From payment to ticketing: contactless technologies are on the rise in smart cities

By | May 12, 2017

Munich, Germany, and Montreal, Canada – 12 May 2017 – Contactless card and touch-and-go mobile technology payments are on the rise: especially consumers and commuters in highly populated urban areas require higher transaction speeds and more convenience. Infineon Technologies AG (FSE: IFX / OTCQX: IFNNY), the world leader for chip-based payment products, helps card and device manufacturers and… Read More »

IDEX at the forefront of large-scale market opportunity for biometric cards

By | May 12, 2017

Oslo, Norway, 12 May 2017 – IDEX, a leading developer of advanced fingerprint solutions, is experiencing strong momentum towards commercialisation of its sensor solutions for cards.  On 20 April, Mastercard unveiled their next generation biometric card, featuring IDEX’s flexible off-chip fingerprint sensor.  Dr. Hemant Mardia, CEO of IDEX commented, “We are extremely pleased to be partnering with global… Read More »

IDEX ASA – First quarter 2017 report

By | May 12, 2017

IDEX, a leading developer of advanced fingerprint solutions for mass markets, reports revenues of NOK 6.7 million in the first quarter of 2017, up from NOK 3.6 million in the corresponding quarter in 2016.  IDEX is making significant progress on commercialisation of its sensor solution for biometric cards. IDEX has been developing a new biometric card together with… Read More »

USA – Four-Jurisdiction Digital Driver’s License Pilot Key Piece of Gov’s Digital Transformation

By | May 12, 2017

Four jurisdictions will take a large and crucial step this summer toward digitizing residents’ primary form of identification: They will begin piloting a digital driver’s license (DDL) with hundreds of employees and family members. In the works for around a year, the smartphone-based tests in Colorado, Idaho, Maryland and Washington, D.C., are part of a collaboration with Amsterdam-based… Read More »

Philippines – Proposed natl ID system pushed

By | May 11, 2017

CONGRESS has passed a measure to consolidate all existing government-initiated identification systems into one integrated and efficient national ID system.    Laguna Rep. Sol Aragones said the committee on population and family relations gave its nod to the proposed measure. “All committee members agreed unanimously,” she said.       The bill will be discussed anew before the… Read More »

USA – More than 100 credit card numbers seized, suspects arrested

By | May 11, 2017

GRAPEVINE – Five people face an assortment of charges after police confiscated from hotel rooms more than 100 stolen credit card numbers and equipment to make fraudulent cards. Several grams of methamphetamine also were seized from a hotel room where suspects had been staying. “None of the stolen credit card numbers were local,” according to a police news release.… Read More »

Card Payments in Japan to Be More Convenient

By | May 11, 2017

Tokyo, May 11 (Jiji Press)—Making payments with chip-embedded cards in Japan is expected to become easier for visitors from abroad as efforts have begun to introduce contactless payment systems that are globally common. In the run-up to the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics in 2020, McDonald’s Holdings Co. (Japan) has decided to install contactless card readers at all its… Read More »

UK – New payment card tech promises to fight online fraud

By | May 11, 2017

Fraud is a growing problem in the e-commerce age, with millions of consumers falling victim to scammers around the world each year. One of the most common ways for people to suffer is by having their payment card details stolen and then used by a malicious third party to make unauthorised purchases. Now Barclays is setting out to… Read More »

Philippines – PNP-ACG nabs suspect in credit card fraud

By | May 11, 2017

MANILA, May 11 — Operatives of the Philippine National Police Anti-Cybercrime Group (PNP-ACG) have arrested a suspect involved in credit card fraud. The suspect was identified as Stephen Francid Lucena, a resident of Tomas Mapua Street, Sta. Cruz, Manila. PNP-ACG spokesman Supt. Jay Guillermo, in a press conference in Camp Crame, Quezon City on Thursday, said that Lucena… Read More »

Card Printer Ribbons Market: Global Industry Trend Analysis 2012 to 2017 and Forecast 2017 – 2025

By | May 11, 2017

Card printer ribbons are central components of the printer card, which ensure accurate color patterns, sharp barcodes and crisp text of the card through printing technologies. They promise sharp, vivid ID cards for the stunning employee or student badges. Some ribbons are more cost-effective than others as it depends on print, color, the design of a badge and… Read More »

83% of the Ghanaian populace without National ID

By | May 11, 2017

The Committee on Communications for the Ghanaian Parliament says the National Identification Authority (NIA) is yet to register and issue a identification card to 83percent of the Ghanaian populace. This percentage represent about 27million of the country’s population.  According to the report, the NIA has enrolled only 4.5million resident Ghanaians, representing 17percent of the population.  “Presently, the Authority… Read More »

Wearables: Successful pilot project for students at Colombian University with Bancolombia

By | May 11, 2017

During the three-month project run students were able to use a personal wristband for paying at the college campus’ kiosk. Bancolombia, one of the biggest banks in South America and market leader in Colombia, installed a special NFC terminal to process the debits. Safran Identity & Security (Morpho) supported Bancolombia with pre-personalized wristbands. “We achieved a common goal… Read More »

USA – North Dakota school using smart cards for attendance

By | May 11, 2017

Bismarck, North Dakota’s Legacy High School is now the first school in the state to implement automated classroom attendance thanks to system provider, ScholarChip. The school is leveraging ScholarChip’s smart ID card-based system that sees students tap in at the beginning of class to denote attendance, and enables administrators to more efficiently view class rosters in larger lecture… Read More »

Nubia Embarks Pearl By Ot® Ese In Z11minis And Z17mini Smartphones To Enable Secure Nfc Transport Services

By | May 10, 2017

OT (Oberthur Technologies), a leading global provider of embedded security software products and services, today announces that nubia Mobile embarks PEARL by OT® embedded Secure Element (eSE), in their recently released Z11miniS and Z17mini smartphones. Thanks to OT’s eSE, nubia will enable smartphone owners to securely access all public transportation services in Beijing and Shenzhen in the coming… Read More »

USA – Texas crook gets two years for Londonderry credit card skimmer fraud

By | May 10, 2017

CONCORD — An Austin, Texas man was sentenced to two years in federal prison in connection with a $29,000 credit card fraud involving a skimmer on a gas pump in Londonderry. Elvis Barban Chavez, 45, was sentenced Wednesday in U.S. District Court after pleading guilty to aggravated identity theft. According to court documents, Chavez and others traveled from… Read More »

NXP World’s First Foreign-Based Semiconductor Company Awarded OSCCA Certificate from China Authority

By | May 10, 2017

BEIJING, May 10, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — NXP Semiconductors (NASDAQ:NXPI) today announced that the China Office of State Commercial Cryptography Administration (OSCCA) awarded it with a certificate to become a designated producer of commercial cipher products. This certificate marks NXP as the first, and currently only, approved foreign-based semiconductor company to be awarded authorization to develop and produce… Read More »

ASPIDER-NGI and SURFnet: eSIM solutions for enterprise security and identity

By | May 10, 2017

The Netherlands, May 10, 2017: ASPIDER-NGI, provider of MVNE, IoT, eSIM and content solutions, and SURFnet, the Dutch National Research and Education Network, are partnering on eSIM. This new agreement gives SURFnet early access to the ASPIDER-NGI eSIM technology to develop and build specific applications for education and research, with an initial focus on identity management and authentication.… Read More »

Visa to conduct training for 18,000 UAE merchants on contactless switch

By | May 10, 2017

Global payments technology company, Visa (NYSE:V), has begun a six-week intensive awareness building and training program for more than 18,000 UAE merchants aimed at accelerating the adoption of contactless payments across the country. In addition to a series of training seminars, Visa has developed a toolkit to help merchants understand and embrace contactless payments technology. Visa payWave operates… Read More »

Philippines – House committee approves national ID system bill

By | May 10, 2017

MANILA — A House of Representatives’ panel approved on Wednesday, May 10, a bill seeking to consolidate all existing government-initiated identification (ID) systems into one integrated and efficient Filipino ID system. The House committee on population and family relations, chaired by Laguna Representative Sol Aragones, unanimously approved a substitute bill to the 18 measures filed by House members.… Read More »

Gemalto and Veridos strengthen citizen identity security with eID cards for Macao SAR Government

By | May 10, 2017

Macao, May 10, 2017​ – Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO), the world leader in digital security, is partnering with Veridos, a German company specializing in Identity Solutions, to supply contactless electronic ​identity cards (eIDs) to the Macao Special Administrative Region Government (Macao SAR Government). Under the collaboration, Gemalto is the subcontractor responsible for providing the physical cards, enhanced with… Read More »