New England Conservatory introduced this week a multiapplication campus card program that makes the school virtually cashless, using technology from CardSmith LLC.
CardSmith, a Doylestown, Pa., vendor, said Monday that its transaction-processing platform and card program management service are driving the Boston school's Penguin Pass, closed-loop campus identification card program.
CardSmith also manages the program's technical and financial operations.
Conservatory students can use the card to make purchases at about 75 off-campus businesses in the area that participate in CardSmith's Campus Cash network.
The card also can be used at various campus facilities and services, including libraries, dining halls, laundry rooms and copy and vending machines.
Jacksonville University, in Florida, is also using CardSmith's campus card systems.