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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.
ColorID joined the National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO); an organization representing more than 2,500 colleges, universities, and higher education service providers across the country and around the world. NACUBO specifically represents chief business and financial officers through advocacy efforts, community service, and professional development activities. ColorID is a member of many organizations in the higher education community and NACUBO is a great fit with ColorID's main focus on Identification, Transaction and Biometrics for higher education campuses. Learn more about NACUBO here.
HID has released a new reverse transfer printer called, "the FARGO HDP8500". It is being classified as an industrial ID printer for extended-run, high throughput and issuance identification printing. The HDP85000 is suited for large government ID card programs, laborious service bureau conditions, as well as any demanding university and large enterprise environments.
The printer has a solid metal case along with precision-engineered interior components to create a stable printer environment that operates reliably over continuous runs. The HDP8500 is loaded with features that maximize card yields like the ability to offer multi-card processing capabilities, 400-card input hopper capacity, accessible card path and graphical touch screen interface. These features are all designed to ensure continuous production, even in the most demanding environments.
ColorID has tested the new HDP8500 printer and although the unit is large and heavy due to the metal construction the print speeds, multi-functional printing and print quality are very impressive. After testing, we agree and confirm that this printer would be ideal for large output card offices and service bureaus. Standard reverse transfer printers are usually made from plastic internal parts that give way over time whereas the HDP8500 contains metal construction and thus should last many more card prints.
To learn more or schedule an onsite demonstration of the new HID HDP8500 by Fargo, contact ColorID today.
Here are a few specifications on the new unit =
ColorID supports European Campus Card Association at 10th anniversary.
CORNELIUS, NC - June 5, 2012 - ColorID, LLC recently participated in the 10th annual European Campus Card Association (ECCA) Conference, held at Lund University in Lund, Sweden. Danny Smith, ColorID's Executive Vice President led and participated in both an educational presentation session during the ECCA conference, 'Card and Printing Technologies, Trends and Developments' as well as being part of the global panel expert discussion on 'International Workshop on Campus Card Systems - Advancing into the Future'.
The annual ECCA conference has become the most important campus card conference in Europe. The event is aimed specifically at European higher education institutions that are interested in campus card technologies and identification systems. Seminars and workshops are held covering all aspects of card-based systems.
Sinead Nealon, Secretary General of ECCA stated, "The European Campus Card Association (ECCA) very much appreciates the participation of ColorID at our 10th Annual Conference which attracted delegates from all over Europe and worldwide. The European Campus Card Association continues to become a stronger association each year and the past 10 years have been a huge success in terms of the association's growth and development. ColorID has played an important role in this development of ECCA and of Campus Card systems in Europe. Since the foundation of ECCA in 2002, ColorID has presented at the Annual Conference each year. Our conference schedule this year included a very well attended presentation on 'Card Production & Printing' presented by Danny Smith. The availability of the expertise and knowledge of the ColorID team to our European Universities/Colleges is hugely important to us and is much valued by ECCA".
ColorID's Executive Vice President Danny Smith stated, "We are extremely pleased to continue to support ECCA and its annual conference for the last 10 years. The fellowship and open exchange of ideas and information is an invaluable benefit to the development of card programs throughout Europe. Each year we welcome the opportunity to share our insights and expertise on card technologies and card issuance solutions. ECCA, has done a tremendous job developing the European Education Connectivity Solution (EECS). They are successfully moving towards their goal of creating a standardized, interoperable campus system that will facilitate student mobility across Europe".
Thank you for those who visited ColorID at the 2012 NACCU conference in Seattle! We had a lot going on this year including our customer appreciation Event, our first scavenger hunt, three product and technology presentations and all our new products in our booth (including the CardSmith transaction system and our biometric products).
Our "Sunday Night Fever" customer appreciation event was a hit with over 200 attendees! We have put together avideo of the event, capturing some of the highlights of the evening and we look forward to seeing you next year:
All the winners of the scavenger hunt prizes have been notified so if you have not heard from us then "maybe next year is your year".
Again, thank you for attending this year and we look forward to seeing you next year in Orlando.
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