Watch.
In addition to adding support for CBORD, Apple has also acknowledged that it is working with Allegion and HID Global to allow more students to add their university IDs to Apple Wallet.
Students who choose to add their student ID to Apple Wallet can, after a quick enrollment process, simply hold their iPhone or Apple Watch near a reader wherever a plastic ID card is accepted on and off campus. .
"We are happy to increase the increasing number of schools that make moving around campus easier than ever with iPhone and Apple Watch," says Jennifer Bailey, Apple's vice president of Internet services. “We know that students love this feature. Our university partners tell us that since its launch, students from across the country bought 1.25 million meals and opened more than 4 million doors on campus just by touching their iPhone and Apple Watch. "
Apple also lists the complete list of campuses that are currently or in the process of issuing mobile credentials. Certainly, that list will grow faster, as it now includes campuses that take advantage of CBORD and mobile credential flagship provider Transact solutions.
CBORD joins the Apple student ID fray
Six CBORD Campus partners have already concluded service agreements with the card system provider to facilitate the full deployment of mobile credentials as of this fall:
- Clemson university
- San Francisco University
- University of Tennessee, Knoxville
- University of Vermont
- Massachusetts Institute of Technology
- Kentucky University
"CBORD has a long history of market-leading mobile technology, being the first to bring mobile credentials to campuses a decade ago with CBORD Mobile ID," says Jim Hoefflin, president of CBORD. "And now we are pleased to further elevate the student experience with the speed and convenience of the next generation of native mobile wallet technology available on iPhone and Apple Watch."
"At the launch, we will allow campuses to add their student ID to Apple Wallet using the university application or our application, GET CBORD Student," says Amy Huff, vice president of education and marketing for health care at CBORD. "Currently, Android users can use the mobile identification of CBORD or GET CBORD Student to access campus services, but we plan to offer a native wallet solution for Android devices in the near future."
As with other adoption campuses, the university card offices associated with CBORD can remotely issue, revoke and reactivate mobile credentials remotely, adding a security layer that physical identification cards do not offer.
"We are proud that the University of San Francisco is one of the first to offer a complete experience of mobile campus cards, and particularly excited about the improvement in the service that the USF One Card based on mobile devices is expected to provide." .
– Jason Rossi, director of campus card and security systems, University of San Francisco.
Clemson University, the University of San Francisco, the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and the University of Vermont will be the first partners of the CBORD campus to issue mobile credentials beginning in late September and early October.
"Generation Z has never known a world without mobile devices, and they hope to use them in all aspects of their lives," says Larry Delaney, vice president of strategic alliances at CBORD. "Providing secure access to all auxiliary services on campus using mobile credentials provides the modern and trouble-free experience that today's students seek."
Transact announces new mobile credentials campuses
All signs are positive as the adoption of the Transact Mobile Credential continues to grow on flagship campuses as the one-year mark approaches. Process recently announced a new and diverse list of universities that adopt, indicating that institutions of all shapes and sizes can benefit from Mobile Credential.
"We are excited to see the continued adoption of the NFC mobile credential given the importance it has for the student experience," says David Marr, CEO of Transact. “By reflecting on our one-year commitment to NFC-centric solutions and seeing how the Transact Mobile Credential has benefited our customers and their students, we know that the future is bright for those innovative campuses that leverage an integrated NFC experience to improve The commitment of your students. "
Leading the initiative with Transact from last October were Duke University, The University of Alabama, University of Oklahoma, Temple University and Johns Hopkins University. In the time since then, Mercer University and Marshall University have joined as first users of the Transact Mobile Credential and are using both Transact and a variety of third-party NFC-enabled devices to facilitate transactions and control Access via iPhone and Apple Watch.
The following campus group that will implement Transact Mobile Credential includes:
- Georgetown University
- Arkansas State University
- Chowan University
- Drake University
- Hamilton College
- Louisburg College
- Norfolk State University
- Roanoke College
- South Dakota State University
- University of Northern Alabama
Allegion adds more hardware ready for mobile credentials
On the hardware side of mobile credentials, Allegion has announced that its Schlage AD electronic locks, NDE network wireless locks, LE network wireless locks and MT multitechnology readers will now support contactless student IDs in Apple Wallet.
Allegion is working with CBORD on mobile credential implementations at the University of Tennessee, the University of Vermont and the University of San Francisco.
"It's an exciting time to be in this industry for all of us. Among the card system providers, we are north of twenty campuses working with mobile credentials, which is great," says Jeff Koziol, business development manager, partner of campus software in Allegion.
"This latest Apple student identification announcement also comes at a good time, as a significant number of campuses continue to take advantage of obsolete hardware and technology," Koziol adds. "The momentum around mobile credentials is finally beginning to offer these campuses a real bargaining power and justification to increase funds to upgrade from legacy technologies."
"As an institution that values innovation, it is important for us that we are always adapting to the way students use technology to improve the campus experience. Being able to access the VolCard on their mobile device is another way that UT is continually improving to meet the expectations of a modern campus. "
– Chris Cimino, Senior Vice Chancellor of Finance and Administration, University of Tennessee
MIFARE DESFire EV1, the technology used by Allegion at the University of Tennessee, is an open global standard widely accepted and praised by Allegion as a superior solution in contactless credentials. By leveraging Allegion and the CBORD solution with DESFire, campuses can take advantage of an open architecture and work with several manufacturers without being locked into a patented solution, Koziol explains.
Adding support for CBORD campus partners is another step forward for Allegion, as it continues to develop its mobile credential portfolio. In June, the company announced its collaboration with Transact to enable contactless student IDs in Apple Wallet at Mercer University using Schlage's AD series locks.
HID that supports mobile credentials in Clemson
HID Global has announced support for its Seos-enabled student IDs in Apple Wallet. HID is helping with Apple's student ID deployment at Clemson University, where students, faculty and staff can add their IDs to Apple Wallet starting this fall.
"The wide range of HID technology and electronic locks from our parent company ASSA ABLOY is helping students, professors and staff at Clemson University make the most of convenient mobility applications," says Stefan Widing, president and CEO of HID Global.
With HID's support of student IDs at Apple Wallet, Clemson students can easily access residences, libraries and fitness centers, print documents, as well as make purchases at stores and restaurants in the university.
“HID validated the use of mobile technology in 2011 with the world's first university pilot at Arizona State University. Since then, we have continued to drive mobile adoption to enable transformative connected campus experiences that are easy, convenient and secure, "says Debra Spitler, vice president of commercial development for HID Global." As the largest provider of electronic locks, physical access control and desktop readers on university campuses, ASSA ABLOY and HID Global are pleased to further extend the use of our award-winning mobile technology to student IDs at Apple Wallet. "
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