FIME is pleased to announce that its Japanese laboratory has achieved AMEX Enabled accreditation* for functional testing on contactless payment terminal kernels, in line with American Express’ Expresspay specifications. FIME has also been accredited by EMVCo for EMVCo’s Book C-4 specification, which defines the mandatory and optional functionality required when implementing terminal kernel 4. These latest accreditations enable contactless payment terminal and mobile point of sale (mPOS) manufacturers, as well as kernel developers, to validate their products in any of FIME’s French, Japanese and Taiwanese laboratories.
PayPal and Mastercard announced an important expansion of their long-standing partnership that will enhance the consumer experience by making Mastercard a clear payment option within PayPal, enable Masterpass as a payment option for Braintree merchants and expand PayPal’s presence at the point of sale. This will provide increased value to Mastercard cardholders, financial institutions and PayPal customers.
Under the expanded partnership, consumers and small businesses will be able to instantly cash out funds held in their PayPal accounts to a Mastercard debit card. PayPal will also be provided certain financial volume incentives and, as a result of the commitments made under this agreement, will no longer be subject to the digital wallet operator fee.
Safran Identity & Security announced that it has been selected by Nepal National Identity Management Center to build the National Identification System. This is a first e-Governance initiative towards establishing an electronic National Identity System for the country. “The National Identity System is one of the key programs identified in the e-Government Masterplan of Nepal. It is a first step in creating an ecosystem of trusted identities which promises to transform the lives of citizens, from the busy streets in Kathmandu to villages in the Himalayas. Each Nepalese will be empowered with a unique proof of identity, one that is backed up by the highest level of reliability, security and confidentiality.” Commented Dinesh Bhattarai, Executive Director of NIDMC.
Gemalto is supplying its security solutions developed for the Internet of Things (IoT) market to Dai Nippon Printing (DNP). DNP, with approximately 30,000 corporate clients and consumers worldwide, is rolling out enhanced two-way server and device PKI-based authentication by leveraging Gemalto's IDCore smart card platform together with Cinterion secure element and the SensorLogic Application Enablement Platform. The solution authenticates both the server and communicating device. It ensures a highly secure connection for IoT devices like smart meters, point of sale terminals, and cash-handling machines, delivering superior protection against fraud and hacking. For example, financial institutions can now receive alerts related to tampering attempts and pending service needs in real time.
Intelling is pleased to announce it publishes in partnership with TRUSTECH (incorporating CARTES), the global and largest event dedicated to trust-based technologies. The White Paper covers the needs of digital ID and physical ID and the variety of solutions developed by the industry.
On 5th July 2016, the European Commission signed in Strasbourg the contract for a Public-Private Partnership (PPP) with the European Cyber Security Organisation (ECSO) ASBL for a strategic alliance in cybersecurity. Eurosmart is proud to be a founding member of ECSO and its members are actively involved in developing innovative and trusted cybersecurity solutions, products and services in Europe.
With the highest share of commercial implementations and partnerships worldwide, Giesecke & Devrient has been leading the global market for eSIM management from the beginning. With its AirOn version 4, G&D is commercially operating the next generation system that supports the GSMA M2M specifications as well as the new standard for Remote SIM Provisioning for consumer devices. At the MWC Shanghai, G&D will showcase the latest live eSIM management service.
The NFC Forum announced at 30th June the publication of a definitive white paper focused on the Internet of Things (IoT) and Near Field Communication (NFC) in the smart home. Titled Simplifying IoT: Connecting, Commissioning, and Controlling with Near Field Communication - NFC Makes the Smart Home a Reality, the white paper outlines the future of IoT devices in the smart home and how NFC will help developers and manufacturers bring the benefits of IoT to where we live, work, and play. It is available for download at no charge.