In a recent interview with Think Digit, Intel Director of Developing Markets Sanat Rao spoke extensively on how Intel would be utilizing smart products in India.
ID News Archive for March, 2010
Raisonance has announced the ProxiLAB3, their next-generation signal emulator for smart card test and certification.
Alberta is looking into using biometric samples to identify homeless people, says a recent report from the Calgary Herald.
With plastic cards gradually replacing change as the primary means of payment for public transportation, the Smart Card Alliance Transportation Council has recently released information on the best approaches to upgrading fare collection systems.
With the field of custom plastic cards printing growing every day, Datacard recently announced its newest line of printers, using cutting-edge technology to make the process affordable and adaptable to customer needs.
Canadians had to get used to extensive security procedures for the 2010 Olympics, but that state of affairs is far from over. Though the Vancouver games were "the largest security event" ever to take place in Canada, the combination of the G20 and G8 summits "surpasses that completely," one expert told the Toronto Star.
Custom card printing became a popular service for many large companies in the years preceding the financial crisis, when good credit was common and customers were willing to sign up for programs attached to store-specific credit cards. However, the Wall Street Journal recently reported that the terrain has shifted for these types of programs, with the credit aspect increasingly de-emphasized in favor of more traditional loyalty programs.
Identification and security firm HID Global recently announced its plans to showcase its latest products in physical access, logical access and secure issuance solutions at the upcoming ISC West International Security Conference and Exposition. The firm’s newest line will include both ID card printers and readers, as well as a range of other solutions for security needs.
Though transit technology is constantly developing, a recent column in the Toronto Star suggested that the Toronto Transit Commission has some catching up to do. Still lacking a smartcard payment and admission system, the TTC may be in need of an upgrade to the convenience of plastic cards.