Category Archives: Projects

Venezuelan Regime Forced to Extend Validity of Passports Due to Bureaucratic Chaos

By | October 11, 2017

It’s no secret for Venezuelans that obtaining a passport can be difficult. Dictator Nicolás Maduro and his regime have imposed a seemingly infinite set of bureaucratic hurdles to jump over to get one, or simply just to renew the one you already have. Recently, the government announced that it’s extending the life of passports about to expire for two more years. Maduro’s… Read More »

Maldives – President inaugurates Passport Card; multifunctional features

By | October 11, 2017

The President, this Wednesday, inaugurated the Passport Card which has multifunctional features, making Maldives the first country to introduce a multifunctional polycarbonate passport card. The newly unveiled polycarbonate Passport Card can be used as an ID card and license card. In addition to being usable for both domestic and international air travel, the Passport Card can be linked… Read More »

By | October 11, 2017

The Maldives are known for their nice beaches and wonderful holiday resorts on many islands. Now the Maldives have also become a place of innovation. Maldives Immigration has just introduced a new, very innovative type of ID card: It can be used for payments, but also serves as a national ID card, as a driver´s license as well as a health card and insurance card. Last but not least it is also used like a passport for easy travelling. This is why… Read More »

IGL Smart Card For CNG Customers Launched; Here’s How it Works

By | October 11, 2017

  New Delhi, October 11: Giving a major push to Digitalisation, Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Wednesday launched the IGL smart card- the first ever prepaid card for CNG customers at an event in New Delhi. The IGL smart card is a prepaid card for both retail and fleet consumers which allows customers to refuel CNG at its… Read More »

India – Visakhapatnam: Swipe your debit/credit card, pay bus fare

By | October 10, 2017

Visakhapatnam: Don’t have the change to pay for bus fare while travelling in the government-run city buses? No need to worry, you can just pay using your debit/credit card. Interestingly there is  no need to chip in or swipe the card, just wave it at the ticket machine carried by the bus conductor.  For the first time in the… Read More »

Nigeria – NCC Registers 113m Trackable Simcards

By | October 10, 2017

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) said it has so far registered over 113 million subscriber identification module (simcard) on its database just as Nigerians were able to use their trackable identity to make purchases of N630 million on Paypal, leading e-commerce merchant service provider in 2015. Mr. Tony Ojobo, Director, Public Affairs, NCC who disclosed this while delivering… Read More »

UK – Southern Vectis Introduces Contactless Payment

By | October 8, 2017

Bus passengers will find it easier to pay for travel across the Isle of Wight from now on – thanks to the introduction of contactless payments by Southern Vectis. The first of its buses to leave the depot with the new technology is a brand new ADL Enviro 400 MMC double decker vehicle. Southern Vectis Managing Director, Andrew… Read More »

India – Govt To Hold Camps To Issue New Smart Cards

By | October 8, 2017

Chhattisgarh Government announced on Saturday that it would hold camps across the State to issue new health smart cards from November to help poverty-hit families to avail cashless treatment at registered hospitals. Chief Minister Raman Singh presided over a meeting of the health department at his official residence on Saturday in which senior health officials informed him that… Read More »

Trinidad and Tobago – New call centre to obtain passport

By | October 7, 2017

The Trinidad and Tobago Immigration Division has established a new call centre for booking passport appointments. In a press release, the Ministry of National Security said locals who are seeking appointments for a new machine-readable passport or for renewals are asked to call (868) 225-4664. The ministry said callers will be prompted to select option two when the… Read More »

Taiwan – No biometrics for identity cards with chips: minister

By | October 7, 2017

New national identity cards with integrated chips proposed by the Ministry of the Interior will not incorporate biometric data, due to information security concerns, Minister of the Interior Yeh Jiunn-rong (葉俊榮) said. The ministry had initially proposed incorporating retinal or fingerprint scan data into the cards to assist government efforts to digitize records and services, but using biometrics… Read More »

Greece – New electronic cards for transportation making debut in Athens

By | October 7, 2017

At least 3,000 new electronic tickets had been sold by Friday afternoon, announced the Athens urban transport organisation (OASA), which is gradually rolling over from paper tickets to rechargeable cards for all transportation means. Tickets are still available in paper, but electronic card users are offered a bonus of an extra ride for free. The contactless cards, available… Read More »

Nigeria – INEC To Deploy 6,000 Card Readers For Anambra Polls

By | October 6, 2017

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says the commission will deploy about 6,000 smartcard readers for Anambra State polls. The Chairman of the commission, Mahmood Yakubu who stated this last Wenesday said the commission was ready for the Anambra State governorship election which comes up next month. Yakubu said the commission would not be threatened by the legal… Read More »

UK – Contactless payment introduced on Isle of Wight buses

By | October 6, 2017

CONTACTLESS payments have been introduced on Isle of Wight buses. Southern Vectis passengers on all buses will be able to tap their card or smartphone from today (Friday). The first bus equipped with the new technology, a double decker with the latest low emissions Euro 6 engine, left the depot this morning.   Managing director Andrew Wickham said:… Read More »

Romania – New access cards for Bucharest subway available “within two weeks”

By | October 5, 2017

The new access cards for the Bucharest subway are already printed and will go on sale “within two weeks,” Marin Aldea, the general director of the capital’s subway operator Metrorex, said, quoted by Mediafax. The new access cards are required after Metrorex replaced its old turnstiles with a swing gates system, designed to work with contactless cards. The subway operator had… Read More »

Nepal – Four companies show interest to supply smart cards

By | October 4, 2017

Four international companies — three French and one Indian — have shown interest to supply smart driving licence cards to Nepal. Including Madras Security Printers India, which is also the present supplier, Oberthur Technologie France, PW Technologies France and Cilpsals Technology France have shown interest to supply smart driving licence cards. The Department of Transport Management (DoTM) had… Read More »

Cracking of one ID card would require Estonia to deactivate 750,000 cards

By | October 4, 2017

Should even one of Estonia’s national ID cards be cracked, the certification center of the Police and Border Guard Board (PPA) would be obliged under law to void all of the approximately 750,000 cards containing the chip in which a security flaw was discovered at the end of August. “In principle, if someone manages to crack the card… Read More »

Philippines – UnionBank allows users to ‘lock’ ATM cards

By | October 3, 2017

MANILA – UnionBank clients can now “lock” their ATM cards, adding another layer of security as banks tighten measures against fraud, the lender said Tuesday. A card can be locked using the bank’s mobile app and while the feature is active, its counterpart account will be inaccessible to criminals, the bank said in a statement.   “The lock… Read More »

Evry and Aktia Bank in Finland enter into card agreement worth Nkr150 million

By | October 2, 2017

(Oslo/Helsinki, 2 Oktober 2017) EVRY has entered into an agreement to deliver the entire value chain for card payment to the Finnish bank Aktia. As part of the agreement, EVRY will deliver virtual debit and credit cards for Aktia’s digital wallet solution, Aktia Wallet. The agreement, which runs for a period of five years, was won against strong… Read More »

Zwipe tech powers first commercially available contactless biometric payment card

By | October 2, 2017

OSLO, NORWAY, 2 October 2017 – Zwipe has announced that it has made the first shipment of its biometric technology products, for use in commercial contactless biometric payment card pilots by leading card manufacturers and banks.   Commenting on the announcement Kim Humborstad, founder and CEO of Zwipe said “We now have extensive agreements in place with some of the… Read More »