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Multi-use campus access solution

By Canadian Security   

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IDenticard's UBand is a silicone wrist band with a built-in MIFARE chip that allows it to be used for all MIFARE applications. UBand is of particular relevance on college campuses due to the variety of uses for MIFARE technology.

UBand can be used for dormitory or classroom access, payment at campus dining locations, printer authorization in campus libraries and more.

With the capability to perform multiple functions, UBand is an ideal supplement to an existing campus card or “one card” solution.

“UBand helps consolidate a number of processes for students and faculty alike, eliminating the need for multiple cards with attachments,” said Katelynd Boles, Product Manager for Cards and Credentials at IDenticard. “Instead, UBand sits comfortably on the wrist and is ever-present, increasing the ease of student purchases while decreasing the likelihood of loss or theft.”

Available in 20 colors and three sizes, UBand can also be custom-printed with text or a graphic. With these options, UBand can be customized to feature a school’s colors and logo, making it an excellent tool for increasing brand recognition and school spirit.


UBand has already been successfully implemented for both access and contactless payments at Mohawk College in Hamilton, Ontario, where college staff are finding students eagerly receptive to UBand’s comfort and convenience.

“The feedback has been overwhelmingly positive,” said Troy Heath, the Executive Director of Business Development and Retail at Mohawk College, about the implementation of UBand. “The ease and convenience of the wristband makes everyday tasks like paying for coffee and accessing rooms exciting. No more worrying about where your purse or wallet are when everything you need is on your wrist.”

UBand is a unique, attention-getting product that has also been well-received both by businesses on campus that are accepting One-Card payments and by Mohawk College students. Since becoming available, UBand has been generating plenty of buzz around the Mohawk College campus, creating additional sources of revenue for the college.

“Students are already asking when they can buy their wristbands to access the rec center and not worry about having their card on them,” said Heath.

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