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ColorID exhibited and participated at the NACCU Workshop held on the campus of University of Notre Dame last week.
We enjoyed being with industry experts, sharing ideas & solutions and of course growing camaraderie.
It was first class event, organized by NACCU and held at the Morris Inn on University of Notre Dame.
Iris cameras offer VCU students faster entrance to Shafer Court
By Brian McNeill
University Public Affairs
Thursday, July 30th 2015
Hungry Virginia Commonwealth University students will have a speedier – and more futuristic – option for entering Shafer Court Dining Center this fall.
The university on Wednesday installed two iris cameras that will allow meal plan holders to use their eyes instead of having to swipe their IDs to access the dining hall.
"Students won't need their ID to enter the dining center anymore," said Stephen Barr, the director of campus services who oversees VCU Dining Services. "With iris identification, it’s as simple as a camera taking a picture of their eyes and two seconds later they walk through."
“With iris identification, it’s as simple as a camera taking a picture of their eyes and two seconds later they walk through.”
The new system, which is voluntary, is meant to serve as something of an express lane for students.
"We thought it'd be a nice service for students to help everybody get through at peak times," Barr said.
Plus, he added, the iris cameras will give students who lose their IDs over the weekend the ability to still access their meal plans even though the ID card office is closed.
"There currently isn’t a mechanism for students to get a replacement ID [over the weekend] so they can access Shafer," Barr said. "So how do they eat over the weekend? In the past, they've had to come out of pocket. Now they don't have to. This backup lets them get into Shafer so they can eat.”
Cashiers will remain in place for those who choose not to use the iris cameras, as well as for visitors and others entering Shafer Court.
The iCAM 7100 iris cameras, made by North Carolina-based ColorID, take a high-definition photo of the user's iris and then identify 220-plus unique points. It then generates a number, which is associated with that individual meal plan holder's iris.
"We don't keep pictures of your iris," Barr said. "It's just a number, just like your ID. Your ID has a unique number that ties it to you."
To sign up interested students, the university will have stations set up at Shafer Court and elsewhere during the first couple weeks of the fall semester.
The iris cameras are an example of how biometric credentials are being increasingly embraced. Many people use their fingerprints to unlock their iPhones, for example. And the Cary Street Gym uses a fingerprint – and soon a handprint – scanner to verify the identity of students and subscribers accessing the gym.
VCU Dining Services chose to go with iris cameras, Barr said, because it is reliable and does not require touching – which is especially important before a meal.
"We're going to continually improve access to Shafer and see if there are other places [on campus] that we can expand this kind of technology to, as well," he said.
Thank you again for making the 2015 the National Association of College & University Food Services Trade Show a success for ColorID!
We showcased our Biometric Dining Solution, met a lot of new schools and we look forward in following up with all of you and continuing to expand our membership at NACUFS.
ColorID is set to attend the upcoming NACCU Regional Workshop at University of Notre Dame on July 28th-29th. The workshop will cover a number of roundtable discussions on the higher education industry, leadership, card program basics/development/marketing as well as a tour of the University of Notre Dame campus.
Host Scott Kachmarik (Director of Auxiliary Services at University of Notre Dame) stated, "We are pleased to host the NACCU Regional Workshop at the University of Notre Dame. We welcome all to attend to learn about exciting new initiatives in campus card programs, explore the Notre Dame campus, network with colleagues and meet with vendors and partners. We are especially pleased that ColorID continues to offer its expertise and resources in support of professional development in the campus card industry. They have been a long-time and valuable partner in enhancing the ND campus card program and we thank them for their support of this NACCU Regional Workshop."
ColorID Vice President Danny Smith added, “We are extremely excited to be a part of this workshop. When you gather industry experts & leaders in the same room good ideas are shared, issues are identified, solutions are created and camaraderie grows between all.”
If you’re interested in attending this event, there is still time to register by clicking here.
The busy season is upon us, where missing critical tasks and orientation events occur every week. You’re relying on your identification equipment & supplies now more than ever.
Our message is simple:
COLORID is here and we have your back
If your team finds themselves needing technical support or service, reach out to COLORID and we will do our best to get you through your busy season and make your event a success.
Sincerely, ColorID’s Campus Card Team
About ColorID, LLC
Every year, ColorID assists more than 1000 colleges and universities and their project managers personally oversee 700 custom projects each year, including many small and large recarding projects. ColorID offers best-in-class products and solutions, including: contactless, smart and financial cards from every major manufacturer, multiple ID printer platforms; transaction and point-of-sale software and hardware, a variety of handheld devices for identification and tracking applications and biometrics solutions, including fingerprint and iris readers. The company’s manufacturing partners include: Iris ID, HID, Fargo, Datacard, CardSmith, Gemalto, Zebra, NiSCA, Evolis, Allegion, Aptiq, Magicard, Brady People ID, Integrated Biometrics, Oberthur, NBS, Vision Database Systems and many others.
Contact ColorID at 704-987-2238 or toll free in Canada and the US at 888-682-6567. Visit ColorID on the web at: www.colorid.com or email ColorID at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For over 10 years, Gemalto has provided a lightweight management portal for their .NET smart cards called Device Administration Service, or DAS. More recently it has been called IDAdmin 100.
As of July 1, 2015 the DAS portal will be discontinued.
Gemalto now offers a much more robust Card Management System called IDAdmin 200. To help DAS users migrate to the new system, we are offering the one-time Admin license (normally $682.50) at no charge and a 25% discount on the user licenses, through July 1.
ID Admin 200 offers the following features, most of which were not available with DAS:
-Smart card & certificate lifecycle management
-Self-hosted solution with no dedicated servers
-Card printing & extended batch processing
-Secure repository & full traceability
-Larger set of supported smart cards
Smart Card Lifecycle
All smart card operations within IDAdmin 200 focus on the lifecycle of the smart cards. To graphically visualize the lifecycle, a state diagram is used. This state diagram always informs the operator what state the selected smart card is in, and available actions/processes from this state. The same diagram is also used by the administrator when configuring the processes.
Fast Installation, High Security, No Dedicated Servers, Low TCO
IDAdmin 200 is client-server based. It streamlines all aspects of smartcard management by easily connecting to enterprise directories, certificate authorities, smart card printers, external databases, physical access control systems, etc. IDAdmin 200 has been designed for having several operators and users working in parallel without a need for synchronization and each operator only needs to have access to the operator application and the operator’s operator smart card.
Client/Operator/User Self-service: MS Windows 7, 8, 2008, 2012
Server: MS Windows 2008, 2012
Supported Smart Cards
Gemalto IDPrime .NET 510 (Standard .NET card)
Gemalto IDPrime .NET 5500
Gemalto IDPrime MD 3810
Gemalto IDPrime MD 830
Gemalto IDPrime MD 840/3840
Gemalto IDPrime PIV Card v2.0
Gemalto IDBridge K3000
Safenet eToken PRO
Mifare DESFIRE EV1
MS Minidriver enabled cards
PIN mailers (both email and regular mail)
Smart Card Readers
User directory: MS AD and LDAP v2/v3
Card DB: SQL comp or local file
Certificate Authority: MS CA, Entrust, Symantec MPKI and EJBCA
MS event handler
Migration path to and from MS FIM/CLM
Upgrade path from vSEC:CMS K-Series
Upgrade path from Gemalto IDAdmin 100/DAS
vSEC:CMS Plugin API
Secure key storage
Secure backup and synchronization of databases
Disaster recovery for stolen/lost tokens
Encrypted audit log
Granular access control
Approval work flows
Connects logical and physical access control
Key archival and key restore processes
Support for fingerprint template management
The system is tested and is functional with 100 000 registered user smart cards and 50 parallel operators interacting with the system.
ColorID is set to attend the upcoming NACCU Regional Workshop at University of Notre Dame. Join us at this event, this coming July 28th - 29th by registering at the below link.
The workshop will cover a number of roundtable discussions on the higher education industry, leadership, card program basics/development/marketing as well as a tour of the University of Notre Dame campus.
ColorID will be involved throughout the workshop as well as having an exhibit displayed to answer any questions regarding your current or future card program needs.
Check out our very own David Stallsmith talk about how biometrics are revolutionizing security in the higher education sector with NACAS TV.
If you'd like to learn more about biometrics and how they can work in your existing physical, logical or transaction systems contact ColorID today.
CARD NUMBER FORMATS
When a contactless or prox card is presented to a reader, the reader captures the number that is programmed into that card over a radio frequency (RF) interface. The reader then sends that number to the system that grants access to doors, networks, or applications on a PC. The various shapes that the card number might have are called formats.
FACILITY CODE AND CARD NUMBERS
Cards are programmed with 0s and 1s, which are often arranged into sections – the facility code or prefix which is the same for each card; and the ID number which is different for each card. The access control system looks first to see that the facility code is correct for that facility, and then it checks the ID number of the card for the requested permission. Sometimes a format is designed without a facility code, in which case each card has a longer ID number.
The most common card format is the 26-bit open format, with available facility codes between 0 and 255, and ID numbers between 0 and 65,535. Other common formats are 34-bits, 35-bits (often called Corporate 1000) and 37-bits.
UNIQUE CARD NUMBERS
It is very important that every card enrolled in a system be recognized by that system as unique. If a particular format cannot meet the requirements of a large institution, it will be difficult to avoid the collision of ID numbers in the system. In the case of the 26-bit format, for each facility code there are only 65,535 unique ID numbers. Upon exhausting all the ID numbers for one facility code, it is possible to create another facility code and start over at 0 with new ID numbers. However, some systems are configured to only look at the ID numbers , resulting in ID number collisions. Here is an example of two cards that could cause this problem:
CARDS AND MORE THAN ONE SYSTEM
Many institutions have a local access control system which manages all the prox card numbers locally. However, some institutions use a Single Sign-On application such as Imprivata, which is managed centrally for several institutions. In this configuration, a prox card number which is unique to the local access control system could collide with other prox card numbers in the enterprise SSO application, especially if the latter were only looking at the ID numbers and not the facility codes.
As organizations grow, their card formats must grow with them, in order to provide enough unique ID numbers. Formats such as Corporate 1000, which has over 1,000,000 ID numbers per facility code, and a 32-bit format with 1000 facility codes and over 2 million ID numbers are available for programming into all types of contactless cards. ColorID has helped thousands of institutions select formats and configure their various systems and readers to read those formats.
Be sure to stop by ColorID booth #212 at the 2015 IAHSS Conference in St. Louis next week!
About the Show:
IAHSS 47th Annual Conference & Exhibition
May 3-6, 2015
At the Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch
Bring your questions regarding your Identification, Biometric and Transaction systems.
You’ve got questions, We’ve got answers!
International Association for Healthcare Security and Safety (IAHSS) is the only organization solely dedicated to professionals involved in managing and directing security and safety programs in healthcare institutions. IAHSS is comprised of security, law enforcement and safety individuals dedicated to the protection of healthcare facilities worldwide. IAHSS strives to combine public safety officer training with staff training, policies and technology to achieve the most secure hospital environments possible. Additionally, the IAHSS partners with government agencies and other organizations representing risk managers, emergency managers, engineers, architects, nurses, doctors and other healthcare stakeholders to further patient security and safety.
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