Category Archives: Card Industry News

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 »

Entrust Datacard Provides Innovative Solution for Printing and Affixing Fully Customized Labels to Personalized Cards

By | October 20, 2016

THE NEW COLOR LABEL PRINTING MODULE FOR DATACARD® CARD ISSUANCE SYSTEMS AND THE DATACARD®CARD DELIVERY SYSTEM ALLOWS FOR PERSONALIZED, FULL-COLOR LABELS WITH HIGH RESOLUTION IMAGES TO BE AFFIXED INLINE MINNEAPOLIS—(Oct. 20, 2016)—Entrust Datacard, a leading provider of trusted identity and secure transaction technologies, today announced the release of the Color Label Printing Module for the Datacard® MX8100™, MX6100™Card… 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 »

SIMalliance Chairman Re-elected for 2016-17

By | September 28, 2016

28 September, 2016 – The Board of SIMalliance, the non-profit industry association which simplifies aspects of hardware device security to facilitate mobile services, has re-elected Hervé Pierre, to serve a third term as its Chairman. In this position, Hervé will continue to work alongside fellow Board representatives from Giesecke & Devrient, Oberthur Technologies, Safran Identity & Security, ST… Read More »

India: Centre to Implement e-Passports by Next Year???

By | September 27, 2016

Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 27 (PTI) The Centre will roll out chip embedded e-passports, which can be incorporated with passports so that the information can be verified electronically, in the first phase by next year. Minister of state for External Affairs V K Singh said here today that fully digital passports that could be even carried in mobile phones would… Read More »

Masktech – EAL5+ FOR MTCOS PRO V2.2 ON INFINEON SLE78CLX

By | September 1, 2016

September 01, 2016 – The German BSI has issued a new Common Criteria EAL 5+ certificate for MTCOS Pro on Infineon SLE78CLX M7820 V2.Generally, Common Criteria is a strict standard to validate a product’s security, design process, development environment, functionality, security handling, testing and documentation. MTCOS Pro has been developed, evaluated and certified in Germany. The country is… Read More »

Nepal – Govt to distribute 117,000 biometric IDs in next 18 months

By | August 17, 2016

KATHMANDU, Aug 17: The government has geared up its effort to distribute biometric national identity (NID) cards to as many as 117,000 citizens within the next 18 months. The National ID Management Center (NIDMC), which is under the Ministry of Home Affairs, had signed an agreement with a French company, Safran Identity and Security, on July 15 for… Read More »

Tony Ball Joins Entrust Datacard as Senior Vice President and General Manager of Identity and Access Management

By | August 2, 2016

August 02, 2016 10:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Entrust Datacard today announced that Tony Ball has been appointed to the role of senior vice president and general manager of Identity and Access Management. This newly created position will be reporting directly to Todd Wilkinson, CEO and president of the company, where Ball will be responsible for driving… Read More »

New CC EAL6+ Level Combi Smart Card for a Swiss Bank-issued cards

By | July 15, 2016

Samsung’s new CC EAL6+ level combi smart card enables robust, secure payment transactions for a swiss bank-issued cards. June 15, 2016 Samsung’s new combi smart card, T9MF, is built on 80nm embedded-flash process and offers very robust security level of CC EAL6+ (Common Criteria Evaluation Assurance Level), higher than the market-required CC EAL4+. Samsung is currently mass producing… Read More »

Pakistan – Global Laws on National Identity Cards

By | July 14, 2016

While it is advisable, and still not compulsory for the security-threatened Pakistani citizens to always carry the Computerized National Identity Card (NIC), which is issued at the age of 18, different countries have enacted varying laws in this context. Research conducted by the “Jang Group and Geo Television Network” by visiting the official websites of the worldwide Interior… Read More »

Morocco – ID Card to Replace Birth, Life, and Residence Certificates

By | June 23, 2016

Rabat – Thanks to the new National Electronic Identity Card known as CNIE, Moroccans will no longer need to present birth, life, citizenship, or residency certificates for official proceedings.   Mohamed Moubdie, Minister of Public Service and Administrative Modernization, addressed this during an interview with the Authenticity and Modernity Party (PAM) in an oral question-and-answer session on June… 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 »

SPS Validates ITW Brand Identity Division’s HoloLam Plus® for Dual Interface Transaction Cards

By | June 7, 2016

June 7, 2016 Following extensive testing performed by Smart Packaging Solutions’ (SPS) R&D Lab, ITW Brand Identity Division is proud to announce that its Premium and Advantage HoloLam Plus® full-face metallic and holographic laminates deliver EMV-like performance with dual interface transaction cards.   Chicago Heights, IL, USA and Rousset, France (PRWEB) June 06, 2016 Following extensive testing performed… Read More »

Entrust Datacard Appoints Ray Wizbowski Chief Marketing Officer

By | June 6, 2016

July 06, 2016 09:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Entrust Datacard today announced that Ray Wizbowski has been named Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) for the company. In his new role, Wizbowski is responsible for leading the company’s global marketing strategy, innovation and vision to drive accelerated growth and worldwide demand for solutions serving the payments, identity and security… 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 »

Mühlbauer Group Launches Instant Issuance Solution with SCP-I for Banking Cards

By | April 29, 2016

Mühlbauer moreover provides the comprehensive instant issuance solution MB XenoFast. The Mühlbauer Group has recently launched the new card personalization system SCP-I, designed for the instant issuance of banking cards. In combination with the software MB XenoFast, Mühlbauer provides a comprehensive solution for banks to issue new cards or replacements within only minutes, thus saving costs and increasing… Read More »

Gemalto Chosen to Deliver Ambitious New eID Program in Jordan

By | March 9, 2016

DUBAI, UAE – March 9, 2016 – PRLog — Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO), the world leader in digital security, was selected by Jordan’s Ministry of Information, Communication and Technology (MoICT) for the country’s ambitious new citizen ID program. Gemalto will supply the Ministry of Interior (MOI) – through OFFTEC – with its Sealys polycarbonate contactless eID cards along… Read More »

Zwipe Appoints New Chief Financial Officer

By | March 1, 2016

Norwegian biometric on-card security startup Zwipe has announced the appointment of a new CFO. Lisbeth Breum from private equity firm Herkules Capital will succeed Steffen Larsen, who takes up the position as Senior Vice President of Products. Breum begins in her new role 1 March 2016. “I am excited to join Zwipe at this pivotal time in the… Read More »