Take part in the Consortium, Tel-U Ready to Retain the Smart Card Technology
GOWA, TEL-U – Rector of Telkom University (Tel-U), Prof. Ir Mochamad Ashari, MEng, PhD, said that he is determined to take control of smart card technology, ranging from the manufacture of a card reader, to the application. “So that we do not continue to use imported technology,” he said.
This statement was conveyed by Rector at the inauguration of Smart Campus and Smart Card Workshop on the campus of the Faculty of Engineering, University of Hasanuddin, Gowa, Wednesday (30/11).
According to the Rector, nowadays, approximate 10 billion devices connected to the Internet. But in 2020, or four years to come, is expected to reach 50 billion devices. “We can see how much potential this country is. Thus, since the consortium was formulated as early as 2015, we are determined to retain technology, “he said.
The plan, the end of the 2016’s, Smart Card Consortium Indonesia will issue a prototype of smart card which will be implemented in four campus. This smart card can be used for various needs such as recording the attendance of students and lecturer in the classroom, in the cafeteria payments, tuition payments, accessing library facility until the develop of the chip.
University of Hasanuddin, Makassar officially launched the smart campus concept for daily life. Smart Campus concept was launched by the Vice Rector IV Planning, Development and Cooperation Affairs University of Hasanuddin, Prof. dr Budu, PhD.
According to him, the implementation of smart campus is one tangible result of the cooperation undertaken by Indonesia Smart Card Consortium which was supported by the National Research Council (DRN) and get funding from the Ministry of Research and Higher Education (Kemenristekdikti). In practice, the smart campus based on the online network system.
According to him, the implementation of smart campus include the use of a smart card on it. “Good in the teaching process, management, libraries, and others,” he said. Therefore, after the launch of the smart campus, also held a Smart Card workshop as a form of socialization and prepare the human resources with the new upcoming system.
Indonesia Smart Card Consortium of four universities and five companies. Fourth colleges it is Telkom University (Tel-U), Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB), University of Indonesia (UI), and the University of Hasanuddin (UNHAS). While the five companies involved, PT Industri Telekomunikasi Indonesia (PT Inti), PT Xirka Silicon Technology, PT Data Aksara Matra (PT DAM), PT Inti Bangun Sejahtera (IBS), and PT Versatile.
Chairman of the Smart Card Consortium Indonesia Suhardi said that during the four campuses consortium members are already implementing smart cards on their respective campuses. “But this consortium is not to replace existing smart cards, but to develop what has been already applied at each campus,” he said. (PR / RAF)