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 »

Iris Hit With RM169.5mil Suit Linked to Guinea e-Passport Contract

By | March 24, 2017

KUALA LUMPUR: Iris Corp Bhd, whose e-passport deal in Guinea has come under the scrutiny of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission, is now being sued for RM169.48mil over alleged commission payable on the passport contract’s value. In a filing with Bursa Malaysia, the e-passport and smart card provider said Roxwell Group Sdn Bhd had filed a suit at the… Read More »

Ghana Ready To Issue Chip Embedded Passports – Ayorkor Botchwey

By | March 24, 2017

Ghana will from this year begin issuing chip embedded biometric passports to its citizenry. This new initiative will see the West African country migrate from its current generation of passports from 2D barcode. Officials of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration say the initiative will help reduce drastically the possibility of identity thefts and resultant misrepresentations… 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 »

India – Question No.2412 Launch Of Chip Enabled E-Passports

By | March 23, 2017

March 23, 2017 RAJYA SABHA UNSTARRED QUESTION NO.2412 TO BE ANSWERED ON 23.03.2017 LAUNCH OF CHIP ENABLED e-PASSPORTS 2412. SHRIMATI RENUKA CHOWDHURY: Will the Minister of EXTERNAL AFFAIRS be pleased to state: (a) whether Government proposes to launch chip enabled e-passports; (b) if so, the details thereof along with the details of enhanced security features to be included… 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 »

India – Govt to Roll Out Chip-Based Passports Soon

By | March 23, 2017

Chip enabled e-passports with high security features may soon be rolled out as government has started preparation for introducing it. Replying to a question in Rajya Sabha, Minister of State for External Affairs V K Singh said the government has given approval for procurement of electronic contactless inlays for manufacturing of e-passports. He said Nasik-based India Security Press… Read More »

Cardtek to Explore the Potential of Wearable Wallet Technology at Smart Card Alliance Payments Summit

By | March 23, 2017

ORLANDO, FL – 23 Mar, 2017 – Cardtek, a leading payment technologies provider, today announced that Co-Founder and General Manager of Digital Payments, Erdal Yazmaci, will be speaking at the 10th annual Smart Card Alliance Payment Summit being held at the Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld, March 27-30.  Mr. Yazmaci will speak on Thursday, March 30th at 10:45 am and will discuss how… 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 »

ID4Africa Releases Results of its 2017 Government ID Survey

By | March 22, 2017

March 22, 2017 –  ID4Africa, the organization that promotes the transparent and responsible adoption of digital ID management in the service of development in Africa, has released a detailed annual survey of African governments focused on understanding the continent’s identification requirements. The survey found that Africa’s priorities are focused on pragmatically putting in place and operationalizing robust, high coverage… Read More »

Gambia – Issuance of ID Cards, Passports Suspended

By | March 22, 2017

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 From now on, the Gambia Immigration Department will not be issuing any ID card or passport until further notice as the government embarks on “a comprehensive review” of the process of issuance of such documents. “The Ministry of the Interior hereby informs the general public that it has decided to temporarily suspend the printing… 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 »

Malaysia – Maybank partners Alipay to provide contactless payments service from May

By | March 22, 2017

KUALA LUMPUR (March 22): Malayan Banking Bhd (Maybank) is partnering China’s Ant Financial Services Group, an affiliate of e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd, to provide Alipay users travelling in Malaysia with contactless payment service when they make purchases at selected merchants in Malaysia. The new service, available from May 2017 onwards, will see Alipay being accepted at… Read More »

Thanks to OT, Andorra Has the Most Secure Passport in Europe

By | March 22, 2017

COLOMBES, France–(BUSINESS WIRE)–OT (Oberthur Technologies), a leading global provider of embedded security software products, services and solutions, today announces that it has been selected by the Andorran government to provide latest generation passports based on Lasink™technology. OT’s Lasink™ technology is used to bolster passport security and specifically passport photos. The 5-year contract covers passports, enrolment stations and photo booths.… 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 »

Evolis – Annual Earnings 2016

By | March 21, 2017

Angers, 21 March 2017 – Evolis, world leader in plastic card customisation solutions, is announcing its earnings for FY 2016 approved by its board of directors on 16 March 2017. In M€ 2016 2015 Change Sales 76,9 76,7 +0,3% Operating income 13,6 14,8 -8,3%              Op. margin in % of sales 17,7% 19,3% -1,6pts Financial income 0,5 0,5 0% Income… Read More »

Ghana – Make Passport Processing Less Cumbersome for Applicants – NPP MP

By | March 21, 2017

The New Patriotic Party (NPP) Member of Parliament (MP) for Afigya Sekyere East has called on government to make the passport acquisition process less cumbersome for applicants. Mavis Nkansah Boadu who spoke on the floor of Parliament during discussions on the 2017 budget Monday said the current process makes it difficult for Ghanaians both home and abroad to acquire passport… Read More »

India – Linking of Aadhaar With Ration Cards Temporarily Stopped

By | March 21, 2017

Even as a large number of people were running from pillar to post to link Aadhaar and ‘unblock’ their ration cards that were earlier blocked for non-linking of Aadhaar, the State government has temporarily stopped this process without any announcements to facilitate issuance of smart cards from April 1. An official from Madurai north taluk said that access… Read More »