Verifone has added another gizmo to its mobile point-of-sale (mPOS) portfolio. The new Verifone e265 offers independent and micro merchants the flexibility to accept all major payment types and integrate with smart devices for value-added commerce capabilities.
Chase injected new iife into MCX and CurrentC with the launch of
Chase Pay. MCX – which includes retailers such as Walmart, Target, Best Buy and Shell – will be Chase Pay’s premier partner.
San Diego-based iWallet has linked up with NEXT Biometrics Group ASA to introduce a turnkey biometric identification solution, iWallet Password, based on NEXT Biometrics’ NB-3010-U ergonomic USB desktop fingerprint reader, a ready-to-use peripheral with USB interface designed to entirely replace passwords when logging into notebooks and tablets.
Oslo-based NEXT Biometrics has been chosen to provide its fingerprint imaging sensor in the new BIO-key EcoID, a low-priced compact USB touch fingerprint reader.
ebpSource is pleased to announce an agreement with mobile authentication specialists, Encap Security, to market its Smarter Authentication solutions globally. The agreement means ebpSource will offer Encap’s products to new and existing clients in the banking, telecoms, payment processor and service bureau sectors. Smarter Authentication™ is a new approach to online and mobile banking and payment authentication that uses software-based, banking-grade technology to deliver an exceptional customer experience without compromising security. Encap Security’s Smarter Authentication™ is a superior solution to existing hardware and software-based authentication offerings that are both costly and cumbersome for service providers. Smarter Authentication™ allows organisations to deliver innovative services that have been proven to not only reduce risk but also boost online and mobile adoption and transaction rates. Once a user’s device is paired, the user will be asked to identify themselves using a PIN. The device becomes “something you have” and the PIN is “something you know” allowing multi-factor authentication to be delivered with a one-factor user experience. For non-smart mobile devices there is also an SMS alternative. Through the partnership with ebpSource, the Encap-enabled app will be integrated server-side to enterprise systems, online services, identity management, transaction databases and payment processes.
Precision Dynamics Corporation (PDC) automatic wristband identification launched its Smart Band RFID Wristband System for cashless POS at Hersheypark amusement park to improve customer convenience and satisfaction. Guests use their Smart Band RFID wristband to make in-park purchases, check balances, and load additional funds onto their wristband at any of the park’s 200 RFID-enabled POS stations. PDC’s RFID technology has helped many theme parks across the nation deliver a better guest experience while reaping significant bottom line benefits. Proven RFID wristband applications include social media integration, cashless payments, keyless lockers, electronic access control, photo management systems, and customer loyalty programs.
SCM Microsystems secure access, secure identity and secure exchange and a business unit of Identive Group launched a new high-performance UHF (ultra high frequency) desktop reader designed especially for retail and specialty tracking environments. Sold under SCM’s ARYGON brand, the new AUDR-USB delivers a compact, desktop package for close-range applications such as point-of-sale checkout and on-the-shelf inventory management at an attractive price. Compliant with ISO 18000-6 and the EPC Gen 2 standard for passive UHF RFID, the innovative ARYGON AUDR-USB provides excellent price performance for close-range applications. Communicating via USB device protocol, the reader is easily integrated into existing PC-based tracking systems and POS terminals.
StillSecure network security solutions and certified compliance company announced the immediate availability of the StillSecure Managed Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) Service for organizations seeking a higher level of security and those currently struggling with PCI DSS compliance. The service can reduce the incidence of network security breaches by requiring multiple factors to properly identify a user and to ensure they are who they say they are. StillSecure’s MFA service, based on RSA SecureID technology, provides an added layer of defense to existing network security. It allows network administrators to access the StillSecure Radar Portal by entering a highly secure password and a random code generated by a token keychain held by the user.
ID Data Cards has achieved Visa card manufacturing and personalization accreditation, allowing it to expand its range of plastic cards and key fobs to include Visa EMV chip and pin card solutions and build on a record period of growth for the company. ID Data can now provide its customers with Visa-accredited magnetic strip, credit, debit, ATM and prepaid cards from its purpose-built, high-security card plant in Petersfield, Hampshire. This includes every aspect of the production and fulfilment process including design, manufacturing, personalisation and mailing. The Petersfield facility has experienced a strong start to 2011, with a sizeable pipeline of new business and recent contract wins that are expected to generate more than 10 million cards. This after ID Data extended its Card Quality Management (CQM) certification from MasterCard to include dual interface cards, subsequent to increasing demand for cards combining both contact and contactless payment.
On Track Innovations contactless smart card solutions has supplied over 7,000 contactless payments readers to support the growing contactless payments market through its wholly owned Polish subsidiary, ASEC. ASEC was the first to introduce contactless payments for mass transit in Poland and provides customers the option to load their contactless ticket and pay for it with the same contactless card on ASEC’s ticket vending machines on the “Warsaw City Card.” OTI reader configurations include the countertop reader for indoor usage (“Saturn 6000”), mounted reader for outdoor and vending (“Saturn 6500”) and OEM readers for integration into POS terminals. The “Saturn 6000” reader allows for configurable images and programmable lines of characters in multiple languages while the “Saturn 6500” is a secured contactless reader built specifically for the outdoor market, providing a quick and easy solution to support electronic payments.
Microchip Technology microcontroller, analog and Flash-IP solutions has expanded its 8-bit segmented LCD microcontroller (MCU) family with five new devices”the PIC16LF1902/3/4/6/7 (PIC16LF190X) MCUs. The PIC16LF190X family supports many general-purpose applications and enables the implementation of LCD into low-power and cost-sensitive designs, such as security tokens, smart cards, medical devices, home appliances, key fobs or any application involving a segmented LCD. Featuring eXtreme Low Power (XLP) technology for sleep currents down to 20 nA, and a typical active current of 35 microamperes per MHz, the MCUs extend battery life, while maintaining accurate timing with a RTC and driving a segmented LCD. With the addition of XLP technology for extended battery life, and capabilities such as utilizing the integrated temperature indicator to provide crystal-accuracy compensation, low-power RTC support and low voltage-detect support utilizing the internal ADC and voltage reference, the MCUs enable low-cost LCD solutions for a multitude of portable devices.
Oberthur Technologies has been selected by Sygma Bank Polska to support the migration to DDA EMV cards and to provide advanced personalisation services. The EMV migration is currently taking place in Poland. This partnership is in addition to those between the entities across Europe and is thanks to Oberthur Technologies’ extensive experience with timely EMV projects. Oberthur Technologies provides a VISA and MasterCard certified local service centre to personalise magnetic stripe, SDA, DDA, CDA, along with other form factors card such as NFC-stickers and key fobs.