Kenya to start using digital driving licenses, NTSA

By | July 12, 2017

Early this year, the National Transport and Safety Authority of Kenya announced a proposal to launch a smart driving licenses. The move was made primarily to improve motorist safety on the roads. NTSA in March signed a Sh2.1 billion contract with the National Bank of Kenya for the manufacture and formulation of the smart licenses aimed at revolutionizing… Read More »

Philippines – ID card system for OFWs launched

By | July 12, 2017

THE Department of Labor and Employment (Dole) launched Wednesday the national identification card system for millions of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs). Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella said the new ID system, a major component of Integrated Dole System (iDole), was a project of Dole partnered with Social Security System, Development Bank of the Philippines, and PhilPost. Abella said employers… Read More »

​NXT-ID’s Fit Pay Adding Secure Shine to New Token Smart Rings

By | July 12, 2017

Smart technologies are getting smaller and more powerful as they move from the wrist to the finger while the smart jewelry business continues to build a market presence. An area of the personal tech space that has been slow to develop due to the difficulty in perfecting the underlying technology, smart rings are becoming more attractive without as… Read More »

Kyrgyzstan starts issuing ICAO-compliant eIDs

By | July 12, 2017

Central Asian state Kyrgyzstan has begun issuing ICAO-compliant eIDs. The National Electronic Identity Card (eID) is a new generation document that certifies the identity of a citizen of Kyrgyz Republic, using an integrated circuit chip. Beginning from May 2017, the State registration service under the Kyrgyz Government had started the enrollment of applications for issuing the National electronic identification cards… Read More »

Debit Cards Knock off Cash as No. 1 Payment Method in U.K.

By | July 12, 2017

Cash is no longer king in the U.K., according to the British Retail Consortium’s (BRC) annual Payments Survey, which found that debit card transactions accounted for almost 43 percent of all retail transactions in 2016, overtaking cash, which accounted for 42 percent of all retail transactions, for the first time. Falling average transaction values in debit and credit… Read More »

Philippines plans 2018 launch of national ID system with biometrics, EMV

By | July 12, 2017

The government of the Philippines plans to debut its national identity system in 2018, eventually serving some 105 million citizens within its first two years of availability. The Republic of the Philippines will spend some 2 billion Philippine pesos for the program’s roll-out next year, pending approval from congress. The Philippines Department of Finance plans to utilize biometric… Read More »

NXP Semiconductors Announces the Timing of the Release of Second Quarter 2017 Results

By | July 11, 2017

EINDHOVEN, The Netherlands, July 11, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ:NXPI) today announced it will release its second quarter 2017 financial results after the close of extended trading on the NASDAQ Global Select Market on Wednesday, August 2, 2017. NXP will not hold an earnings call nor provide forward guidance for the third quarter of 2017 due to the pending acquisition of… Read More »

Gambia: Why Government Stops Issuing National Documents

By | July 11, 2017

The Minister of Interior, Mr. Mai Ahmed Fatty, has told deputies that the issuing of ID Cards has been halted by the Immigration Department. Mr. Fatty said the reason for this is because government wants to avoid the fraudulent acquisition of the document and forgery. These remarks were made in response to a question raised by the Minority… Read More »

Iran to Introduce Digital Health Card

By | July 11, 2017

Iran’s Social Security Organization (SSO), the largest insurance firm offering health services in the country, is set to offer digital health cards to digitize their services. According to the organization’s director, Taqi Nourbakhsh, the “Health Card” will ease Iranians’ access to primary healthcare services, CITNA reported. The details of how the cards will be used are still unknown.… Read More »

ARM, Still Targeting Regular Remote Updates, Pays $15 Million For Simulity

By | July 11, 2017

In the last sixteen years, ARM has built a stronghold of low power chips for smartphone, cars, and sensors. But now it wants to make connecting and updating wireless devices more flexible for customers. The company has paid around $15 million for Simulity, a supplier of embedded operating systems and SIM cards for Internet of Things devices, according to… Read More »

Eftpos Australia completes contactless debit card and mobile payments upgrade

By | July 11, 2017

Australia’s Eftpos debit card network has completed an infrastructure upgrade that will enable its partners to roll out new products and services including Eftpos Tap & Pay and Eftpos Mobile payments. The update also includes Australia’s first domestic token service provider (TSP), “complete and ready for commercial deployment.” More than a million Tap & Pay cards have now been issued… Read More »

​NXT-ID (NXTD) Subsidiary Fit Pay to Offer Consumers Prepaid, Tap-and-Go Payments with FitPay Prepaid MasterCard

By | July 11, 2017

MELBOURNE, Florida, July 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Fit Pay, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of NXT-ID, Inc. (NASDAQ: NXTD) and a provider of payment, credential management, and authentication platform services today announced that it would offer prepaid capabilities on wearable devices connected to the Fit Pay Payment Platform. The general purpose reloadable (GPR) program, ‘The FitPay Prepaid MasterCard®‘, will give consumers… Read More »

Philippines – Palace repeats support for national ID system

By | July 11, 2017

    Malacañang on Tuesday reiterated its support for the implementation of a national identification (ID) card system in the Philippines, but it clarified that the proposal for a Muslim ID scheme was a local  initiative.   As the director of the PNP has already said, this is not a mandate coming from higher authorities,” Undersecretary Ernesto Abella, presidential spokesperson, said in a… Read More »

InComm Receives Patent on Innovative Packaging Technique

By | July 11, 2017

ATLANTA, July 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — InComm, a leading prepaid product and transaction services company, today announced the recent grant by the United States Patent and Trademark Office of a patent for an innovative, new method of printing activation barcodes and packaging prepaid products, providing InComm’s retailers with yet another tool to protect against fraud. With this new technology, the activation… Read More »

Tesco Taps Thames Card Technology For Next Gen Loyalty Clubcard

By | July 11, 2017

Thames Card Technology has completed a project with Tesco to launch the UK’s first contactless loyalty card programme. With 66% of global shoppers enrolled in loyalty programmes (Nielsen) and cardholders spending between 12-18% more than other customers (Accenture), loyalty schemes are a key differentiator for UK retailers. The completely redesigned card increases security and value for customers, and… Read More »

India – RTO to get portable smart card readers in four months

By | July 11, 2017

Keeping a track of and registering traffic offences will become easier, with the state transport department deciding to procure portable readers that can read and register the data stored in the smart card microchip. The state transport department within four months will start distributing hand-held smart card readers to Regional Transport Offices (RTOs), ten years after it introduced… Read More »

Gambia – Interior minister clears air on passports, ID cards

By | July 11, 2017

The Minister of Interior has told members of the National Assembly that based on the advice of a technical committee after series of meetings, the ministry would like to renegotiate the passport and ID cards contract with SEMLEX. In response to Samba Jallow, Minority leader and member for Niamina Dankunku, Minister Fatty explained that on the 18th February… Read More »

Australia – Transport for NSW can’t cancel biohacker’s Opal card implant because it’s not registered

By | July 10, 2017

A SYDNEY man who implanted a public transport card into his hand has performed the ultimate troll on authorities upset by the actions of the biohacker. After hearing Meow-Ludo Meow-Meow had the chip of an Opal contactless transport card implanted under the skin on his left hand, Transport for NSW attempted to cancel the account because it was a violation… Read More »

E-SIM Card Market (Application – M2M (Connected Cars and Utility) Outlook 2025

By | July 10, 2017

The global E-SIM card market is rising steadily due to the several advantages of E-SIM card over conventional SIM cards. E-SIM card allows changing mobile network operator at a few clicks, a feature distinct to them. For instance, ability to switch network providers over the air in machine to machine systems such as smart meters and connected cars… Read More »