Category Archives: Card Industry News

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 »

FPC, Zwipe Announce Strategic Partnership in Biometric Smart Cards

By | February 23, 2016

Fingerprint Cards and Zwipe have entered into a strategic partnership, the companies have announced. It’s all about smart cards. Zwipe has developed a system integrating fingerprint scanning into a smart card form factor, and moreover one that has the capability to harvest energy from card reader terminals as it swipes via NFC. Originally designed to address the payments… Read More »

India – Government May Soon Offer SIM Cards to Tourists Arriving With E-Visa

By | February 5, 2016

Foreigners visiting India with e-tourist visa are likely to be given mobile SIM cards soon with the Home Ministry giving its in-principle approval to the proposal for promotion of tourism. The Tourism Ministry’s proposal was discussed by the Foreigners Division of the Home Ministry threadbare and given its nod as part of the larger goal of attracting more… 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 »

New Biometric Passports for the Maldives

By | January 28, 2016

DERMALOG, the biometrics innovation leader from Germany, has supplied the new biometric passports and IT system for registration and personalization of electronic passports to the Republic of Maldives. Additionally DERMALOG delivered a new border control system, including automatic gates and a high-speed AFIS (Automatic Fingerprint Identification System) to Maldives Immigration. The Maldives is the first country in the… 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 »

Photon Future Invests in Zwipe

By | October 15, 2015

Biometric card developer Zwipe has raised $5 million in equity funding from Photon Future Ltd., the company has announced. Photon Future is a subsidiary of Kuang-Chi Group, an investor in innovative technologies. In a statement acknowledging the investment, Zwipe CEO Kim Kristian Humborstad explained that it would help the company in “preparing to expand our global reach and… Read More »

Zwipe Banks $5M To Get Its Biometric Payment Cards To Market In Early 2016

By | October 14, 2015

Norwegian startup Zwipe, which is taking aim at payment card PIN codes and passwords with an embedded fingerprint reader technology to authenticate card payments, has closed a $5 million Series B funding round. The investment comes from Photon Future, a wholly owned subsidiary of Shenzhen-based high-tech holding group Kuang-Chi Group. The group is now Zwipe’s largest shareholder, with a 20… 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 »

MasterCard And Zwipe Unveil Credit Card With Fingerprint Scanner

By | October 18, 2014

MasterCard partnered with Zwipe to create the world’s first credit card that combines biometric authentication and contactless payment technology. Financial institution Sparebanken DIN of Norway conducted a live pilot of the Zwipe MasterCard over the last few months. For security purposes, the fingerprints of the user are stored in the Zwipe MasterCard instead of an external database. The biometric authentication technology built into the… Read More »

UK – Smart Card Unveiled For Norfolk Public Transport

By | March 28, 2014

A smart travel card for use on bus journeys and the park-and-ride scheme has been unveiled in Norfolk. Similar to London’s Oyster Card system, the Holdall card can be used on the park-and-ride in Norwich from 14 April when the system goes live. The council says it hopes to extend the card’s use to school and college transport… Read More »

3M Introduces Overt, Personalized Security Feature for ID Documents

By | November 19, 2013

ST. PAUL, Minn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–3M Identity Management introduces its newest innovation in overt security features for polycarbonate credentials—3M™ Laser Engraved Floating Image. With this proprietary technology, document issuers can incorporate strong and easily verifiable security features that are individual to the document holder, such as a “ghost” portrait, signature and birthdate. Personalized Security Feature Laser engraved floating images can… Read More »