ID News Archive for January, 2011

SCATC announces workshop for smart cards

Thursday, January 20th, 2011

SCATC announces workshop for smart cards.The Smart Card Alliance Transportation Council will be having an educational workshop in Princeton, N.J.

Report points to mobile payments replacing credit cards

Thursday, January 20th, 2011

Smartphones may be the next form of credit cards.The popularity of smartphones is now paving the way for future payment methods other than plastic cards.

Cards and passports are at an even greater risk

Wednesday, January 19th, 2011

Credit cards and passports are at greater risk.

New study reveals customers want to see the badge

Tuesday, January 18th, 2011

Consumers prefer employees who wear badges.A new study has been released pointing to customer satisfaction correlating to employees wearing name badges.

New smart cards to be used for future transportation

Monday, January 17th, 2011

Smart cards will start being used in 2013 in Vancouver.With smart card technology more popular than ever, construction is slated to begin this spring on a new fare card system in Metro Vancouver.

Credit card changes on the horizon

Monday, January 17th, 2011

Companies are developing fee-less credit card options. Credit card companies make more than $50 billion a year, and with technology so prevalent in today’s society, some companies are devising new ways for customers to pay without the fees.

Use of multi-purpose smart cards expected to grow

Friday, January 14th, 2011

Smart card use expected to increase.The popularity and use of multi-function smart cards is expected to increase worldwide in the coming years.

Vancouver getting smart

Thursday, January 13th, 2011

Vancouver will begin using smart cards in the future.Metro Vancouver will be making the jump to smart cards for its future transportation needs.

Toronto transit rolls out smartcards for children and seniors

Wednesday, January 12th, 2011

Children and seniors will be able to board Toronto's buses at discounted fares using smartcards.Toronto’s public transportation service GO and other area buses are now accepting Presto smartcards to allow children and seniors to pay their transit fare, the Toronto Star recently reported.

Smart cards seeing huge return

Tuesday, January 11th, 2011

With the success of smart card and IC’s shipped internationally last year, the demand only seems to be greater moving forward.

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