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Homeless may get biometric IDs in Alberta

Monday, March 29th, 2010

Alberta may soon use plastic ID cards to identify homeless peopleAlberta is looking into using biometric samples to identify homeless people, says a recent report from the Calgary Herald.

G20 Summit to take extensive security precautions

Wednesday, March 24th, 2010

Toronto police will conduct extensive security measures for the G20 summitCanadians 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.

ARM introduces industry’s smallest, most energy-efficient processor

Thursday, March 18th, 2010

A new smartcard reader is the industry's smallest yetFrom cell phones to laptops, most new technologies go through drastic reductions in size and increases in speed as they evolve. The developing world of plastic ID cards is no exception.

New cleaning device can prevent errors in scanning plastic cards

Wednesday, March 17th, 2010

A new device is specifically designed to clean card readersPlastic ID cards are well-known to make security procedures both efficient and effective. However, like any new technology, maintenance of the systems used for ID card security is still a developing field. One new development comes from KICTeam Manufacturing – a specially designed card reader cleaner.

Canadian Trucking Alliance calls for “U.S.-Canada Harmonization”

Tuesday, March 16th, 2010

The CTA calls for standardization of transit regulationsWith the Canadian Council of Motor Transport Administrators seeking the opinion of the Canadian Trucking Alliance on transport policy, future regulations may move towards "U.S.-Canada Harmonization" to make traveling between the countries a less complicated process.

Smartcards enter healthcare

Monday, March 15th, 2010

Smartcards have helped make blood analysis quicker and easierPlastic ID cards make many everyday processes more convenient, but some potential uses of smartcard technology require a leap of imagination. It was one such leap that led to the development of the Epoc blood analysis system, which uses smartcard applications to save lives in medical care.

Border regulations between U.S. and Canada may change

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

Crossing the border between U.S. and Canada may begin to require more comprehensive identification in the near futureCurrently, a birth certificate and a plastic ID card with a photograph are all you need to go back and forth between the United States and Canada. However, regulations may change in the near future, raising potential complications for frequent travelers.

Canada funds civil registery in Dominica

Wednesday, March 10th, 2010

In a project funded by the Canadian government, Dominica will modernize its civil registryDominica News Online recently announced national plans to institute a modernized civil registry by September 2010, thanks to assistance from the Organization of American States. Funded by the government of Canada, the endeavor will regulate and archive records, implemement electronic systems and lead to the eventual deployment of national plastic ID cards.

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