SA issues 10 million new smart ID cards – home affairs minister

By | May 16, 2018

Gigaba says it is likely that the department will not reach 38 million conversions from barcoded IDs to smart IDs by 2023. A total of 10 million smart ID cards have been issued to South African citizens in the past five years, Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba said on Wednesday. “When the first card was issued, in 2013,… Read More »

India – More than half of Metro commuters use smartcards

By | May 16, 2018

BENGALURU: Namma Metro commuters are going smart. Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) statistics show around 60% of those travelling on Purple Line (Byappanahalli-Mysuru Road) and 51% on Green Line (Nagasandra-Yelachenahalli) are using smartcards. With BMRCL providing patrons a 15% discount on fares, more passengers now prefer cards over tokens. While the number of travellers using smartcards on Purple Line has increased from 15% in 2012… Read More »

IDEX sensors in biometric bank card end user trial in the Middle East

By | May 16, 2018

Oslo, Norway – 16 May 2018 – IDEX ASA, the leading provider of advanced fingerprint identification and authentication solutions is proud to announce that it’s fingerprint sensors are being deployed in biometric cards used for a new end customer trial, which is being run in the Middle East. “We are seeing increased customer activity in the biometric card space,… Read More »

EMV Training in Paris by Barnes International

By | May 15, 2018

Barnes International offers a 3-day course designed to help understand the whole EMV picture and to be fully informed when making business decisions and resulting settings in the card.  The course provides for the needs of both business orientates and technical personnel.  We offer public training courses to which many companies can send representatives but also in-house for… Read More »

Toll Fraud – How A Criminal Network Made A Fortune Through The Fraudulent Use Of Counterfeit Fuel And Credit Cards

By | May 15, 2018

On 6 May, 24 suspects have been arrested in Spain by the Spanish National Police and the Guardia Civil in an international operation involving Spain and France and supported by Europol. The organised crime group was specialised in using counterfeiting fuel and credit/debit cards to avoid paying toll fees and in selling these cards to truck drivers and… Read More »

FIME first lab & tool qualified by GlobalPlatform for consumer eSIM

By | May 15, 2018

Single partner for chip manufacturers to achieve compliance. FIME is the first to have both its test tool and laboratory qualified by GlobalPlatform in line with the GSMA’s latest consumer eUICC SGP.23 specifications and the SIMalliance Interoperable Profile. FIME is now positioned to support both, M2M and consumer eSIM manufacturers, throughout the launch of their eSIM services and… Read More »

NEXT Biometrics Group ASA interim report as at 31 March 2018

By | May 15, 2018

HIGHLIGHTS Q1-2018  * Revenue of NOK 23.3 million vs NOK 24.7 million in Q4-17 * Positive gross margin of 19%, up from negative 4% in Q4-17 * Raised NOK 120 million in gross proceeds to fund growth * Passed 4 million sensors shipped * Management team reorganized to strengthen manufacturing and scalability * Successful testing of new contactless… Read More »

Worldline to acquire SIX Payment Services

By | May 15, 2018

SIX to become a 27% shareholder of Worldline, with Atos retaining a majority stake of 51% in Worldline Major strategic transformation for Worldline materially strengthening its European leadership position with: >   c. +30% Group revenue increase; >   c. +65% increase in merchant services business attaining over € 1 billion annual revenue >    New n°1 payment market positions in Switzerland, Austria,… Read More »

Optaglio integrates behavior science in anti-counterfeit protection research

By | May 15, 2018

LOCHOVICE (May 15, 2018)  – Optaglio founded a psychological laboratory focused on behavioural aspects of authentication processes and documents inspection. The laboratory is mostly staffed with graduated psychologists and equipped with appliances such as eye cameras and environment simulators (lighting, noise). The projects should result in the understanding of abilities of different groups of people to identify features… Read More »

MVR smart card introduced for vehicle registration

By | May 15, 2018

KARACHI – Sindh Minister for Excise and Taxation Mukesh Kumar Chawla on Monday introduced security featured MVR smart card for vehicle registration which aimed to eliminate forgery in transfer and registration of vehicles. Talking to media after introducing the smart card here at Civic Centre, Chawla said that Sindh government had achieved a milestone by inducting such thing… Read More »

India – Soon, pay taxes, bills with Corporation smart cards

By | May 15, 2018

Civic body to roll out cards in June; to offer discounts With the support of ICICI Bank, the Chennai Corporation will roll out its smart card project by the end of June, facilitating payment for civic services of three departments. “In the first phase, the smart card will be used for payment of property tax, profession tax, water… Read More »

National Bank of Kuwait and Mastercard make GCC debut of pioneering biometric solutions

By | May 14, 2018

Identity Check offers an innovative authentication solution for online transactions, while biometric card features an embedded fingerprint sensor to provide an additional layer of security when making payments in-store Answering the market’s growing demand for increased convenience and security associated with biometric technology, National Bank of Kuwait and Mastercardannounced two pioneering biometric solutions designed to improve online and in-store shopping at… Read More »

Consumer eSIM not likely to happen soon!

By | May 14, 2018

The US Department of Justice is has opened a probe into alleged coordination by AT&T, Verizon Communications and the GSMA, accused of having slowed down the adoption of eSIM standards. When adopted in consumer handsets, eSIMs would allow subscribers to switch between mobile network operators more easily than when they have to purchase a new physical SIM card.… Read More »

Secutech Vietnam to accommodate show expansion

By | May 14, 2018

The premium sourcing and networking platform is set to fully occupy the Saigon Exhibition & Convention Center in Ho Chi Minh City. The 11th edition will take place from 16 – 18 August 2018 as strong growth in Vietnam’s economy continues to raise demand for safety and security products.  The 2018 edition is expected to surpass the attendance figures of… Read More »

Upcoming edition of Secutech Thailand to feature solutions for smart and safe city

By | May 14, 2018

As public infrastructure projects in Thailand drive demand for advanced and innovative security products, Secutech Thailand returns this year with an even stronger focus on security applications for smart and safe city. Over 250 exhibiting brands are expected to attend Secutech Thailand 2018 to build connections and business relationships with buyers across key sectors, including intelligent security, cyber… Read More »

India – Reliance Jio wants govt to stop Airtel eSIM on Apple watches

By | May 14, 2018

Rival telecom players Reliance Jio and Bharti Airtel have crossed swords yet again with the Mukesh Ambani-led startup accusing the Sunil Bharti Mittal-led firm of violating rules to offer eSIM services on Apple watches. Latest entrant Jio has filed a complaint with the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) alleging that Airtel has located the network node, crucial to provide… Read More »

Fingerprints’ Sensor In The First Biometric Contactless Smartcard Reference For China By CV Microelectronic

By | May 14, 2018

CV Microelectronic of China, a provider of Secure Elements, and Fingerprints are pleased to be cooperating to bring the first biometric contactless smartcard reference for the domestic Chinese market. The reference card, called SecTouch, is contactless and has no battery. It uses a sensor from the ultra-thin FPC1300-series, which has ultra-low power consumption with superior biometric performance, a… Read More »

Afghanistan – More ID card distribution centres to be set up in Kabul

By | May 13, 2018

KABUL (Pajhwok): Five more electronic National Identity Cards (e-NICs) distribution centres would be set up over the next six months in Kabul, an official said on Sunday. Two weeks back, President Ashraf Ghani obtained his e-NIC, marking the launch of the process, but his CEO Abdullah Abdullah and few others figures opposed the move. Abdullah and others argued the… Read More »

E-Gates to give immigration clearance in seconds to citizens of select countries

By | May 13, 2018

NEW DELHI: Come January 2019, low-risk foreign travellers will not have to wait in long queues at airport immigration counters as the government plans to install special automated kiosks for speedy document and identity verification. Low-risk travellers from select countries from January 2019 can enter India without standing in long queues at immigration counters as the government has… Read More »