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The student ID card from the cloud

Currently, about 18,000 students are enrolled at the University of Siegen. In order to save administrative work with this large number of students, the management of the university decided to cooperate with us. (Photo: University of Siegen)

Automation and personalization via application
The student ID card of the University of Siegen is called USi-Card. The card includes the name, matriculation number and a portrait of the student. It combines numerous functions. For example, the USi-Card can be used for the library, as a semester ticket, as a payment medium at the printers and as a student ID. Unlike usual, there are no card printers at the university. In addition, no server hardware is required for the application. This saves costs and reduces the workload on staff. The university has a student database in which all enrolled students are recorded. From this database, data is reconciled with our cm6 software. This is cloud-based and works as a personalization application. All data required to produce a card is automatically compiled here. All non-relevant data is not used to ensure the highest data protection requirements. The software results in a high degree of automation.

ÖPNV Ticket – always up to date
If the student needs a semester ticket, the necessary data is prepared by cm6 and sent to Deutsche Bahn (DB). Based on this data, DB generates the electronic travel authorizations for the student and returns this file to cm6. The application now assigns a ticket to each individual matriculation number and transmits the information to an external company, which produces the tickets, encodes them, and sends them to the student by mail.

On public transport buses and trains, the valid public transport ticket is checked electronically by the ticket inspector. If the student’s entitlement to travel expires and the public transport entitlement is thus withdrawn, the ticket inspector always has the current data on his mobile monitoring device. The data transmission is of course exclusively encrypted.