Category Archives: Products

Apple, Samsung, Huawei likely to introduce eSIM in 2019: report

By | May 7, 2017

There’s been a lot of hype around the embedded SIM (eSIM), specifically around when it finally will be incorporated into cellular handsets, and IHS Markit doesn’t see it coming from Tier 1 suppliers like Apple, Samsung and Huawei until 2019. Rather, eSIM incorporation is likely to happen first with Tier 2 and 3 handset suppliers as part of… Read More »

ACS Launches USB Type C Readers for ACR39U Series

By | May 4, 2017

HONG KONG, 04, May, 2017 – Advanced Card Systems Ltd. (ACS, a wholly owned subsidiary of Advanced Card Systems Holdings Ltd., SEHK: 2086), Asia Pacific’s top supplier and one of the world’s top 3 suppliers of PC-linked smart card readers (Source: Frost & Sullivan), launched two new readers, the ACR39U-UF Smart Card Reader and ACR39U-NF PocketMate II. Both… Read More »

Gemalto’s secure smart chip to be integrated in the Samsung Galaxy S8 in selected markets

By | May 4, 2017

Amsterdam, 4 May, 2017 – Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO)’s embedded Secure Element (eSE) – a smart chip with a secure OS and applications – will soon be integrated into the recently launched Samsung Galaxy S8 in selected markets. It has been embedded in other Samsung smartphones including the Galaxy A series globally and the Galaxy C series in… Read More »

MasterCard qualifies personalization validation tool from FIME, Barnes

By | May 4, 2017

FIME and Barnes International have announced that their jointly developed personalization validation tool has been qualified against the latest Mastercard PVT requirements, version 10.1. FIME believes that the PVT significantly accelerates the certification and launch of secure chip products, for issuers, card manufacturers and personalization bureaus, the company said in a press release. These products include contact, contactless and dual-interface EMV cards,… Read More »

Evolis – New product line for the instant issuance of payment cards

By | May 2, 2017

Evolis launches a new product line for the instant issuance of payment cards using a patented technology Angers, May 2, 2017 – Evolis, world leader in decentralized issuance of payment cards, strengthens its position with the launch of three new systems dedicated to instant card issuance in bank branches. The new product line enhances the group’s worldwide offer… Read More »

OT Provides its Smart InHouse Solution to Bank Muscat in Oman

By | May 2, 2017

COLOMBES, France–(BUSINESS WIRE)–OT (Oberthur Technologies), a leading global provider of embedded security software products, services and solutions, today announces the launch of Smart InHouse in Muscat, a new solution based on OT’s Common Personalization System (CPS) in partnership with Bank Muscat, the flagship financial services provider in the Sultanate. Card personalization is one of the key areas of… Read More »

KAS Paper Systems launches customised inline plastic card mailing system

By | May 2, 2017

The development of the system, which is commercially available with immediate effect, was born out of the need of one of the firm’s clients that needed a way to put various small or difficult items into an envelope. “We produced a feeder and integrated that with an existing envelope inserter to handle this client’s documents,” said KAS Paper Systems… Read More »

FIME and Barnes’ joint personalization validation tool meets latest Mastercard PVT qualification requirements

By | May 2, 2017

FIME and Barnes International today announce that their jointly-developed personalization validation tool (PVT) has been qualified against the latest Mastercard PVT requirements, version 10.1 (Release 2017-1). FIME believes that the PVT significantly accelerates the certification and launch of secure chip products, for issuers, card manufacturers and personalization bureaus. These products include contact, contactless and dual interface EMV® cards, as well as near field… Read More »

Foster+Freeman launching forensic document scanner at connect:ID

By | May 1, 2017

Secure identity solutions firm Foster+Freeman has launched a new compact passport and ID card imaging system. In a statement, the firm said the touchscreen VSC QC1+ solution can greatly increase document based security whilst maintaining the ease of use and high rate of throughput required for frontline applications. VSC QC1+ features include live examination of passports under UV,… Read More »

UAE Exchange partners OT on wearable contactless payments

By | May 1, 2017

UAE Exchange, the leading global remittance, foreign exchange and payment solutions brand, and OT (Oberthur Technologies) have partnered to launch “gocash” prepaid card of UAE Exchange through the first-ever contactless payment via wearable devices (powered by “Flybuy MiniFOB” technology of OT), at the Seamless Middle East Conference in Dubai on 01 May 2017. UAE Exchange will be offering… Read More »

Digital Factors launches the first UAE brand of card printers

By | May 1, 2017

The DF range is designed for a wide variety of industries and applications, including state and local government ID programs, corporate and student ID applications, retail and healthcare Dubai, May 1, 2017: Digital Factors FZCO, the leaders in identity card printing solutions across the Middle East, Africa and South Asia (MEASA) region, today announced the launch of a… Read More »

NXP delivers electronic driver licenses and vehicle registration smart cards to tame fraud

By | April 27, 2017

NXP Semiconductors N.V has announced that its partner HB Technologies, the leader in Algeria for secure solutions based on smartcard designs, chose NXP’s SmartMX2 microcontroller for the country’s new secure electronic driver license and vehicle registration smartcards. This strategic collaboration will help Algeria prevent driver license and registration frauds and modernize its government system as public services will… Read More »

1oT Now Available in Over 150 Countries and Unlocking its Connectivity Platform to MNOs

By | April 25, 2017

1oT is becoming the leading global connectivity provider for Internet of Things (IoT) startups and is especially proud of its strong market presence in connected light vehicles segment. 1oT’s global SIM cards and self-service based connectivity platform called the 1oT Terminal are being used by hundreds of smart IoT startups all over the world. With this release, 1oT… Read More »

Altamaha Bank & Trust Leverages CPI Card Group’s [email protected]® Instant Issuance Program To Support Innovative Local Marketing Initiative

By | April 25, 2017

LITTLETON, Colo.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–CPI Card Group (Nasdaq:PMTS) (TSX:PMTS), a global leader in financial and EMV® chip card production and related services, announced that Vidalia, Ga.-based Altamaha Bank & Trust ($150 million in assets) has successfully implemented CPI Card Group’s [email protected]® to provide in-branch instant issuance of EMV-enabled debit and credit cards in all four of its local branches. Altamaha… Read More »

IDEX fingerprint sensor in next generation biometric card

By | April 21, 2017

Oslo, 21 April 2017 – IDEX announced today that their flexible off-chip fingerprint sensor is featured in the Mastercard next generation biometric card. Dr. Hemant Mardia, CEO of IDEX, commented, “We are very pleased to be partnering with a true pioneer in the development of easy  and secure transaction environments for consumers across the world. Our partnership has… Read More »

3 Things to Know About the Mastercard Biometric Card

By | April 20, 2017

Today, Mastercard unveiled the next-generation biometric card. The cardholder dips the card into a retailer’s terminal while placing their finger on the embedded sensor. The fingerprint is verified against the template and – if the biometrics match – the cardholder is successfully authenticated and the transaction can then be approved with the card never leaving the consumer’s hand.… Read More »

WIB, Leader in Innovation Introduces Bankomatiko Contactless Smart Card

By | April 20, 2017

PHILIPSBURG:— The Windward Islands Bank Ltd (WIB) as part of its affiliation with its parent bank Maduro & Curiel’s Bank (MCB), the largest bank in the Dutch Caribbean with a long-standing alliance with MasterCard Worldwide, is proud to announce that it has upgraded its current Bankomatiko Smart Card to a Bankomatiko Contactless Smart Card. The Bankomatiko Contactless Smart… Read More »

NXP Multi-Purpose Solution in Philippines Enables Consumers to Tap Popular beep™ Card for Payment at FamilyMart Stores and Transit Ticketing

By | April 19, 2017

METRO MANILA, Philippines, April 19, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ:NXPI), today announced it will further its collaboration with AF Payments Inc., the company behind the contactless payment cards, beep™ cards in the Philippines, to add micropayment capabilities. The popular cards commonly used for transport ticketing in the Manila Light Rail Transit System Line 1 and… Read More »

Zwipe Unveils New Battery-less Biometric Smart Card At Seamless Asia

By | April 19, 2017

SINGAPORE – 19 April 2017, – Biometric technology company Zwipe will for the first time publicly demonstrate its dual-interface payment card in Singapore, April 19th and 20th, at Seamless Asia. The innovative payments solution is the first of its kind to fully integrate EMV compatible contact and contactless transactions.  Working with existing infrastructure the ISO and EMV compliant… Read More »