Category Archives: Card Industry News

OPTAGLIO Wins New Deals

By | March 7, 2017

OPTAGLIO has announced several new contracts for its anti-counterfeiting product, OPTAGLIO OVImage. According to the company, OPTAGLIO OVImage protects against counterfeiting and enables users to identify a particular document, even if it has been tampered with. OPTAGLIO says: “Security holograms are generally accepted as the strongest available anti-counterfeit protection measure. Imitation of advanced security holograms is impossible or… Read More »

CardLogix Introduces M.O.S.T. Card® C9 Series

By | March 7, 2017

Irvine, CA – March 7, 2017 – CardLogix Corporation, leading smart card manufacturer and software developer, announced today the newest addition to its flagship M.O.S.T. Card® C Series—M.O.S.T. Card C9. The M.O.S.T. Card C9 dual-interface microprocessor smart card is built on a single, CC EAL5+ certified silicon, computer chip that communicates to both contact and contactless readers to… Read More »

PostalVision 2020 to Host its 7th Annual Event

By | March 7, 2017

The PostalVision 2020 Initiative is hosting its seventh annual event this month where experts and executives will discuss postal issues. The event takes place on March 21-22, 2017, outside of Washington DC, here’s the company’s description of the event. Feeling the force of change? Doesn’t it seem like nearly everything is changing in this new millennium? From climate,… Read More »

A London Startup Building a Contactless Bitcoin Card has Raised £2.5 Million

By | March 6, 2017

LONDON — Bitcoin debit card provider Wirex has raised £2.45 ($3 million) to launch a contactless card that lets you spend the cryptocurrency. London-based Wirex has raised the money from Japanese financial services group SBI Holdings’s £215 million ($265 million) fintech venture capital fund, one of the world’s largest. Wirex, founded in 2014, offers cards that look and… Read More »

Magicard Signs up New Regional Sales Manager for Eastern Europe

By | March 6, 2017

Based in Latvia and with an extensive background in the payment card and banking industry, Sandis Puzulis has joined the Magicard global sales t eam with responsibility for Eastern Europe, including all the former Soviet Republics and the Baltic states. Sandis has extensive sales experience in IT, software, financial issuance and secure ID across Russia, CIS and Eastern… Read More »

OT Delivers a Full eSIM Solution for Windows 10 to Revolutionize Laptop and Notebook Connectivity

By | March 6, 2017

OT (Oberthur Technologies), a leading global provider of embedded security software products, services and solutions, today announced the availability of a full GSMA Consumer Phase 2 eSIM (embedded SIM) solution validated for Microsoft Windows 10. This solution is set to transform connectivity usage to the great advantage of laptop and notebook computer users, offering them wider coverage and… Read More »

OMA Emirates’ centralized card issuance solution to enable efficient and flexible services for QIIB

By | March 6, 2017

OMA Emirates Group, a provider of cutting edge technology for the payment industry has been contracted to provide a high-end in-house centralized card issuance solution to QIIB, a leading bank in Qatar. The deployment will entail a state-of-the-art EMV chip card issuance system with top of the range hardware and supported with the OMA Emirates’ suite of software… Read More »

Identifying Some 27 Million Ghanaians Biometrically

By | March 6, 2017

From Lawra to Aflao, Half Assini to Bawku, all over Ghana people will queue for an identity. Every person, regardless of age, gender, socio-economic status will document his or her personal details including name, date of birth, and contact information into a single database. You will scan your fingertips and take a picture. This picture will be synced… Read More »

Optaglio – Interest in “Document´s Fingerprint” is Growing

By | March 6, 2017

OPTAGLIO today announced several new negotiated contracts on its new product, OPTAGLIO OVImage which fully protects against counterfeiting and also enables to identify a particular document. The document can be identified even if it has been tampered.  Security holograms are generally accepted as the strongest available anti-counterfeit protection measure. Imitation of advanced security holograms is impossible or close… Read More »

India – Press Release: Personal Data of Individuals Held by UIDAI is Fully Safe and Secure

By | March 5, 2017

 Press Statement 05.03.2017 During the last few days, some news items and articles have appeared in various print and social media alleging breach of Aadhaar data, misuse of biometrics, breach of privacy, and creation of parallel databases etc. The UIDAI has carefully gone into these reports and would like to emphasise that there has been no breach to… Read More »

Kenya – IEBC to start register clean-up amid integrity queries

By | March 5, 2017

The integrity of the voter register has continued to face questions ahead of the August election even as the electoral commission seeks to start cleaning it up. However, it is a task that has a long history of controversy and this time may not be different. In January, the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) admitted that 78,000… Read More »

Indonesia – E-KTP Case Goes to Trial

By | March 5, 2017

The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) is set to reveal details behind alleged irregularities in the first court hearing in the electronic identity card (e-KTP) graft case on March 9 at the Jakarta Corruption Court. “We will deliver the facts that indicate irregularities in the e-KTP case, starting from budgeting procedure up to the alleged flow of funds to… Read More »

No One Can Forgery in Electronic National ID Cards Process: Baher

By | March 5, 2017

After Adjustment of the 6th Article of the Population Registration Act and adding of word “ Afghan” now Chief of the Identity and Digitalization of  Electronic National ID Cards Zemaray Baher said no one can forgery in Electronic National ID card process . Chief of the Identity and Digitalization of Electronic National ID Cards Zemaray Baher said, “There… Read More »

Evolis Launches Edikio

By | March 5, 2017

volis, the worldwide leader in plastic card personalization solutions, has developed three new all-in-one solutions for price labeling on plastic cards that meet the diverse needs of small, independent food retailers up to large retail outlets. No more hassles of illegible and unattractive labeling! With these office solutions for the design and printing of price tags, the retailer… Read More »

STMicroelectronics Announces Filing of its 2016 Annual Report Form 20-F

By | March 3, 2017

Geneva, March 3, 2017 – STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, announced that it has filed its Annual Report on Form 20-F for the year ended December 31, 2016 with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on March 3, 2017. The Company’s Form 20-F and complete audited… Read More »

Thailand – Don says e-passport stock won’t run out

By | March 3, 2017

Foreign Minister Don Pramudwinai on Friday reaffirmed that the e-passport issuance service will continue as usual despite earlier reports the ministry was set to run out of passports. Foreign Minister Don Pramudwinai on Friday reaffirmed that the e-passport issuance service will continue as usual despite earlier reports the ministry was set to run out of passports. “We have… Read More »

Details: Singapore’s new digital identity scheme

By | March 3, 2017

The Singapore Government is looking at three key features for its new digital identity system, Minister in charge of Smart Nation, Vivian Balakrishnan has revealed. “I have asked the team to look at three features in the short term,” he said in Parliament yesterday. “One, to include biometric elements; two, to enable encryption; and three, to have open… Read More »

Gemalto Full Year 2016 Results

By | March 3, 2017

Full year revenue of €3.13 billion with an acceleration in fourth quarter revenue growth Platforms & Services revenue exceeded €1 billion, a year ahead of the current multi-year development plan Company gross margin increased by +155 basis points, to 40.5% Profit from operations grew to €453 million with strong free cash flow of €318 million, leading to net… Read More »

UK – First UK ePassport Gates opened in Paris

By | March 3, 2017

The British Ambassador to France, Lord Llewellyn and the Director-General of Border Force, Sir Charles Montgomery opened the UK’s first overseas ePassport Gates on 2 March 201. In a ceremony at the UK’s border control at Paris Gare du Nord, the Ambassador hailed the positive changes the gates would bring to passengers. ePassport Gates use the latest technology… Read More »