Skiers and snowboarders touring the slopes at Treble Cone skifield in New Zealand next winter will have easier access to the chairlifts, as the resort plans to implement a new smartcard ski pass system, Otago Daily Times reports.
ID News Archive for December, 2010
The Light Rail Transit Authority in the Philippines is considering rolling out a contactless smartcard fare payment system that combines the country’s Light Rail and Metro Rail transit systems, Malaya Business Insight reports.
Digital China Holdings recently announced it has entered into an agreement with the Chancheng District government to expand a cloud computing-based smartcard project in southern China.
Worldwide contactless smartcard shipments are expected to rise over the next three years at a compound annual growth rate of 24 percent, according to a recent report by RNCOS.
The Indian government recently announced it will implement a smartcard system to provide welfare services to Nepalis migrant workers and help protect them from fraud against outsourcing agencies, the Himalayan Times reports.
Fast food in Singapore has gotten even faster, as Burger King recently announced it is now accepting EZ-Link smartcard payments at its locations throughout the country.
After only a year in service, the state government in Victoria, Australia, is reportedly freezingits problematic transit smartcard system.
Starting next year, tourists traveling in Singapore will be able to skip entry fees at a number of the city’s main attractions courtesy of the See Singapore Attractions Pass from iVenture Card.
The British government is reportedly ending a controversial national ID card program that was often criticized by UK citizens for being too expensive and intrusive.
Plastic cards may be a key element to fighting terrorism, one expert recently asserted.