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Zwipe Renews Biometric Card Contract with Brazil’s TGS

Zwipe Renews Biometric Card Contract with Brazil’s TGS

Zwipe has officially renewed its partnership with the Brazilian smart card manufacturer Thomas Greg & Sons (TGS). The two companies first joined forces in April of 2019 in an effort to develop biometric payment cards for the Latin American market. Now that the contract has been renewed, TGS will move forward with the small scale…

HID Global Provides Credentialing Tech for Metal Mine in Mexico

HID Global Provides Credentialing Tech for Metal Mine in Mexico

HID Global has teamed up with Alutel Mobility to provide Newmont with a physical access control system for its Peñasquito metal mine in Zacatecas, Mexico. To that end, the two companies have deployed HID Global’s Seos credentials and OMNIKEY smart card readers alongside Alutel’s RAGTAB tablets and mobile app. The joint solution is being used…

NXP Releases New MIFARE DESFire to Support Smart City Applications

NXP Releases New MIFARE DESFire to Support Smart City Applications

NXP has upgraded its offerings with the release of the MIFARE DESFire EV3 IC. The EV3 is the third iteration of the contactless MIFARE DESFire product, and introduces a slew of performance improvements to support a number of different smart city applications. To that end, the EV3 has a greater scanning range than its predecessors. It offers…

HID Global is a Finalist at the Inaugural Microsoft Security 20/20 Awards

HID Global is a Finalist at the Inaugural Microsoft Security 20/20 Awards

HID Global will be one of the finalists at the inaugural Microsoft Security 20/20 Partner Awards. Microsoft is launching the awards program to honor corporate partners that have developed security solutions that leverage Microsoft platforms and services. The nominees were selected based on technology that was developed in the past year. HID Global will compete…

Demystifying Biometric Smart Card Misconceptions with IDEX Biometrics on the ID Talk Podcast

Demystifying Biometric Smart Card Misconceptions with IDEX Biometrics on the ID Talk Podcast

November was Biometric Smart Cards Month at Mobile ID World, so on the latest episode of the ID Talk Podcast, host Peter Counter spoke with David Orme, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing for IDEX Biometrics, about the misconceptions around biometric payment cards. IDEX Biometrics is completely focused on developing useful, functional, and affordable…

HID Global Acquires Australian Card Maker

HID Global Acquires Australian Card Maker

HID Global has made its latest strategic acquisition, buying secure card maker Placard. Based in Melbourne, Placard is said to be Australasia’s largest secure card manufacturer, producing more than 100 million cards annually. In Australia, it is the only Secure Plastic Card maker accredited by all of the country’s major schemes. In a statement announcing…

HID Global Looks to Expand  Smart Card Business in India

HID Global Looks to Expand Smart Card Business in India

HID Global is showcasing a range of smart card solutions at this week’s 2019 Smart Cards Expo in Delhi. The highlight is the new FARGO HDP6600 high definition smart card printer and encoder, which halves the amount of time it takes to print a new ID card for a user. Other products on display include…

From Smart Cards to Smart Cars: Top Mobile ID Stories

From Smart Cards to Smart Cars: Top Mobile ID Stories

There’s always a lot going on in the diverse world of mobile identity and digital security, but this weeks’ roundup of Mobile ID World’s most popular articles really runs a topical gamut. Smart cards, for example, continue to be a hot topic as various stakeholders ramp up toward cutting-edge new solutions like biometric payment cards:…

SIA Group Opens New Smart Card Manufacturing Facility

SIA Group Opens New Smart Card Manufacturing Facility

The SIA Group has officially opened a new smart card manufacturing facility in Verona. The technological excellence center can produce upwards of 10 million cards per year, with equipment that is compliant with the latest security standards. The new facility will offer clients end-to-end card services in addition to card production, helping them design custom…

World Cup Analysis from Visa Shows Consumer Shift to Contactless Payments

World Cup Analysis from Visa Shows Consumer Shift to Contactless Payments

During the group stage of the FIFA Women’s World Cup, Visa found that fans across the host cities in France made purchases using contactless payment technology 51 percent of the time. The financial services giant, which is FIFA’s Official Payment Services Partner, says these purchases were performed using a variety of mechanisms, including smartphones, wristbands…

CardLogix Brings New IDBX Smart Card Platform to ID4Africa

CardLogix Brings New IDBX Smart Card Platform to ID4Africa

“IDBX is a customizable hardware and software bundle that allows companies to capture and encode biometric information and then use it to print their own biometric smart cards.” CardLogix is following up on the announcement of its new IDBX Biometric Smart Card Issuance System with a live demonstration at ID4Africa in Johannesburg. The company is…

New CardLogix Bundle Has Everything Needed to Issue Biometric Smart Cards

New CardLogix Bundle Has Everything Needed to Issue Biometric Smart Cards

“In a matter of minutes, a user can capture a person’s face, fingerprints, irises, signature, and biographic information then encode and print that data to a contact or contactless smart card.” – Tom Hope, Director of Sales, CardLogix CardLogix is releasing a comprehensive hardware and software kit that will make it easier for companies to…

High Competition will Drive $32.65 Billion Smart Card Market: Adroit

High Competition will Drive $32.65 Billion Smart Card Market: Adroit

“Telecom, banking, and payments were the industries most invested in smart card applications, while the Asia Pacific region was the biggest 2018 smart card market geographically.” A new report from Adroit Market Research predicts that the global smart card market will hit $32.65 billion by 2025. Contact-based cards currently represent the largest portion of that…

Biometric Card with IDEX SmartFinger Tech Undergoing Certification by Beijing Testing Center

Biometric Card with IDEX SmartFinger Tech Undergoing Certification by Beijing Testing Center

“I’m more confident than ever that biometric smart cards are poised for mass adoption.” – Stan Swearingen, CEO, IDEX Biometrics IDEX Biometrics announced today that biometric payment cards featuring its SmartFinger sensor technology have begun a certification process on behalf of a “major global payment scheme in Asia.” The Bank Card Testing Center, an independent…

Gemalto to Provide New Health Cards for Québec Citizens

Gemalto to Provide New Health Cards for Québec Citizens

One of the world’s leading digital security firms is expanding its partnership with the Province of Québec. Gemalto has announced that it will be creating new health insurance cards for the Régie de l’assurance maladie du Québec (RAMQ), adding the RAMQ’s 2.3 million health cards to the 1.7 million Québec driver’s licenses the company already…

HID Global Bolsters Executive Team with High Profile Appointments

HID Global Bolsters Executive Team with High Profile Appointments

“I am pleased that we have added top talent to HID’s senior leadership team and strengthened our ability to deliver on our exciting vision for the future.” – Stefan Widing, President and CEO of HID Global. HID Global has burnished its executive acumen with two high-profile new appointments. The company’s new VP and Citizen ID Business…

INTERVIEW: NEXT Biometrics CEO Ritu Favre

Mobile ID World President Peter O’Neill recently had the opportunity to speak with Ritu Favre, CEO of NEXT Biometrics. The conversation starts with a review of her first year as the company’s leader and her major accomplishments in the role. The conversation moves on to the major security benefits of NEXT’s large area sensors and…

PSD2 Will Give Rise to Biometric Payments, says Mastercard

PSD2 Will Give Rise to Biometric Payments, says Mastercard

Mastercard is anticipating a big jump in biometrically authenticated payments thanks to new regulations in the European Union. The PSD2 regulation has already officially been implemented in the EU, but its requirements for Strong Customer Authentication won’t come into play until this September. When they do, online payments and account access will require two of…

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