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Zwipe Gets New Distribution Ally in North America

By | January 16, 2017

Zwipe has a big new ally in its distribution efforts. The fingerprint recognition specialist has announced that Identification Systems Group, a North American association of identification system sellers, has introduced Zwipe products to its network.   The organization is over three decades old, over a hundred offices across the US, and more than 500 sales personnel “with local… Read More »

Simulity Joins SIMalliance as Strategic Partner

By | January 16, 2017

16 January, 2017 – SIMalliance, the non-profit industry association which simplifies aspects of hardware-based device security, has announced Simulity Labs Ltd (Simulity) as its latest Strategic Partner. With headquarters in Bangor, Simulity specialises in embedded communications software and related server-based applications, connecting millions of devices globally.  Its mature range of SIM and over-the-air (OTA) application provisioning platforms service… Read More »

De La Rue to acquire DuPont Authentication

By | December 12, 2016

December 12, 2016 De La Rue plc (“De La Rue” or the “Group”) today announces that it has agreed to acquire the Authentication business of DuPont Electronics & Communications (“DuPont Authentication” and “DuPont”, respectively) for a cash consideration of $25m. DuPont Authentication is a leading global producer of photopolymer holographic films and 3D holograms and associated software. Its technology… Read More »

MeReal Biometrics named Fintech Rising Star at India FinTech Awards

By | November 29, 2016

November 29, 2016 MeReal Biometrics was declared a Fintech Rising Star at the India FinTech Awards 2016 held in Mumbai on November 26. The India FinTech Awards were launched in August 2016 to discover India’s most innovative fintech companies who would be able to showcase a well-executed working product and not just ideas. IFTA 2016 is organized by… Read More »

Chinese province Shandong chooses Evolis systems for the instant issuance of millions of financial social security cards

By | November 29, 2016

Angers, November 29, 2016 – Evolis, the worldwide leader in personalization systems for plastic cards, has been selected by the Social Security department of the Chinese province Shandong for the personalization and instant issuance of multifunctional plastic cards. The cards are co-branded by the Shandong social security authorities and six Chinese banks and combine a debit card with… Read More »

Matica acquires Problem Solved to broaden secure issuance proposition

By | November 10, 2016

Germany, MUNICH, 10 November, 2016 – Matica Technologies AG, a worldwide leading vendor for financial and secure ID card issuance systems, is very pleased to announce its acquisition of Problem Solved. This will complete the company’s campaign to provide best in class software and hardware for the North American instant issuance market. Problem Solved is a family-run organization,… Read More »

Linxens Acquires Smartrac’s Secure ID & Transaction (SIT) Division

By | November 4, 2016

PARIS, November 4, 2016 /PRNewswire/ —   Acquisition marks a transformational step in the development of Linxens    Diversifies its product range in RFID antennas and inlays    The new group will generate more than €500 million in revenue and employ 3,500 people worldwide    LINXENS, a global leader in the design and manufacture of micro-connectors for smart… Read More »

ASK and Paragon Group enter into a memorandum of understanding with a view to the merger of ASK with Paragon’s Identification Division

By | October 26, 2016

The main shareholders of ASK(2) (Euronext Paris – FR0011980077 – ASK), a specialist in secure “contactless” solutions destined for the Identity and Transport markets, and Paragon Group Ltd.(3), announced that they have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to combine their activities in the field of identification solutions. The agreement provides for the contribution by Paragon to ASK of… Read More »

ABnote™ group rebrands as American Banknote Corporation or ABCorp™

By | October 21, 2016

Stamford Connecticut, USA – October 21, 2016 – Today American Banknote Corporation announced that it has consolidated its regional brands under the single global brand of American Banknote Corporation or ABCorp to more seamlessly present the broader global organization, its products and solutions capabilities. In announcing the new branding Mr. William (Bill) Brown CEO of American Banknote Corporation… Read More »

Exceet Sells Card Business

By | September 30, 2016

Luxembourg, 30 September 2016 – 06:30 p.m. – exceet Group (“exceet”) signed today a sales and purchase agreement in regard to the divestment of its ID Management & Systems (“IDMS”) segment. IDMS has been acquired through a Management-Buy-Out (MBO) by Mr. Robert Wolny (COO IDMS) and Mr. Ulrich Reutner (former CEO of the Group). The shares of exceet… Read More »

Zwipe and Hitachi High-Technologies Announce Partnership

By | June 20, 2016

 OSLO, NORWAY and TOKYO, JAPAN – 20 June 2016– Zwipe, a global leader in biometric identification technologies, and Hitachi High-Technologies Corporation, Hitachi Group’s trading company (TSE: 8036, Hitachi High-Tech) –  today announced a partnership agreement. The framework agreement is outlining commitments for commercial and technical cooperation including sales and distribution rights for the full product portfolio of Zwipe’s… Read More »

De La Rue Seeks Acquisitions as it Looks to Become ‘One-Stop Shop’

By | May 24, 2016

anknote printer De La Rue is on the hunt for acquisitions as it seeks to move beyond its core business of making currency for 140 nations and official documents such as passports. Posting annual results, chief executive Martin Sutherland said the company was “keeping a weather eye for bolt-ons in technology around identification and verification systems” with an aim of becoming… Read More »

Fit Pay Completes $3.1M Seed Funding Round

By | February 4, 2016

San Francisco, Calif. – (February 4, 2016) – Fit Pay, Inc. today announced the closing of $3.1M in seed funding led by Giesecke & Devrient (G&D), a leading supplier of mobile security products, software and solutions to banks, mobile network operators, and OEMs. Fit Pay has developed a payment enablement platform that allows wearable device manufacturers to seamlessly… Read More »

Surys Is The New Name For Hologram Industries

By | November 17, 2015

HOW DO YOU CREATE CONFIDENCE? We begin with science: a limitless source of fundamental and incorruptible foundations. We seek new ways to transform scientific breakthroughs into innovative solutions in the service of security. We refine these solutions with our end-user understanding and bring them to life through our engineering and project management and thanks to our long-term relationships… Read More »

SecureID Launches Smart Card Manufacturing Plant In Lagos

By | January 19, 2015

The commissioning of the SecureID smart card manufacturing plant happened today. The plant is the first EMV-certified smartcard manufacturing plant in Sub- Sahara Africa. So, you may be worrying what this means. This means that we now have a local manufacturing plant that will be responsible for the production of 200 million smartcards on an annual basis. The… Read More »