<h4><b>Goldpac joins hands with China Guangfa Bank to launch Smart Debit Card Wristband</b></h4...
Goldpac joins hands with China Guangfa Bank to launch
Smart Debit Card Wristband
This smart debit card wristband, a collaboration of Goldpac and China Guangfa Bank, has functions including financial payment, transportation, life reminders and health management; it can provide users with more convenient and fashionable payment experiences.
It allows you to bind a China Guangfa Bank debit card (card number 62) on the basis of a general smart wristband, and make it double as a debit card.
Users wearing this smart wristband will be able to make the payment on the POS or terminals with the China UnionPay "QuickPass". In addition, it can bind with multiple city traffic cards such as public transport, light rail and ferry services.
Full Press Release: https://goo.gl/sy8Xqt
<h4><b>Ingenico Group Reveals its Next-Generation Mobile PIN Pad Card Reader</b></h4> Ingenic...
Ingenico Group Reveals its Next-Generation Mobile PIN Pad
Ingenico announced the launch of the Moby/8500, the latest addition to the company’s suite of mobile point of sale (mPOS) card readers.
The Moby/8500 was designed to help reduce the total cost of ownership (TCO) for merchants, which is achieved by providing an off-the-shelf solution with firmware and keys preloaded and the ability to update the device remotely once it’s in the field.
"Ingenico Group continues to expand its mPOS solution offering to enable businesses of all sizes to break free from the countertop, regardless of industry.” - Jordan McKee, Principal Analyst at 451 Research
Key features and press release: https://goo.gl/8fAohB
<h4><b>Mastercard Seeks Patent for Instant Blockchain Payments Processing</b></h4> New patent ...
Mastercard Seeks Patent for Instant Blockchain Payments Processing
New patent filings from Mastercard show how the credit card giant is looking at blockchain as a possible means for easing payment settlement times.
In a patent application released last week by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, the company describes a blockchain-based database capable of instantaneously processing payments.
The patent application: https://goo.gl/rVUAV1
<h4><b>Visa to Transform Mass Transit Experience Worldwide</b></h4> Visa introduces innovative...
Visa to Transform Mass Transit Experience Worldwide
Visa introduces innovative worldwide program to accelerate seamless, friction-free commuting with contactless payments.
Visa Global Transit Solutions is a new program designed to accelerate the use of debit, credit and pre-paid accounts at the fare gate or on a bus reader, speeding up and creating a more convenient experience for mass transit commuters worldwide.
Read more about the new Visa Transit Program: https://goo.gl/Ae3f3W
<h4><b>Wirecard gains grocery chain Kaufland as new customer for Omnichannel Card Solution</b></h...
Wirecard gains grocery chain Kaufland as new customer for Omnichannel Card Solution
From now on, Wirecard will take on issuance and payment processing of gift cards for Kaufland, a leading hypermarket chain in Germany. Customers can now easily purchase a card with a value of their choice online and in branch stores.
For Kaufland gift cards, Wirecard is assuming responsibility for secure and fast payment processing in addition to the entire distribution process, including logistics and handling.
For cards ordered online, this covers shipping as well as the activation carried out by the purchaser on receipt of the card.
Full Press Release: https://goo.gl/gWRMwA
<h4><b>Ingenico iSelf terminals enable Contactless Payment for 136 parking metres across Szeged, ...
Ingenico iSelf terminals enable Contactless Payment for 136 parking metres across Szeged, Hungary
The new parking metres fitted with Ingenico iSelf series terminals accept, beside cash, contactless cards and NFC mobile payments.
DBM Banktechnikai Ltd. was responsible for the supply and installation of metres and licence plate recognition software.
<h4><b>Visa Introduces New Payment Wearables for Fans Attending Olympic Winter Games 2018</b></h4...
Visa Introduces New Payment Wearables for Fans Attending Olympic Winter Games 2018
Visa, the exclusive payment technology partner at the Olympic and Paralympic Games, introduced three commercially available wearable payment devices.
In the spirit of the Olympic Winter Games, Visa created NFC-enabled payment gloves, commemorative stickers and Olympic pins. It allow fans and athletes to complete seamless and secure payments with a simple tap at any contactless-enabled terminal.
Read more: https://goo.gl/XaUnX5
<h4><b>HID Global Boosts Security While Reducing Total Cost of Ownership With Latest Direct-to-Ca...
HID Global Boosts Security While Reducing Total Cost of Ownership With Latest Direct-to-Card™ Printer/Encoder
- Innovative, built-in security features
- Low-cost, high-capacity consumables
- Highly versatile
- Earth friendly
The HID® FARGO® DTC1500 card printer and encoder enables organizations to routinely issue highly secure cards and IDs at a fraction of the cost without sacrificing quality.
Designed for government ID projects, universities and colleges, K-12 schools, healthcare facilities, and small-to-medium businesses.
More info: https://goo.gl/i3QKW1
<h4><b>IdentiSys Acquires ACS and ACS East</b></h4> IdentiSys announced the acquisition of ACS...
IdentiSys Acquires ACS and ACS East
IdentiSys announced the acquisition of ACS(Automated Card Systems) and ACS East(Access Credential Systems); both are full-service identification and card based solutions dealers.
Since 1999, ACS has been providing clients with photo identification, security authentication and credential management solutions along with first class on-site and remote services. ACS East has been in business for over 8 years offering the same products, solutions and services as ACS.
Full Press Release: https://goo.gl/HLPQK8
<h4><b>Elyctis ID BOX One brings efficiency and certainty in voter identification to Kyrgyzstan...
Elyctis ID BOX One brings efficiency and certainty in voter
identification to Kyrgyzstan
Elyctis ID readers were instrumental in providing an efficient and accurate reading of ID documents during the Kyrgyz presidential election on October 15, 2017, leading to a poll that was internationally recognized as peaceful and orderly.
Since 2015, the Kyrgyz Republic has adopted biometric voter identification based upon the state register of the population.
For the first time, in the October 2017 presidential election, over 5,000 Elyctis ID BOX One readers were used in all voting stations across the country to verify the identity of voters.|
Full Press Release: https://goo.gl/aSG9fb
<h4><b>Gartner Identifies Top 10 Digital Disruptors in Asia/Pacific</b></h4> Gartner predicts ...
Gartner Identifies Top 10 Digital Disruptors in Asia/Pacific
Gartner predicts that through 2021, 80 percent of traditional companies will lose 10 percent in market share due to disruptive competition and/or the inability to disrupt themselves.
"As Chinese and American digital giants battle to disrupt global markets, no one can afford to sit on the sidelines."
- CK Lu, research director at Gartner.
The Top 10 Digital Disruptors in Asia/Pacific
4/ Ant Financial
8/ Yahoo Japan
<h4><b>Cubic awarded $6.5 million contract from MARTA</b></h4> Cubic Transportation Systems i...
Cubic awarded $6.5 million contract from MARTA
Cubic Transportation Systems is poised to upgrade the transit system in one of the busiest metropolitan areas in the United States.
The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) wanted its Cubic-operated back office system for the Breeze Card to be migrated to the cloud.
Under the contract, Cubic will also upgrade the Breeze Card system to the latest release of its NextFare® central system software.
Full Press Release: https://goo.gl/abPe6x
<h4><b>Gemalto: Consumers Lack Confidence in IoT Device Security</b></h4> Gemalto revealed in ...
Gemalto: Consumers Lack Confidence in IoT Device Security
Gemalto revealed in a survey that 90% of consumers lack confidence in the security of Internet of Things (IoT) devices.
Consumers' main fear (cited by two thirds of respondents) is hackers taking control of their device.
In terms of the level of investment in security, the survey found that IoT device manufacturers and service providers spend just 11% of their total IoT budget on securing their IoT devices.
Full Report here: https://goo.gl/4XMkTZ
<h4><b>ams launches NFC Sensor Interface for Industrial IoT</b></h4> The AS3956 is a dynamic N...
ams launches NFC Sensor Interface for Industrial IoT
The AS3956 is a dynamic NFC tag IC which meets industrial-grade quality standards and provides very high reliability in mission-critical applications and in products with a long operating lifetime.
“Previous generations of general purpose NFC dynamic tags have not offered the reliability and flexibility that many applications require. The AS3956 offers far superior lifetime performance ...
... the AS3956 can cope with operation in harsh or extreme conditions and still maintain unimpaired RF, interface and memory functions,” said Giancarlo Cutrignelli, Head of Marketing for Wireless Sensor Nodes at ams.
Full Press Release: https://goo.gl/3wTP4f
<h4><b>Secure Technology Alliance develops White Paper to provide high-level overview of the land...
Secure Technology Alliance develops White Paper to provide high-level overview of the landscape for Payment-Enabled Wearables
The paper focuses on a subset of wearables and payment processes that encompass the most common implementations of wearables today, and discusses:
1/ Potential target applications for payment-enabled wearables
2/ Benefits of payment-enabled wearables
3/ Examples and differences of active and passive wearables
4/ Payment enablement and deployment considerations
5/ Lifecycle management
6/ Certifications, approvals, branding and interoperability
Payments Council members participating in the development of the white paper included: American Express; Cardtek; Discover Financial Services; G+D Mobile Security; Gemalto; IDEMIA; Infineon Technologies; IQ Devices; Mastercard; Metropolitan Transportation Authority; Multos International; and NXP Semiconductors.
Full Article and Free White Paper Download here: https://goo.gl/4gNj7G
<h4><b>Fingerprint Cards' Third Quarter 2017 Revenue Down 55% compared to Third Quarter 2016</b><...
Fingerprint Cards' Third Quarter 2017 Revenue Down 55% compared to Third Quarter 2016
CEO's comments: "As previously announced, earnings for the third quarter were impacted negatively by the cautious market situation and noticeable price pressure.
We are pursuing a combination of technology and product development in order to cut production costs and develop new, innovative products... we will focus on increasing efficiency and lowering costs throughout the supply chain."
Full Press Release: https://goo.gl/Y12iQL
<h4><b>Western Union is industry first to offer money transfers to U.S. debit cards via Mastercar...
Western Union is industry first to offer money transfers to U.S. debit cards via Mastercard Send platform
Mastercard and the Western Union Company announced they are working together to integrate Mastercard Send into the Western Union Money Transfer® service, allowing Western Union to deliver funds to virtually all U.S. debit cards.
The new Western Union service, expected to be available in early 2018 will enable senders to use their U.S. debit, credit and bank accounts to fund a payment.
“With Mastercard Send, Western Union customers now have a powerful new way to send funds directly to the debit cards in the wallets of millions of Americans,” said Leigh Amaro, senior vice president, Enterprise Partnerships, Mastercard.
<h4><b>UBER: Introducing the Uber Visa Card</b></h4> The Uber Visa Card is launching in the US...
UBER: Introducing the Uber Visa Card
The Uber Visa Card is launching in the US beginning November 2, 2017.
With the Uber Visa Card, you can earn rewards for all your purchases—and those rewards stack up even faster for things like grabbing dinner with a friend, booking your next trip, taking an Uber to work, or even shopping online.
1/ $50 Subscription Credit
2/ Mobile Phone Protection
3/ Exclusive Access
4/ No foreign transaction fees
5/ Rewards On-The-Go
Read more about it here: https://goo.gl/7U2eVJ
<h4><b>Facebook Joins the Visa Digital Enablement Program</b></h4> Facebook has joined the Vis...
Facebook Joins the Visa Digital Enablement Program
Facebook has joined the Visa Digital Enablement Program (VDEP), which offers a commercial framework to make it easier for partners to access Visa’s token services and other digital capabilities globally.
By joining VDEP, Facebook is able to offer its payments solutions to businesses, payments processors, and financial institutions that utilize the Visa Token Service in a convenient and scalable manner and without a complex set of contractual agreements or technology integrations.
Full Press Release: https://goo.gl/yeUQWS
<h4><b>Latest addition to NXP's Microcontrollers (MCU) technology revolutionizes Smart Tagging in...
Latest addition to NXP's Microcontrollers (MCU) technology revolutionizes Smart Tagging in IoT Applications
Offering an integrated Near Field Communications (NFC) interface with energy-harvesting capability, the LPC8N04 MCU is optimized to address the growing need for cost-effective, short-range two-way wireless communication.
“We are excited to be able to democratize NFC technology – ushering a new wave of consumer and industrial IoT applications.” - Geoff Lees, senior VP and GM of the microcontroller business at NXP
Full Press Release: https://goo.gl/7D52ZY