Category Archives: Products

Gemalto’s SafeNet KeySecure wins 2017 Cybersecurity Excellence Award

By | March 27, 2017

Gemalto has emerged triumphant from the 2017 Cybersecurity Excellence Awards after achieving ‘Best Encryption Product’ with SafeNet KeySecure. The SafeNet KeySecure solution provides an organisation’s security specialists the opportunity to store encryption keys easily and securely. “The vote of excellence from our peers in the information security community recognises our commitment to providing customers with easy-to-use, business-driven security… Read More »

Valid Produces Prepaid Payment Bracelet

By | March 27, 2017

Mar 27, 2017— Valid, a global provider of customized secure solutions, has produced BPPTag payment wristbands, recently launched by Brasil Pré-Pagos (BPP) and Visa. The device works with Near Field Communication (NFC) RFID technology. The communication technology allows the secure exchange of proximity-encrypted data with a debit machine. In Brazil, there are approximately 2.8 million such machines that… Read More »

Ex-Hotelier Staunton Backs Health Tech Firm With €500k investment

By | March 26, 2017

A businessman who received €12m from the sale of his boutique Dublin townhouse hotel Stauntons on the Green last year, has stumped up about €500,000 to fund the development of an innovative new health smart card that aims to revolutionise patient care. Jim Staunton’s start-up firm Medipro Life has developed a smart card that works with a phone… Read More »

Samsung Puts Focus on Contactless Payments With New Platform

By | March 24, 2017

Samsung Electronics has launched something it calls the Contactless Companion Platform, which will have a focus making contactless payments a reality using a smart card, wristband, key fob, or even a mechanical watch or a smart ring. Samsung has partnered with Smartlink and Ingenico on the platform, according to a press release. The platform features what Samsung calls a unique digital… Read More »

Tappy – Contactless Payment System

By | March 24, 2017

With how advanced technology is and always becoming, it’s hard to imagine that making payments by phone just isn’t as efficient as it used to be. Tappy, a global NFC payment solution provider, is making possible for almost any branded product to be transformed into a payment device. Having been at Mobile World Congress, we saw this tech… Read More »

Indonesia – Striking Question, Justice: Did e-ID Project Belong to Golkar?

By | March 23, 2017

JAKARTA, NETRALNEWS.COM – Hearing of alleged corruption case in the procurement project of electronic-based national identity card or e-ID card held at the Corruption Court in Central Jakarta, Wednesday (03/22/2017) yesterday went smoothly and gave attractive colors. This is after a striking question by the judge to the witness from the House of Representatives (DPR) about the e-ID… Read More »

Canada – U-Pass To Switch To New “Smart Cards”

By | March 23, 2017

Carleton students’ U-Passes will be changing over to smart cards, after the cards were tested in a pilot program by the University of Ottawa (U of O), Saint Paul University (SPU), and Algonquin College last summer. The change of U-Passes to smart cards, subject to begin this summer, overlaps with the new fare gate infrastructure being built along… Read More »

ITW Security Division Notes Benefits of Security Laminates

By | March 23, 2017

Citing the need to ensure that the variable data of each passport holder be secure and protected from fraudulent activity, ITW Security Division said it has recognised this need and invested in its Holographic, Fasprotek and Passprotek Printed security laminates to deliver an effective solution across multiple formats. In a statement, ITW Security Division’s said its Holoprotek security… Read More »

Samsung, Smartlink and Ingenico Introduce the “Contactless Companion Platform” To Enable “Digital Cash for Everyone”

By | March 23, 2017

Samsung Electronics, a world leader in advanced semiconductor technology, today announced the launch of the “Contactless Companion Platform (CCP)” together with its ecosystem partners, Smartlink  and Ingenico, built with its industry leading dual interface smart card chip for multiple applications and form factors.   As the smart card chip provider, Samsung introduces a disruptive contactless concept with both… Read More »

FIME first to perform Mastercard Contactless Reader Level 2 testing in Japan

By | March 22, 2017

FIME today announces its Japanese laboratory is the first in the country to be approved to perform testing in line with the Mastercard Contactless Reader specification and EMVCo Book C-2 specification. These documents define the functionality required when implementing Mastercard contactless terminal kernels. Japanese contactless payment terminal and mobile point of sale (mPOS) manufacturers, as well as kernel… Read More »

Wearable Payments Firm Secures Major Watch Brands For Launch

By | March 21, 2017

Contactless wearable payments company Tappy Technologies has secured renowned international watch brands ahead of its launch this week. The launch partnership will see Tappy’s payment technology embedded into traditional timepieces from partners including: Ted Baker, Mondaine, Technos, NEWATCH and SAGA. Tappy is a specialist in contactless wearable payments and is a Global Wearable Program Partner of leading banks… Read More »

Identiv to Showcase Portfolio of Smart Card-Based Solutions at Smart Card Alliance Payments Summit 2017

By | March 21, 2017

FREMONT, Calif., March 21, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Identiv, Inc. (INVE) today announced that it will present its portfolio of smart card-based products and solutions for securing access to data and protecting identities at Smart Card Alliance Payments Summit 2017. The Payments Summit is the premier industry event covering all things payments, including FinTech, EMV chip technology, mobile… Read More »

Mount Airey Group and Acuant Partner to Launch First-to-Market Chip Reader Technology for Passport Authentication

By | March 21, 2017

LOS ANGELES, March 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Mount Airey Group, Inc., a premier provider of identity solutions to federal agencies, is partnering with Acuant, a leading provider of data capture and authentication solutions, to launch the industry’s most comprehensive authentication solution for border control minimizing the acceptance of fraudulent passports. Acuant’s newly developed chip reader technology, Acuant CHIPTM,… Read More »

Westpac to Launch Australia’s First Wearable Payments Devices

By | March 21, 2017

Anyone who has recently complained the big banks aren’t innovative enough to keep up with tech-loving millennials will today be eating their words. Australia’s oldest bank today announced it will launch the country’s first wearable payments devices, along with a new mobile feature, the “Westpac Keyboard”, which will enable customers to make payments within popular social messaging apps.… Read More »

When Payment Cards Become Biometric

By | March 15, 2017


Visa’s New Contactless Payment Card is a Pair of Sunglasses

By | March 14, 2017

Visa announced today that it will be starting a new pilot program of contactless payment-enabled sunglasses. The glasses, pictured above, appear to be a regular pair of shades — with the addition of a small contactless card that allows the sunglasses to work as a contactless payment method. The pilot program will take place at the World Surf… Read More »

ITW Security Division’s Passport Laminates Have Variable Data Security Covered

By | March 13, 2017

Passport documents by their very nature require the variable data of each holder to be secure and protected from fraudulent activity. It is essential that these pages are adequately protected from tampering and alteration, however the recent proliferation in the number of passport technologies has meant that there is a wider than ever need for effective solutions that… Read More »

State Of Washington Produces New, Highly Secure, ID Cards And Driver Licenses

By | March 13, 2017

OLYMPIA, Wash., March 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — The Washington State Department of Licensing (DOL) deployed its new State Identification (IDs) and Driver License (DLs) system with its partner Valid USA based in Lisle, IL. It includes back office functions and pilot sites at DOL Shelton and Lacey offices. The new ID/DL central issuance system (CIS) provides licensing offices efficient… Read More »

Starchip Ships Over 1 Billion Secure Chips

By | March 13, 2017

StarChip, a subsidiary of Safran Identity & Security, announced today the shipment of its 1 billionth secure microcontroller. StarChip has reached this important milestone less than four years after the successful release of its first secure SIM controller, positioning the company as a key player and competitive force for the supply of security chips.      StarChip offers… Read More »

Wonderful colours in ANYpassport specimen will be introduced at ID4Africa in Namibia

By | March 9, 2017

09. March 2017. ANY Security Printing Company PLC is glad to introduce its ANYpassport specimen. The passport booklet is an Electronic Passport that contains a number of high security features available on the market and unique features as well. Further to the high security elements, the applied offset security inks that have been developed by the experts working… Read More »