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.
Gemalto won the Juniper Research 2015 Award for Digital Payments for its Allynis Trusted Services Hub (TSH), a turnkey solution that helps banks, processors and other issuers to efficiently deploy secure mobile payment solutions across diverse networks and devices. Juniper Research recognized Gemalto's impactful business approach with this solution that simplifies the implementation of mobile payment services via a single connection to the hub. The TSH delivers payment credentials onto the secure element or directly on the device using tokenization. It works on all available security frameworks such as HCE, SIM, eSE, TEE so issuers can achieve maximum reach whatever their strategy and security needs.
STMicroelectronics hat den Abschluss eines Vertrags mit Entrust Datacard über die Beteiligung am Card Validation Program (CVP) des Unternehmens bekannt gegeben. Das Programm gibt ST die Möglichkeit, die Kompatibilität seiner EMV-Zahlungskarten-Lösungen der STPay-Serie vor der vollständigen Implementierung mit den Datacard®-Personalisierungslösungen zu testen. Mit seiner Beteiligung am CVP will ST seinen Kunden die schnellere und einfachere Verwendung der umfassenden STPay-Familie des Unternehmens ermöglichen. Diese Smartcard-Familie ist neben Bank-Anwendungen auch für andere Zahlungs-Applikationen beispielsweise in öffentlichen Verkehrsmitteln vorgesehen.
Gemalto announces it is supplying its Sealys eCover for ePassports to Darphane, the Turkish Mint and Stamp Printing House. Gemalto is already the provider for the Turkish personalization program, having deployed the Coesys Issuance solution for the country's national authorities. With this new contract, Gemalto now provides these Turkish authorities with a complete end-to-end passport service, offering a one-stop implementation plan. For Turkey's 75 million citizens, electronic passports are issued for new applications as well as renewals. Currently, more than two million ePassports are issued each year.
As the U.S. payments landscape evolves with the migration to EMV chip, popularity of Apple Pay and the anticipated release of Samsung Pay, demand for EMV-ready mobile and contactless payment solutions is rising rapidly. To meet the needs of the growing industry, leading payments consultancy FIME announced an expansion of their U.S. operations in San Jose, California.
Morpho (Safran) announced today that it has signed a new 5-year agreement with NZ Customs Services (NZCS) through to 2020. This will see NZCS rollout an initial nine next generation Morpho e-Gates in 2015 at Auckland international airport, with the option to supply new and replacement gates over the next five years across major New Zealand airports.
Oberthur Technologies (OT announced the opening of a new R&D center dedicated to security technologies for Smartphones and Mobile devices based in South Korea. This center will help handset makers deploy secure high-speed mobile services to accompany fast changing mobile users’ behaviors.