May 14, 2020
PHOENIX, AZ, May 14, 2020 -- Meeting the needs of mobile-savvy students, Transact Campus Inc. today launched the availability of Transact Mobile Credential for Google Pay. First announced in early 2020, students, faculty, and staff can now use their Android mobile phones to easily access facilities and make contactless payments on and around campus.
“Launching Transact Mobile Credential for Google Pay allows us to meet the needs of our students, faculty, and staff by providing a convenient, secure solution for making mobile payments on campus,” said Kendell Rohrbach, Campus Card Manager at South Dakota State University. “Implementing solutions like this contributes to our university’s vision to be recognized for high value, innovation and bold impact.”
Using Transact and third-party NFC-enabled reader hardware, universities can facilitate a variety of mobile ID transactions at dining halls, athletic facilities, libraries, campus events, bookstores, laundry rooms, as well as off-campus locations where student IDs are accepted.
“A critical next step in our journey towards a mobile-first environment was ensuring we could equally serve all of our constituents,” said Charley Kneifel, Senior Technical Director in the Office of Information Technology at Duke University. “With the release of Transact Mobile Credential for Google Pay, we can now offer our Android users the campus-wide Mobile DukeCard experience they have been asking for.”
Sixteen institutions have committed to rolling out Transact Mobile Credential for Google Pay, including Arkansas State University, Chowan University, College of Coastal Georgia, Duke University, Georgetown University, Hamilton College, Johns Hopkins University, Marshall University, Maryville University, Mercer University, Roanoke College, St. Edward's University, South Dakota State University, Temple University, The University of Alabama, and University of New Brunswick.
“We are continually innovating to help schools meet the expectations of students for frictionless, secure transactions, and the launch of Mobile Credential for Google Pay is another exciting example,” said Jeff Staples, Senior Vice President, Market Development, Transact. “Additionally, with the changing reality of campus operations being impacted by COVID-19, the ability to issue credentials remotely is vital. Our credential lifecycle management system makes remote issuance of mobile credentials a simple process for students and clients alike.”
In addition to Transact’s robust credential lifecycle management, Transact’s Mobile Credential for Google Pay leverages NXP® Semiconductor’s secure MIFARE 2GO cloud service, designed to manage digitized MIFARE product-based credentials. The service enables scalability across all compatible Android NFC-enabled phones and now gives students convenient mobile access to campuses.
“We are excited to work with Transact and open up contactless access to campus services across universities in the US,” said Josh Woodward, Director of Product Management for Google Pay US. “Starting today, students, faculty and staff can add their ID card to Google Pay to enter secured areas such as labs, classrooms and dorms, borrow books from the library as well as pay for lunches and other essentials in a seamless and secure way.”
To learn more about Transact Mobile Credential for Google Pay, please visit https://transactcampus.com/
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 www.transactcampus.com