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 »

Dominica – $1.6m For National I.d Cards For Next General Elections

By | March 20, 2017

The Government of Dominica continued its series of town hall meetings on Thursday at the Baracoon Building in Roseau. In his address, Dominica’s Hon Prime Minister and Minister for Finance, Roosevelt Skerrit spoke about several developments ongoing in the country. The Hon Prime Minister announced that funds have been made available to the Electoral Unit to provide all citizens… Read More »

Highest Number of Romanian Passports in Six Years Issued in 2016

By | March 20, 2017

Almost 1.19 million passport requests were filled with Romanian authorities last year, a 24% increase year-on-year and a 42% increase compared to 2010, according to data from the Romanian Interior Affairs Ministry (MAI). The number covers both regular electronic passports and temporary ones. The growth trend is visible in the first months of the year as well. Romanian… Read More »

Interview to Amal Graafstra, Founder of Dangerous Things, the Company that Wants to Implants a Smart Card in Your Hand

By | March 20, 2017

Today interview is with Amal Graafstra, founder of the biohacking company Dangerous Things. Q: Hi Amal, can you share with us how and why did you get into electronic implants business? A: Back in 2005, I had an office where the only door leading outside was an emergency exit style door with a crash bar but no alarm.… Read More »

IRIS Announces Corporate Restructuring Plan

By | March 20, 2017

Malaysian identity solutions firm IRIS Corporation Berhad (IRIS) has formulated a corporate restructuring plan. In a statement, the company said the plan aims to deliver sustainable, profitable sales growth and long-term value creation for shareholders. The plan was discussed with Felda Investment Corporation (FIC), which is holding 21.33% shares in IRIS, and the Felda Board at the request of its chairman,… Read More »

Kenya – Jubilee Under Pressure to Abandon Smart Card in Primaries

By | March 20, 2017

President Uhuru Kenyatta’s Jubilee Party is staring at a crisis over what some now describe as an over-ambitious plan to conduct its nominations using a digital smart card. Mr Raphael Tuju, the head of the Jubilee Party secretariat, on Monday said the National Elections Board will make a decision on the use of the cards, a double-edged decision… Read More »

KOMSCO supplies electronic ID cards to Kyrgyzstan

By | March 20, 2017

The Korea Minting, Security Printing & ID Card Operating Corp. (KOMSCO) has begun supplying national electronic identification (e-ID) cards to Kyrgyzstan, the company’s first exports of such cards. “Korea has been exporting its advanced systems such as electronic government (e-government). The export of the e-ID cards is meaningful since we have been diversifying our export items,” KOMSCO CEO… Read More »

India – Finally, BMTC to roll out smart card on pilot basis this month

By | March 19, 2017

BENGALURU: The much-awaited cashless ride in Bengaluru Metropolitan Transport Corporation(BMTC) buses is inching closer to reality. The corporation will issue over 100 smart cards to commuters as part of the long-delayed project, which will be launched on a pilot basis this month. BMTC had earlier said it would kick off the system in January but deferred it. Officials… Read More »

Philippines: APO’s Woes

By | March 19, 2017

APO Production Unit Inc., a government controlled corporation and printing office under the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO), never had it this good. During former president Benigno Aquino III’s term, APO became one of three recognized government printers that may handle the printing of accountable forms and sensitive high quality/volume printing needs of government agencies and offices. The… Read More »

India – Land Records in Smart Card Format Soon

By | March 18, 2017

Passbooks of agriculture lands may soon be carried like a debit or credit card with the Government planning to introduce high security cards. Deputy Chief Minister Mehmood Ali said they have studied the formats of some neighbouring states and also finalised a few models and design. Final decision will be taken with the consent of Chief Minister K.… Read More »

UnionPay Signs Agreement with DIBP for NFC, EMV Card

By | March 18, 2017

UnionPay International, the Global Leading Payment Network and Dubai Islamic Bank Pakistan (DIBP), Pakistan’s premier banking institution have entered into a historic agreement to issue UnionPay QuickPass (NFC) and EMV Chip Cards in Pakistan. With this initiative, DIBP will become the first Islamic bank in Pakistan to issue UnionPay QuickPass (NFC) enabled cards to its customers that allow… Read More »

Source One Direct Closing Jacksonville Center, Affecting 170 jobs

By | March 17, 2017

By Karen Brune Mathis, Managing Editor Source One Direct Inc. confirmed Friday it will close its Jacksonville credit and debit card personalization facility in Flagler Center, affecting 170 jobs. The company filed a Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification notice with the state that it would lay off those finance jobs between May 1 and Dec. 31. “In a… Read More »

How a Smart Card is Made – Part 4: Card Fulfillment

By | March 17, 2017

This is the last part of a four-parts essay on Smart Card Manufacturing:  Smart Card Module Production Card Body Production Card Personalization Card Fulfillment 4 – Card Fulfillment Card fulfillment is the very last process of the card manufacturing and can be done with a single modular machine or with a mix of manual and automated steps. Pack into… Read More »

Annual General Meeting of Shareholders – May 18, 2017

By | March 16, 2017

Gemalto’s 2017 Annual General Meeting of Shareholders will be held at: the Sheraton Amsterdam Airport Hotel & Conference Center Schiphol Boulevard 101, 1118 BG, Schiphol Airport, the Netherlands at 2:00 p.m. CET on Thursday, May 18, 2017​​​ On March 16, 2017 (the date of the notice for the AGM), the total issued share capital of Gemalto N.V. amounted… Read More »

Identification Systems Group (ISG) Member Dealers Received Certification Training from Secure Technology Alliance

By | March 16, 2017

Many customers are transitioning from older card technologies to smart card technology. To maintain our strength in providing identification and security solutions, ISG member dealers completed certification training on smart card technology. SHAWNEE, KS (PRWEB) MARCH 16, 2017 Identification Systems Group (ISG), the nationwide network of local identification system integrators, is pleased to announce that its member dealers… Read More »

Philippines: AF Payments Hits 3M Mark in Beep Card Sales

By | March 16, 2017

AF Payments Inc. said on Thursday it has sold 3 million beep cards mostly to Light Rail Transit (LRT) and Metro Rail Transit (MRT) riders since it started operations in 2015. The beep card is a reloadable contactless smart card with a stored value of up to P10,000, and can be used in LRT-1, LRT-2, MRT-3, selected bus… Read More »

‘Contactless’ Payments Appear In Costa Rica

By | March 16, 2017

Q COSTA RICA – Like it or not, ‘contactless’ pay is quickly making its way in Costa Rica, with more than 2 million cards with this technology already circulating in the country. As of last month (February 2017), the Banco Nacional (BN), BAC Credomatic and the Banco de Costa Rica (BCR) report having issued 2,238,169 cards with contactless… Read More »

Indonesia: Second e-ID Card Hearing Probes Budgeting Aspects

By | March 16, 2017

The second hearing in a graft trial on e-ID card procurement on Thursday heard witness testimonies. “In the second hearing, we will dig into the budgeting aspects [of the e-ID card project]. Home Ministry witnesses presented by Corruption Eradication Commission [KPK] prosecutors are ready to testify,” KPK spokesperson Febri Diansyah said prior to the hearing.   Agus Martowardojo,… Read More »

Case Study – Matica Helps to Provide a New Wave of Visa Contactless Payments For Bank of Cyprus

By | March 16, 2017

Customer: The Bank of Cyprus is the biggest in the country and employs 4,279 staff worldwide, (4,000 in Cyprus). There are 130 branches / business offices; 125 of these operate in Cyprus. Matica Partner: Mellon (Cyprus) Ltd – one of Matica’s longest serving partners since the company was established. Business challenge: In a bid to continue leading the… Read More »

Dermalog – Multi-Biometrics Provide Security

By | March 16, 2017

As one of the pioneers in the development of biometric products, DERMALOG Identification Systems has shaped the world of modern security technology. The largest German biometrics company has supplied states and governments all over the world in its more than 20 years of corporate history. From 20. – 24. March DERMALOG displays the use and possible combinations of… Read More »