Sunday, January 08, 2006

New student card

UWA is introducing a new magnetic student card. The metal chip is replaced with some kind of magnetic embedded in the card. All the access control devices are changed to non-contact card readers too.
The new system is a lot more convenient and the card won't wear out as fast. Because we don't have to slot the card into the card reader anymore, just place it close to the card reader and a pleasant beeping sound will acknowledge access granted.

It's good time for a change because my old student card is worn out and almost torn in the middle.

Here's the old card and new card comparison

And the stylish new card reader


Anonymous said...

Hey, that sounds kind of like the Octopus card that we used to get around the MTR (suwbay system) in Hong Kong. It's really convenient.

Tzu Yen said...

Ya, Transperth is implementing it soon too.
You got a good blog too. :D