Category Archives: Card Industry News

The Connected Wallet Card Receives More GLOMO Award Nominations Than Any Other Product Due to Technology’s Disruptive Potential

By | February 26, 2018

BARCELONA–(BUSINESS WIRE)–(Mobile World Congress) – Dynamics, Inc., today unveiled enhanced functionality for its award-winning, connected Wallet Card™ that allows two-way communications between banks and consumers using the card’s telecommunications connection. Previously, a Wallet Card consumer could only receive information from a bank. Today, Wallet Cards can be enabled to also receive information from a consumer. The ability for consumers to… Read More »

G+D Mobile Security drives convergence of M2M with consumer eSIM management for connected cars

By | February 26, 2018

Munich, February 26, 2018 –  At the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona (February 26th to March 1st), G+D Mobile Security will be presenting an eSIM management enabled solution that will allow car owners to download their private mobile subscription to a second SIM which is soldered into the car’s telematics box. This new approach uses G+D’s eSIM management technology and… Read More »

Infineon expands mobile-security portfolio with the world’s fastest solution

By | February 26, 2018

Munich, Germany – 26 February  2018 – At the Mobile World Congress 2018 trade show in Barcelona, Infineon Technologies AG (FSE: IFX / OTCQX: IFNNY) announced that it would be expanding its portfolio of mobile security solutions. The embedded Secure Element (eSE) product family now includes an entire system with Operating System (OS), applications and NFC modem wrapped… Read More »

Ireland – Government seeking bids for design and production of PSC generation two

By | February 24, 2018

THE STATE HAS launched a tender for the production of the next round of Public Service Cards (PSC). The controversial card, which was first introduced in 2012 for accessing certain social welfare payments but has now been expanded as a requirement for many other services, currently has a seven-year lifespan. Now, the Department of Employment Affairs and Social… Read More »

Jordan bags Regional ID Document of the Year 2018 award

By | February 24, 2018

Amman, Feb. 24 (Petra) — Jordan has won the Regional ID Document of the Year 2018 award, recently announced at the High Security Printing (EMEA) Conference in the Polish capital of Warsaw. The award was received by Director-General of the Civil Status and Passports Department, Fawaz Al-Shahwan, during his participation in the annual conference held between February 19… Read More »

Ukraine sees record demand for biometric passports amid visa-free regime with EU

By | February 23, 2018

KIEV, Feb. 23 (Xinhua) — The demand for biometric passports in Ukraine hit a record-high in 2017 due to the introduction of the visa-free regime with the European Union (EU), official data showed Friday. The State Migration Service said in a report it has issued about 4.033 million biometric passports last year compared with 1.509 million in 2016.… Read More »

Grant of incentive subscription rights in IDEX

By | February 22, 2018

The board of directors of IDEX ASA resolved on 21 February 2018 to issue 5,215,000 incentive subscription rights to certain employees and individual contractors in the IDEX group. The grant was made under the company’s 2017 incentive subscription rights plan as resolved at the annual general meeting on 12 May 2017. The exercise price of the subscription rights… Read More »

IDEX ASA – Fourth quarter and preliminary year-end 2017 results

By | February 22, 2018

IDEX, a leading developer of advanced fingerprint solutions for mass markets, reports revenues of NOK 2.5 million in the fourth quarter of 2017 and NOK 17.5 million in the full year of 2017. In the corresponding periods of 2016, the company reported NOK 12.5 million and NOK 38.6 million respectively.  The biometric card market is at an inflection… Read More »

Malta – 400,000th biometric passport issued

By | February 22, 2018

Identity Malta has in recent days issued the 400,000th passport to Maltese citizens. It is calculated that by the end of this year each valid passport will be biometric. As a commemoration on this significant event, Parliamentary Secretary for Citizenship Julia Farrugia presented a memento to Mrs Michelle Guisti who is the 400,000th person who applied to renew… Read More »

Kuwait wins best electronic passport prize for 2018

By | February 21, 2018

KUWAIT, Feb 21 (KUNA) — The Ministry of Interior announced on Wednesday wining the “outstanding achievement for the best electronic passport for 2018” prize during its participation in the annual international convention, The High Security Printing Europe, Middle East and Europe Conference, held in Poland between February 19-21. The Ministry’s General Department of Public Relations and Security Media… Read More »

CardLogix Introduces FastCheck™ Mobile Identity Solution for Contactless Smart Cards and NFC-Enabled Devices

By | February 21, 2018

IRVINE, CA, February 22, 2018 – CardLogix Corporation, leading NFC-enabled Android and Windows devices and IEC 14443 contactless smart cards. FastCheck is an adaptive, multi-use software solution for mobile ID authentication, identity verification, remote user enrollment, and the instant display of critical user information. The software is designed for in-the-field identity applications, such as driver license validation, concealed weapons permit verification, military IDs,… Read More »

IDEX appoints Stan Swearingen as new CEO

By | February 21, 2018

Oslo, Norway, 22 February 2018 – IDEX’s Board of Directors has appointed Stan Swearingen as CEO, effective from 1 April 2018. Stan Swearingen is today Chief Products Officer at IDEX. The current CEO, Dr Hemant Mardia will continue until 31 March 2018, and will then join IDEX’s Strategy Advisory Council. In his five years as CEO, Hemant Mardia has transformed IDEX from… Read More »

Old Israeli ‘Rav Kav’ Smart Card May No Longer Work; Riders Urged To Upgrade

By | February 21, 2018

  The Ministry of Transportation calls for holders of Rav Kav smart cards issued before 2016 to replace them, before they are restricted. Hundreds of thousands of Israelis holding Rav Kav smart cards issued by Egged before 2016 will have to replace them. The Ministry of Transportation and Egged invite the veteran card holders, those with cards without… Read More »

Arm delivers integrated SIM identity to secure next wave of cellular IoT devices

By | February 21, 2018

February 21, 2018 By Paul Williamson, Vice President and General Manager, IoT Device IP Line of Business, Arm News highlights: Arm introduces new technologies to deliver SIM grade identity for cellular IoT at a cost point that scales to billions of devices Arm® Kigen™ family delivers integrated SIM functionality to IoT SoC designs, and a flexible remote provisioning server… Read More »

NMI Agrees to Acquire Creditcall to Expand EMV and Omnichannel Capabilities

By | February 20, 2018

ROSELLE, Ill.& BRISTOL, England–(BUSINESS WIRE)–NMI, a leading provider of payments enablement technology for independent sales organizations (ISOs), independent software vendors (ISVs), value-added resellers (VARs) and payment facilitators, today announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Creditcall, an omnichannel payment gateway and EMV solutions provider. With offices in Bristol, England, and New York, and customers throughout many regions… Read More »

Kenya – IDs fitted with electronic chips in the pipeline: Interior Ministry

By | February 20, 2018

NAIVASHA, Kenya, Feb 20 –The Ministry of Interior and Coordination of National Government is working on a roll-out of third generation identity cards in a move geared towards enhancing free movement of persons and regional trade. According to the outgoing Director of Immigration Services, Gordon Kihalangwa, the procurement process is underway and is expected to be completed by… Read More »

Entrust Datacard Earns Blue Shield Technology Innovation Award from the China International Association for Promotion of Science and Technology

By | February 20, 2018

MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Entrust Datacard, a leading provider of trusted identity and secure transaction technology solutions, announces that the company has received the Blue Shield Technology Innovation Award for Security and Anti-Counterfeiting Technology for the Entrust Datacard™ Retransfer Card Printer series from the China International Association for Promotion of Science and Technology (CIAPST). Established in 2010, the Blue Shield Technology Innovation… Read More »

Credit Europe Bank Ltd. enables acceptance of JCB Cards in Russia

By | February 20, 2018

Moscow and Tokyo, Feb 20, 2018 – (ACN Newswire) – Credit Europe Bank Ltd. (“Credit Europe Bank”), one of the leading banks in the Russian market, and JCB International Co., Ltd. (“JCBI”), the international operations subsidiary of JCB Co., Ltd. (“JCB”), announced the launch of JCB Cards acceptance at Credit Europe Bank’s ATM and POS terminal network. Credit… Read More »

UBA issues 3m contactless cards

By | February 20, 2018

United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc yesterday said it issued over three million Near Field Communication (NFC) technology enabled contactless cards to its teeming customers. In a statement, the lender recalled that it “revolutionised the payments landscape in Nigeria in 2015, with the introduction of contactless payment cards, which enable customers pay with ease by leveraging the NFC… Read More »