Tag Archives: Asia Pacific

South Korea – Touch Your Finger and Your Bill Gets Paid

By | June 11, 2018

The Korean credit card industry is introducing the so-called FingPay, which allows users to pay for bills by putting their finger on the terminal. Shinhan Card, BC Card, and Hana Card announced on June 10 that they would introduce FingPay, a non-media convenient payment system that uses finger vein authentication, in partnership with LG Hitachi and Nice Information… Read More »

Thailand – ‘Poor’s debit card’ will soon work on QR-code payment system, says Commerce Minister

By | June 11, 2018

Lower-income people will be able to use their electronic welfare cards to buy goods from shops that support the QR-code payment system starting next month, Commerce Minister Sontirat Sontijirawong said on Monday. Holders of the state welfare chip cards, which are dubbed “the poor man’s debit card”, have complained that not enough of the so-called blue-flag shops have… Read More »

IDEMIA Provides Its Subscription Management to TrueMove H in Thailand to Activate the First eSIM Connected Watch in the Country

By | June 7, 2018

COLOMBES, France–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The first eSIM connected watch is now available in Thailand, thanks to a launch from TrueMove H. Based on IDEMIA subscription management, or remote SIM provisioning, the technology allows to remotely connect the embedded SIM of the smart watch to TrueMove H without the need to insert a physical SIM card. Indeed, it is a secure… Read More »

Delhi: Metro staffer, two others held for recharge card fraud

By | June 7, 2018

Delhi Police have arrested three persons, including a contractual employee with the Delhi Metro, for allegedly distributing recharged Metro smart cards to passengers for half the rate. According to the Delhi Metro Police, the accused — identified as Rajesh Maurya (26), a contractual employee posted in Automatic Fare Collection (AFC) unit of Delhi Metro, Anil Kumar (27) and… Read More »

Nepal – National ID card distribution process begins

By | May 26, 2018

Phidim, May 25 – The process of distributing national identity cards has begun in Panchthar. A team led by Shivaraj Joshi, director at National Identity Card Distribution Management Centre under the Ministry of Home Affairs has started its work by setting up an office in Panchthar district headquarters Phidim today. Though the concept of national identity cards was conceived… Read More »

Smart card printing introduced in Nepal

By | May 26, 2018

KATHMANDU, May 26: There is a piece of good news for over a million who have passed the driving license test and are waiting to get their smart driving license for over nine months. Malika Incorporate Pvt Ltd, a Nepali company, has launched smart card printing machines in Nepal, along with its international partner Zebra Technologies.  At an event… Read More »

Smart city and public safety to take centre stage at Guangzhou Public Security Technology 2018

By | May 25, 2018

Leading security industry companies, including Dahua Technology, Hikvision, Huawei, SenseTime, SensingTech and Intellifusion, have selected the upcoming edition of Guangzhou Public Security Technology (GPST) as their trading platform of choice, as final preparations begin ahead of the highly anticipated 2018 show. As one of the year’s key trade fairs for safety and security products, GPST together with Guangzhou… Read More »

Vietnamese banks urged to smarten up magnetic stripe cards amidst information theft

By | May 25, 2018

Card replacement costs about $1 each and there are about 70 million local cards.  Vietnam is urging for a bank card upgrade from magnetic stripe to chip in order to prevent information theft.  Authorities need to rush the completion of a chip card system, said Nguyen Kim Anh, Deputy Governor of the State Bank of Vietnam in a… Read More »

Delhi Metro Rail Corporation closes token counters to promote smart cards

By | May 25, 2018

In order to promote the usage of smart cards or ticket vending machines (TVM), the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) is closing down counters at Metro stations that have less footfall. Keeping in tandem with this plan, all the Metro stations being developed under Phase III, will only have TVMs. Only interchange Metro stations will have the facility… Read More »

Taiwan Mobile Selects G+D Mobile Security for eSIM Management

By | May 18, 2018

Taipei, Taiwan, May 18, 2018 – G+D Mobile Security announces that Taiwan Mobile – a leading telecommunications company in Taiwan – has selected G+D’s hosted AirOn Go eSIM management solution for the remote provisioning and management of eSIM-enabled consumer and enterprise devices. Taiwan Mobile started introducing its eSIM services on 11 May 2018. Users will benefit from the… Read More »

India – DoT issues guidelines for M2M number verification, allows eSIMs

By | May 17, 2018

NEW DELHI: The telecom department has asked carriers that are offering machine to machine (M2M) services to follow KYC norms before issuing SIMs for the service which will have restricted features such as calls and data will be limited to one and two numbers, respectively.  In a notice issued on Wednesday, DoT said that in cases where the… Read More »

India – Soon, pay taxes, bills with Corporation smart cards

By | May 15, 2018

Civic body to roll out cards in June; to offer discounts With the support of ICICI Bank, the Chennai Corporation will roll out its smart card project by the end of June, facilitating payment for civic services of three departments. “In the first phase, the smart card will be used for payment of property tax, profession tax, water… Read More »

E-Gates to give immigration clearance in seconds to citizens of select countries

By | May 13, 2018

NEW DELHI: Come January 2019, low-risk foreign travellers will not have to wait in long queues at airport immigration counters as the government plans to install special automated kiosks for speedy document and identity verification. Low-risk travellers from select countries from January 2019 can enter India without standing in long queues at immigration counters as the government has… Read More »

Gemalto enables digitization of Hong Kong’s Octopus card into Samsung Pay

By | April 26, 2018

Amsterdam, April 26 2018 – Gemalto, the world leader in digital security, announced that its Trusted Service Hub (TSH) is enabling the secure digitizationof Octopus contactless smart cards into Samsung Pay. Named Smart Octopus in Samsung Pay, this new mobile payment service allows consumers to securely pay and travel by simply tapping their designated Samsung smartphones against an Octopus acceptance reader for payment… Read More »

Taiwanese vote online for new national ID card design

By | April 26, 2018

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of the Interior (MOI) on Saturday (April 21) launched an online contest to select a new design for Taiwan’s national ID card, and the clear winner so far is a relatively plain, white look.  In February, the MOI announced that it would hold a “Identity Document Redesign” vote and because there were no… Read More »

Chunghwa Post plans contactless Visa debit cards

By | February 27, 2018

Chunghwa Post plans to start issuing contactless Visa debit cards in July that allow people to pay with their post office accounts. The state-run company said it would also provide an instant pick-up service that allows people to pick up their new contactless debit cards only a few minutes after they apply, instead of having to wait for… Read More »

Keeping track of foreigners in Thailand – new e-passport data to be used

By | February 14, 2018

The Immigration Bureau and the Interior Ministry have been instructed to speed up the implementation of a single-platform online database of foreigners entering and leaving the Kingdom. The order was given by Deputy PM General Prawit Wongsuwan when he chaired the meeting of the fifth government committee in charge of bureaucratic reforms at Government House. “The single platform… Read More »

Lotte Card sells Visa wearable payment devices for PyeongChang Olympics

By | February 9, 2018

SEOUL, Feb. 9 (Yonhap) — Lotte Card Co., a South Korean credit card firm, said Friday it has begun selling Visa wearable payment devices for the 2018 Winter Olympics and Paralympics in PyeongChang. Visa is the only credit card that can be used for payments at the Winter Games as it is an official global sponsor of the… Read More »