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CORNELIUS, NC - August 6, 2013 - ColorID is pleased to announce we have been awarded two new transaction management contracts: Governors State University, IL and Trinity Lutheran College, WA. ColorID will be providing the schools with CardSmith's cloud based transaction management solution. The cloud base solution allows campuses to manage their dining, vending, print and copy, laundry, attendance verification, off-campus merchant services and more. Also, Cleveland Community College has renewed their service contract with ColorID for their existing CardSmith system for the next year.
ColorID's Executive Vice President, Danny Smith, stated: "ColorID is excited to be able to continually expand our services and product offerings to the Higher Education community. The partnership between ColorID and CardSmith provides our customers the ability to effectively leverage both company's experience and expertise. We are very pleased to see the steady growth in ColorID's transaction management offering and awards of new contracts."
Contact ColorID to learn more about the CardSmith, a Software-as-a-Service ("SaaS") transaction management solution capable of supporting all your needs no matter what your institution size.
ColorID recently supplied one of its Higher Education customers, Winthrop University with the latest and greatest biometric reader on the market today: IrisID by LG Electronics. Check out the below article from CNN regarding how Winthrop University is utilizing their IrisID cameras on campus. ColorID is the United States Technical Distributor for the IrisID and if you'd like to learn more about Iris technology and the benefits of it contact us today.
(Below is a CNN video on Winthrop University's IrisID Cameras)
Visit ColorID at booth 207 at the NACCU conference this April 16th - 17th. We will be hosting a "Shopping Spree" as well as unveiling a number of new products and services for the Higher Education industry.
You're invited to participate in our Shopping Spree, at this year's NACCU conference! ColorID and a select group of our partners are hosting the Shopping Spree during the exhibit hall hours at the NACCU conference. Learn about some of the new products, latest trends, emerging technologies and transaction solutions, while having the opportunity to win some really cool prizes. The Shopping Spree is open to all NACCU attendees!
Shopping Spree Rules
IDENTIFICATION SYSTEMS - Visit our booth to see a full line of secure ID printers that we will be exhibiting during the conference. Check out all the major ID printer manufacturers in one booth (Datacard, Fargo, Zebra, Nisca and more)!
TRANSACTIONS - ColorID now offers CardSmith, a Software-as-a-Service ("SaaS") transaction management solution which delivers state-of-the art performance without the operational costs and complexities of local systems. With CardSmith from ColorID, a college or university can use their campus ID cards for these applications:
DON'T FORGET TO CHECK OUT THESE PRESENTATIONS AS WELL =
What Does the Future Hold for Cards? Presented by David Stallsmith & Todd Brooks
ColorID will once again be exhibiting at the ISC West show in Las Vegas, NV on April 9th - 11th. Please drop by and visit us at Booth 3056.
In our booth, we will be showcasing many new products, including:
BIOMETRICS, ACCESS CONTROL AND TIME & ATTENDANCE: IrisID's iCAM 7000 Series Iris Access Technology and Integrated Biometrics Fingerprint Technology.
ID PRINTERS: The latest ID Printers from HID Fargo, Datacard, Zebra, Magicard, Nisca and Evolis.
VISTOR MANAGEMENT SOLUTIONS: Visitor management systems from PassagePoint, EasyLobby, and Jolly.
MOBILE ID VERIFICATION: Mobile verification using: Driver's Licenses, Passports, TWIC, PIV, and CAC Cards as well as Iris ID's TD100 mobile iris authentication.
ACCESS CONTROL SOLUTIONS: Access solutions from: HID (Featuring the New HID SE Readers and Cards), Isonas, IrisID, and Integrated Biometrics.
SECURE SIGN-ON: Logical Access Solutions from: HID Navigo & ActivIdentity, and Gemalto.
We look forward to seeing you in Las Vegas.
ColorID will be hosting a web presentation for the Higher Education market on "Migrating to Contactless Technology: What You Need to Know in 2013", Wednesday February 27, 2013 at 2:00 pm EST (additional dates to follow).
If your campus is thinking of migrating from mag stripe or prox cards to contactless smart cards; you know there are many decisions to make before you place your first order. Which technology, what manufacturer and what type of applications do I need to consider? We will focus on the factors you need to consider in order to make the right decision.
David Stallsmith will be presenting, and he is a regular speaker at NACCU and other campus card conferences and has helped individuals and groups at hundreds of universities, hospitals and government agencies understand card technology.
Topics in the presentation:
Encoding Magstripes 101
Knowing what you can encode onto your magstripe may be the most difficult part in the encoding process. Magstripe encoders are readily available and in the identification world the ID Badge printer is the device that manages this; however desktop and handheld swipe encoders are also a popular choice. ID Badge printers utilize an ID Software program for encoding however the desktop and handheld encoders usual come with a software that allows you to set parameters to what it is you're encoding.
What can I encode?
The following is an illustration of what a 3 track magstripe allows us to encode onto it. The same parameters are accurate in the event you are using a 1 track or 2 track magstripe.
Check out this article on biometrics in the education world located here at University Business website.
ColorID's employees worked together during the 2012 holiday season to give back to the local community. Here is a quick overview of a few programs we helped coordinate and give back to!
Angels & Sparrows Soup Kitchen:
CORNELIUS, NC - December 4, 2012 - ColorID, for the 7th consecutive year continues its support of the Canadian Campus Card Conference (CCCC) held at the University of Guelph, November 27th - 29th. As a Silver Sponsor, ColorID also contributed to round table discussions on Card Technologies and exhibited in the vendor exhibit hall. Danny Smith, ColorID's Executive Vice President stated, "We are excited to once again be a part of the CCCC. ColorID is proud of our continued efforts to support campus card associations throughout Canada, the US and Europe. Our participation allows us the unique opportunity to share our expertise of the very latest campus card solutions and technologies. ColorID has a large number of university customer partners in Canada and we appreciate the camaraderie the CCCC afforded us."
About CCCC - The CCCC (Canadian Campus Card Conference) is the Canadian arm of NACCU, an association that specializes in the campus card transaction industry. CCCC is dedicated to providing high quality educational sessions, resources, services and tools that focus on how institutions across Canada can grow and improve their campus card programs. Conference attendees get the opportunity to network with their peers from across the country, develop partnerships, and learn about the latest innovations, technologies and trends that are affecting our industry.
ColorID has been following the recent developments behind EMV (Europay, MasterCard & Visa) migration in the US. Over the past year, American Express, Discover, MasterCard and Visa have announced their plans for moving to an EMV-based payments infrastructure in the U.S. We'll keep you posted on how migrating from our current mag stripe to a contact/contactless payment method will affect you and your cardholders. The following are facts from the timeline and mandates:
Fall of 2011, Visa issued a plan to accelerate the migration to contact chip and contactless EMV chip technology in the U.S. EMV technology will help prepare the U.S. payment infrastructure for the arrival of Near Field Communication (NFC)-based mobile payments by building the necessary infrastructure to accept and process contactless chip transactions. Not only will chip technology accelerate mobile innovations, it is also expected to enhance payment security through the use of dynamic authentication. Chip technology greatly reduces a criminal's ability to use stolen payment card data by introducing dynamic values for each transaction. Even if payment card data is compromised, a counterfeit card would be unusable at the point of sale (POS) without the presence of the card's unique elements. By eliminating static authentication, there is a reduction for the value of stolen cardholder data, benefiting all stakeholders.
Visa's plan includes merchant incentives to upgrade to EMV & Contactless chip-enabled terminals, requirements for acquirer processors to support chip acceptance and the introduction of U.S. liability shift policies.
As such 3 dates have been set by Visa and they have been backed by MasterCard, American Express and Discover.
October 2012: Waive Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) compliance validation requirements to encourage merchant investment in contact and contactless chip payment terminals. Will also require acquirer processors to ensure that their systems support dynamic data acceptance (i.e., chip) and will institute a domestic and cross-border counterfeit liability shift.
April 2013: Will require U.S. acquirer processors and sub-processor service providers to be able to support merchant acceptance of chip transactions no later than April 1, 2013. This is the only mandate that Visa has introduced into the US market, as Liability shift is not considered a mandate. Chip acceptance will require service providers to be able to carry and process additional data that is included in chip transactions, including the cryptographic message that makes each EMV transaction unique. Will provide additional guidance as part of its bi-annual Business Enhancements Release for acquirer processors to certify that their systems can support EMV contact and contactless chip transactions.
October 2015: Plans that effective 1 October 2015, the U.S. will be included in the Global POS Liability Shift Policy, which will apply to all issuers and merchants' acquirers in the U.S., with the exception of transactions at Automated Fuel Dispensers (AFDs). Transactions made at AFDs will be excluded from the liability shift for a period of two (2) years due to the challenges faced by the petroleum industry in upgrading terminals to accept EMV chip cards. Similarly, effective 1 October 2017, transactions made at AFD terminals will be included in the Global POS Liability Shift Policy.
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