Category Archives: Card Industry News

Afghanistan – Electronic ID Cards Roll-Out To Start In Kabul Soon

By | February 16, 2018

The electronic National Identity Card department will start the issuance of the new ID cards in Kabul in the near future, head of the office, Rohullah Ahmadzai said.   The cards, he said, will include nationality and ethnicity information of the card holders.  He said President Ashraf Ghani, First Lady Rula Ghani and Second Vice President Mohammad Sarwar… Read More »

NEXT Biometrics contribution margin turns positive

By | February 16, 2018

Next Biometrics Group ASA is pleased to announce that the company recorded a positive gross margin for January 2018. This was the company’s first month with gross profit, and a confirmation that NEXT is on track to deliver on its previously communicated goal of generating a positive gross margin in the first quarter of 2018.  Implementation of the… Read More »

Gambia – Government Restores Semlex Contract for ID Card Production

By | February 15, 2018

The Attorney General and Minister of Justice Aboubacarr Tambadou, said Government has agreed to restore the 2016 contract of Semlex, to produce National Identity Cards. “After a whole year of consideration of this matter, culminating with the establishment of a Ministerial Task Force, we showed the seriousness with which this Government has taken up this issue. Government has… Read More »

Entrust Datacard and CBORD Transform Student ID Issuance for Higher Education Through the Integration of TruCredential with CS Gold Software

By | February 14, 2018

MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Entrust Datacard, a leading provider of trusted identity and secure transaction technology solutions, and CBORD®, a leading provider of card systems for colleges and universities, together announce the completed CS Gold integration with TruCredential software — replacing the requirement for IDWorks® software. This integration was successfully tested at the University of Vermont. CBORD customers will find the… Read More »

Keeping track of foreigners in Thailand – new e-passport data to be used

By | February 14, 2018

The Immigration Bureau and the Interior Ministry have been instructed to speed up the implementation of a single-platform online database of foreigners entering and leaving the Kingdom. The order was given by Deputy PM General Prawit Wongsuwan when he chaired the meeting of the fifth government committee in charge of bureaucratic reforms at Government House. “The single platform… Read More »

Invitation to NEXT Biometrics’ Capital Markets Day and Q4-2017 presentation

By | February 14, 2018

NEXT Biometrics Group ASA will hold a Capital Markets Day focused on NEXT advantages and key growth markets on Thursday 1 March 2018 at 09.30 Norwegian time. The event will also include the earnings review for the fourth quarter of 2017.   The presentation will be held at Høyres Hus, Stortingsgaten 20, Oslo. The presentation will be held… Read More »

Lotte Card sells Visa wearable payment devices for PyeongChang Olympics

By | February 9, 2018

SEOUL, Feb. 9 (Yonhap) — Lotte Card Co., a South Korean credit card firm, said Friday it has begun selling Visa wearable payment devices for the 2018 Winter Olympics and Paralympics in PyeongChang. Visa is the only credit card that can be used for payments at the Winter Games as it is an official global sponsor of the… Read More »

FINGERPRINT CARDS AB: YEAR-END REPORT JANUARY – DECEMBER 2017

By | February 9, 2018

Cost alignment and refocusing Changed market conditions for capacitive fingerprint sensors for smartphones Action program initiated to improve profitability R&D resources redirected even more to new, emerging biometric markets Cash position of SEK 920 M Operating result for the fourth quarter, excluding non-recurring items, was a loss of SEK 9.9 M Provisions of SEK 121.9 M to the… Read More »

Pakistan – Vehicle registration books to be replaced with ‘smart cards’

By | February 8, 2018

LAHORE: The Excise, Taxation and Narcotics Control Department is likely to launch automated vehicle registration cards by April, replacing the current registration books. The initiative would be piloted from Lahore in March and later no new book would be issued as they run out of stock. Subsequently motorists will be issued smart cards instead of registration books. The… Read More »

Entrust Datacard and Gemalto partner to deploy effortless and affordable instant issuance

By | February 7, 2018

Austin, TX – 7 February, 2018 – Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 – GTO), the world leader in digital security and  #1 payment card supplier, has joined forces with Entrust Datacard, a leading provider of trusted identity and secure transaction technology solutions, to provide a unique, SaaS-based instant issuance solution for U.S. financial institutions. Instant issuance is a must-have for financial institutions In 2006,… Read More »

AdvanIDe establishes Presence in Mexico

By | February 7, 2018

SINGAPORE, Feb. 7, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — AdvanIDe – Advanced ID Electronics – the leading independent provider of semiconductors for the smart card, IoT, NFC and RFID industry, today announced the establishment of a sales office in Mexico. Being one of the fastest growing regions for AdvanIDe, the Latin American market will be further supported with the addition of a presence in Mexico… Read More »

NXP and Garmin Team-up to Bring Secure and Convenient NFC Mobile Payments to New Fitness Wearables

By | February 6, 2018

Garmin® vívoactive® 3 and Forerunner® 645 Music enable users to securely tap-to-pay with no phone or wallet required SAN JOSE, Calif., Feb. 06, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ:NXPI), today announced that Garmin International, Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ:GRMN), has chosen NXP’s PN80T embedded Secure Element (SE) and Near Field Communications (NFC) solution for the recently launched vívoactive 3 and Forerunner 645 Music featuring contactless… Read More »

New identity cards to be issued by Greece

By | February 6, 2018

Greek authorities are closer to actualising the upgrade to citizen’s identity cards, ensuring they meet international security standards. There have been talks of an upgrade for years, with Greece required as a European Union member-state to overhaul its outdated system since 2000, and will see ID cards replaced with new ones featuring biometric data on a microchip. The… Read More »

Microholograms now survive almost anything

By | February 5, 2018

LOCHOVICE (February 5, 2018) – Optaglio, the global leader in high-resolution security holograms, has introduced extremely resistant microholograms. This new forensic measure allows law enforcement experts to identify genuineness of documents destroyed by water, fire, acids etc. At the same time, it retains all existing benefits of microholograms, such as covering three levels of inspection (visible, hidden, forensic)… Read More »

STMicroelectronics Named a “2018 Thomson Reuters Top 100 Global Technology Leader”

By | February 5, 2018

Geneva, February 5, 2018 – STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, was recognized as among the world’s most innovative companies in being named a “2018 Thomson Reuters Top 100 Global Technology Leader”. Based on a proprietary methodology that holistically assesses organizations to determine those at the forefront of the tech industry,… Read More »

Secure Technology Alliance Provides Recommendations, Best Practices for Implementing Fast, Convenient Contactless Payments

By | February 5, 2018

PRINCETON JUNCTION, N.J., Feb. 05, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Consumers want payments to be faster, more secure, and seamless, and many stakeholders across the payments industry are looking to contactless payments as a way to meet these expectations. For merchants, issuers and processors considering contactless payments, the Secure Technology Alliance has released a new white paper today that provides recommendations… Read More »

MWC 2018: G+D Mobile Security Presents its Sophisticated Solutions for Securing Identities for the Digital Economy

By | February 5, 2018

Munich, February 5, 2018 – At this year`s Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona (February 26th to March 1st), G+D Mobile Security will be showcasing its products and solutions under the motto “Protect what matters to you” by securing identities for the digital economy. Secure digital identities are vital for all digital products and services that are paving… Read More »

Visa Enables More Cash-Free Moments in Minneapolis: Local Merchants and U.S. Bank Stadium Receive Point-of-Sale Upgrades

By | February 2, 2018

Visa teams up with Minneapolis native Larry Fitzgerald & AP Rookie of the Year Nominee Christian McCaffrey to provide select merchants and fans a fast, secure payment experience MINNEAPOLIS, Minn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Visa (NYSE: V) today announced that it upgraded the point-of-sale (POS) terminals of select Minneapolis-based small businesses, helping create quicker, easier and more seamless payment experiences for their… Read More »

Why Making Space for Smart Cards is Essential for Blockchain App Development

By | February 2, 2018

“If you own the keys to your cryptocurrency account, your money is secure. If someone else holds the keys to your account, they own your money, too.” This popular saying by bitcoin experts warned early blockchain adopters against the risks of sharing passwords, keys and passphrases in mobile apps or cloud-based storage. Most advise in favor of keeping… Read More »

Exclusive Interview to Mr. Dong Su Kim, CEO of KSID

By | February 2, 2018

I had the opportunity to interview Mr. Dong Su Kim, CEO of the Korean Fingerprint Smart Cards developer Korea Smart ID, better known in the market as KSID. Q: Good morning Mr. Dong Su Kim and thanks for accepting my invitation to have an interview. Let’s start with few info on the company. Can you give us some… Read More »