Category Archives: Projects

UNITED Amara Bank (UAB), one of the largest financial institutions in Myanmar, will issue more than 15,000 Visa credit cards by the end of this year, says Christopher Loh, the bank’s chief executive officer and special adviser to the chairman.

By | September 14, 2017

Loh announced on Tuesday the launch of UAB’s first suite of credit cards with Visa in the country. He said three types of Visa cards would be offered; Classic, Gold and Platinum, depending on an applicant’s monthly income.  Those aged 21 and older can register for the Classic card if they earn at least 300,000 kyats (Bt7,360) a… Read More »

Ghana – NIA to launch new ID system today

By | September 14, 2017

National Identification Authority (NIA) unveils new national identification card as an indication of preparedness to launch the New National identification system on Friday. Executive Secretary of the NIA, Prof. Kenneth Agyemang Attefuah said ” the national identification authority s ready to provide Ghanaians with a modern robust national identification system and a smart ID card that will meet… Read More »

US – Notre Dame implements new ID card program

By | September 13, 2017

Over the summer, Notre Dame began implementing the new Irish1Card system, a project that has been in the works for years and includes the smart chip ID cards every student received during welcome week. The change, Irish1Card program director Daniel Tormey said, focused on improving security, but also lays the foundation for new, even more secure and easy-to-use… Read More »

S/African businessman wants cost of e-Passport reduced

By | September 13, 2017

Mr Godwin Odenigbo, a Nigerian businessman based in Rustenburg, South Africa, on Wednesday appealed to the Federal Government to reduce the cost of the e-Passport. He told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) at Rustenburg, North West Province of South Africa, that the cost of getting the passport was $200.00 (R2, 500). “ The cost is high and… Read More »

Philippines – Data privacy and the proposed national ID system

By | September 12, 2017

SEPTEMBER 9, 2017 fell on a weekend and it went by with nary a whimper. But it was a significant date for the National Privacy Commission (NPC). It was the deadline for organizations, private and public, to inform the NPC that they have designated a data protection officer (DPO). As practice would have it, organizations had until the… Read More »

SBI Card to start contactless payments

By | September 12, 2017

    MUMBAI: SBI Card customers could soon make payments by merely tapping their smartphone on a swipe machine. SBI Card is updating its mobile application to enable customers make contactless payments at point of sales (PoS) terminals using a technology called Host Card Emulation (HCE) which enables dematerialisation of the card. Cardholders of the bank already use smartphones as an alternative… Read More »

Indonesia – 17,107 Jakarta children get ID cards

By | September 12, 2017

The Jakarta Civil Registry and Population Agency has issued 17,107 child ID cards (KIA) to ensure children’s constitutional rights, an official says. Agency head Edison Sianturi said on Sunday that: “17,107 of the 30,000 cards planned to be distributed this year were issued between January and August.”  He said the agency would continue to distribute cards until 2018. “We are still distributing them, focusing on hospitals and schools, while next year we… Read More »

KSID bags UN’s fingerprint smart card deal

By | September 11, 2017

[THE INVESTOR] Unisem, a KOSDAQ listed global provider of semiconductor assembly and testing services, announced on Sept. 11 that its security solution subsidiary Korea Smart ID has been selected as the sole provider of fingerprint smart cards for the UN and affiliated organizations.  In February 2017, the UN International Computer Center sought suppliers for fingerprint recognition-based ID cards, that… Read More »

Passport row erupts in Somalia

By | September 8, 2017

Nairobi – In an unusual twist to conflicts verging on war, Somalia’s weak government and powerful Islamist movement opened a verbal diplomatic battle Wednesday over the creation of a new national passport. Already fraught tensions soared as the transitional administration announced the launch of the new passports and the Islamists, who control Mogadishu and much of southern and… Read More »

Philippines – House approves National ID System

By | September 8, 2017

The House of Representatives approved on Friday a bill seeking to install the National ID System. House Bill 6221, which passed on third and final reading, is also known as the “Filipino Identification System” that will provide for the establishment of a National Identification Database System or the Filipino Identification System (FilSys).   At least 142 lawmakers voted… Read More »

Nigerians urged to register for National ID Card

By | September 8, 2017

The Managing Director, News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), Mr Bayo Onanuga, has called on all eligible Nigerians to register with the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC), to obtain the national electronic identity card. Onanuga made this call when he visited the commission’s Acting General Manager, Operations/Regional Coordinator, North Central, Mrs. Florence Oloruntade, on Thursday in Abuja. He urged all eligible… Read More »

Bank of America and NXT-ID Subsidiary FitPay Collaborate to Accelerate Wearable and IoT Payment Adoption

By | September 7, 2017

MELBOURNE, Florida, September 7, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Bank of America (NYSE: BAC ) and FitPay, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of NXT-ID, Inc. (NASDAQ: NXTD), today announced an agreement to extend contactless payment capabilities to a range of new devices, giving Bank of America customers more payment options and accelerating the adoption of new payment devices. This collaborative effort enables Bank of America… Read More »

Vietnam – Hanoi to introduce interoperable smart cards for public transport

By | September 7, 2017

A Record of Discussions (R/D) for the “Supporting the Development of an Interoperable Smart Card System for Public Transportation in Hanoi” Technical Cooperation Project was signed on August 31. The project will be carried out for two years from early 2018, aimed at improving the technical and management capacity of counterpart agencies under the Hanoi People’s Committee (HPC).… Read More »

Thailand – DLT issues smart driving licenses

By | September 7, 2017

BANGKOK – The Department of Land Transport (DLT) is issuing new driving licenses encoded with QR code with an aim to promote road safety. DLT Director-General Sanit Promwong revealed that the DLT wanted to raise the quality of driving licenses to a global standard. The QR code is added to the card to prevent counterfeiting. This technology will… Read More »

SuperCom Awarded 8-Year Contract for ePassport and National ID Card System in Iceland

By | September 6, 2017

HERZLIYA, Israel, September 6, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — SuperCom (Nasdaq: SPCB), a global provider of secure solutions for the e-Government, Public Safety, HealthCare, and Finance sectors today announced that it has won an 8-year contract for the development, delivery and maintenance of a new central personalization system for electronic passports and polycarbonate national electronic ID cards, for Iceland.  SuperCom was awarded the contract following… Read More »

India – ICICI Bank to implement Common Payment Card Solution for Bhubaneswar

By | September 6, 2017

The State Government of Odisha has approved the Common Payment Card Sysytem (CPCS), a citizen centric module under Bhubaneswar Smart City programme, to enable one smart card for multiple services. Leading private bank of the country, ICICI Bank has been selected as the implementing agency to execute it through Public Private Partnership (PPP) model by the Empowered Committee… Read More »

Potential security risk could affect 750,000 Estonian ID cards

By | September 5, 2017

Last Thursday, Estonia’s Information System Authority (RIA) was informed by an international group of researchers that a potential security risk had been detected affecting all national ID cards issued in Estonia after October 2014. Estonian experts have determined that the potential risk does indeed exist, affecting 750,000 currently valid ID cards issued after Oct. 17, 2014. ID cards… Read More »

UK – North Devon Council car parks now accept card and contactless payments

By | September 5, 2017

Updated parking machines in council’s car parks now accept cards and mobile phone payments Users of North Devon Council car parks can now pay for their parking using a card or contactless payment. The council has updated its parking machines to accept cards, including with Apple Pay and Android Pay, if you don’t have any cash. Users can… Read More »

Kenya Goes It Alone On e-Passport as Neighbours Dither

By | September 5, 2017

Kenya has rolled out the East African Community (EAC) electronic passport, 17 years after discussions to develop the document began. The new generation e-passport, which conforms to the international civil standards, replaces the existing national document, set to be phased out by September 2019. “The Immigration Department will no longer process and issue the current ordinary, diplomatic and… Read More »

India – 3.93 lakh families get smart cards in Namakkal

By | September 4, 2017

Smart ration cards have been distributed to 3.93 lakh families so far in the district. A statement of District Collector M. Asia Mariam issued here stated that the district accounted for a total of 4.87 lakh ration cards. The district received 4.36 lakh smart cards and the distribution of the same commenced on April 1. So far, 3.93… Read More »