Ghana – Issuance of National ID to begin in November 2017-NIA

By | November 2, 2017

NIA will in November 2017 begin the issuance of National Identification smart card to Ghanaians as ways to provide secure authentication and identification for all citizens. The National ID dubbed GhanaCard is meant to be the primary ID card that citizens will use to access all services in the country, including travelling within the West African sub-region. The National… Read More »

IDEX ASA – Third quarter 2017 report

By | November 2, 2017

IDEX, a leading developer of advanced fingerprint solutions for mass markets, reports revenues of NOK 3.5 million in the third quarter of 2017 and NOK 15.0 million in the first nine months of 2017. In the corresponding periods of 2016, the company reported revenue of NOK 8.4 million and NOK 26.1 million respectively.  During the first nine months… Read More »

Fingerprints Technology Update 2017

By | November 1, 2017

Fingerprints holds its Technology Update in Stockholm today. The presentations will cover its core business, capacitive sensors in smartphones, as well as up-to-date information on new segments and technologies such as Smartcards, IoT (Internet of Things) and Iris. Fingerprints will also give an update on new applications and technologies with a focus on In-Display. The company has reallocated… Read More »

Optaglio focus on protecting chips in e-passports and similar documents

By | November 1, 2017

LOCHOVICE (November 1, 2017) – Optaglio, the global leader in high-resolution security holograms, today announced a new solution focused on protecting chips in e-passports against removal and replacement. It is expected that high proportion of counterfeiting attacks will target chips with biometric data in foreseeable future.  Personal and biometric data stored in a chip inside a document is… Read More »

Gemalto: Description of the share buy-back program following the decision of the Board on September 28, 2017 to implement a share buy-back program in accordance with the authorization given by the general meeting of shareholders held on May 18, 2017

By | November 1, 2017

Amsterdam, November 1, 2017 – The present document constitutes the description of the share buy-back program authorized by the general meeting of shareholders of Gemalto N.V. (“Gemalto”) (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO) held on May 18, 2017 and which the Board decided to implement on September 28, 2017. The present document has been established in accordance with article 5 of Regulation… Read More »

Novoflex Pte Ltd Launches Industry-Disrupting Process for Assembling SIM Cards for the Telco Industry

By | November 1, 2017

 Dramatically simplifies the card assembly process and eliminates the need for substrates  Delivers substantial cost-savings to card manufacturers and operators SIM cards assembled with the new process issued by leading mobile operators across India and Indonesia Patented worldwide; orders from major SIM card vendors globally SINGAPORE, Nov. 1, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Singapore-based smart card innovator NovoFlex today announces Secure Authenticable Identification Laminates (sAiL)™, a… Read More »

Research: The Rise of Biometric Cards – Edition November 2017

By | November 1, 2017

This is a research about Biometric Smart Cards conducted from January through November 2017. The data presented have been collected through various means, including interviews with company representatives, CEOs, CFOs, CTOs, COOs, CLOs, CMOs, shareholders, researchers, developers, and people involved professionally in the smart card and biometric industry. The views and opinions expressed in this research are those of… Read More »

Gemalto LTE-M IoT technology paves the way for widespread adoption

By | October 31, 2017

Verizon certifies Gemalto LTE-M platform that delivers highly efficient 4G IoT connectivity  Provides compatibility with Gemalto’s On Demand Connectivity for simplified IoT remote subscription management Amsterdam – October 31st, 2017 – Billions of new Internet of Things (IoT) devices are expected before 2020[1] but the majority of these do not require the full capabilities of 4G cellular networks. Emerging Low-Power… Read More »

Nepal – Indian Company Wins Contract to Supply 750,000 Smart Driving Cards

By | October 31, 2017

Madras Security Printers of India has been given the contract by the government to print and supply additional 750,000 smart driving license cards. The company is also the current supplier of smart driving licenses card. According to the director general of the Department of Transport Management (DoTM), Roop Narayan Bhattarai, three other French companies were also interested to supply the… Read More »

Philippines – BDO to clients: Switch to EMV debit cards

By | October 31, 2017

BDO Unibank called on its clients to immediately obtain their debit card with embedded EMV chip to ensure wider protection against fraudulent activities usually carried out in electronic banking channels. “The bank’s objective over time is to effect a holistic approach to protecting the clients’ accounts from fraud. But to achieve this, clients must obtain their EMV chip… Read More »

NEXT Biometrics Presents Fingerprint Sensor Technology & NEXT-generated Cards at APSCA in Singapore

By | October 31, 2017

SINGAPORE, Oct. 31, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — NEXT Biometrics Group ASA (Oslo Bors:NEXT) announced it is exhibiting at this week’s Asia Pacific SmartCard Association (APSCA) Powered and Next-Generation Cards Conference & Exhibition, held in Singapore, November 1 and 2, 2017. The APSCA conference brings together key stakeholders in the payment and identity card ecosystem to understand the opportunities offered by the… Read More »

EMVCo Enhances EMV 3-D Secure Specification

By | October 31, 2017

EMVCo Enhances EMV 3-D Secure Specification Latest specification to form the basis of functional testing for EMV 3-D Secure solutions    31 October 2017 – Technical body EMVCo has publicly released EMV® 3-D Secure – Protocol and Core Functions Specification v2.1.0. The updated document follows the release of version 2.0.0 in October 2016, and includes additional functionality and… Read More »

Fingerprints Collaborates With Nxp On Technology Breakthrough For Contactless Biometric Payment Cards

By | October 31, 2017

World leading biometrics company Fingerprint Cards (Fingerprints(TM)) is proud to collaborate with NXP® Semiconductors in its new high performing contactless fingerprint-on-card technology breakthrough. With a market of four billion smart cards yearly, of which 50 percent are contactless, the benefits of biometrics can be enormous to increase security without compromising speed and ease of use for consumers. NXP is… Read More »

Secure Technology Alliance White Paper Provides Implementation Considerations for Contactless Payment-Enabled Wearables

By | October 30, 2017

PRINCETON JUNCTION, N.J., Oct. 30, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Payments are becoming an important factor in the growth of the wearables market – it’s estimated that 62 percent of wearable device shipments will include payments functionality by 20201. For implementers, there are many options for incorporating payments into wearables that can impact deploying and managing these devices. To… Read More »

Liberia Launches National Biometric ID System Today

By | October 30, 2017

The Government of Liberia through the National Identification Registry will officially launch and dedicate Liberia’s National Biometric Identification System (NBIS) today, Monday, October 30 at the registry’s headquarters in Monrovia. President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, who is expected to cut the ribbon to the building, will also enroll into the system and receive the first national biometric identification card.… Read More »

Revised IATA rules bring some relief to Philippine agents

By | October 30, 2017

IATA will no longer mandate all its 242 accredited Philippine agencies to use credit cards for BSP payment transactions, to the relief of agencies who believe that the rule is an attempt by an airline group conspiring to run them out of business. Of the IATA accredited agencies, only 46 are using credit card to transact while 196… Read More »

South Africa – Statement By The Minister Of Social Development, Ms Bathabile Dlamini, During Sassa Media Briefing In East London, Eastern Cape Province

By | October 30, 2017

Monday, 30 October 2017 Programme Director, Ms Lumka Oliphant Acting CEO of SASSA, Ms Pearl Bhengu Senior Managers of the Department of Social Development Executive members of SASSA Members of the media Ladies and gentlemen Thank you for being part of this media briefing convened with the intention of reporting to the nation on progress we have made… Read More »

Passports with 10-year validity for Filipinos from January 1, 2018

By | October 28, 2017

Dubai: From January 1, 2018, the period of validity of Philippine passports will double to 10 years, instead of the current five years — as the new passport law kicks in. On August 2, the government of President Rodrigo Duterte signed into law a Repubilc Act (RA10928) providing for a 10-year validity of the Philippine passport. The 10-year… Read More »

Sri Lanka – Smart IDs from today

By | October 27, 2017

The smart identification card (Smart ID) was launched to the public today by the Department of Registration of Persons (DRP), Department Commissioner General Viyani Gunathilaka said. To symbolize the Inauguration of the Smart ID, the first printed Smart ID was handed over to Wayamba Development and Cultural Affairs Minister S. B. Nawinne and fifteen other applicants who applied… Read More »

NEXT Biometrics Wins Enabling Technology Leadership Award

By | October 26, 2017

OSLO, Norway, Oct. 26, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — NEXT Biometrics (Oslo Bors:NEXT) announced it won the 2017 European Enabling Technology Leadership Award for its fingerprint sensors at the Annual Best Practices Awards of Frost & Sullivan, the global research firm. In recognizing NEXT, Frost & Sullivan noted NEXT’s “innovative technology, strong overall strategy, and competitive production advantage.”  It added NEXT “is poised… Read More »