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Scottish bus system uses smartcards to fight fraud

Wednesday, August 10th, 2011
Scottish bus services reduce fraud with smartcard system.

Since its debut in April 2010, the smartcard initiative has saved the company more than $35 million, according to the Evening Times.

Chinese manufacturers offer more flexible biometric solutions

Tuesday, August 9th, 2011
Multifaceted device may facilitate use of multiple identity authentication methods.

Several of the products offer multiple forms of identification verification, including biometric and alternative authentication methods.

Liverpool set to begin smartcard transit this fall

Monday, August 8th, 2011
After months of trials, Liverpool will equip its transit system with smartcard technology this fall.

The Liverpool smartcard transit system will be modeled on London’s Oyster Card in an attempt to revive struggling ridership numbers with new technology.

Biometrics may soon replace the wallet

Monday, August 8th, 2011
Biometric technology is expected to streamline transactions and eliminate the need for cash and credit cards.

Although there have been several applications for the technology in medical and law enforcement sectors, consumer payments are expected to be a primary driver of mobile biometric growth.

Edmonton considers smartcard transit options

Friday, August 5th, 2011
Edmonton mayor Don Iveson is particularly intrigued by smartcard transit programs.

The transportation department of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada recently announced the introduction of a prototype smartcard based on designs from the Toronto Transit Commission.

Australian taxis may introduce smartcard payment

Thursday, August 4th, 2011
Australian taxi services may soon explore smartcard payment options.

Australia’s Transport Ticketing Authority has revealed that passengers may soon be able to pay for short taxi rides using smartcards.

UK customers call for extension of smartcard program

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011
Smartcard bus fares benefit both riders and operators.

Just days after the initial launch of smartcard payment capabilities for bus services, satisfied customers are asking for the program to be extending to additional routes.

Biometric business security approaches mainstream

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011
Fingerprinting and other biometric security measures are making their way into the workplace.

An increasing number of businesses have been securing their offices and data through the implementation of fingerprint scanning and retinal identification software.

UK busway integrates services with smartcard

Monday, August 1st, 2011
Smartcard bus service may provide commuters with an attractive alternative option.

Residents of Cambridgeshire County, England, will soon be able to pay for local bus fares using smartcards.

UK school implements fingerprint scanners

Friday, July 29th, 2011
Students will be tied to library and food service systems through biometric fingerprint profiles.

Students of England’s Brighton Aldridge Community Academy will now be identified using biometric fingerprint scans to facilitate meal payments and library checkout procedures.

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