3 reasons to consider upgrading ID technology

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Between menu planning, budgets and the myriad other concerns FSDs face, it’s easy to overlook the simple ID and/or cash cards issued to diners. But making the choice to upgrade technology can unlock the potential of these once-humble cards: They can be room keys, event tickets and, perhaps most importantly, a needed additional layer of security.

That’s the future of student IDs at the University of Notre Dame, which will switch from magnetic strip cards to chip-based ones in August 2017. “Traditionally, the ID cards have been used as point-of-entry access for dining operations,” says Notre Dame Director of Campus Dining Chris Abayasinghe. “But they’re about to be a lot more.”

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