Isle of Man – Launch of Go Silver Smart Cards

By | March 21, 2017

Go Silver smart cards will be issued to around 21,000 senior citizen residents on the island over a 3 to 4 week period from week commencing Monday 3rd April.  The card replaces the 60+ senior citizen concessionary travel pass currently used.  The new ‘touch and travel’ card will require to be scanned on each journey made. The 60+… Read More »

Identiv to Showcase Portfolio of Smart Card-Based Solutions at Smart Card Alliance Payments Summit 2017

By | March 21, 2017

FREMONT, Calif., March 21, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Identiv, Inc. (INVE) today announced that it will present its portfolio of smart card-based products and solutions for securing access to data and protecting identities at Smart Card Alliance Payments Summit 2017. The Payments Summit is the premier industry event covering all things payments, including FinTech, EMV chip technology, mobile… Read More »

Mount Airey Group and Acuant Partner to Launch First-to-Market Chip Reader Technology for Passport Authentication

By | March 21, 2017

LOS ANGELES, March 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Mount Airey Group, Inc., a premier provider of identity solutions to federal agencies, is partnering with Acuant, a leading provider of data capture and authentication solutions, to launch the industry’s most comprehensive authentication solution for border control minimizing the acceptance of fraudulent passports. Acuant’s newly developed chip reader technology, Acuant CHIPTM,… Read More »

Romania Plans to Introduce Electronic ID Cards

By | March 21, 2017

Romania may replace the current identity cards with electronic ID cards that would also allow holders to login to public administration platforms for various electronic services. The Romanian Ministry of Interior announced that it has put up for public debate a draft law on the introduction of electronic ID cards. According to the Ministry’s statement, this draft law is… Read More »

Nigeria’s e-Passport Database In Malaysian Firm’s Custody

By | March 21, 2017

By Chima Akwaja, By Christy Nwaogu — Mar 21, 2017 3:46 am | Leave a comment The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) is not in charge of the country’s e-passport central database where all travel documents of its citizens are stored. Investigations by LEADERSHIP has revealed that over ten years after the federal government, through the NIS, entered into… Read More »

Fingerprint Cards AB Expects An Even Weaker Q1 And The Short-term Challenges To Prevail In Q2

By | March 21, 2017

Press releaseMarch 21, 2017 Fingerprint Cards AB expects an even weaker Q1 and the short-term challenges to prevail in Q2 As the short-term challenges are expected to continue in Q2, Fingerprint Cards AB cannot confirm its communicated guidance for revenues and profitability for full year 2017. The previously communicated guidance for 2017 revenues was estimated to amount to… Read More »

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 »