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Find Cutting-Edge Security Technologies! Here, you’ll find the latest updates, breakthroughs, and insights in the realm of smart cards, smart card software, ID card printers, biometrics, access control, and cybersecurity. Our dedicated platform is your go-to source for staying informed about the advancements shaping the future of security and authentication.

2007, 2023

Evolis shareholders intend to sell Evolis to HID Group, a subsidiary of Assa Abloy

July 20th, 2023|Tags: , , , |

20 Jul 2023 -- The co-founders and the Board of Directors of Evolis are pleased to inform you that the shareholders of edys & Co, which holds approximately 84.43% of the share capital and voting rights of Evolis (i.e. 4,407,707 shares), have entered into exclusive negotiations with HID Global (“HID“), a subsidiary of the Swedish group Assa Abloy, for the sale of their stake in Cedys & Co. At the same time, HID and Crédit Mutuel Equity, which holds around 14% of Evolis shares (i.e.

1907, 2023

HID Pursues Acquisition of Evolis to Assert Leadership in Desktop Printer Market, Expand Portfolio and Geographic Footprint

July 19th, 2023|Tags: , , , |

AUSTIN, Texas, July 19, 2023 – HID, the worldwide leader in trusted identity solutions, today announced it intends to acquire Evolis, a leading manufacturer of card printers and consumables. The addition of Evolis combines two of the leaders in the desktop printer market and expands HID’s printer portfolio, geographic relevance, and ability to serve customers in additional verticals. Evolis develops, manufactures, and sells printers and software for personalization of physical credentials. Through a well-established channel network, Evolis has built a deep-rooted global market position in the instant

1807, 2023

ASSA ABLOY intends to acquire Evolis in France

July 18th, 2023|Tags: , , , , , |

2023-07-18 -- ASSA ABLOY intends to, through its subsidiary HID Global SAS (“HID”), and subject to certain customary and regulatory conditions, purchase approximately 98.5 percent of the shares of EVOLIS S.A. (“Evolis” or the “Company”), a Euronext Growth company listed in Paris and a leading French manufacturer of ID card printers and consumables.  HID has entered into (i) a put option agreement with the shareholders of Cedys & Co S.A.S. (“Cedys”) for all of the Cedys’ shares, noting that Cedys owns approximately 84.4 percent

1201, 2023

NXP Semiconductors Presents the MIFARE SAM AV3

January 12th, 2023|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Securing Connected Systems with NXP Semiconductors More and more of daily life has become contactless. As we navigate through our lives, people around the world use devices like smartphones, wearables and smart cards to do things like pay for purchases, enter buildings, earn loyalty points and ride public transport. All of these contactless transactions involve personal information that if misused or stolen can lead to serious consequences. To reduce the risk of fraud and theft, contactless transactions need to be protected. The goal is

2411, 2022

Infineon and Fingerprints step into cooperation on the all-in-one solution SECORA™ Pay Bio that will bring biometric payment cards to a new level

November 24th, 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Munich, Germany and Gothenburg, Sweden – 24 November, 2022 – Infineon Technologies AG (FSE: IFX / OTCQX: IFNNY) and Fingerprint Cards AB (STO: FING B) today announced the signing of a joint development and commercialization agreement of a plug-and-play turnkey solution for a biometric payment smart card. The goal of the cooperation is to make biometric smart card production as simple and easy as producing a standard dual interface payment card. This comprehensive SECORA™ Pay Bio turnkey solution will include both Fingerprints’ FPC1323 sensor

909, 2022

What Are Security Pass Cards? 

September 9th, 2022|Tags: , , , , , |

Credit Card Encryption: How Does a Security Pass Card Work? Source:  With the introduction of the credit card back in 1966, no one could imagine that security would become such a major factor when using their cards. But as time sped along and cyber crimes became more frequent, the need to improve online security, as well as credit card transactions, became a high priority. Credit card encryption has massively improved over the past few years. Even the technology from just two years

1808, 2022

ViVOtech & G&D Confirm Interoperability Between G&D NFC-Enabled SIM Cards And ViVOtech’s OTA NFC Infrastructure Software

August 18th, 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , |

ViVOtech And Giesecke & Devrient (G&D) Confirm Interoperability Between G&D NFC-Enabled SIM Cards And ViVOtech's Over-The-Air (OTA) NFC Infrastructure Software Munich, Germany and Santa Clara, CA - Continuing to deliver the latest technologies for powering the most flexible and open Near Field Communications (NFC) mobile payment systems, Giesecke & Devrient (G&D) and ViVOtech, two global leaders in NFC technology recently announced that their respective technologies are interoperable following successfully concluded testing between their NFC products. Now applications stored on NFC-enabled SIM cards made by

1605, 2022

SecuGen Releases Hamster Pro 30, FBI-Certified Fingerprint Reader for Mobile ID FAP 30

May 16th, 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Santa Clara, Calif. (May 16, 2022) - SecuGen, world leader in optical fingerprint technology, is pleased to announce the immediate availability of the Hamster Pro 30 fingerprint reader and U30 OEM sensor. The new contact fingerprint reader and sensor from SecuGen are FBI-certified for use in FIPS 201 PIV and Mobile ID FAP 30 applications. The Hamster Pro 30 takes its place in SecuGen’s expanding line of FBI-certified products alongside the Hamster Pro 20, the Hamster Pro 10, and their companion OEM sensors: U30,

2910, 2021

Aspects’ new software functionality saves time and money for wireless test engineers

October 29th, 2021|Tags: , , , , |

Aspects is announcing 3G and GSM Tools 5.1, the latest release of their leading suite of wireless testing tools at the 3GSM World Congress in Barcelona. These complement their market leading test tool suite and will work in conjunction with a new, ultra portable hardware platform, the SmartStation3S. The new functionality allows test engineers within Network Operators, (U)SIM / SIM card manufacturers, mobile handset manufacturers and wireless test laboratories to save time and money by supporting quicker and more effective (U)SIM / SIM card

2710, 2021

SecuGen Leads the Pack with New Hamster Air, Touchless Fingerprint Reader

October 27th, 2021|Tags: , , |

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Oct. 27, 2021 — SecuGen, world leader in optical fingerprint technology, is excited to announce the release of the new Hamster Air, the industry’s first, low cost, single finger, contactless fingerprint reader. The Hamster Air combines secure biometric authentication with safe touchless fingerprint scanning technology. As a clean and hygienic alternative to contact fingerprint readers, the Hamster Air is ideal for high-traffic, multiple-user environments where users prefer not to touch surfaces that have been touched by others. The Hamster Air is

3009, 2021

Release of SafeSign Identity Client version 3.7 for Microsoft, MacOS and Linux

September 30th, 2021|Tags: , , , , , |

Arnhem, September 2021 -- AET Europe, the leading vendor of solutions in the area of strong digital identities, is announcing the launch of the new generation of their leading product SafeSign Identity Client, version 3.7 for Standard (MacOS and Linux) and Minidriver (Windows). With this launch, the company reinforces its position in the market as the front-runner of solutions enabling secure elements for desktop applications. Adding to its unique ability to support all tokens featuring the SS Applet; used by hundreds of devices

1808, 2021

BIO-key Announces New MobilePOS Pro Android All-in-one Terminal Enabling Convenient Biometric-Secured Commerce

August 18th, 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

WALL, N.J., Aug. 18, 2021 -- BIO-key International, Inc. (NASDAQ: BKYI), an innovative provider of civil, workforce and customer identity and access management (IAM) solutions featuring Identity-Bound Biometrics, today announced the availability of BIO-key MobilePOS Pro, a handheld, biometrically-enabled, rugged and powerful Android Point of Sale terminal, incorporating an FBI-certified capacitive fingerprint scanner into an all-in-one form factor featuring a thermal printer, high-resolution 5 megapixel camera, dual SIM 4G/LTE/CDMA/EDGE cellular and 802.11 b/g/n WiFi support, a barcode scanner, NFC scanner, triple-track magnetic stripe reader,

2007, 2021

Thales Biometric Payment Card: a Secure Innovation in Your Pocket

July 20th, 2021|Tags: , , , , , , |

PARIS LA DÉFENSE--Jul 20, 2021-- Payment cards are familiar products, which are part of our daily lives. They have evolved quickly over recent years with the emergence of contactless technology. At the heart of this move, Thales has helped banks to constantly reinvent the card itself and offer the best payment experience. This new innovative card, which integrates a biometric sensor, provides users with increased security and convenience. This latest generation of cards represents a key milestone in the payment space. The contactless biometric

707, 2021

Thales Supports Mobile Operators With Advanced Voice Biometric Authentication

July 7th, 2021|Tags: , , |

July 07, 2021 -- PARIS LA DÉFENSE -- Thales announces a new voice biometric solution which is part of Thales Trusted Digital Identity Service Platform for onboarding and authentication. It meets the growing demand from mobile operator call centres to fight identity fraud whilst providing a seamless customer experience. Delivered in partnership with ID R&D, one of the recognised industry leaders in voice biometrics, this new capability further strengthens the Thales Trusted Digital Identity Platform, which already incorporates sophisticated identity document verification and advanced biometrics such as

2906, 2021

New TOUGHBOOK G2 tablet set to steal the hearts of mobile workers

June 29th, 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

BRACKNELL, UK. 29th June 2021 – Panasonic today announced the successor to its best-selling fully rugged tablet with the introduction of the TOUGHBOOK G2. Designed with next generation communications, usability and security in mind whilst still providing access to important legacy systems, the TOUGHBOOK G2 is the ultimate versatile tool for mobile workforces. New additions include eSIM and future-proofed wireless communications capabilities for those in the field as well as increased performance, double RAM and storage, ideal for workers needing access to CAD design and

1506, 2021

ePass2000 Support Windows 7 (32/64bits)

June 15th, 2021|Tags: , , , |

Nov 29th, 2009 -- FEITIAN is improving its ePass series products to support new releases of Windows systems - Windows 2008 and Windows 7. Today FEITIAN launched its 32bits/64bits compliant middleware package for ePass2000_FT12 model, supporting Windows 2008 and Windows 7. The newly arrived middleware and a set of related utilities supports Windows 98SE up to Windows 2008 and Windows 7 systems. The driver inside has a Microsoft driver signature. The ePass2000_FT12 is one of the most popular models of authentication USB keys. The