An expansion in its global partner network is allowing Safelayer Secure Communications, a provider of identification technology, to develop new solutions for the next generation of e-signatures, e-passports and citizen ID systems.
ID News Archive for December, 2009
A smart card fare collection system has been rolled-out for Melbourne trains, although tram and bus riders will have to wait about six months for their smart cards. The glitches in the smart card system are causing heavy criticisms
Wireless devices and touch-screen sports books are creating new ways to place bets on sporting events at Las Vegas casinos. The devices called “eDecks” work with radio frequency identification chip cards that are obtained by the betters.
New HIPPA privacy and security rules are causing health care organizaitions to find options in creating secure electronic health information systems. Some options being implemented include biometrics (finger scanning), proximity badges and hardware tokens.
Riders of the New Delhi metro rail system are getting a new generation of smart cards to pay their transit fare. The new cards are actually “smart key chains” that are smaller than the first generation of cards and come with sounded corners and tapered sides so they may be carried in a pocket rather than having to be in a wallet. The change is meant to make the smart cards more convenient.
A contactless fare collection system is being employed by an UA emirate to prevent customers from complaining of not receving proper change in return for buying a bus ticket. The contactless system will work via pre-loaded e-payment smart cards that will be swiped in front of a contactless reader when a customer uses the transit system.
Biometric ID cards are being created for Mexico’s population to accredit and certify the identity of its 107 million citizens. The country’s ministry is also creating a registry to store all the information that will be on the card, such as finger prints, iris scans and blood type
The hospitality industry is slowly starting to embrace contactless payment technology by installing tap-and-go-technology, RFID-enabled solutions, key fobs and reloadable payment stickers in many restaurants and convenience stores.
Smart cards that contain standard ID information and feature E-Money for electronic payment of services on campus are being implemented in Nigeria in hopes of empowering educational institutions and those who attend them.
Contactless payment technology such as smart cards or cell phone payments are being favoured by the UK, which hopes to phase out all paper cheques by the year 2018.