South Carolina State University Launches Wearable Contactless Payment to Higher Education and Alumni Market
Atlanta GA – September 6, 2019
The South Carolina State University (SCSU) system in conjunction with the SCSU Advancement Foundation announced its partnership today withSquare1Flex™ (“SQ1 Flex”), the leading provider of event and community security reloadable cashless solutions, to provideitsSquare1Flex Enablement Platform™ for higher education campuses and systems.
The students, alumni, and faculty will leverage the wearable, physical contactless card, and mobile app backed by an FDIC insured account allowing for direct deposit, ACH, and peer to peer transfers for secure frictionless global payment, on or off campus. The Square1Flex Enablement Platform™ enables both the user and the institution to stay connected via a complete branded solution at the tap of a wrist with university logos and colors emblazoned on the wearable, physical contactless card, and the mobile companion application. Granting members the tools at their fingertips to access and manage their accounts with any iOS or Android smart device.
In the future, additional features of the Square1Flex Enablement Platform™ may be implemented at the university system to address such use cases as physical (dorms, facilities), logical access (secure websites, classes, exams), and event management leverage state-of-the-art biometric security.
“With today’s combined announcement, the Square1Flex Enablement Platform™ is introduced to the South Carolina State University System”, states Isiah Reese, CEO of Speak 2 Me Communications LLC and Board Vice-Chairman for the South Carolina State University Advancement Foundation. “We are living in an e-commerce era where time, security, and mobility are critically important in our daily life routine and the adoption of wearable devices is embedded in our daily lives. The economical Square1Flex Enablement Platform™ is packed with configurable functionality enabling organizations and institutions to engage and better know their students, vendors, faculty, and alumni. As a proud graduate of South Carolina State University, I am so excited about the rollout to students, faculty, staff and our Alumni across the globe, as an example of truly being an SCSU Bulldog Innovation University. The Square1Flex solution allows my alma mater to engage its students and alumni in a way it’s never done before via a wearable device, mobile wallet, and a physical contactless enabled debit card. This has replaced my wallet and will simplify fiscal responsibility for students and alums of all ages.”
“Square1 Flex is excited to enrich the South Carolina State University community with the Square1Flex Enablement Platform™ configured for higher education campuses and systems” states Jim Kidd, CEO of Square1 Flex. “With its adoption of the cashless Square1 Flex platform, South Carolina State University creates a safer campus environment while promoting more social commerce opportunities at the campus and in the surrounding community. The Square1 Flex platform and brings industry leading mobile security based on Fintech solutions to the University system. Square1 Flex is proud to partner with the SCSU Advancement Foundation leadership team on this initiative as one of the ways to support need-based scholarships.”
The SCSU emblazoned wearables are expected to be available for purchase in the coming weeks. Stay tuned on where and how to get yours!
Square1 Flex Enablement Platform™ is comprised of the industry leaders in payments, security, and user applications. The Square1 Flex platform provides invaluable metrics to measure existing sponsorships and partnerships while driving new and exciting revenue streams. Find out more at https://www.square1flex.com/
About South Carolina State University
Since 1896, South Carolina State University has maintained a legacy of excellence in education. We have been home to generations of scholars and leaders in business, military service, government, athletics, education, medicine, science, engineering technology and more. Located in Orangeburg, S.C., SC State was founded as a land grant college with a mission of providing education and service to the citizens
of the state. In its first century, SC State was a leader in education and continues to lead the way into
the next century.