Kyrgyzstan to produce biometric international passports after 6 months

By | January 9, 2018

The State Registration Service (SRS) plans to start issuing biometric international passports from the second half of 2018, Kabar with reference to the press service of the SRS reported. The equipment for the manufacture of passports has already been acquired with the support of UNDP and the Government of Japan. The new equipment provides a wide range of built-in personalization… Read More »

IDEX poised for commercial biometric card volumes

By | January 9, 2018

Oslo, Norway, 9 January 2018 – IDEX, a leading provider of advanced fingerprint solutions, is making rapid progress on commercialising its products for biometric cards. Recently, IDEX and its partners commenced the certification process for contact-based payment cards, in line with previous communication. The certification process is expected to complete early in the second quarter of 2018, and… Read More »

Nepal – National ID card distribution to begin from Panchthar

By | January 9, 2018

The government is all set to distribute national identity cards from Panchthar. National Identity Card Distribution Management Centre under the Ministry of Home Affairs initiated the preparation after reaching district headquarters Phidim today. A team led by Executive Director of the centre Ram Krishna Subedi held discussion with the chiefs of government offices and local representatives about the… Read More »

KEOLABS now fits all user needs for EMVCo Level 1 contactless tests

By | January 9, 2018

As a leading provider of test tools for the EMVCo Level 1 Contactless market, KEOLABS announces today that it now brings a full offer covering analog and digital tests for cards and readers. This offer covers all needs of design labs, semiconductor, card and reader vendors as well as issuers and test labs. 9 January 2018, Salon de… Read More »

Fingerprints touch sensor in contactless payment card pilot

By | January 8, 2018

Fingerprints is providing touch sensor from its FPC1300-series to the world’s first battery-less dual interface EMV payment card used in the recently announced market pilot with Bank of Cyprus, cards provided by Zwipe. With an annual market of 4 billion smartcards, with a majority being payment cards of which 50% are contactless, the benefit of biometrics is enormous… Read More »

IndusInd Bank and Dynamics Introduce India’s First Battery-Powered Interactive Payment Card

By | January 8, 2018

LAS VEGAS & MUMBAI, India–(BUSINESS WIRE)–IndusInd Bank and Dynamics Inc. today at the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show (“CES”) announced plans to introduce the first battery-powered, interactive payment cards to the Indian market in 2018. he new IndusInd Bank card from Dynamics has multiple buttons that let the consumers use a single card to pay in multiple ways. With… Read More »

ABN AMRO clients invited to test new wearables as payment method

By | January 8, 2018

ABN AMRO is taking the next step in testing new wearables as a payment method with 500 of its clients. After prior successful internal tests in 2017, clients can now experience what it’s like to make contactless payments with a ring, watch, bracelet or keyring. ABN AMRO is the first bank to enable worldwide payment with a wearable… Read More »

Sprint and Dynamics Unveil Wallet Card™ — The First Battery-Powered “Connected” Payment Card

By | January 8, 2018

LAS VEGAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Dynamics Inc. and Sprint, a wholly owned subsidiary of SoftBank, today at the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show (“CES”) unveiled the first battery-powered, “connected” payment card. Wallet Card™ is the world’s first connected, secure payment card. The Consumer Technology Association (CTA) recognized Sprint with four CES Innovation awards including the Best of Innovation Award for Security Technologies.… Read More »

STMicroelectronics Announces Timing for Fourth Quarter / Full-Year 2017 Earnings Release and Conference Call

By | January 8, 2018

Geneva – January 8, 2018 – STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, announced that it will release fourth quarter/full year 2017 earnings before the opening of trading on the European Stock Exchanges onThursday, January 25, 2018. The press release will be available immediately after the release on the Company’s website at www.st.com.… Read More »

Document Security Systems, Inc. Names IT Executive Vincent Lum President of DSS Asia

By | January 8, 2018

ROCHESTER, NY – January 8, 2018 — Document Security Systems, Inc. (NYSE American: DSS), a leader in anti-counterfeit, authentication, and diversion protection technologies whose products and solutions are used by governments, corporations and financial institutions to defeat fraud and to help ensure the authenticity of both digital and physical financial instruments, identification documents, sensitive publications, brand packaging and websites, announced today that Mr. Vincent… Read More »

Indonesia – KPK to grill ex-House speaker Marzuki in e-ID case

By | January 8, 2018

Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) investigators are to question former House of Representatives speaker Marzuki Alie as a witness in the multitrillion-rupiah graft case pertaining to the electronic identity (e-ID) card procurement project. Marzuki will be questioned as a witness for suspect Anang Sugiana Sudihardjo, the president director of IT consulting firm PT Quadra Solution that was involved in… Read More »

Afghanistan – Abdullah supports delay in distribution of E-ID cards

By | January 8, 2018

Kabul: Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Dr. Abdullah on Sunday announced support for the postponement of distributing electronic National Identity Cards (e-NICs) and urged the process be initiated after a unanimous agreement between the stakeholders. Addressing at Cabinet meeting, he said important discussions were ongoing on the issue and the distribution of the computerised ID cards was directly linked… Read More »

Namibia Switches to Electronic Passports

By | January 7, 2018

Namibia has ceased the issuing of machine-readable passports and will start issuing biometric or electronic passports as from Monday, 8 January 2018. This was announced by the Ministry of Home Affairs and Immigration’s director for immigration and border control, Nehemia Nghishekwa, on Friday at a media briefing in Windhoek. Nghishekwa explained that electronic passports are highly secure travel… Read More »

Pakistan – Senate Standing Committee to recommend issuance of NOC to NSPC/PSPC

By | January 6, 2018

KARACHI: Standing Committee of Senate on Finance, Revenue and Economic Affairs will recommend government to issue no objection certificate (NOC) to both Pakistan Security Printing Press (PSPC) and National Security Printing Corporation (NSPC) so that they may also offer its services to the private sector. Chairman of the Committee, Senator Saleem Mandviwalla talking to APP Friday, following a… Read More »

Smart Cards Market: High Levels of Security to Drive Uptake of Smart Cards Across the Globe

By | January 6, 2018

ALBANY, New York, Jan. 06, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Leading companies in the global smart market cards technologies and solutions have come up with strategies that concentrate on contactless, contact, and dual interface services. The four dominant companies in the global market for smart cards are Gemalto NV, Infineon Technologies AG, NXP Semiconductors NV, and Giesecke & Devrient (G&D) GmbH. These four… Read More »

Namibia introduces biometric passports

By | January 5, 2018

WINDHOEK, Jan. 5 (Xinhua) — Namibia will from Jan. 8, 2018 issue biometric or electronic passports, an official in the home affairs ministry said Friday. A biometric passport is a highly secure travel document or e-passport that has an embedded electronic microprocessor chip which contains biometric information that can be used to authenticate the identity of the passport… Read More »

VISA Launches Contactless Payment in Morocco

By | January 5, 2018

Rabat – A world leader in electronic payments, Visa announced that its Moroccan cardholders will now be able to enjoy Contactless Payments. Holders of a contactless Visa card will now be able to pay for their purchases by simply tapping their contactless Visa card or payment-enabled device on the checkout terminals, currently being installed at various sales points. The contactless payment system reduces the… Read More »

Dynamics Inc., Visa, Mastercard, JCB, Telecommunication Companies, and International Banks to Unveil New Payment Technology at CES

By | January 5, 2018

PITTSBURGH–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Dynamics Inc. today announced it will unveil a new, disruptive payment technology at CES 2018 in conjunction with Visa, Mastercard, JCB, major global telecommunications companies and international banks. Dynamics Inc. will be hosting a news conference on Sunday, January 7, at 2:00 p.m. PT at CES (Banyan Room A, Mandalay Bay) to showcase the new technology. Media… Read More »

Kenya’s EALA chairman urges EAC to embrace E-passport

By | January 5, 2018

Kenya’s EALA MP Simon Mbugua (2nd R) during election of EALA Speaker. [Photo|Simon Mbugua] Kenya’s EALA MP Simon Mbugua has appealed to all the other East African Community (EAC) partner states through their elected representatives at EALA to ensure each of their East African countries embrace the EAC passport. “The E.A.C electronic Passport has now been officially rolled… Read More »

Zwipe and Gemalto partner to launch fingerprint activated payment card pilot with Bank of Cyprus

By | January 5, 2018

OSLO, NORWAY – 05 JANUARY 2018, – Biometric technology company Zwipe is pleased to announce that they have partnered with Gemalto, the world’s largest card manufacturer, to pilot the first battery-less dual-interface fingerprint activated payment card with Bank of Cyprus.  Gemalto has confirmed multiple upcoming pilots in 2018, with the first of these being with Bank of Cyprus. Commenting… Read More »