Datacard Group, the world leader in secure ID and card personalization solutions, announced it will be hosting a seminar specifically focused on educating U.S. bank executives on how to easily build EMV technology as well as Near Field Communication (NFC) technology into their card portfolio strategy.
Held on Monday, Oct. 10th, 2011 at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place, this seminar will be led by Datacard Group card issuance EMV technology and NFC industry experts, who will give a high-level educational overview on implementation options and infrastructure requirements needed to implement NFC- and EMV- technology into their card programs. The seminar is designed for those who want to know more about the technology ecosystem, as well as anyone responsible for the planning, testing, development or implementation of such programs.
“Although the U.S. has not yet fully committed to an EMV technology infrastructure, it has now become apparent that the country will soon need to follow suit with adopting this technology,” said Guy Berg, global industry consultant for Datacard Group. “After the major announcement by Visa that they plan to accelerate chip migration and adoption of mobile payment in the U.S. by 2015, financial institutions and card issuers need to begin thinking about how this is going to affect them and what the next steps are to ensure that they are well positioned in the market as this migration happens.”
Datacard Group is uniquely positioned in the market to help companies easily migrate to EMV technology in the U.S. Specifically, Datacard® brand solutions currently issue over five million smart cards everyday worldwide. The company’s product offerings can accommodate the unique needs and specific business strategies for any card program – including scalable, flexible hardware, software, supplies, consultation and project management. These card programs can include central or instant issuance, PIN selection and PIN change, embossed or unembossed cards, mobile payments and NFC personalization, as well as magnetic stripe, contact and contactless applications.
For more information, or to register for the event, please visit our website.
About Datacard Group
Datacard Group is building on a 40-year heritage of innovation and customer success. Our portfolio of solutions, backed by expert service and support, enable card and secure ID programs for financial, government and other markets worldwide. With an unmatched commitment to customer satisfaction, Datacard remains the industry’s leading brand of secure ID and card personalization solutions.