Category Archives: Projects

Emirates ID card becomes the enabler for 90% of smart services at 7 government entities

By | September 25, 2017

Within the initiatives of Government Accelerators’ Teams UAE government announced that the Emirates ID card becomes now, instead of any other identification documents, the main enabler of 90% of the smart services provided by seven government entities. The list of entities that achieved this percentage in their smart services includes Ministry of Infrastructure Development, Ministry of Culture and… Read More »

NIMC Tasked to Remove Duplicate Biometric from National Database

By | September 25, 2017

The federal government has charged the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) to eliminate the régime of duplicate biometric based databases in the national identity card management as the proliferation of biometric based identity system is not cost effective. The order was issued  by the Acting Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) Mrs. Habiba Lawal at the… Read More »

India – Coming soon: Smart card to ensure seamless travel across all modes of transport

By | September 22, 2017

Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis announced that the Maharashtra government has signed a non-binding Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with an international company that will prepare a mobile application and a single card that Mumbaikars can use for seamless travel across various modes of public transport. This includes the Metro, Monorail, the suburban rail networks and the inland passenger water… Read More »

X Infotech celebrates success in Ghana eID card project

By | September 21, 2017

September 21, 2017 (Riga, Latvia) — X Infotech, a global provider and integrator of software solutions for identity documents and smart cards, and Identity Management Systems (IMS) Limited, a subsidiary of Margins Group, an international identity, security and transactions company, have successfully rolled out an electronic identity documents and smart cards solutions project in Ghana — the new eID… Read More »

Fingerprints™ Sensor In Worlds First Contactless Payment Card From Airplus International

By | September 21, 2017

AirPlus International just announced the world’s first dual interface payment card. The user can verify transactions both contact and contactless, with a seamless and fast experience. The aim is to bring new innovation to the corporate travelers, enhancing the convenience and adding an extra layer of security. The possibility to increase contactless payment transaction value by adding biometrics… Read More »

Bangladesh – Govt to fund distribution of smart NID cards as World Bank pulls out

By | September 21, 2017

The Election Commission has taken up a Tk 16 billion new project aiming to distribute smart NID cards among citizens with local funds. The latest project is modelled on the previous project, known as Identification System for Enhancing Access to Service’ or IDEA. The World Bank is no longer willing to fund the project which expires in December… Read More »

OT-Morpho will provide the subscription management solution for Deutsche Telekom Group

By | September 20, 2017

OT-Morpho, a world leader in digital security and identification technologies, today announces that it has been selected by Deutsche Telekom AG (DTAG), a leading mobile network operator, to provide the first group wide subscription management solution, which has recently ensured the first commercial launch of a GSMA Phase 2 compliant consumer eSIM device in Germany and Croatia. DTAG’s… Read More »

India – In the works, single smart card for all forms of transport

By | September 20, 2017

An integrated ticketing system, by which commuters in Mumbai can use a single smart card to travel on all forms of transport is in the works and is expected to be in place in the next two years, before two Metro lines come up in the city. “In the next two years, before the Metro corridors are commissioned,… Read More »

India – Scribes, govt staff to get smart health cards

By | September 19, 2017

Hyderabad: The State government is mulling introducing smart card for the employees, journalists and pensioners (EHS, EJS and PHS) which contain entire medical and health data of beneficiaries. This method is being intended to provide preventive healthcare. According to officials, the Aarogyasri Health Care Trust is planning to hold medical camps to collect the health data of those who… Read More »

German biometrics firm eyes ID project

By | September 19, 2017

German biometrics company Dermalog Identification Systems GmbH, which won the contract to supply driver’s license cards in the country, expressed interest to participate in the national ID system project.  “We have helped to shape the world of security through our innovations, and we see many areas where the Philippines can benefit from our technology. From border control systems… Read More »

Gambia: The Ministry of Interior says it will resume issuing national ID cards as soon as there is a cabinet conclusion on the issue

By | September 19, 2017

The Ministry of Interior says it will resume issuing national ID cards as soon as there is a cabinet conclusion on the issue. “The Ministry has concurred with the conclusions and recommendations of the Ministerial Task Force and the Technical Committee to award the contract for the production of biometric national ID cards to an identified competent company… Read More »

Kyrgyzstan to Hold Election Using Korea-Produced e-ID Card

By | September 18, 2017

Kyrgyzstan will hold its presidential election next month using South Korean produced e-National ID cards for its citizens.   This is according to the Korea International Cooperation Agency or KOICA, which is the eoul government’s development assistance agency.   The KOICA said Monday that the government of Kyrgyzstan decided to use the South Korean manufactured electronic ID cards for swift… Read More »

KSID, Jinco, ELAN through Tripartite Cooperation to Provide Fingerprint Smart Cards for United Nations

By | September 18, 2017

[Hsinchu] The United Nations (UN) which currently made up of 193 Member States worldwide also took on the fingerprint card technology express coach. KSID (Korea Smart ID) has been selected due to their brilliant system integration expertise, combined with Taiwan ELAN Microelectronic Corporation’s strength in chip design, Jinco Universal’s competence in manufacturing smart card, to provide the employee… Read More »

India – Common card scheme to be delayed; SAM chips not yet procured

By | September 17, 2017

New Delhi, Sep 17 The common mobility card scheme for Delhi metro trains, DTC and cluster buses will be delayed for some time as the SAM chips to be fitted with electronic ticketing machines in buses have not been procured, a senior Delhi government official has said. As per the plan, the smart cards used for commuting in… Read More »

21.6m Nigerians get e-ID cards

By | September 17, 2017

Mr. AliyuAziz, Director-General, National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) says so far the commission had registered 21.6 million Nigerians, while hoping to double this number before the end of 2017. Aziz revealed this when he featured on the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) forum in Abuja on Sunday. He said that the commission would have covered the country in… Read More »

Philippines – Will national ID system finally make it as a law?

By | September 16, 2017

Last week, in the nth attempt over the last 29 years, proponents of a national identification system managed to get the House of Representatives to approve a bill instituting such a system in the country: 142 voted yes, only seven (the Makabayan bloc) voted no.  In May 2015 the House passed a similar bill, but the Senate didn’t.… Read More »

Nigeria – NIMC to Engage Private Sector To Produce E-ID Cards

By | September 15, 2017

The Managing Director, National Identity Management Commission (NIMC), Mr Aliyu Aziz has said that the commission would engage the private sector to hasten the production of electronic identity cards to the citizenry. Aziz said this when he visited the Managing Director of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Friday. He stressed the need to clear… Read More »

Ghana – Akufo-Addo to receive ‘renewed National ID’ today

By | September 15, 2017

President Nana Akufo-Addo will be the first person to register and be issued the re-branded National Identification Card. He will be at the National Identification Authority’s office this morning [Friday], to go through the process as the country kicks off the renewed National Identification System (NIS) promised by his government. The National ID scheme is expected to formalize… Read More »

Ghana – Government to introduce digital ID cards and address systems – Bawumia

By | September 15, 2017

Ghana will soon go digital on a large scale, Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has indicated. H.E Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia disclosed that the government will in a weeks’ time introduce a digital National ID card and digital address system to resolve challenges with productivity of the economy. He was speaking at the United Nations Conference on Trade and… Read More »

J&K Bank launches multi function campus card for CuJ students

By | September 15, 2017

JAMMU: Chairman and CEO J&K Bank, Parvez Ahmed Thursday unveiled the multi-function campus card for students at Central University of Jammu (CuJ), a press note issued here read. Vice Chancellor Central University, Prof Ashok Aima; Executive President J&K Bank, S S Sehgal; Dean Student Welfare, Prof Devanand; Registrar, Dr Ravi Kumar; Professor In-charge, IIT Jammu; Dr Dinesh Pandya… Read More »