Students Use Internet To Help With Laundry
Through May 15, Carnegie Mellon University is piloting eSuds, a Web-based laundry system, in three residence halls. If all goes well with the pilot, the system will be installed campuswide this August, just in time for the 2004-05 school year.
eSuds, which was developed by USA Technologies Inc., allows students to use the Internet to check whether machines in a specific laundry room are available, and how much time is remaining on each machine’s load. Students can sign-up for an email notification that tells them when their laundry is finished. In addition, students are able to activate the machines with a simple swipe of their student IDs.
During the pilot, about 700 students were able to use eSuds.
“The system’s great — very convenient, time-efficient and easy to use. The best thing? No more hassle with getting quarters,” said Stephanie Lo, a sophomore who was the first student to use eSuds.
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