Category Archives: Card Industry News

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Afghanistan – Paktia youth warn against sabotaging e-NICs process

By | February 19, 2018

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Youth Jirga from Loya Paktia has thrown its weight behind the issuance of electronic National Identity Cards (e-NICs) and demanded legal action against those trying to sabotage the national process. Abdul Hakem Safi, head of the Youth Loya Jirga, told reporters in Kabul that if issued e-NICs would help reduce crimes, ensure transparent elections. He warned powerful… Read More »

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 »