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Introducing UBand™: A Revolutionary Multi-Use Campus Access Solution

IDenticard, a market leader in the production of identification and security products, today announced the release of UBand, a new product set to revolutionize the way contactless technology is used on college campuses.

UBand is a silicone wrist band with a built-in MIFARE Classic® 1K chip that allows it to be used for all MIFARE Classic 1K applications. UBand is of particular relevance on college campuses due to the variety of uses for MIFARE Classic 1K technology. UBand can be used for dormitory or classroom access, payment at campus dining locations, printer authorization in campus libraries and more. With the capability to perform multiple functions, UBand is an ideal supplement to an existing campus card or “one card” solution.

“UBand helps consolidate a number of processes for students and faculty alike, eliminating the need for multiple cards with attachments,” said Katelynd Boles, Product Manager for Cards and Credentials at IDenticard. “Instead, UBand sits comfortably on the wrist and is ever-present, increasing the ease of student purchases while decreasing the likelihood of loss or theft.”

UBand wristbands

Available in 20 colors and three sizes, UBand can also be custom-printed with text or a graphic. With these options, UBand can be customized to feature a school’s colors and logo, making it an excellent tool for increasing brand recognition and school spirit.

UBand has already been successfully implemented for both access and contactless payments at Mohawk College in Hamilton, Ontario, where college staff are finding students eagerly receptive to UBand’s comfort and convenience.

“The feedback has been overwhelmingly positive,” said Troy Heath, the Executive Director of Business Development and Retail at Mohawk College, about the implementation of UBand. “The ease and convenience of the wristband makes everyday tasks like paying for coffee and accessing rooms exciting. No more worrying about where your purse or wallet are when everything you need is on your wrist.”

UBand is a unique, attention-getting product that has also been well-received both by businesses on campus that are accepting One-Card payments and by Mohawk College students. Since becoming available, UBand has been generating plenty of buzz around the Mohawk College campus, creating additional sources of revenue for the college.

“Students are already asking when they can buy their wristbands to access the rec center and not worry about having their card on them,” said Heath.

For more information on UBand, please visit our UBand page or contact Katelynd Boles, Product Manager for Cards and Credentials at IDenticard, at 978-439-3109 or via email at katelynd_boles(at)bradycorp(dot)com.

MIFARE is a registered Trademark of NXP B. V.

IDenticard has been a leader in the manufacturing of identification and security products for more than 40 years. A division of Brady Corp (NYSE: BRC) with offices in both the United States and Canada, IDenticard is proud to serve over 22,000 customers around the world, including federal agencies, hospitals, universities and multiple Fortune 500 companies. IDenticard's mission is to offer unparalleled sales, service and support to all of our customers.

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