Transact Campus, “Transact,” the award-winning leader in innovative mobile credential and payment solutions, today announced a partnership with Luxer One, a premium manufacturer of package management systems and smart contactless lockers, owned by ASSA ABLOY, the global leader in access solutions. This partnership will deliver a turnkey solution for on-campus package delivery, including hardware, software, installation, service, support, and package delivery company facilitation.
The Luxer One partnership addresses campuses’ desire for a versatile and secure package delivery system, enhancing the student experience by providing a reliable, around-the-clock package pick-up service. Use cases beyond package management include laptop and lab equipment exchange, library holds, bag and personal item storage, and pickups from the student bookstore. In addition, the partnership includes configurable integration with Transact Campus ID solutions, enabling students to access lockers using their Transact Mobile Credential or physical credential.
“At Transact, we are committed to transforming the campus environment into a place where innovation thrives and the campus experience is seamlessly connected,” said Rasheed Behrooznia, SVP and General Manager, Campus ID Solutions, Transact. “Our partnership with Luxer One not only provides a superior, frictionless student experience, but also strengthens the security and connectivity between students and client facilities.”
Prior to the partnership with Luxer One, students were constrained by limited package pick-up hours and had to endure long lines, or risk their packages being left unattended. Luxer One significantly reduces costs associated with staffing a mail room for extended hours.
“This collaboration represents a significant milestone for Luxer One as we continue to innovate and enhance our offerings for valued customers. By joining forces with Transact, we are combining our expertise and resources to revolutionize the way universities manage packages, item exchange, library orders, and even temporary bag storage. Together, we will deliver unparalleled convenience, efficiency, and security as a full campus solution. We are excited about the endless possibilities this collaboration brings and look forward to the incredible advancements we will achieve together,” said Josh Middlebrook, President, Luxer One.
The partnership will provide a secure, convenient, package delivery solution on Transact-enabled campuses which reduces the burden on administrative staff and enables efficient management of daily operations. In addition to the primary benefit of a frictionless student experience, this union also provides secure package delivery assurance, and reduces costs for campuses.
The COVID-19 pandemic has changed so much globally and made people much more aware of the need to limit potential exposure to viruses. Smart locker systems are one of the changes that came from efforts to reduce unnecessary contact between individuals and that trend is likely here to stay.
Smart lockers allow schools, universities and other educational entities the ability to deliver necessary equipment, technology and other resources to students without cramming them into a bookstore, classroom or other place to collect. Because of this burgeoning and innovative technology, storing personal belongings and picking up packages is easy and hassle-free now at schools across the globe.
Access the materials inside is seamless: students can use their student IDs or smartphones to access them. The lockers also eliminate the need for keys or codes, and some allow students to charge their phones or tablets in the lockers using a USB.
What is a smart locker?
Smart locker systems include a multipurpose unit of lockers, each with a touchscreen and battery backup, providing a constant power supply, with compartments in various sizes, that can be placed outdoors or in, whichever best suits the student community being served.
Here is an example of how they work. In the school library setting, for instance, a student requests materials from the school or its library system. Librarians, administrators, and educators then gather the resources and place them in a locker for the student, who receives a notification letting them know they can retrieve their order. Next, they receive a one-time code to get into the locker, pick up their order and get on their way, with no other contact.
Outside of the library setting, the process is similar. For example, it can also be initiated by school staff and technical support. If a device or laptop ever fails or needs repair, the student can create a ticket and exchange the technology or device through the lockers for service. Same for any assignments or conducting school-related business.
The lockers give students the freedom to pick up learning materials, laptops, or other orders at any time, which offers them a tremendous amount of flexibility in their learning schedules. In addition, because the locker systems are so durable, they protect whatever is stored in them.
Sparking campus modernization
Using these locker systems for more than just mail or package pickup benefits colleges, high schools, universities, and other educational institutions. Operations at many schools were halted during the height of the coronavirus pandemic, which led to issues for students trying to receive mail or packages. That is when the idea for smart lockers caught fire. They became problem solvers by transforming the delivery of goods to students.
Luxer One, the technology leader in smart locker solutions, announced today the successful implementation of a modular locker system for use with the student library at Cosumnes River College. With this installation, Cosumnes River College (CRC) becomes the first college in the Los Rios Community College District to benefit from Luxer One’s safe, no-contact method of picking up library materials.
Conveniently located in the Business and Social Science building, these smart locker systems will be available for to students and staff Monday thru Friday (7:30 am- 6 pm).
Management of a user base this broad is made possible because of Luxer Ones integrates seamlessly with CRC’s library management system (LMS) to provide in-depth tracking on every item that is exchanged via smart locker.
Students can request materials via the library’s website, prompting librarians to check items out of inventory and place them into the lockers for pick up. Once placed in the locker, students receive a notification directly to their phone along with a pickup code. This code enables students to unlock their textbooks or other library materials, completing the contactless pickup process.