PHOENIX, AZ – December 13, 2022 – Transact Campus, (“Transact”) the award winning leader in innovative mobile credential and payment solutions for a connected campus, today announced that the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT) is launching Mobile Credential, the powerful Transact interface for contactless student ID. The technology will provide students, faculty and staff with access to an NFC-enabled, secure, mobile-centric campus environment with credentials that can be loaded on any leading personal smart device for effortless, campus-wide access privileges and transactions.
SAIT is the second leading institution in Canada, and the first in the province of Alberta, to introduce this highly secure and convenient technology. Transact is notably the first mobile credential solution provider to offer native near-field communication (NFC) contactless mobile IDs, leveraging billions of smartphones, wearables and other devices for users worldwide. Since its launch, the Transact Mobile Credential has been adopted by nearly 80% of eligible users on client campuses and has been used to process over $300 million in transactions.
“We are excited to offer our Mobile Credential solution to another great institution in Canada and look forward to introducing others to the power and convenience of mobile ID Solutions, Transact.” said Rasheed Behrooznia, vice president and general manager of Campus ID. “Implementation and adoption of Mobile Credential will significantly improve safety and security on campus and the SAIT launch is an important step as we continue our international expansion with Transact technology solutions in Canada.”
“SAIT is proud to be a leader in change and innovation, by partnering with Transact we are able to launch a mobile ID to the students and employees. Leading this project and improving the SAIT ID experience has been my main priority and I’m so thrilled to introduce this mobile solution to our institution,” says Karen Smith, Commercial Services at SAIT. “Mobile Credential will enable students, faculty, and staff to benefit from the convenience of having their ID card delivered to them over their mobile devices. I am looking forward to where the mobile ID can take our campus in the future.”
Established in 1916, SAIT was the first publicly funded technical school of its kind in North America. Today, SAIT is a global leader in applied education and research, serving more than 50,000 students annually. SAIT offers certificate, diploma, post diploma, apprenticeship and applied degree programs, baccalaureate degrees, corporate training and more than 1,000 continuing education courses as well as six dedicated and award-winning research areas. Curriculum and research at SAIT is developed through industry partnerships to ensure graduates and industry have the skills and knowledge required in the workplace. SAIT is honored to be selected by Mediacorp Canada Inc. as one of Alberta’s Top Employers for 2022, and to be ranked sixth in Research Infosource Inc.’s Top 50 Research Colleges in Canada for 2021.
Transact is the leader in innovative payment and mobile credential solutions for a connected campus. Its highly configurable, mobile-centric campus technology ecosystem simplifies the student experience across the full spectrum of student life and streamlines transactions for administrators, faculty, and staff. Transact offerings include integrated solutions for tuition, room and board, and commerce. Transact also provides solutions for multi-purpose campus IDs and stored value. With a long-standing reputation in the education community, Transact proudly serves more than 12 million students across 1,750+ client institutions with one connected experience. Transact solutions facilitate $45 billion in payments annually and have enabled more than 120 million contactless mobile wallet transactions and $200 million in mobile orders in less than three years. For more information, visit www.transactcampus.com.