Category Archives: Products

SoftBank Signs On for Gemalto eSIM Provisioning Solution

By | April 3, 2017

Japan-based telecom SoftBank will use Gemalto’s On-Demand Connectivity for remote SIM provisioning. In a statement announcing the partnership, Gemalto suggested that its ODC platform will give the MNO “a competitive edge” in offering digital services not just for smartphones, but other Internet of Things devices like wearables, smart meters, and connected cars. The company also highlighted the “great… Read More »

FPC Debuts its Own Contactless Card Solution, Posts Video Demos

By | April 3, 2017

April 3, 2017 – Fingerprints Cards (FPC) has developed its own smart card that integrates its new ultra-thin fingerprint touch sensors for smart cards, FPC1300 series. Released in December, FPC1320 is designed to be used for initial evaluation while the smaller footprint of FPC1321 enables it to be seamlessly integrated into smart card designs as well as ensures a lower… Read More »

Fingerprints™ Premieres First Own Contactless Card Solution Demonstration.

By | March 31, 2017

Fingerprints™ launched the ultra-thin fingerprint touch sensors for smart cards, FPC1300 series, in December 2016.  The series includes FPC1320 and FPC1321. FPC1320 has been used for initial evaluation whereas FPC1321, with its smaller footprint is easier to integrate in smart card designs and the smaller sensor also has lower current consumption during image capture. Various customers and strategic… Read More »

Consumers Willing To Pay For A Biometric Safer Credit Card – The SmartMetric Biometric Credit Card As A New Consumer Device

By | March 30, 2017

NEW YORK, NY–(Marketwired – March 30, 2017) – SmartMetric, Inc. (SMME) — The new SmartMetric biometric credit card with built in electronics and a powerful fingerprint reader has turned the ubiquitous credit card into a new consumer device. And in so doing has turned the credit card from being a cost commodity for Banks into a new product… Read More »

SoftBank is Working on Reprogrammable eSIM Technology for IoT; SIM to be Carrier Independent

By | March 30, 2017

Japanese telecom giant SoftBank appears to be dipping its toes in the Internet of Things (IoT) space with the announcement of an eSIM project for IoT devices. An eSIM (embedded SIM) is an electronic SIM card that can be reprogrammed as necessary, and even remotely. A user/administrator can remotely convert the eSIM to support any compatible carrier network.… Read More »

Croatia – Hrvatski Telekom introduces eSim service

By | March 28, 2017

Croatian operator Hrvatski Telekom introduced the new eSim service as the first in the Deutsche Telekom Group. Based on GSMA standards, the commercial eSim offering is set to become the new way of providing telecom services, replacing the use of physical Sim cards and enabling internet connections for an increasing number of devices, HT said. The first device… Read More »

No, An LTE-Equipped Apple Watch Will Not Come With a Physical SIM Card

By | March 28, 2017

Amidst a lull in Apple hardware releases, an industry analyst on Monday issued a research note claiming Apple’s next-generation Apple Watch will use a physical SIM card for standalone LTE connectivity. We explain why that is an unlikely scenario. Citing checks with Apple’s supply chain, Susquehanna Financial Group semiconductor analyst Christopher Rolland said he believes an Apple Watch… Read More »

Finnish National eID and ePassport Win Award for Best Regional ID Document

By | March 27, 2017

A new national eID and ePassport in Finland has been celebrated as the industry’s best ID document in annual awards that recognise best practice and design. Reconnaissance, the organisers of High Security Printing EMEA, revealed the 2017 winner of the Regional ID Document of the Year at a special ceremony during the conference in Baku, Azerbaijan, on 28 March 2017. The… Read More »

Gemalto’s SafeNet KeySecure wins 2017 Cybersecurity Excellence Award

By | March 27, 2017

Gemalto has emerged triumphant from the 2017 Cybersecurity Excellence Awards after achieving ‘Best Encryption Product’ with SafeNet KeySecure. The SafeNet KeySecure solution provides an organisation’s security specialists the opportunity to store encryption keys easily and securely. “The vote of excellence from our peers in the information security community recognises our commitment to providing customers with easy-to-use, business-driven security… Read More »

Valid Produces Prepaid Payment Bracelet

By | March 27, 2017

Mar 27, 2017— Valid, a global provider of customized secure solutions, has produced BPPTag payment wristbands, recently launched by Brasil Pré-Pagos (BPP) and Visa. The device works with Near Field Communication (NFC) RFID technology. The communication technology allows the secure exchange of proximity-encrypted data with a debit machine. In Brazil, there are approximately 2.8 million such machines that… Read More »

Ex-Hotelier Staunton Backs Health Tech Firm With €500k investment

By | March 26, 2017

A businessman who received €12m from the sale of his boutique Dublin townhouse hotel Stauntons on the Green last year, has stumped up about €500,000 to fund the development of an innovative new health smart card that aims to revolutionise patient care. Jim Staunton’s start-up firm Medipro Life has developed a smart card that works with a phone… Read More »

Samsung Puts Focus on Contactless Payments With New Platform

By | March 24, 2017

Samsung Electronics has launched something it calls the Contactless Companion Platform, which will have a focus making contactless payments a reality using a smart card, wristband, key fob, or even a mechanical watch or a smart ring. Samsung has partnered with Smartlink and Ingenico on the platform, according to a press release. The platform features what Samsung calls a unique digital… Read More »

Tappy – Contactless Payment System

By | March 24, 2017

With how advanced technology is and always becoming, it’s hard to imagine that making payments by phone just isn’t as efficient as it used to be. Tappy, a global NFC payment solution provider, is making possible for almost any branded product to be transformed into a payment device. Having been at Mobile World Congress, we saw this tech… Read More »

Indonesia – Striking Question, Justice: Did e-ID Project Belong to Golkar?

By | March 23, 2017

JAKARTA, NETRALNEWS.COM – Hearing of alleged corruption case in the procurement project of electronic-based national identity card or e-ID card held at the Corruption Court in Central Jakarta, Wednesday (03/22/2017) yesterday went smoothly and gave attractive colors. This is after a striking question by the judge to the witness from the House of Representatives (DPR) about the e-ID… Read More »

Canada – U-Pass To Switch To New “Smart Cards”

By | March 23, 2017

Carleton students’ U-Passes will be changing over to smart cards, after the cards were tested in a pilot program by the University of Ottawa (U of O), Saint Paul University (SPU), and Algonquin College last summer. The change of U-Passes to smart cards, subject to begin this summer, overlaps with the new fare gate infrastructure being built along… Read More »

ITW Security Division Notes Benefits of Security Laminates

By | March 23, 2017

Citing the need to ensure that the variable data of each passport holder be secure and protected from fraudulent activity, ITW Security Division said it has recognised this need and invested in its Holographic, Fasprotek and Passprotek Printed security laminates to deliver an effective solution across multiple formats. In a statement, ITW Security Division’s said its Holoprotek security… Read More »

Samsung, Smartlink and Ingenico Introduce the “Contactless Companion Platform” To Enable “Digital Cash for Everyone”

By | March 23, 2017

Samsung Electronics, a world leader in advanced semiconductor technology, today announced the launch of the “Contactless Companion Platform (CCP)” together with its ecosystem partners, Smartlink  and Ingenico, built with its industry leading dual interface smart card chip for multiple applications and form factors.   As the smart card chip provider, Samsung introduces a disruptive contactless concept with both… Read More »

FIME first to perform Mastercard Contactless Reader Level 2 testing in Japan

By | March 22, 2017

FIME today announces its Japanese laboratory is the first in the country to be approved to perform testing in line with the Mastercard Contactless Reader specification and EMVCo Book C-2 specification. These documents define the functionality required when implementing Mastercard contactless terminal kernels. Japanese contactless payment terminal and mobile point of sale (mPOS) manufacturers, as well as kernel… Read More »

Wearable Payments Firm Secures Major Watch Brands For Launch

By | March 21, 2017

Contactless wearable payments company Tappy Technologies has secured renowned international watch brands ahead of its launch this week. The launch partnership will see Tappy’s payment technology embedded into traditional timepieces from partners including: Ted Baker, Mondaine, Technos, NEWATCH and SAGA. Tappy is a specialist in contactless wearable payments and is a Global Wearable Program Partner of leading banks… Read More »

Identiv to Showcase Portfolio of Smart Card-Based Solutions at Smart Card Alliance Payments Summit 2017

By | March 21, 2017

FREMONT, Calif., March 21, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Identiv, Inc. (INVE) today announced that it will present its portfolio of smart card-based products and solutions for securing access to data and protecting identities at Smart Card Alliance Payments Summit 2017. The Payments Summit is the premier industry event covering all things payments, including FinTech, EMV chip technology, mobile… Read More »