The University of Tennessee at Knoxville has deployed a high-tech room reservation system that is integrated with its building access control system, so that one card can be used both to reserve rooms and to enter buildings on campus, CR80News reports. NetSimplicity, an Austin, Texas, provider of room and resource scheduling software, has installed its Meeting Room Manager solution to create an end-to-end room reservation system at the new James A. Haslam II Business building. The school needed a way for students to reserve rooms and get access to them without making a phone call, without having to carry a second student ID card, and without having to manage another account. The system integrates with UT’s Cardax door access system from Gallagher Security Management Systems. When a user logs onto Meeting Room Manager, the Cardax and Meeting Room Manager databases perform as if they were one. The system is used to manage rooms in several buildings but also can accommodate room scheduling and access control for additional parts of the campus as needed…

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