Campus Card Timeline
1990 - 1994
A Chronological Summary of Key Campus Card Industry Events, Pioneers, Vendors and Institutions Over The Past 50 Years
Robert C. Huber, CMC, CPCM
Campus Card Business Consultants
DataCard Corporation (Minneapolis, MN) and Marriott Corporation (Bethesda, MD) install their co-developed “All-in-One-Card” card access system, using smart card technology, at Queens College (Charlotte, NC), Loyola College of Maryland (Baltimore, MD), and Hamline University (St. Paul, MN).
Florida State University (Tallahassee, FL) becomes the first public university to link their campus card (“Seminole ACCESS”) with a financial institution (i.e., bank).
The strategic alliance between HARCO Industries Inc. and The CBORD Group Inc. is dissolved.
DANYL Corporation (Moorestown, NJ) and DEBITEK Inc. (Chattanooga, TN) form a strategic alliance to develop and market the “ALLCARD” card access system (“Off/line”).
The CBORD Group Inc. (Ithaca, NY) and Synergistics (Natick, MA) form a strategic alliance to provide a Door Access interface.
DataCard Corporation introduces its first “portable” black & white digital imaging card production system.
National CacheCard Company (St. Louis, MO) is founded to develop campus card systems – using smart card technology.
CCV Systems (Toronto, ONT), a provider of campus card systems (“Off/line”), becomes ITC Systems – under the leadership of Campbell Richardson.
Advanced Network Technologies (Waco, TX) develops and installs its first “ICAM” (Integrated Campus Management System) access system (i.e., “On/line” magnetic stripe technology) at Baylor University (Waco, TX).
Special Teams Inc. (Brookings, SD) upgrades its card access system to utilize magnetic stripe technology (i.e., from bar code).
HARCO Industries Inc. (Phoenix, AZ) introduces its new “OPTIM 9000” access system – which utilizes a UNIX© platform.
Griffin Technology Inc. (Rochester, NY) upgrades its “VALI-DINE” system to include operator “menus” (i.e., replacing string commands) and LAN communications.
Duke University expands their DukeCard office to a 24/7 operation.
The federal “Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act of 1990” (i.e., commonly referred to as the Clery Act) is enacted – requiring colleges and universities to provide their campus crime statistics and related security policies to students, faculty, staff, and prospective students and their families upon request.
Hughes Identification Devices (Irvine, CA). HID is formed, formerly a subsidiary of Hughes Aircraft Corporation – founded in 1932 by aviator and philanthropist Howard Hughes.
Robert Huber Associates (Scottsdale, AZ), founded by entrepreneur, campus card pioneer and certified business consultant, Robert C. Huber, CMC, CPCM, becomes the first known "Vendor Independent" business consultancy to assist colleges and universities, and educational, healthcare and corporate campuses with all aspects of campus cards, technology, systems, vendors and implementations.
The strategic alliance between DataCard Corporation (Minneapolis, MN) and Marriott Corporation (Bethesda, MD) to install their co-developed “All-in-One-Card” card access system (i.e., using smart card technology) is dissolved.
Diebold Inc. (Canton, OH), a provider of electronic security systems since the 1940’s secures exclusive marketing rights for “ICAM” systems by Advanced Network Technologies (Waco, TX).
N.A.C.C.U. (National Association of Campus Card Users) is formed to provide a forum and educational resource for colleges and universities with campus card programs.
DataCard Corporation (Minneapolis, MN) introduces its first “portable” color digital imaging card production system.
Florida State University (Tallahassee, FL) changes the “Seminole ACCESS” card name to the “FSU Card”.
Northwestern University (Evanston, IL) becomes the first private university to link their campus card (“WILD Card”) with a bank.
CapCard Inc. (Madison, WI) is founded, under the leadership of Peter Livingston, as a consortium of campus credit unions with interest in linking to campus card programs.
The University of South Florida (Tampa, FL) becomes the first public university to link their campus card with a credit union.
DANYL Corporation (Moorestown, NJ) introduces smart card technology.
DataCard Corporation (Minneapolis, MN) closes its Smart Cards & Systems Division.
The CBORD Group Inc. (Ithaca, NY) introduces its “Omni ACCESS” system.
ITC Systems (Toronto, ON) establishes ITC Systems (USA) Inc.
NPD & Associates (Newtown Square, PA) and Roth Systems Inc. (Lancaster, PA) form a strategic alliance.
Riverview Systems Ltd. (Grand Rapids, MI), founded in 1984 by Rick Rabe, introduces its “CampusOne System” (i.e., magnetic stripe technology) at the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point, Moravian College, and the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse.
N.A.C.C.U. (National Association of Campus Card Users), founded in 1993, holds its first annual conference on February 13-15, 1994 in La Jolla, CA – attended by representatives from nearly 50 colleges and universities.
CapCard, founded in 1993 by Peter D. Livingston as a consortium of campus credit unions, holds its first annual conference on June 10-12, 1994 in Las Vegas, NV – attended by representatives from nearly 30 campus credit unions.
HARCO Industries Inc. (Phoenix, AZ) is purchased by AT&T Inc. (Ann Harbor, MI) and becomes AT&T CampusWide Access Solutions.
DEBITEK Inc. (Chattanooga, TN) is sold to GiroVend Holdings LLC (London).
Florida State University (Tallahassee, FL) forms the Card Application Technology Center to manage the “FSU Card” and offer seminars on campus card programs.
Griffin Technology Inc. (Rochester, NY) begins to sell its campus systems (i.e., previously rented to schools since 1970’s).
DANYL Corporation (Moorestown, NJ) introduces a line of OEM “On/line” card readers to campus card system providers.
MBS Systems Inc. (Columbia, MO), founded in 1981 as a textbook supplier, introduces its first campus card access system at the University of California – Santa Barbara.
ITC Systems (USA) (Atlanta, GA) installs its first “On/line” card access system at Georgia Military College (Milledgeville, GA).
NPD & Associates / Roth Systems Inc. (Newtown Square, PA) introduce the “WinAmecs One Card System” – which utilized a Windows© platform.
The CBORD Group Inc. (Ithaca, NY) and Sensormatic (Miami, FL) form a strategic alliance to provide a Door Access interface.
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