Gemalto preliminary first semester results and 2017 outlook revision

By | July 21, 2017

Amsterdam, July 21, 2017 at 8:30pm – Based on its preliminary first semester results, Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 – GTO) revenue for second quarter is €742 million, lower by 9% at constant exchange rates compared to the same period of 2016. For the first semester, the Company profit from operations is in line with expectations at approximately €93 million. Looking… Read More »

Bank of China to release Sheng Siong credit cards

By | July 21, 2017

These contactless cards offer 12% cash rebates. As part of efforts to drive Singapore’s cashless agenda, the Bank of China Singapore Branch (BOCSG) and local supermarket chain Sheng Siong launched a new contactless credit card that offers up to 12% cash rebate across all stores. According to a joint release, the cash rebate is the highest amongst grocery… Read More »

Bahamas – Slow Passport Collection Upsets Henfield

By | July 21, 2017

Minister of Foreign Affairs Darren Henfield is not too pleased with the rate in which Bahamians are collecting their e-passports from the Passport Office, and although he acknowledged that the location may not be as ideal, he encouraged persons to collect their documents. “I am very happy with the progress of my staff with this regard, but I… Read More »

UK – HRH Prince Henry of Wales launches brain injury ID card

By | July 20, 2017

The charity’s Brain Injury Identity Card will help the police identify brain injury survivors and ensure they are given appropriate support when they come into contact with the criminal justice system. Speaking to brain injury survivors and ID card holders Jamie Gailer and Dominic Hurley at the launch event in Ipswich, Prince Harry said: “This surely is a life-changing moment… Read More »

India – Delhi Metro Introduces Smartwatch for Travel

By | July 20, 2017

Delhi’s Metro Railway Corporation (DMRC) has introduced a system of wearable tech payment for travellers on its metro system. As of June 2017, passengers on Delhi’s extensive rail network will be able to use smartwatches as a form of smart card for entering and exiting the system. Working in collaboration with company LAKS GmbH, DMRC launched the innovative… Read More »

Indonesia’s graft agency probes missing S$205.5 million in identity card project

By | July 20, 2017

What could be Indonesia’s largest graft probe revolves around the embezzlement of more than 2 trillion rupiah (S$205.5 million), or nearly half of the 5.9 trillion rupiah Parliament approved to pay for the national e-KTP project. KTP stands for kartu tanda penduduk, or identity card in Bahasa Indonesia. The biometric cards were supposed to be issued to Indonesians… Read More »

E-Sim cards are coming, whether the operators want them or not

By | July 20, 2017

The global Embedded SIM (E-Sim) card market is rising steadily due to the several advantages these cards have over conventional SIM cards. For example, E-Sim cards let users change mobile network operators with a few clicks. This ability to switch network providers in real time over the air (OTA) in machine-to-machine systems such as smart meters and connected… Read More »

NXP Announces Production of Security Chips in its US Manufacturing Facilities

By | July 20, 2017

Multimillion-dollar expansion program will complete the re-shoring of an end-to-end US supply chain for manufacturing secure identification chips used in US Government applicationsAUSTIN, Texas and CHANDLER, Ariz., July 20, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ:NXPI) today announced a $22 million dollar program that expands its operations in the United States, enabling the Company’s US facilities to… Read More »

OT-Morpho receives CSPN certification for its embedded secure element for IoT

By | July 20, 2017

OT-Morpho, a world leader in digital security and identification technologies, today announced that its embedded secure element designed for the Internet of Things (IoT), IoThrive Tiny SE+, has obtained the highest level CSPN* security certification. IoThrive Tiny SE+ is the first embedded secure element of its kind to receive this certification awarded by the French security agency ANSSI**.… Read More »

Swatch updates mobile-payment watches for China, linking with UnionPay to keep sales ticking

By | July 20, 2017

Swatch Group, which claims to be the world’s largest watch maker, has launched the second generation of its chip-embedded devices that can be used for mobile payments in China, after teaming with UnionPay to offer “Swatch Pay”. The new watches can be linked with credit cards issued by 11 partner banks – including Bank of China, Industrial and… Read More »

Shinsegae releases SSG branded credit card

By | July 19, 2017

Retail giant Shinsegae said Wednesday that it will release a branded credit card called the SSG Card on Thursday. While most retailers partner with existing credit card companies to create credit card benefits for their consumers, Shinsegae produced its own card to create synergy with its SSG Pay system. When used together with SSG Pay, the SSG card… Read More »

SDW 2017, the next-generation government and citizen ID event, sees attendee numbers soar

By | July 19, 2017

Record number of attendees at SDW 2017 from around the world Government and industry experts analysed and discussed ID solutions SDW 2018 – 25-27 June, London 19 July 2017, London, UK – Record numbers of attendees to the 11th edition of SDW benefited from the impressive 140-stand exhibition, a series of free seminars and the world-leading conference programme.… Read More »

COMPRION Announces New Sales Director

By | July 19, 2017

Frank Prünte is the new Sales Director at COMPRION, managing a team of nine located in five different countries. Prünte will be actively contributing to COMPRION’s overall business strategy, extending its market position, and developing new business fields. In addition, he will be in charge of expanding and developing the sales team. Prünte explains: “I see a lot… Read More »

Tennessee Police Crack National Skimmer Network

By | July 19, 2017

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – Tennessee law enforcement arrested more than a dozen people related to an alleged national skimmer network, News Channel 5 reports. The big bust included recovery of high-tech devices including a universal key. The suspects, many of which are Cuban nationals, allegedly stole American identities and around $700,000. “They’re well-organized, well-trained and well-traveled,” Tyler Smith, a… Read More »

UK – London’s Oyster card is getting a revamp with a new app that will send low balance alerts to your phone

By | July 19, 2017

Transport for London (TfL) has announced a flurry of changes to the Oyster card, including a new app for passengers to get phone alerts when their balance is running low. Those who top up their pay as you go credit, or buy Travelcards using Oyster online can now collect their purchase from any Tube or rail station, tram… Read More »

SmartMetric Releases Video of Its Biometric Fingerprint Secured Credit Card

By | July 18, 2017

To Turn On Your Biometric Secured Card Simply Touch the Cards Fingerprint Sensor on the Cards Surface and the Embedded Scanner Reads Your Fingerprint and Matches It With Your Pre-Stored Fingerprint Inside the Card NEW YORK, NY–(Marketwired – July 18, 2017) – SmartMetric, Inc. (OTCQB: SMME) – SmartMetric is pleased to announce it has succeeded in manufacturing a… Read More »

Indonesian politician denies corruption allegations after being identified by watchdog

By | July 18, 2017

The speaker of Indonesia’s parliament, once hailed by US President Donald Trump as one of Indonesia’s most powerful men, has denied any wrongdoing after being named a suspect in a corruption scandal in which officials allegedly pocketed more than US$170 million of government money. Setya Novanto told a televised news conference on Tuesday he would respect the legal… Read More »

Heidelberg is a reliable partner to the document and plastic card industry

By | July 18, 2017

First Security Day shows the possibilities of security printing Strong protection against counterfeiting for documents through a variety of applications in the Speedmaster XL 75 with UV technology Cost-effective production of short runs of plastic cards with the Speedmaster XL 75 Anicolor 2 Suprasetter CtP platesetter and Diana Eye offline inspection system round off high-quality and zero defect… Read More »

Festipay Expects 10 Million Contactless Transactions

By | July 18, 2017

Festipay expects 10 million contactless transactions, introduced an integrated solution at the Neversea festival, and enters the Italian and Scandinavian markets Budapest, 18 July 2017. – Festipay has closed a very busy first six months in 2017: several new Hungarian and international festival organizers decided to choose Festipay cashless payment solution. The company introduced an integrated solution at… Read More »

Mastercard Enhances Artificial Intelligence Capability with the Acquisition of Brighterion, Inc.

By | July 17, 2017

PURCHASE, N.Y. – July 17, 2017 – Mastercard (NYSE: MA) today announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire Brighterion, Inc., a leading software company specializing in artificial intelligence. This acquisition will further expand its suite of capabilities that deliver an enhanced customer experience and security. Artificial intelligence plays a critical role in enabling consumer convenience, while delivering enhanced security.… Read More »