Transact Announces New Integrations for Student Safety as Pandemic Continues to Impact Campuses
Latest innovations include contactless technology integrations – Starship Delivery Robots and Panasonic Smart Food Lockers and Apex Order Pickup Solutions
PHÉNIX, October 06, 2021– (BUSINESS WIRE) – As college campuses change their operations in response to the ongoing pandemic, Transact, the leader in innovative identification and payment solutions for a connected campus, continues to develop and release solutions technologies for the benefit of students, teachers and health and safety staff. Today, Transact announced three new software integrations with Apex Order Pickup Solutions and Panasonic Smart Lockers, which provide automated and contactless order picking solutions for foodservice and retail, and with Starship – a mobile technology and an autonomous robotic platform that enables rapid and cost effective delivery and delivery of green food and products.
“Our team is dedicated to providing solutions to the rapidly evolving needs of college campuses,” said Erica Bass, vice president of product management at Transact Campus. “These system integrations will help alleviate overcrowding in some high-traffic parts of the campus, provide students with additional food service options, and provide a safe delivery option for those who may need to isolate or relocate. quarantine. We are committed to putting student safety at the forefront of everything we do at Transact. “
Transact’s integration with Starship’s app and robotic delivery platform allows users to order at any Starship partner restaurant or store and deduct funds through Transact’s closed-loop payment system. . Transact is currently installing systems for up to 10 colleges and universities. New and existing Transact customers will be able to easily activate this feature and integration is already available on some campuses.
“While our robots were making deliveries long before the start of the pandemic, they have never been more important than they are today, making life a bit easier, especially in environments such as college campuses,” said Chris Neider, Senior Director, Business Development, Starship. . “The integration with Transact’s payment system makes ordering food much easier for students – they can use the funds they have already allocated to campus expenses.”
Transact also worked with Panasonic to develop a closed-loop payment integration with Panasonic’s Smart Food Locker solution. Higher education campuses that deploy these locker systems offer simplified food collection facilitated by a QR code or PIN code. This contactless ordering and collection process allows students to receive their food without queuing or interacting with restaurant or dining room staff. With heavy foot traffic around campus, Panasonic’s Smart Food Lockers are a solution to reducing overcrowding during peak hours when social distancing is a top priority.
“Life on campus is getting busier and colleges and universities are looking for solutions to help students streamline their days. The integration of Transact’s payment solution with Panasonic Smart Food Lockers allows students to order and collect their food at their convenience, ”said Eric Symon, vice president of the Center for Business Process Innovation, Panasonic System Solutions Company of North America. “Our Food Smart Lockers house enclosed, temperature-controlled environments to help reduce cross-contamination for certain food allergies and restrictions while keeping food at optimum freshness – hot or cold. We are delighted to be working with Transact to deliver this. catering solution simplified for students so they can spend more time discovering the important aspects of campus life. “
Transact has developed a similar closed-loop payment integration with Apex Order Pickup Solutions. Each of these integrations allows students to use their campus card funds to make purchases through the provider’s system or app. In addition to their convenience, these partner solutions are secure – they keep payment information confidential and ensure that goods reach their intended recipient.
“Colleges and universities continue to look to Apex for advice on how to deliver streamlined contactless pickup solutions that meet the specific needs of their campuses,” said Mike Rizzo, Director of Growth for Apex Order Pickup Solutions. “We believe our innovative solution, paired with Transact’s payment capabilities, provides students with rapid digital options that will not only survive the pandemic environment, but also allow campuses to better serve their communities in a more transparent manner. future. Contactless pickup is a long-term trend that will continue to evolve over the next several years. “
For more information or to schedule a demonstration of Transact’s campus solutions, visit www.transactcampus.com. Follow Transaction on Twitter and LinkedIn and join the conversation.
Transact is the leader in innovative payment solutions for a connected campus. Its highly configurable, mobile-centric campus technology ecosystem simplifies the student experience across the spectrum of student life. Transact’s offerings include integrated solutions for payment of tuition and other student expenses, multipurpose campus IDs, and on-campus commerce. With a long-standing reputation of serving the education community, Transact is proud to help millions of students each year with its innovative products and solutions. For more information, visit www.transactcampus.com.
About Apex Order Pickup Solutions
Apex is a leading global provider of self-service automated pickup solutions for foodservice, retail and B2B e-commerce. The Apex Heated Pickup Station received the 2019 Kitchen Innovations Award from the National Restaurant Association. Apex contactless order picking solutions are used in more than 4,000 restaurants, foodservices and retail stores around the world. Apex is headquartered in Mason, Ohio. For more information, visit www.apexorderpickup.com.
About Panasonic System Solutions Company of North America
Panasonic System Solutions Company of North America, a division of Panasonic Corporation of North America, provides breakthrough technology solutions that deliver personalized experiences to drive better results, for our customers and our customers’ customers. Panasonic designs and manufactures reliable, flexible and reliable products and solutions to help create, capture and deliver information of all types, especially where, when and how it is needed. Panasonic’s comprehensive suite of business solutions for government and commercial enterprises of all sizes covers unified business communications, mobile computing, security and surveillance, retail point of sale, office productivity, audio systems and visuals (projectors, screens and digital signage) and professional video production. To learn more and explore Panasonic professional products and solutions, visit: https://na.panasonic.com/us/food-service-systems.
About the spaceship
Starship Technologies revolutionizes deliveries with autonomous robots. The robots are designed to deliver food, groceries and parcels locally in minutes. Delivery robots have traveled millions of kilometers and made more than 1.6 million autonomous deliveries around the world. They drive autonomously but are watched over by humans who can take control of them at any time. Starship was founded by Ahti Heinla and Janus Friis (chief architect and co-founder of Skype) and Alastair Westgarth is the CEO.
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