Category Archives: Projects

Rose Bruford College in the UK choses Zwipe Access

By | August 21, 2017

  OSLO, NORWAY – 21 AUGUST 2017, – Biometric technology company Zwipe is proud to announce that Rose Bruford College, London’s International Drama School of Theatre & Performance has chosen Zwipe Access as the preferred solution for the prestigious school’s security needs both for students and staff. The deployment of the Zwipe biometric solution was secured by Kodit Security, Zwipe’s  distribution… Read More »

DR Congo government destroys thousands of ‘outmoded’ passports

By | August 19, 2017

The Congolese government on Thursday destroyed thousands of decommissioned passports, too old to meet current technological standards. The destruction was ordered by court, that ruled the diplomatic travel documents did not contain a chip that could read information automatically at immigration posts. Most of these passports had been acquired by 2014, a year before the Economic and Monetary… Read More »

Cameroon: National Identity Card – Over 600,000 Abandoned

Startling statistics from the General Delegation for National Security (DGSN) in Yaounde show that about 678,000 National Identity (ID) Cards have been abandoned in different Police Identification Posts in the country. In spite of efforts made by the General Delegation for National Security for individuals to come for their ID cards after application, the problem seems not to… Read More »

NXP Powers Event Passes for 150,000 Athletes, Government Officials and Delegates at the International 29th Summer Universiade

By | August 17, 2017

MIFARE Ultralight Nano contactless entrance passes provide a more convenient experience for secure access to sports venues and ceremonies at international sports event TAIPEI, Taiwan, Aug. 17, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ:NXPI) is the official supplier of the smart ticketing solution for the 29th Summer Universiade in Taipei, one the world’s top international sporting events… Read More »

Kenya to introduce e-passport in September to enhance security

By | August 17, 2017

NAIROBI, Aug. 17 (Xinhua) — The Kenyan government said on Thursday that it will introduce electronic passport from September as part of efforts to improve security in the country. The country’s Directorate of Immigration and Registration of Persons Gordon Kihalangwa said the e-passport will have a chip that has details of an individual. Kihalangwa said the department would… Read More »

Kenya – Electronic passports to replace current passports in 2019

By | August 17, 2017

Kenyans traveling abroad will be required to replace their passports over the next two years, as the Department of Immigration begins phasing them out. This as the government rolls out the more secure electronic or e-passport from next month meant to capture a passport holder’s bio data. On Thursday, Immigration Department Director Gordon Kihalangwa said the department would… Read More »

Kenya – Kenyans to get new e-passports from September

By | August 17, 2017

NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 17 – Kenya’s Immigration Department has announced that it will start to issue citizens with e-passports beginning next month. According to the Immigration Department, the upgrade is expected to facilitate faster clearance at ports of entry and exit and will apply to new applications/renewals before the current passport is phased out. The difference between the current… Read More »

World’s first in-school wearable tech savings & payments programme “POSB Smart Buddy” launches in 19 schools

By | August 16, 2017

 Some 6,000 students are participating in the POSB Smart Buddy programme The programme outfits schools with digital payment infrastructure, provides students watches with digital payment and fitness tracking capabilities, and comes with a mobile app for parents   SINGAPORE,16 August 2017 – POSB today celebrates the official launch of a global first – the POSB Smart Buddy programme /… Read More »

India – Just two weeks and you can use your Delhi Metro Smart Card to travel in DTC buses

By | August 16, 2017

In two weeks from now, 500 DTC buses in the capital will have the facility as Common Mobility Cards will be rolled out after years of delay. The Delhi Government has started obtaining chips called the Secure Access Mobile (SAM) from South Korea which provides the facility of cashless transportation in the city in buses. These will be… Read More »

VTB Bank (Armenia) and MasterCard to issue PayPass cards

By | August 16, 2017

YEREVAN, August 16. /ARKA/. VTB Bank (Armenia) is the first bank in the country to issue MasterCard PayPass contactless payment cards. “The unique technology of PayPass is one of the most modern, fast, affordable and reliable ways of making card payments around the world,” the bank said in a press release.  It said  MasterCard PayPass payment cards have… Read More »

Nigeria – Why PPP Model Should Be Adopted For National ID

By | August 16, 2017

The world has moved in terms of technology and innovation. The Nigerian government at the moment does not have the resources to throw at any national identity card project; neither does the economy have appetite for any white elephant project. It is, therefore, best for the government to apply the same public private partnership (PPP) model that was… Read More »

South African digital & physical security provider, Priority Group Holdings, choses Zwipe Access

By | August 16, 2017

OSLO, NORWAY – 16 AUGUST 2017, – Biometric technology company Zwipe is proud to announce that Priority Group Holdings (Pty) Ltd., a leading digital security provider and installer based in South Africa has chosen Zwipe Access as it’s preferred biometric access control solution. The two companies have signed a Distribution Agreement that includes the marketing, sale and distribution of… Read More »

Israel – Most Jerusalemites Prefer Biometric Passports

By | August 15, 2017

The Population Registry on Tuesday, 23 Menachem Av, released statistics pertaining to the regular and biometric teudat zehut, the Israeli identity card. It appears that from the beginning of June 2016, no less than 149,585 biometric ID cards were issued as were 253,207 biometric passports. Interior Minister Aryeh Deri, a supporter of the biometric program and national database,… Read More »

Ivory Coast – Biometric temporary residence cards introduced

By | August 14, 2017

What is the change? Authorities in Cote d’Ivoire have said that foreign nationals (excluding ECOWAS nationals) holding temporary resident cards are able to replace their current cards with new biometric cards starting today. What does the change mean? To apply for the new biometric temporary resident card, foreign nationals must personally appear at the Office Nationale d’Identification to have their fingerprints and… Read More »

India – Little progress in smart NID card distribution

By | August 13, 2017

Apparently set to miss the existing December-2017 deadline to provide the country’s all voters with smart national identity (NID) cards, the Election Commission (EC) now says it will do it by June 2018, reports UNB. Though the EC started the distribution of machine readable cards to replace the existing laminated ones among 90 million voters in October 1,… Read More »

Nigeria – NIMC plans e-ID Cards’ replacement, renewal

By | August 11, 2017

National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) said that it is working to ensure every Nigerian with National Identity Number (NIN) receives the electronic identity cards, and that it has set up machinery to renew others about to expire. Engineer Aliyu Aziz, NIMC’s director general and chief executive officer, regretted that recession and the inability of the private partners to… Read More »

Vietnam – Saigon Co.op, VietinBank sign far-reaching deal

By | August 11, 2017

  HCM CITY — The Saigon Union of Trading Co-operatives (Saigon Co.op) and VietinBank have signed an agreement to leverage their respective strengths to benefit tens of millions of customers. VietinBank will offer Saigon Co.op modern banking services, financing for its projects, working capital, cash flow management, collection, payroll and card payment services, and others. At the signing event… Read More »

Singapore – JOINT NEWS RELEASE BY THE LAND TRANSPORT AUTHORITY (LTA) & TRANSITLINK – TOWARDS A CASHLESS PUBLIC TRANSPORT SYSTEM BY 2020

By | August 11, 2017

 The Land Transport Authority (LTA) and TransitLink are working towards a fully cashless vision for public transport by 2020. This is in line with our Smart Nation efforts. 2.  To realise this vision, LTA and TransitLink will launch a series of initiatives where commuters will no longer use cash to pay for rides or to top up stored-value… Read More »

Philippines – ‘Urgent’ Natl ID bill sent to Palace

By | August 10, 2017

Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto M. Pernia said on Wednesday that the proposed Unified National ID System Act has already been endorsed to President Rodrigo Duterte for certification as “urgent.” “I am pleased to note that the proposed Unified National ID System Act was endorsed by the Executive  Committee of the Legislative-Executive Development Authority Council for certification by the… Read More »

Sierra Leone News: Parliament approves amendment to e-passport price

By | August 10, 2017

As requested by the parent agreement, Members of Parliament have yesterday approved the amendment of Clause 5 on the agreement between the government of Sierra Leone and NETPAGE (SL) Limited for the production of e-passports. According to ‘Clause 5′ of the agreement the initial sales price of the e-passport shall be the equivalent of $120 USD in Leones… Read More »