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 »

Indonesia – Ministry Officials to Testify in e-ID Card Case

By | March 16, 2017

The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) said on Wednesday that Home Ministry officials would be present as witnesses in the second hearing into the e-ID card case. The hearing is scheduled to be held on Thursday at the Jakarta Corruption Court. “[On Thursday] we will delve into the budgeting aspects [of the e-ID case]. There will be witnesses from… Read More »

How a Smart Card is Made – Part 3: Card Personalization

By | March 16, 2017

This is the Part three of a four-parts essay on Smart Card Manufacturing:  Smart Card Module Production Card Body Production Card Personalization Card Fulfillment 3 – Card Personalization The Card Personalization, also referred as “Card Issuance” is the sequence of steps that make every smart card unique. During this process individual card holder data are loaded into the chip… Read More »

Kenya: Electoral Commission Rushes to Conclude Tender Evaluation

By | March 15, 2017

The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) is rushing to conclude the evaluation of a Sh3 billion tender for a system to manage this year’s General Election. On Wednesday, it said it would comply with orders of the Public Procurement Administrate Review Board to conclude evaluation and award the deal to Gemalto SA, a French firm. “The Commission… Read More »

When Payment Cards Become Biometric

By | March 15, 2017

IN  SPITE OF THE DIVERSITY OF PAYMENT METHODS, PAYMENT CARDS REMAIN A VITAL PART OF EVERYDAY LIFE AND POPULAR WITH THE GENERAL PUBLIC. BY INCORPORATING BIOMETRICS, THEY ARE CONTINUING TO EVOLVE IN RESPONSE TO THE DUAL IMPERATIVE OF SIMPLICITY OF USE AND REINFORCEMENT OF CONSUMER SAFETY. Just as some payment networks are establishing two-factor authentication systems for online… Read More »

OPTAGLIO Transforms to a Joint-Stock Company to Accelerate its Growth

By | March 15, 2017

PRESS RELEASE (Lochovice – March 15, 2017) – OPTAGLIO, a provider of advanced security holograms and the global market leader in e-beam lithography, today announced it transformation into a joint-stock company. This change is to support the company’s further growth, attracting investment and possibly also a future entrance of a stock exchange. OPTAGLIO was founded in 1994 as… Read More »

How a Smart Card is Made – Part 2: Card Body Production

By | March 15, 2017

This is the Part two of a four-parts essay on Smart Card Manufacturing: Smart Card Module Production Card Body Production Card Personalization Card Fulfillment 2 – Card Body Production Customer Artwork The customer provide the card artwork (or a draft of it) to the card producer. Pre Press The Pre Press department check the customer artwork and optimize it… Read More »

Infineon invests S$105 million in Smart Factory

By | March 14, 2017

SINGAPORE: German semiconductor Infineon Technologies will invest S$105 million over the next five years into building a Smart Factory at its Singapore manufacturing facility. This is part of Infineon’s push to implement what it calls a Smart Enterprise Programme, encompassing horizontal, vertical and digital integration. For instance, it has introduced robots like automated guided vehicles, to facilitate the… Read More »

Is it Time for the UK to Rethink Identity Cards?

By | March 14, 2017

14 March 2017 Last updated at 15:55 GMT Peers in the House of Lords suggest to Home Office minister Baroness Williams of Trafford that the government should have a rethink on identity cards in the wake of the vote to leave the European Union. The previous Labour government’s ID card plan was scrapped after the Conservative-Lib Dem coalition… Read More »

Saudi Telecom Company (STC) Collaborates With OT (Oberthur Technologies) And Huawei To Pioneer Solutions Around Esim Technologies

By | March 14, 2017

Saudi Telecom Company (STC), the largest ICT services provider in the MENA* Region, OT (Oberthur Technologies), a leading global provider of embedded security software products and services, and Huawei, a leading global ICT solutions provider, have teamed up to pioneer the introduction of remote subscription management solutions in the MENA Region and develop new opportunities around eSIM technology.… Read More »

Kenya – Electronic Passports Delayed to September

By | March 14, 2017

Kenya has delayed the planned April 3 rollout of an electronic passport to allow other East African Community (EAC) member countries to simultaneously launch the document in September. In a statement, Immigration Department Director Gordon Kihalangwa yesterday said Kenya and its EAC partners, Tanzania, Uganda, South Sudan, Rwanda and Burundi will jointly launch the EAC e-passports on September 1.… Read More »

How a Smart Card is Made – Part 1: Smart Card Module Production

By | March 14, 2017

This four-parts essay aims to provide students, people involved professionally in the Smart Card Industry, businesses interested to invest in a smart card production / personalization facility, startups and consumers, the basic information on the industrial smart card manufacturing process. There are many different processes and production technologies that are utilized to produce a smart card, here I am… Read More »

Indonesia – E-KTP Graft Case: KPK Suspects Big Markups

By | March 14, 2017

TEMPO.CO, Jakarta – The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) suspects the electronic identity card or e-KTP procurement was plagued with a big markup. Auditors from the Finance and Development Supervisory Agency (BPKP) have been invited to KPK to verify the numbers. “The markup of the items is the modus operandi,” says the KPK spokesperson, Febri Diansyah. KPK suspects that… Read More »

Visa’s New Contactless Payment Card is a Pair of Sunglasses

By | March 14, 2017

Visa announced today that it will be starting a new pilot program of contactless payment-enabled sunglasses. The glasses, pictured above, appear to be a regular pair of shades — with the addition of a small contactless card that allows the sunglasses to work as a contactless payment method. The pilot program will take place at the World Surf… Read More »