Advanced Track & Trace Presents Sealcrypt®, Large Data Capacity Code For Document Protection, At SDW 2018

By | June 21, 2018

Exhibitor at the Security Document World expo in London, Advanced Track & Trace will be presenting SealCrypt®, the first large data capacity signed 2D code. French leader in brand protection and ID security, Advanced Track & Trace has developed SealCrypt, a range of 2D codes allowing the storage of large amounts of data, off-line and signed with asymmetric… Read More »

Powered and Next-Generation Cards – The Only Event of the Year Focusing on Biometric Smart Cards

By | June 21, 2018

The Asia Pacific Smart Card Association (APSCA) is back with the year 2018 edition of the world’s only conference fully dedicated to Powered and Next Generation Cards. This year there will be strong focus on Biometric Smart Cards with presentations and a seminar that will be participated by leading payment networks. The conference, that this year will be… Read More »

Longmai mTokens and Expands Presence in Asia-Pacific Region

By | June 21, 2018

New York, NY, June 21, 2018 –(PR.com)– Versasec, the leader in smart card management systems, today announced its working relationship with Longmai, one of the leading digital security device vendors in China. In its announcement, Versasec noted that its flagship product, vSEC:CMS now supports Longmai digital security token solutions. Longmai’s mToken brand is used for all Century Longmai… Read More »

Westpac and NXT-ID Subsidiary Fit Pay to Extend Contactless Payments to Devices

By | June 20, 2018

MELBOURNE, Florida, June 20, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Westpac, Australia’s oldest bank and company, and one of four major banking organizations in Australia and New Zealand, and Fit Pay, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of NXT-ID, Inc. (NASDAQ:NXTD) and a provider of payment, credential management, and authentication platform services, have today announced an agreement to extend contactless payment capabilities to a range of new devices, including… Read More »

European Association for Biometrics (EAB) appoints Michel van der Veen as new CEO

By | June 20, 2018

The European Association for Biometrics (EAB) today announced the appointment of Michiel van der Veen as Chief Executive Officer.  EAB’s Chairman Alexander Nouak said, “The appointment of Michiel as CEO signals a new chapter in the EAB movement and our drive to be the leading association for biometrics and identity in Europe.” Michiel van der Veen said, “I’m honoured to be appointed CEO of the… Read More »

Göran Thuresson will leave Precise Biometrics when successor assumes the role as CFO

By | June 19, 2018

Göran Thuresson has decided to leave Precise Biometrics and return to a role as interim consultant. The recruitment of his successor has been initiated. Göran remains as CFO until a successor has assumed the role. “Göran has in the best of ways contributed to the development of Precise Biometrics. I would have preferred for Göran to stay in… Read More »

ACS Launches ACR39U-ND PocketMate II

By | June 19, 2018

HONG KONG, 19 June, 2018 – Advanced Card Systems Ltd. (ACS, a wholly owned subsidiary of HNA Technology Investments Holdings Limited, SEHK: 2086), Asia Pacific’s top supplier and one of the world’s top 3 suppliers of PC-linked smart card readers (Source: Frost & Sullivan), launched the ACR39U-ND PocketMate II Ultra Portable PC-Linked Smart Card Reader. ACR39U-ND transforms into a… Read More »

KEOLABS is first to be qualified for its EMV® Level 1 Contactless Interface v3.0 Digital Test Tool for testing Mobiles and Cards

By | June 19, 2018

As a leading provider of test tools for the EMV Level 1 Contactless market, KEOLABS is proud to announce it is the first test tool provider to receive the qualification for its Digital Test Tool for testing Mobile and Card Products. 19 June 2018, Montbonnot, FRANCE – EMVCo, the global technical body, has advanced its set of digital tests… Read More »

Optaglio integrates competing hologram technologies – laser and electron beam

By | June 19, 2018

LOCHOVICE (June 19, 2018)  – Optaglio has introduced its first holograms created with a combination of technologies, applied separately so far. Combination of technologies should prevent counterfeiters from easy identification what measures were used for hologram creation.  It is a part of long-term Optaglio effort to keep holograms the most secure anti-counterfeit technology available.  “It is no revolution.… Read More »

KDDI to supply SIM cards for Toyota’s connected cars

By | June 18, 2018

TOKYO — KDDI will start supplying subscriber identity module, or SIM, cards for Toyota Motor‘s connected cars in 2019. The new cards will enable communications globally, sources familiar with the matter said on Wednesday. The move by the Japanese “au” mobile service provider comes as the Japanese auto giant plans to equip almost all the cars it sells in Japan and… Read More »

South Africa – Sassa calls on social grant beneficiaries to swop their cards

By | June 18, 2018

he South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) invites social grant beneficiaries to change their existing old cards into the new Sassa gold cards. The existing Sassa card will no longer be valid after  September 30 2018, said Sassa spokesman Senzeni Ngubeni in a statement, adding that this did not apply to those who received their social grants through their private… Read More »

Egypt – Transport Ministry to launch mobile app for ticketing service and smart cards

By | June 17, 2018

The Transportation Ministry on Sunday announced that it is preparing to launch a new railway booking service, via electronic payment or Visa Card, and will also release a mobile phone app allows citizens to inquire about the dates of trains and available places to reserve seats. Chairman and CEO of Transport Information Technology Company Khaled Attia said that… Read More »

South Africa – Department of Home Affairs invites Bethal youth to apply for Smartcards

By | June 16, 2018

BETHAL – The Department of Home Affairs will be celebrating Youth Day on Saturday, 16 June by rendering services to the youth. Their office will be open on this day as part of this department’s initiative to encourage the youth to apply for ID Smartcards. The department’s focus will be on learners from the age of 16 years… Read More »

NY: Transit Fares in NYC: MTA to Begin Retiring MetroCards in May 2019

By | June 15, 2018

June 14–The MetroCard’s days are officially numbered. The MTA will launch its new fare payment system in May 2019 along a stretch of the 4, 5 and 6 trains and across all bus routes on Staten Island, allowing riders to use mobile wallets or bank cards to pay for a ride, according to MTA officials. It’s the first… Read More »

CardTREX Attendees Receive Exclusive Plant Tours

By | June 14, 2018

PRINCETON JUNCTION, N.J., June 14, 2018 — Card industry professionals who attend an ICMA CardTREX event this fall will gain valuable industry insight with an exclusive tour of a member site, the International Card Manufacturers Association (ICMA) announced today. In addition to the tours, CardTREX educational sessions will elevate and empower attendees through card-focused education, trend analysis and… Read More »

Thailand – Holders of the ‘poor man’s debit card’ can ride subway from next month

By | June 14, 2018

Holders of state welfare smartcards will be allowed to use them to pay for subway fares starting late next month. Mass Rapid Transit Authority of Thailand governor Pakapong Sirikantaramas said on Thursday that holders of the welfare cards, dubbed “the poor man’s debit card”, can register with the MRT to use the subway service from July 6 to… Read More »

South Africa – New ‘gold’ card for Sassa beneficiaries

By | June 14, 2018

JOHANNESBURG – The South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) has called on beneficiaries to make new cards. Sassa said on Thursday that the existing cards would no longer be supported and used after September 30 this year. This change, however, does not affect beneficiaries who received their social grants through private bank accounts. Sassa spokesperson Paseka Letsatsi said… Read More »

Rwanda Smart ID Pending Approval

By | June 14, 2018

The National Identification Agency (NIDA) says it is ready to start issuing integrated Smart Identity Cards that combine many identification features as soon as it is approved by relevant institutions. “Our systems are already upgraded and we are ready to start producing smart IDs,” Josephine Mukesha, NIDA General Director revealed to KT Press adding that “the next step… Read More »

The EIC Group Holding Announces The Launch Of Elite Influential Payment Card With Biometric Technology & Social Club Member Benefits

By | June 13, 2018

NEW YORK, June 13, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — The EIC Group Holding, in collaboration with MiNiT Financial Services, Inc., the leading payment encryption technology brand in the U.S., today introduced the new Elite Influential Card. The card will offer biometric technology utilizing cardmembers’ fingerprints for the most secure payment system use as well as valuable exclusive event membership benefits and discounts. Additionally, to… Read More »

PACK-SMART’s CAT 3500 Is the solution to Card Quality Management (CQM) Payment Standard Compliance Issues!

By | June 13, 2018

Toronto – June 13th, 2018 – Card manufacturers and personalization bureaus worldwide have been experiencing challenges to comply to the payment brands quality standards. For instance, Mastercard’s CQM (Card Quality Management) for Dual Interface Cards, requires 100% of the cards, fitted with antenna design, other than Wire Embedding, and mechanically personalized (Embossed and/or Indented), to have Antenna Functionalitytested for every card.… Read More »