Monthly Archives: December 2011

New contactless payment options have been introduced in London’s popular O2 Arena to help alleviate long lines. This new option, used at more than 250 payment terminals across the arena, is designed to help visitors make small purchases quickly without the hassle of waiting in line.

Before creating the new payment system, O2 did some important research. They found that 75% of electronic transactions (those made with a credit or debit card) at concession stands were under £15. Those purchases commonly include drinks at bars and restaurants, merchandise, and parking. By allowing purchases that cost under £15 to be completed with a simple tap of a smart card, the long lines common to the busy arena may be a thing of the past.

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New York University is updating their old swipe machines to more secure electronic card readers. This move, along with new student ID cards, is helping the university to provide increased safety and convenience to students and staff.

With the old system, students were required to swipe the magnetic stripe on their ID cards to enter buildings. The new security program started this summer when the university announced they would issue new smart cards to students. Now students can use their new contactless smart cards to gain access with a simple wave of the card. The new card readers have been installed in several buildings across campus, and will soon be installed in all buildings. Even the international campus buildings, including those in Abu Dhabi and Florence, have been updated with the new technology.

Secure ID cards and card readers are an essential part of keeping students safe on campus. Shop our selection of access control cards to start your program today.

At Mercyhurst College in Pennsylvania, students and staff are saving money and time with a new print management system. The system, which included new printers, software, and ID card functionality, reduced the total number of printers from 565 to just 80 and cut unnecessary printing by 30 percent.

The new multifunctional printers are designed to work with student and staff ID cards. When a user sends a print job to the queue, it is held there until the user authorizes the print. By swiping their ID card at the print station, users are able to see all pending documents and delete any unnecessary or duplicate prints. With this reduction in printing, the school has also been able to decrease the price of each black and white or color document.  By tying the printers to users’ ID cards, documents are kept safe from accidental deletion by other users or mistakenly being thrown out. Students and staff can easily load more print credits onto their cards on two cash-to-card devices on campus.

Mercyhurst’s new print system saves students money and allows them to work wirelessly from any computer or laptop on campus with the swipe of a card. These multipurpose ID cards have benefits all over the small campus, and are used for meal plans and dorm access along with printing credits. has a wide range of systems available for schools. Shop ID Card Systems today.

Now is the chance to save big on some of our most popular ID accessories. Through the end of December selected lanyards, reels and badge holders are an additional 20% off.

Lanyards, reels, and badge holders are great options for carrying, protecting, and displaying your ID cards and badges. Available in a wide selection of colors you can customize the look of your ID program.

The additional 20% off offer is valid only on selected lanyard, reel, and badge holder purchases made between December 1, 2011 and January 2, 2012. Enter the code DIDDEC11 at checkout to apply the discount. For complete details view the Promotions page.