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Gemalto inks deal with 3M 09 December 2016

Gemalto to acquire 3M’s Identity Management Business for US$850 million. 

Interview: secunet's Marco Breitenstein 08 December 2016

secunet's Head of Division Homeland Security speaks on topics such as how border control solutions will evolve over the next five years.


SDW 2017 launches call for speakers 08 December 2016

Next-generation government and citizen identity event SDW 2017 has revealed that speaker proposals are now being accepted for its 11th edition.

ICAO welcomes EC’s plans for travel information system 08 December 2016

The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has welcomed the European Commission’s plans to adopt a proposal that will establish a European Travel Information and Authorisation System (ETIAS) to strengthen security checks on visa-free travellers.

IdentityMind Global and AU10TIX partner on biometric onboarding 07 December 2016

Fraud detection and risk management firm IdentityMind Global has revealed plans to launch an biometrics-backed onboarding service with integrated AU10TIX 2nd generation ID document authentication.

New face recognition system for Malaysia’s airports and ports 07 December 2016

Malaysian officials have revealed that 300 biometric machines will be installed at border points as early as the end of next year.

SecuGen launches UN20 Bluetooth 06 December 2016

SecuGen unveils FAP 20 certified Bluetooth enabled OEM fingerprint sensor.

Smartrac unveils Dual Frequency PRELAM 05 December 2016

Smartrac launches RFID inlay designed for public transport applications. 

Folienwerk Wolfen notes benefits of Tritan copolyester 05 December 2016

Germany’s Folienwerk Wolfen, which produces smart foils, has noted the benefits of Eastman’s Tritan copolyester.


MorphoTrust USA launches TSA Pre bus 02 December 2016

IdentoGO by MorphoTrust USA launches first nationwide TSA Pre enrolment bus tour.

HID agrees Bluvision deal 02 December 2016

HID Global acquires BLE provider.

Paris Aéroport taps Gemalto for ABC gates 01 December 2016

Paris Aéroport chooses Gemalto to supply, install and maintain its Coesys Automated Border Control gates.

Shandong opts for Evolis 29 November 2016

Evolis selected by Social Security department of Shandong for personalisation and instant issuance of multifunctional plastic cards. 

CETIS unveils latest ePassport offering 29 November 2016

CETIS launches new generation of polycarbonate data page binding solutions for passports.

KEOLABS unveils ProxiLAB Quest 29 November 2016

KEOLABS launches ProxiLAB Quest for testing of 13.56 MHz contactless technologies in smart cards, readers and NFC enabled objects. 

SPS gains Mastercard approval 29 November 2016

Smart Packaging Solutions receives Mastercard CQM certification for dual interface inlays and card modules.

Eurosmart: Govt smartcard segment to grow 11% thanks to contactless, eID trends 29 November 2016

Digital security providers’ association Eurosmart has predicted that government and healthcare secure element shipments will rise 11% year on year to over 500 million in 2017.

Safran unveils MorphoTablet 2 28 November 2016

Safran Identity & Security launches multi-functional tablet designed for mobile biometric acquisition and matching.

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Latest White Papers

HID Global - Mobile ID solutions for government-to-citizen applications

Citizen ID documents such as national IDs and driver licenses will ultimately follow the trend toward mobility.

Gemalto - National identity schemes

To enable public administrations, companies and citizens to freely interact while retaining their formal relationships of liability, there needs to be a progressive development in the use of "digital trust" services.

NIST launches white papers on digital identity

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has released white papers on digital identity and authentication ahead of a key workshop. 

GlobalPlatform launches Mobile ID white paper

New white paper highlights how standardised GlobalPlatform technologies support the implementation and deployment of mobile ID solutions, while meeting the advanced security requirements.

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SDW and connect:ID News

secunet releases SDW InterOp 2016 results

secunet Security Networks has published the final set of test results from the SDW InterOp 2016 event held in London in May 2016.

More than 100 stands already reserved for SDW 2017

More than 100 companies have already reserved stands for next-generation government identity solutions event SDW 2017, which will be held on 26-28 June, 2017 in the QEII Centre in London.

SDW InterOp 2016 statement regarding claims of ePassport reading speeds

The organisers of SDW InterOp 2016 would like to, in the strongest terms, clarify that any vendor claims being made surrounding the reading speed of ePassports is not in any way an official result of the tests.

Next-generation government and citizen ID event, SDW 2016, has a remarkable year

The 10th edition of SDW saw numbers increase to a record high, with an expanded exhibition and the strongest conference programme to date.

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