Student ID programs offer a fine example of multifunctional ID cards in action. With a range of applications available, schools can not only implement programs to identify students and faculty, but also make everyday operations on campus more efficient.
ID programs vary depending on the needs of the school. At the most basic level, student ID cards can be simple, single-sided monochrome cards used just to identify students. For more advanced applications, dual-sided cards with encoded information are equipped with the ability to perform multiple functions.
ID card programs can be fully integrated into virtually all aspects of student life from access to dormitories and other on-campus buildings to eating in dining halls and using vending machines and other eateries around campus. Other applications include checking out books from the library, keeping track of attendance, access to sporting events, and more. The multiple functions of student ID cards increase security and functionality.