Brussels-based GSMA commends the European Commission’s recent announcement that the adoption of key implementing acts of the Electronic-identification and trust service (eIDAS) Regulation is now complete. The European Union is the first and only region in the world that now has a workable and balanced legal framework for cross-border use of electronic identification (eID) and trust services, enabling consumers and businesses to safely access services and undertake transactions online.
Herzliyah, Israel-based Supercom is acquiring Prevision. SuperCom specializes in solutions for e-government, public safety and mobile payments.
Herzliya-based SuperCom has named Mr. Shai Vardi as its new VP of Secure Financial Solutions. SuperCom offers a unique all-in-one field-proven RFID & mobile technology and product suite.
Compass Plus announced the migration of Global Processing Centre in Antigua, the third largest processor in the Caribbean region, to its open development payments platform, TranzAxis, in just three months.
Datacard has been positioned by ABI Research as one of the top leaders in their 2014 competitive assessment for Government and Healthcare ID: Smart Card and Legacy Credentials .This vendor matrix represents ABI Research’s ranking of the leading smart card and legacy credential vendors active within the government, healthcare and citizen ID ecosystem. The vendors were assessed on implementation and innovation – including global reach, breadth of services offered, multi-application capabilities and support of market convergence, level of security, e-government services, among others.Datacard Group was ranked as a leader due to the high assessment rating it received for its extensive distribution channels and global reach, its market share of e-government ID implementations around the world, and continued commitment to offer innovative technologies to the government sector. To-date, Datacard Group is implemented in 18 of the 20 largest e-government programs and has over 400 government projects around the world. Additionally, roughly 165,000 passports, 10 million credentials, and 5 million smart cards are issued daily using the company’s solutions.
Datacard Group secure ID and card personalization solutions announced that they will be hosting a secure ID and credential workshop at CARTES Paris 2013, led by its VP, government marketing. The hour-long session will feature a panel of experts from CryptoVision, 3M, NXP Semiconductors and Datacard Group that will bring diverse perspectives and insights regarding security, efficiency and quality in citizen identity programs. Attendees of this interactive session will have the opportunity to ask questions, share thoughts and learn about how to build security into every stage of the production process. In addition, they will discuss the importance of efficiently capturing high-quality images, biometrics and biographical data elements; and how to simplify the increasingly complex credential management infrastructure so that organizations can ensure citizen security and privacy.
The Republic of Kosovo has chosen Giesecke & Devrient (G&D) to manufacture and deliver its multifunctional, electronic, and entirely contactless smart ID cards. As prime contractor, the Munich-based technology company is assuming responsibility for all aspects of project management as well as for system development and manufacture of the cards. Sub-contractor for the Automated Fingerprint Inspection System (AFIS) and for the smartcard personalization machinery is Berlin-based Bundesdruckerei GmbH. G&D is also in charge of implementing and structuring all system components necessary to support every step in the ID documentation process, from applying for a card to delivering it. These new ID cards, which the Republic of Kosovo will begin issuing to its citizens by the end of this year, are among the most up-to-date smart ID cards in use anywhere in the world.
Secure Electrans announced their HomePay terminal has secured PCI PTS 3.1 global certification, including SRED (Secure Read and Exchange of Data). HomePay is a handheld consumer payment terminal that cardholders can use with their existing Chip & PIN card for online shopping, and as a means of secure access to a wide range of online services such as banking and e-government. Secure Electrans has also developed the infrastructure required to deploy and support this next generation of online payment security, building on the multi-billion pound investment already made by the global payments industry in Chip & PIN technology.
Gemalto digital security announced its Senior VP, Government Programs, Mr. Neville Pattinson, was appointed to the Identity Ecosystem Steering Group (IDESG) Management Council formed recently by the National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace (NSTIC). Pattinson is an expert having been involved in planning and implementing several U.S. e-Government initiatives. He has also served as Technical Chairman of the Smart Card Alliance (SCA) and Vice-Chairman of the SCA’s Identity Council and joins 13 other delegates from global organizations with each of the experts serving a range of perspectives. NSTIC, tasked to improve security in cyberspace and e-commerce, formed the steering group to develop and administer the process for policy and technical standards development for the Identity Ecosystem Framework.
VASCO Data Security International software security company specializing in authentication products launched a new version of its IDENTIKEY Appliance, which incorporates IDENTIKEY software version 3.4 and offers support for hardware security modules (HSM), typically used in online banking environments. The updated appliance helps banks and financial organizations to achieve PCI DSS compliance and is specifically tuned to fit the needs of the financial market. VASCO’s IDENTIKEY Appliance provides organizations with a plug-and-play managed server while maintaining the mandatory compliance. It also offers automatic updates, platform system monitoring and schedule back-up as well as extensive reporting tools.
Russian EMA has announced that market volume for e-money reached 125 billion roubles in 2011 and is expected to double in 2012 when Law “On National Payment System” fully comes into force. Russian Electronic Money Association announced the results of e-money industry for 2011 and Q1 2012. In 2011 customers topped up their e-wallets for…
Cinterion, the global leader in cellular machine-to-machine (M2M) communication modules and a Gemalto (Euronext NL 0000400653 GTO) company, today introduced BGS2-Terminal, a simple and reliable plug-and-play M2M communication terminal to quickly connect any type of industrial applications and remote assets using cellular technology. It requires minimal integration and approval efforts, allowing for significantly accelerated implementation…