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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…

Cryptocurrency Payment Card Protected by FPC Biometrics

Cryptocurrency Payment Card Protected by FPC Biometrics

“…the integration is another example of FPC’s ongoing efforts to diversify its business pursuits beyond the saturated mobile market in which it is a well-established player.” Fingerprint Cards‘ fingerprint sensor technology is being used to secure a new cryptocurrency payment card from Hong Kong-based MeReal Biometrics. In terms of its design, the “UKey” is very…

Precise Biometrics’ Chief Financial Officer is Stepping Down

Precise Biometrics’ Chief Financial Officer is Stepping Down

“…the decision will not take effect immediately, with Thuresson agreeing to remain in his role until a new CFO has been found.” Precise Biometrics‘ Chief Financial Officer is stepping down, the company has announced. In a brief statement, the company said that Göran Thuresson has made the decision “to leave Precise Biometrics and return to a role…

IDEMIA, WorldPay Bring Dynamic CVV Solution to North America

IDEMIA, WorldPay Bring Dynamic CVV Solution to North America

IDEMIA and US-based payment processor WorldPay are embarking on North America’s first trial program of IDEMIA’s Motion Code payment card solution. Motion Code was first launched in the autumn of 2016 by Oberthur Technologies, before that company merged with Safran Identity & Security to form what is now IDEMIA. The solution essentially replaces the three-digit…

Precise Biometrics and NXP Semiconductors Team Up on Contactless Biometric Payment Cards

Precise Biometrics and NXP Semiconductors Team Up on Contactless Biometric Payment Cards

Precise Biometrics and NXP Semiconductors are teaming up on contactless biometric payment cards. The collaboration’s announcement comes just about a week after Precise Biometrics unveiled Precise BioMatch Card, an adaptation of its Precise BioMatch Embedded fingerprint algorithm solution that is tailored for smart card and payment card integrations. Precise BioMatch Card will be integrated into…

Money20/20 Europe: Zwipe says the Dutch Want Biometric Payments ASAP

Money20/20 Europe: Zwipe says the Dutch Want Biometric Payments ASAP

At the outset of this week’s Money20/20 Europe event in Amsterdam, Zwipe is highlighting enthusiasm for biometric payment cards among the Dutch. The company makes its case with recent market research from Motivaction, which polled over 1000 residents of the Netherlands between the ages of 18 and 65. According to a statement from Zwipe, the…

Fingerprint Cards Receives New Orders For T-Shape Fingerprint Sensor Module

Fingerprint Cards Receives New Orders For T-Shape Fingerprint Sensor Module

“This is a minor volume, but an important milestone for us, and shows that we are on the right track towards commercializing our smartcard offer.” – Thomas Rex, SVP Business Line Smartcards, Fingerprint Cards Fingerprint Cards has received orders for its T-Shape fingerprint sensor module from “two major global card manufacturers,” the company has announced.…

Former FPC CEO Jörgen Lantto is Now the Head of Zwipe’s Board of Directors

Former FPC CEO Jörgen Lantto is Now the Head of Zwipe’s Board of Directors

“Jörgen Lantto, meanwhile, served as Fingerprint Cards’ CEO during a period of remarkable growth for that company as it reaped the benefits of the growing mobile fingerprint sensor market.” Former CEO of Fingerprint Cards Jörgen Lantto is now the head of Zwipe‘s Board of Directors, with Zwipe’s former CEO, Kim Humborstad, serving as Deputy Chairman.…

Fingerprint Cards Wins Over Another New Biometric Payment Cards Partner

Fingerprint Cards Wins Over Another New Biometric Payment Cards Partner

“Card Tech will use FPC’s T-Shape sensor module in a forthcoming dual interface card for contact-based and contactless transactions.” Fingerprint Cards (FPC) has won over another new partner in its bid for marketshare in the emerging biometric payment cards space. The company has teamed up with Italian biometric smart cards specialist Card Tech. Card Tech…

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