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Heartland Payment Systems Secures 15 New Colleges And Universities For Campus OneCard

Posted On: 8/14/2012

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TAGS: vending, vending machine, payments, cashless payments, multifunctional payment and access card, Heartland Payment Systems, Campus OneCard System, contactless, magnetic-stripe campus ID card, Peter Drew

PRINCETON, NJ -- Heartland Payment Systems' campus solutions division said it has signed 15 new colleges and universities for its Campus OneCard System.

Heartland's OneCard is a multifunctional contactless or magnetic-stripe campus ID card, which can serve as an FDIC-insured, prepaid card that works like cash and an access-control instrument. It can be used for secure housing access, as well as dining, vending, laundry, printer, copier and bookstore purchases.

The Campus OneCard System has four user-friendly Android and Apple iOS mobile applications that allow students, faculty and staff to use their mobile devices for on-campus purchases, and to access and manage their OneCard accounts.

The higher education institutions that recently signed on for Heartland's management system and multifunctional ID cards are New York's College of Mount Saint Vincent, Dutchess Community College, Hagerstown Community College, Marist College, Monroe College and Texas's Northeast Lakeview College, along with Northwest Vista College, Palo Alto College, St. Philip's College and San Antonio College. Also on board are Louisiana's Northwestern State University, Georgia's Southern Polytechnic State University, Tennessee's Trevecca Nazarene University, and Pennsylvania's University of the Sciences and Waynesburg University.

"Each college and university utilizes our Campus OneCard System solution to meet the needs of its individual campuses, students and/or staff," said Peter Drew, vice-president of sales for the Heartland division that oversees campus solutions. "Whether they chose functionality related to security and housing access, dining/vending, or more, OneCard makes it easier for all users to manage their day-to-day school-related needs and responsibilities while on campus."

In the past two years, Heartland acquired School-Link Technologies Inc., a privately held provider of K-12 school nutrition and POS products, along with LunchBox, Comalex Inc. and MySchoolBucks.com. Last month, the payments-processing giant acquired LunchByte Systems Inc., a school foodservice back-office management and point-of-sale company. | SEE STORY