California colleges adopt smart cards
- By Dan Caterinicchia, Dan Caterinicchia
- Mar 14, 2000
A handful of California's higher education institutions have recently signed
long-term agreements with CyberMark, a supplier of smart cards and e-commerce
solutions for closed campus environments.
Smart cards offer a more secure environment for authenticating the identifications
of students and faculty via the Internet when compared with traditional
magnetic stripe cards, said Douglas Currie, the company's western regional
The cards also enable electronic money applications that can be used on
or off campus instead of cash.
The Los Angeles City College school districts, Kern County Community College
district, the Pasadena Community College system, the University of California
at Riverside and the Foothills De-Anza Community College district recently
began to use smart cards. All five school systems contain more than 15,000
students and the Los Angeles City College's nine schools serve more than
More information on CyberMark is available at the company's Web site, www.cybermark.com.