Identification technology from LEGIC Identsystems Ltd was responsible for security within the grounds of the University of St. Gallen in Switzerland, site of the 39th St. Gallen economic symposium. Participants from more than 70 countries attended the three-day conference.
LEGIC multi-application technology allowed different applications to be combined on a single card and enabled the participants to move around the university grounds easily and safely.
After identification and registration at the entrance, visitors could use their identification badge at the administration terminals to sign up for the symposium lectures and workshops. Waiting times were avoided thanks to the fully automated processes.
“Opportunities for further use of the cards, such as keys for electronic lockers or a medium for social networking functions among the participants, are currently under consideration,” said Arjun Muralidharan, IT strategy director for the St. Gallen symposium.
The symposium has been conceived, planned and organized by the university’s International Students’ Committee since its inception almost 40 years ago.