U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement began using an information-sharing program with all Arizona counties that uses biometrics to identify both lawful and unlawful aliens present in the United States who are taken into custody for a crime.
ID News Archive for October, 2010
Spurred by enterprise and government adoption, the global smartcard market is expected to reach $26.9 billion by 2015, according to a new study by Global Industry Analysts.
The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority recently announced it has extended its smartcard fare collection system, known as CharlieCards, to the MetroWest Regional Transit Authority.
A smartcard system designed to help Indian residents living below the poverty line pay for healthcare services has not been rolled out as quickly as planned, the Times of India recently reported.
Countries in the Caribbean have the most complete biometric passport system in the world, according to a biometrics specialist.
Many U.S. travelers are finding it difficult to use their magnetic stripe credits cards in European countries, where chip-and-PIN smartcards are quickly becoming the norm, according to a recent Contra Costa Times report.
Members of the Indian government recently met with prospective bidders to discuss implementing a biometric smartcard system to improve the living conditions of people living in rural areas of the country, the Wall Street Journal reports.
The Regina Transit in Regina, Saskatchewan recently launched its new smartcard-based fare payment system with which the agency plans to reduce the amount of waste produced by paper tickets, according to Global TV BC.
The Sydney Council has deemed successful a trial car-share program that uses electronic smartcard keys, and it is looking to extend the program to residential and commercial developments, Sydney Central recently reported.
The Danish city of Aarhus has introduced a new contactless payment card for school children to make purchases throughout the city, Finextra recently reported.