The on-the-spot University Smart Card (USC) customization sytem for first year students that was launched last year in Universidad de Murcia is now beeing used by twuelve universities that are developing this project in collaboration with Banco Santander through the División Global Santander Universidades.
Those universities are Alfonso X University, Cardenal Herrera - CEU, Complutense de Madrid, Cantabria, Valladolid, Oviedo, Pompeu Fabra, Pontificia de Salamanca, Salamanca, Santiago de Compostela en Castilla-La Mancha. Last two universities have already begun to issue the USC to their students using the on-the-spot system.
Until present year, the university students had to wait for his credential in average seven days, in the past the USC was sent to the student´s house or to university POIs, now with this new system the credential is made on-the-spot while the enrollment process and the student gets his USC immediately.
To customize the USC a digital picture of the student is captured using a tablet and saved in the university data base. This system is able to issue an active USC in three minutes.
This challenge supposes a world innovation in the USC issuance context, the aim for 2014 is to issue 40.000 University Smart Cards and this new service is expected to spread to all spanish universities where Banco Santander USC is being used.
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