Transact Wins Best-in-Market NFC Implementation Award from NFC Forum

Higher education company recognized for market-leading Mobile Credential innovation


PHOENIX, AZ (September 30, 2020) — Transact Campus Inc. has won the 2020 NFC Forum Innovation Award for the Best-In-Market NFC Implementation. The NFC Forum is the global standards-body for Near Field Communication (NFC) technology and its Innovation Awards recognize the development, deployment and use of state-of-the-art NFC products, services and applications worldwide. 

One of 15 finalists selected from 90 entries in five categories, judges awarded Transact for its market-leading innovation Transact Mobile Credential, which supports NFC-based student IDs natively for Apple Wallet and Google Pay. The company was recognized during an online awards ceremony on September 30, 2020.

“We’re thrilled to receive this NFC Forum award recognizing our decade-long journey to evangelize the benefits of NFC and showcase its power and utility through our first-of-its-kind Mobile Credential,” said Jeff Staples, Senior Vice President, Market Development at Transact. “Our mission continues to empower our clients to transform the student experience, and our NFC-enabled mobile student ID has been a game changer for them. Our clients have been with us every step of the way on this innovation and we share this recognition with them.”

Guided by a mobile-first philosophy, Transact is the first and only campus credential provider to offer native NFC contactless mobile IDs in both Apple Wallet and Google Pay. Transact Mobile Credential helps schools minimize lines and crowds to adhere to social distancing requirements and gives students a contactless and convenient way to transact with their student IDs on their phones for retail, dining, laundry, vending, ticketing, and more, plus contactless access control to residence halls and campus buildings.  Transact Mobile Credential is supported on all NFC-enabled Transact-manufactured reader hardware and third-party access control, vending, and printing readers that support NFC.

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About Transact

Through market-leading credential-driven transactions and privileges, and innovative payment solutions, Transact enables a connected experience across the spectrum of student life. We partner with institutions to deliver a mobile-centric, personalized student and family experience both on and off-campus. Our cloud platform and open APIs deliver mission-critical capabilities that support student success—facilitating meaningful student engagement and rich data for keen institutional insight. Transact is headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona and has served the education community for over 35 years. Visit

About the NFC Forum

The NFC Forum was launched as a non-profit industry association in 2004 by leading mobile communications, semiconductor, and consumer electronics companies. The Forum's mission is to advance the use of Near Field Communication technology by developing specifications, ensuring interoperability among devices and services, and educating the market about NFC technology. The Forum's global member companies are currently developing specifications for a modular NFC device architecture, and protocols for interoperable data exchange and device-independent service delivery, device discovery and device capability. Only member companies can participate in the Forum's certification program of NFC devices, readers and tags.