Category Archives: Products

OneAssist raises USD 18 million in Series C funding

By | June 23, 2017

OneAssist Consumer Solutions, a company that provides users insurance against credit card, smartphone and wallet thefts, raised USD 18 million in series C funding led by existing investors Sequoia Capital, Lightspeed Venture Partners and New York-based insurance provider Assurant. This round also saw the entry of a new investor, Moonstone Investments. “Our vision for OneAssist is to build… Read More »

IDEX launches breakthrough fingerprint sensor for contactless smart cards

By | June 23, 2017

Oslo, Norway, 23 June 2017 – IDEX, a leading developer of advanced fingerprint solutions for mass markets, launches a ground-breaking flexible, low power fingerprint sensor ready to be used in contactless cards operating with standard NFC terminals. The sensor has state of the art power management which supports biometric card operation without a battery. The sensor is specifically… Read More »

Workz launches new eSIM operating system

By | June 23, 2017

UAE-based mobile solutions vendor Workz Group has entered into a value-added reseller agreement with UK telecoms software company Simulty Labs covering the provision of commercial and technical support for Workz’s eSIM operating system and remote provisioning server. The agreement will pave the way for distribution of eSIM across the MEA and Southeast Asia, the companies said. With the… Read More »

SPS New “Hybrid 8” Module Revolutionizes Hybrid Contact / Contactless Card Embedding

By | June 22, 2017

ROUSSET, FRANCE (PRWEB) JUNE 22, 2017 Smart Packaging Solutions, a world leader in eID documents, introduces “Hybrid 8,” its new micro module, for hybrid cards with two chips: one contact and one contactless. The new Hybrid 8 module has exactly the same dimensions as SPS Dual 8 module used for dual interface cards that support contact and contactless… Read More »

Innolux to mass-produce world’s 1st flexible fingerprint sensors

By | June 21, 2017

AIPEI, Taiwan — Innolux Corp. (群創), one of the leading flat panel makers in Taiwan, said Tuesday that mass production of the world’s first flexible fingerprint sensors is scheduled to kick off in the third quarter of this year. Flexible fingerprint sensors are the result of cooperation between Innolux and Norway’s NEXT Biometrics Group ASA. The two partners… Read More »

Moving to Vertical EMV Cards: Advance Financial FCU

By | June 20, 2017

Schererville, Ind.-based Advance Financial Federal Credit Union announced last week that it began issuing a new Visa EMV debit card with a vertical orientation — a rebellious graphics-design maneuver highlighting some of the pros and cons of quite literally “upending” a long industry tradition of horizontal card design. “We wanted a new look that would take advantage of… Read More »

NEXT Biometrics Production Line Operational to Mass Produce Flexible Fingerprint Sensors with Partner Innolux; NEXT Collaborates with Customers on Smart Card Projects

By | June 20, 2017

OSLO, NORWAY–(Marketwired – Jun 20, 2017) – NEXT Biometrics Group ASA (Oslo Bors: NEXT) announced that NEXT is now operational with the world’s first volume production line to mass produce production-ready flexible fingerprint sensors with its production partner Innolux in Taiwan, reaching the milestone capability it previously forecast to achieve during the first half of 2017. The company… Read More »

Thailand – New KBank JCB Credit Card for Japan Enthusiasts and Travelers

By | June 20, 2017

TOKYO, June 20, 2017 – (ACN Newswire) – KBank and JCB International (JCBI), the international operations subsidiary of JCB Co., Ltd., have introduced the “KBank JCB Credit Card” to accommodate Japanese culture and lifestyles. A wide range of attractive privileges are offered, with first-year targets of 100,000 cards and spending of 2 billion Baht. Mr. Pipit Aneaknithi, KBank… Read More »

Gemalto and Dessmann enhance smart lock security with mobile convenience

By | June 19, 2017

Amsterdam, June 19, 2017 – Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO), the world leader in digital security, is enabling security and reliable connectivity for Dessmann’s new smart lock platform. The new solution from the global manufacturer of smart locks and safe boxes incorporates Gemalto’s Machine Identification Modules (MIM) and Secure Elements (SE), empowering users to lock and unlock doors with… Read More »

Romanian lender introduces contactless watch that works as banking card

By | June 15, 2017

Banca Transilvania, the second largest bank in Romania by assets, has launched a contactless watch working as a payment instrument that can replace the debit card in Romania or abroad. The BT contactless watch is the result of a collaboration with Swiss watch maker Mondaine, digital security & identification technology company Oberthur Technologies, and financial services provider MasterCard.… Read More »

MetTel Launches First IoT Single SIM

By | June 15, 2017

NEW YORK — The futuristic dream of the universal, invisible and always-on Internet of Things (IoT) is coming into view with the first SIM that intelligently roams to identify and automatically connect to the strongest signal globally, MetTel announced today. MetTel, a fast-growing communications provider for businesses, has launched IoT Single SIM which ensures the best possible connectivity… Read More »

Payfone Secures Patent for First-of-Its-Kind SIM Swap Fraud-Fighting Tech

By | June 14, 2017

NEW YORK, NY (June 14, 2017) – Payfone, the leader in mobile identity authentication for digital channels, announced today that it has secured a patent for a first-of-its-kind technology that thwarts SIM swap scams, one of the fastest-growing types of fraud plaguing consumers today. Payfone’s newly patented API-based solution detects and prevents SIM swap fraud by leveraging the… Read More »

Telit and Tele2 Introduce Telit simWISE – a Module-Software Embedded SIM Technology

By | June 14, 2017

New module-software embedded SIM technology significantly reduces time to market, complexity, and total cost of ownership  London, June 14, 2017 – Telit and Tele2 global enablers of the Internet of Things (IoT), today announced the introduction of Telit simWISE, a first-of-its-kind cellular module-embedded technology. The new technology can act as a replacement or complement for manufacturers of cellular-connected… Read More »

ICC Solutions releases the updated INTERAC U.S. Test Suite

By | June 13, 2017

ICC Solutions is delighted to announce the release of the updated INTERAC U.S. Test Suite, hosted on the industry leading ICCSimTMat test tool platform, which has been fully tested and registered by Interac Association. This test suite enables Acquirers, VAR’s, ISV’s and Merchants to perform EMV level 3 contact chip terminal integration tests to achieve formal accreditation with… Read More »

Taisys, EA launch eSIM-based travel SIM in Malaysia

By | June 9, 2017

Taisys Technologies, a provider of secure mobile services, has launched an eSIM-based travel SIM dubbed ‘m8 World SIM’, in partnership with Enabling Asia Tech (EA). Malaysian MVNA Enabling Asia also operates an MVNO under the ‘Buzzme’ brand name. With the launch of its m8 World SIM, EA’s MVNOs and Buzzme clients can access roaming services based on the… Read More »

CardPay to Start Accepting JCB Cards

By | June 9, 2017

TOKYO, June 9, 2017 – (ACN Newswire) – JCB International Co., Ltd. (JCBI), the international operations subsidiary of JCB, is pleased to announce that CardPay, a global player and a European leader in e-commerce and transactional services, has signed a direct License Agreement to acquire JCB’s e-commerce card transactions across the SEPA region. With this agreement in place,… Read More »

Carrefour Banque offers instant activation of new C-zam account with Gemalto Digital PIN

By | June 8, 2017

– Innovative online account provides users with an ‘out-of-the-box’ banking experience – Gemalto’s Digital PIN delivers codes instantly via mobile app or website for immediate use ​​ ​Amsterdam – June 8, 2017, Gemalto, the world leader in digital security, is supplying Market Pay, a payment institution wholly-owned by Carrefour Group, with payment cards and a Digital PIN solution… Read More »

Zwipe’s Battery-less Biometric Dual Interface Payment Card Enters Commercial Phase With First Orders

By | June 6, 2017

OSLO, NORWAY – 06 JUNE 2017, – Biometric technology company Zwipe is pleased to announce that it has secured two new orders for its biometric payment solution, the first coming from an undisclosed customer in Asia and the second coming from a global tier-1 card manufacturer. These customers will deploy cards with Zwipe’s biometric payment solution in Q3 and Q4.… Read More »

G+D Mobile Security, Murata, and STMicroelectronics Bring Flexible and Efficient Security Solutions to a Wide Range of IoT Devices

By | June 6, 2017

Munich, Kyoto, Geneva, June 6, 2017 – New long-range and low-power IoT (Internet of Things) technologies like Low-Power Wide Area Networks (LPWAN) are enabling new use cases in application areas such as smart cities, smart agriculture, smart manufacturing, and work safety. Alongside robustness and availability, Security is a key to successful adoption of these new applications. G+D Mobile… Read More »