Morpho (Safran) announced it has been selected for the provision of additional biometric capability to Victoria Police, in Australia, allowing front line police to collect and check identity information quickly and accurately. Morpho will refresh the current fleet and increase the number of fingerprint and face capturing stations (LiveScans) up to 92 at Victoria’s police stations across metropolitan and remote locations. This one stop Kiosk will integrate Fingerprint, Palmprint and facial capture in one solution providing significant efficiency gains. Victoria Police’s facial recognition capability will almost quadruple in capacity. Under this contract, Victoria Police is increasing its fleet of fingerprinting capture equipment by an additional 20 stations for greater coverage across the state. This will raise the percentage of electronically captured prints in Victoria well above 90% providing real time identification.
Gemalto has won the Most Innovative LTE Application and Service Award for its Cinterion® Cat 1 LTE wireless module. The prestigious award program, hosted by Informa and LTE North America, honors the industry's most outstanding innovations improving the future of cellular networks throughout the region. The Gemalto solution was selected for enabling highly efficient connectivity over LTE networks for purpose designed Machine-to-Machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) solutions needing mid-tier speed while requiring the longevity and reliability of LTE.
Morpho (Safran), a global leader in identity and security solutions, announced the production of state-of-the-art smart card modules for Elo, a 100% Brazilian payment association set up by Banco do Brasil, Bradesco and CAIXA. Morpho created a specific smart card operating system for the Brazilian company, enabling every smart card to be used for banking applications as well as for shopping with credit and debit functions, accepted at more than 1.7 million establishments and point of sales.
Morpho (Safran) has finalized its acquisition of AirTag, a French startup specialized in innovative mobile payment solutions. This latest acquisition further reinforces Morpho's growth strategy in the digital security market. AirTag develops secure mobile transaction solutions for banks, payment networks and retail. The company developed AirPass, a "virtual bank card" solution using HCE (Host Card Emulation) technology and based on a proprietary Tokenization platform (involving a single-use payment token), now being deployed by major players in the e-payment sector. AirTag also offers retail customers an innovative e-wallet service called AirShop, providing payment, loyalty and other smartphone-based services.
Gemalto announced the availability of its SafeNet MobilePKI solution, designed to enable the particularly strong PKI-based authentication and security applications on any device, including those without a USB port or internal reader. SafeNet MobilePKI uses Bluetooth® Smart technology to enable mobile devices to communicate securely with PKI smartcards. As a result, organizations can more fully realize the benefits and opportunities afforded by their mobile applications, and at the same time consistently safeguard integrity and trust with their strong Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) environments.
Gemalto is enabling Robi Axiata Limited ('Robi'), Bangladesh's second largest mobile operator in terms revenue, to automatically detect and configure new devices on its network, allowing its subscribers to enjoy a smooth transition when they change handsets. The Gemalto LinqUs Device Management platform delivers over-the-air data settings such as MMS, internet and email to the end-user's device, and also provides marketing analysis of the installed devices for targeted promotional campaigns.
Hans Wolfgang Kunz, CEO of Veridos and Zubin Karkaria, CEO of VFS Global Group, have signed an agreement on a strategic partnership. The partnership shall foster the collaboration between Veridos and VFS Global with regard to developing product solutions and synergizing marketing campaigns.
The FIDO® (Fast IDentity Online) Alliance), an industry consortium launched in 2013 to revolutionize online security with open standards for simpler, stronger authentication, has announced that board member NTT DOCOMO, INC., also Japan’s market leading mobile network operator (MNO), intends to expand FIDO authentication for its country-wide network with new FIDO Certified™ devices, and by extending FIDO authentication through DOCOMO ID to carrier billing services partners. In May, NTT DOCOMO became the first MNO worldwide to enable FIDO authentication. In a rapid expansion which extends FIDO authentication to third-party mobile commerce partners and more customers throughout Japan, NTT DOCOMO, has announced it will offer FIDO authentication in 10 devices, more NTT DOCOMO services, and partner services.