Tallahassee, Florida – Stony Brook University (SBU), part of the State University of New York (SUNY) system, will implement a smart card system at Stony Brook University, Health Science Center, Hospital and the Long Island State Veterans Home. ID card production with the new system began October 12, 2001. SBU, the Center, Hospital and Veterans Home upgraded from a magnetic stripe ID card and will use the cards for identification, dining services, library, banking debit card and improved security.
“We are very excited to upgrade our campus ID card to provide an improved, integrated carding system that offers many features and new opportunities for our University,” says Richard Mann, SBU Vice President of Administration.
Beginning in April 2002, CyberMark will assist SBU with a mass-carding event. More than 35,000 students, faculty and staff will receive smart cards during the event. The campus plans on using a variety of smart cards to fulfill various campus applications and services. The microprocessor chip on the card ranges in memory size from 1K to 4K to provide applications such as stored value and remote door access.
“We are proud to add the SBU community to CyberMark’s family and are excited about the future possibilities of their card program,” says Al Gilligan, Vice President of Marketing and Customer Relations at CyberMark. “The way they are using different levels of smart cards to fit the unique layout of the four locations shows the true flexibility and expandability of this technology.”
In the near future, SBU will enter into a relationship with Teacher’s Federal Credit Union (TFCU) to expand the services offered in the card program. Cardholders will be able to access bank accounts through TFCU with the campus card. In addition, CyberMark will integrate the new card program with SBU’s existing dining services.
The University and medical locations benefit from CyberMark’s marketing agreement with SchlumbergerSema, which will provide the cards, readers and advanced technology. Included in this technology are photocopiers, vending and laundry machines that will accept the new smart cards around campus, the Center, Hospital and Veterans Home. Stored value will be available using Cash-to-Card machines conveniently installed at all four sites.
CyberMark is one of the leading providers of smart card technology in North America with installations in Higher Education Institutions, Corporate Facilities, Automobile Dealerships, Retail Centers and Event Venues. Based out of Tallahassee, FL, CyberMark’s experienced personnel have been working with identification card systems for decades and are experts in all methods of ID card management, distribution, printing, marketing, implementation, system customization, application development and systems integration.