Smart Card Alliance Identity Council and Access Control Council Release PIV-I Case Studies, Educational Resources on Secure Identity Credentials Reply

Princeton Junction, N.J., February 28, 2012The Smart Card Alliance Identity Council and Access Control Council today released two new resources for individuals and organizations looking for more education on Personal Identity Verification (PIV), PIV-Interoperable (PIV-I), and Commercial Identity Verification (CIV) credentials. The white paper, PIV-Interoperable Credential Case Studies, and the brief, A Comparison of PIV, PIV-I and CIV Credentials are available for free download on the Smart Card Alliance website.A variety of organizations, including large corporations, consulting firms, and state … More…

Gemalto Showcasing New Innovations in NFC, M2M and LTE at Mobile World Congress 2012: Reply

Mobile World Congress, Barcelona – Feb 27, 2012Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO), the world leader in digital security, will showcase a broad range of innovations in the NFC, M2M and LTE domains at the Mobile World Congress 2012. Visitors can discover and view demonstrations on various mobile software and services as well as new secure personal devices designed to support mobile network operators in their strategy to develop a unified channel between various service providers and the ever growing subscriber population.Open … More…

Oberthur Technologies leverages global EMV expertise and strong historical market presence in the US: Reply

Largest EMV provider in the U.S. Nanterre, February 20th, 2012Oberthur Technologies, the world’s second largest provider of security and identification solutions and services based on smart card technologies, announced today that it shipped over 2.5 million EMV cards to US banks and credit unions, which made it the largest EMV provider in the U.S. for 2011. Oberthur Technologies additionally noted that it currently has fifteen active EMV programs in the USmore than doubling its EMV programs in just six months.In … More…

Smart Card Alliance to Provide Identity Credentialing Workshop, Security Pavilion, and Certification Exam at ISC West 2012: Reply

PRINCETON JUNCTION, N.J., FEBRUARY 15, 2012The Smart Card Alliance today announced its return to ISC West for 2012 with a new workshop, a smart card security technology pavilion, and a certification training course and exam for the Smart Card Certified Industry Professional/Government (CSCIP/G) designation. ISC West will be held March 27-30 at the Sands Expo Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada; the conference program will take place March 27-29 and the expo will take place March 28-30.We welcome the Smart … More…

G&D to Supply Turnkey TSM Solution for NFC based Commercial Mobile Payment Rollout in Australia: Reply

Munich, February 13, 2012 Australia’s largest bank, the Commonwealth Bank of Australia, is adding multiple mobile phone-based payment options to its range of mobile banking services. Giesecke Devrient (GD) is providing the technology to allow secure contactless payments using mobile phones featuring Near Field Communication (NFC). The most important of the components to be provided is GD’s turnkey Trusted Service Manager (TSM) solution. In its role as Trusted Service Manager, the technology provider will be taking responsibility via the mobile … More…

Smart Card Alliance White Paper Explores Possibilities for NFC in Transit Industry: Reply

PRINCETON JUNCTION, N.J., FEBRUARY 6, 2012With Near Field Communication (NFC)-enabled handsets poised to exceed 100 million in 2012, the Smart Card Alliance Transportation Council today announced a new white paper examining how the transit industry can best make use of this popular new technology.One of the major challenges facing transit agencies today is how to capitalize on the ever-growing popularity of mobile phones with a solid mobile strategy, said Craig Roberts, Utah Transit Authority, and chair of the Transportation Council. … More…

Netsize and CityzenCar Simplify Peer-to-peer Car Sharing with Innovative Use of SMS: Reply

Amsterdam – Feb 8, 2012 – Netsize, a leading mobile commerce enabler and a Gemalto company (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO), announces that CityzenCar, a peer-to-peer car sharing social network in France, has deployed its SMS-based communication solution to secure and simplify car rental for consumers. CityzenCar enables 12,000 members across 2,000 French cities to rent a vehicle in complete trust and with no commission.The Netsize SMS communication solution supports the entire rental process, from renter validation to rental notifications, as well … More…