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NEWS AND UPDATES SUMMER 2019

We’ve gone through a lot of change in the last few months: building on our reputation for expert engineering and technical support and enhancing our focus on your needs by developing a number of new products. We are also investing more resources in supporting our excellent partner network. Our focus is on enabling our dealers and partners to do what they do best, which is deliver market-leading...

Transforming states’ road transport

When a government mandate was issued to transition from paper-based travel documents to Smart Card-based Driving Licences and Vehicle Registration Certificates, the idea was to curb malpractice such as forged licenses and unauthentic entries in vehicles’ registration books. It was a mammoth project that would completely transform the states’ road transport scenarios. It would increase...

What is a National Identity?

Today, passports and other forms of national ID might seem ubiquitous to those of us living in a globalised world, where we’re often asked to present some form of valid national ID to confirm “who we are” and “where we are from”. However, this hasn’t always been the case. It is only 500 years ago that King Henry V of England introduced the Safe Conducts Act 1414 which inscribed into law what can...

What is “Identity”?

What is Identity? Arguably, not just a photo on an ID card. It’s made up of so much more – from the way someone walks, to their voice and style of dress – not to mention individual characteristics such as fingerprints, irises and teeth. It is one of the most fundamental building blocks of communication, collaboration or commerce while at the same time, protecting...

Identity in Healthcare

Unfortunately, in the healthcare industry worldwide, a lack of automation accentuated by the use of old systems combined with a dependence upon manual processes means most medical facilities are highly vulnerable to data breaches. A global ‘2018 Cost of a Data Breach’ study conducted by Ponemon Institute says that for the eighth year running, healthcare organisations had the highest breach...

Magicard 300 -why?

You may ask why we’re introducing the Magicard 300. In simple terms, the Magicard 300 builds on our portfolio’s tried and tested reliability and durability – we’re just keeping things up to date. Apart from the sleek state-of-the art styling, here are just some of the reasons to upgrade: Security Digital shredding – once data has been used for the print job, it is fragmented...

Fake IDs and how to spot them

Fake IDs are a lucrative business, fuelled by the anonymity that the internet and social media afford. A good quality forged document with secure elements, such as a hologram and UV features, of a genuine ID can be obtained at a reasonable price, at the mere click of a button.   A fake ID can be any of the following: Genuine document which is being used by someone else, e.g. a child using...

Is there a need for ID cards in Education?

Identity card solutions in the education sector do more than just provide visual security. If leveraged correctly, they can help provide a secure and efficient environment for learning.   For example, in a nursery, children’s ID credentials should identify them as individuals and put stops and checks in place against unauthorised individuals fetching them from school thereby enhancing their...

The multiple uses of payments cards

We’re not simply talking bank cards here: plastic cards have become the global standard for electronically purchasing goods and services. They’re convenient, secure and can save people carrying cash around with them in the workplace for example, at school or on transport. Payments cards In the last 20 years insecure magnetic stripe and embossed numbering systems have been replaced by...

Card solutions for efficient transport networks

Today, we’re looking at how ID cards can improve the efficiency of travel – for both the transport company and the passengers, helping with access, season ticket and in-service payments.     Physical access cards Smart cards, often based upon a MIFARE platform, are widely used for prepaid ticketing or for weekly, monthly or annual passes. These cards can be issued at the hub...

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