Published May 2020
To keep up with the latest advances in credentialing, colleges and universities across the country should consider taking a close look at their campus card platform. There are many things to think about as your administration explores new technologies—from the demand for convenient routines to enhanced security.
Are your credentials ready to evolve with the needs of the new generation of students on campus? Have you considered the rest of the campus ecosystem? Let us help guide your team as it evaluates campus card technologies and plans for the future.
Most universities enjoy the benefits of a campus card. Yet many are still using the legacy technology they invested in several years ago. If this sounds like your school, consider evaluating your credential platform.
- Built on industry standard, like NXP
- Technology is widely known and supported, enabling credential platform to seamlessly work with more applications across campus.
- Technology isn't widely known or shared, and therefore cannot be supported by as many applications
- Limits choice of vendors and technologies
If your current campus cards can easily be duplicated and lack the flexibility to evolve with your campus's needs, it's time to evaluate your credential technology.
Mobile technology isn’t a fad; it’s not going anywhere. As you consider a transition to more secure, open technologies, think about how mobile credentials would impact the campus experience.
Tip! Launching a seamless mobile ecosystem for campus doesn’t happen overnight. But that doesn’t mean you need to wait to start upgrading. With the right solutions, your institution can transition to smart card technology for enhanced security and flexibility now, then adopt mobile credentials when the time is right.
The technology your university or college chooses today can dictate what it gets in the future. It’s advantageous to select an open solution today that’s more likely to work with new technological advancements in access control—especially with the rate at which technology is advancing and the promising future of mobile credentials.
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