Category Archives: Card Industry News

G&D Integrates with Otono to Reduce Cost and Accelerate Installations of eSIM Management Solutions

By | March 1, 2017

G&D integrates with Otono to reduce cost and accelerate installations of eSIM management solutions MUNICH, GERMANY (March 1st, 2017) – Giesecke & Devrient (G&D) is teaming up with Otono Networks to simplify and drastically reduce the cost of deployment of eSIM solutions for carriers around the world. The partners have now combined the G&D eSIM Management platform and… Read More »

Israel – Knesset approves making biometric ID cards mandatory

By | February 28, 2017

Final version of law will obligate citizens to put facial recognition information in national database, but not necessarily fingerprints The Knesset on Monday passed a controversial law that will obligate all Israeli citizens to obtain biometric ID cards, with their personal information being stored in a national database. Proponents of the law say it is necessary to prevent… Read More »

G&D and Caixabank give away operative wristbands for contactless payments among MWC visitors

By | February 28, 2017

Barcelona, February 28, 2017 – Giesecke & Devrient (G&D), in collaboration with CaixaBank, will distribute wearable wristbands for contactless payments among MWC 2017 attendees. The wristbands, manufactured by G&D, are lightweight, submersible and ergonomically designed. These certified by Visa devices have an initial balance to be used in shops in Barcelona and worldwide There will be 936 million… Read More »

Kuwait – New e-Passport Meets International Standards – Ministry of Interior

By | February 28, 2017

KUWAIT Feb 28 (KUNA) — Kuwait’s new electronic passport (e-passport) complies with the highest international security standards. the Ministry of Interior (Mol) announced on Tuesday. In a press conference. the Mol’s Undersecretary for Citizenship and Passport Affairs Major General Sheikh Mazen Al-Jarrah Al-Sabah said that the ministry has begun issuing the e-passports to coincide with the country’s national festivities.… Read More »

Smart Card Alliance 2017 Payments Summit Keynote Speakers to Give Deep Dive into EMV, Mobile, IoT, Transit Payments

By | February 28, 2017

Highly-anticipated payments event heads to Orlando in March, early registration discounts available through March 4 Princeton Junction, N.J., February 28, 2017 – What are the latest trends in U.S. payments? What is the status of the U.S. EMV migration? What does the future hold for mobile and contactless payments? How will the Internet of Things (IoT) impact the… Read More »

Continued Progress On Dual Interface Biometric Payment Card Highlight Zwipe’s Q4 Update

By | February 28, 2017

OSLO, NORWAY– 28 February 2017, –Zwipe shared 2016 fourth quarter business highlights this week as part of its investor presentation hosted by Carnegie Norway, a prominent Nordic investment bank. Zwipe has continued to make progress on testing, product expansion and market development in all three product verticals, Payment, Access Control and ID solutions. With a focus on preparing… Read More »

IDEX and Card Tech launch biometric dual interface Smartcard programme with top-tier card integrator

By | February 28, 2017

Oslo, Norway – 28 February 2017 – IDEX, a leading developer of advanced fingerprint solutions for mass markets, has received initial orders from Card Tech, a company focused on creating innovative and user friendly security solutions on cards. The order is for IDEX’s next generation touch fingerprint sensor, which enables secure authentication in standard contactless and contact cards. IDEX… Read More »

Gemalto accelerate IoT innovation with new rapid prototyping tool

By | February 28, 2017

Mobile World Congress, Barcelona, February 28, 2017 – Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO), the world leader in digital security, is introducing a rapid prototyping tool that will speed and simplify the creation of new Internet of Things (IoT) applications. The Cinterion® Connect Shield development board utilizes the popular and highly accessible Arduino¹ design environment, and features an intelligent modem chipset optimized… Read More »

GigSky chooses Gemalto to enable seamless connectivity for devices around the world

By | February 28, 2017

Mobile World Congress, Barcelona, 28 Feb, 2017 – Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO), the world leader in digital security, will supply GigSky with its On-Demand Connectivity (ODC) services on a GSMA1compliant embedded SIM (eSIM) with remote management capabilities. Devices enabled with these eSIMs will allow end-users to choose short-term data plans across the globe. GigSky offers mobile connectivity solutions for… Read More »

NTT DOCOMO uses AirOn eSIM management solution from Giesecke & Devrient for its IoT services driving IoT deployments

By | February 27, 2017

NTT DOCOMO uses AirOn eSIM management solution from Giesecke & Devrient for its IoT services driving IoT deployments Munich (Germany), February 27, 2017 – Giesecke & Devrient is supplying NTT DOCOMO, INC. with its AirOn eSIM management solution for IoT applications. AirOn v3 is based on the latest GSMA v3.1 specification and allows carriers to deploy new and… Read More »

UK – New UK passport “likely to become a defining symbol of Britain’s new identity”

By | February 27, 2017

Marcus Fairs | 27 February 2017 How do you design a passport? How do you prevent forgeries? And why do they all look the same? Following the launch of our Brexit passport design competition we spoke to Julian Payne, creative director at the world’s biggest producer of passports and banknotes. Payne heads a design team of 22 people… Read More »

Lenovo Sets Stage for New Mobility with Smart, Connected Devices & Services

By | February 27, 2017

BARCELONA — Feb. 27, 2017: Lenovo today announced an ecosystem of devices and services that support the new era of mobility and represent how today’s users are demanding solutions that bridge connectivity, hardware and user-centric design. Lenovo is introducing a new device portfolio at Mobile World Congress 2017 that spans nearly all mobile form factors for the ultimate… Read More »

Giesecke & Devrient and Huawei OceanConnect cooperate on marketing and deployment of global Internet of Things (IoT) ecosystem

By | February 27, 2017

27-Feb-2017 |  Munich,  Germany Munich (Germany) – G&D and Huawei have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to join forces for global marketing and deployment of Internet of Things (IoT) solutions. Under the terms of the agreement G&D is providing its AirOn eSIM management solution to integrate with Huawei’s open OceanConnect IoT ecosystem. The combined solution provides seamless connectivity… Read More »

The J P Morgan Chase & Co Analysts Give Infineon Technologies AG (IFXA) a €18.00 Price Target

By | February 26, 2017

  J P Morgan Chase & Co set a €18.00 ($19.35) target price on Infineon Technologies AG (ETR:IFXA) in a report released on Monday morning. The firm currently has a buy rating on the stock. Other equities research analysts also recently issued research reports about the stock. Credit Suisse Group set a €17.50 ($18.82) target price on shares… Read More »

Safran: 2016 annual results

By | February 24, 2017

Objectives met or exceeded, further operational progress in 2016 Smooth entry into service of LEAP, transition on track Strategic milestones: closing of launcher JV with Airbus, ongoing sale of Security activities and planned acquisition of Zodiac Aerospace 2017-20 Financial ambition re-affirmed   Paris, February 24, 2017  All figures in this press release represent adjusted[1] data and continuing operations,… Read More »

OT Confirms Its Leadership in eSIM with the World’s First GSMA Security Accreditation in the Consumer Space

By | February 24, 2017

February 24, 2017 05:07 AM Eastern Standard Time COLOMBES, France–(BUSINESS WIRE)–OT (Oberthur Technologies), a leading global provider of embedded security software products, services and solutions, has successfully achieved the GSMA Security Accreditation Scheme certification (SAS-SM) for its eSIM subscription management solution for consumer devices at its European data center. OT thus becomes the first player worldwide to obtain… Read More »

Barclaycard signs new bPay partnerships to embed contactless payment technology in watches and jewellery

By | February 24, 2017

February 24, 2018 Barclaycard has agreed two new partnerships that will see its bPay payment technology embedded into high street jewellery and watch brands, expanding the range of wearable devices that can be used to make contactless transactions in the UK. The agreements are designed to complement bPay’s proprietary range – which comprises a wristband, fob, sticker and… Read More »

New German Passport to Boast Enhanced Security Features

By | February 23, 2017

February 23, 2017 Germany’s Interior Ministry has released details of a new passport to be released on 1 March. A statement by the ministry on 23 February noted that the new safety features included in the travel document will “secure the high international reputation of the German passport”. Speaking at presentation of the new passport, German Minister of the Interior,… Read More »

DOCOMO Develops eSIM Platform for Consumer Devices

By | February 23, 2017

TOKYO, JAPAN, February 23, 2017 — NTT DOCOMO, INC. announced today a new eSIM Platform that will enable companion consumer devices embedded with subscriber identity modules (eSIM), including tablets and wearables, to connect to mobile networks through remote provisioning of the profile DOCOMO will launch the eSIM Platform, as well as a variety of compatible mobile devices, this… Read More »

Alaskan Tribe Upgrades for More Secure ID Control

By | February 23, 2017

February 23, 2017 The Central Council of the Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska (CCTHITA) is a federally recognised tribe and they were looking to upgrade their ID card system to meet their new requirements and to make the system more secure.  With over 30,000 enrolled tribal citizens eligible to receive a citizenship identification (ID) card the… Read More »