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Contactless Intelligence Weekly News Feed
Febuary 04, 2008
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Where to meet next in 2008:


3GSM Barcelona
11 - 14 February 2008

Contactless Intelligence Spring Conference - London Rollout Reality
London
8 April 2008

SIMposium 2008
Berlin
22 - 23 April 2008

Follow up Retail Roundtables
Regional progress
Dublin, Manchester, Edinburgh
May - July 2008

CI Cannes Film Festival
& New Media Training workshop
Cannes
September 2008

CARTES
Paris
November 2008


Dear Friends,
Spring Conference
At our Spring Conference in April, all 3 elements of Contactless Intelligence come together to deliver you a complete and comprehensive package concerning contactless payments:
  • C-IQ: issue 3 of our magazine filled with interviews and reports from experts in the industry
  • C-ITV: video podcasts from attendees at the event
  • C-IC: find out what is happening in Europe from trials and launches and network with your peers.
What will Orange, O2, Boots, McDonald's, Visa, MasterCard, Transys partners on the Oyster NFC Trial in London, Barclays, RBS, The European Vending Association, Smart Poster Players and the technology companies that are in the forefront of our Contactless Revolution bring us this year?
Join us at our Conference in London to find out - email me for the full agenda and registration form (reduced rates still available)!
Wishing you a successful week,
Susan Hicks
Contactless Intelligence Program Director

Payment

SBI to add 5,00000 point of sale terminals by 2010
The Economic Times

Postilion to showcase open systems payment solutions at MEFTEC
MenaFN.com

Octopus Joins Forces with China UnionPay and Café de Coral to Expand Octopus Payment Service in Shenzhen
Octopus

e-Zwich To Enhance Payment Systems
Modern Ghana

UnionPay plans to boost network
China Internet Information Center

Micropayments: Tiny sums now changing hands
Financial Times

Wincor World Debuts Mobile POS System for Arenas
QSR magazine

Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA) Credit Transfer Scheme goes live
APACS

Burgan Bank introduces EMV debit and credit cards
AME Info

Contactless payment: Making contact, or missing the point
CPILive.net

Wavecom and Ingenico join forces to set up new horizons for wireless electronic payments
Wavecom

Europeans still addicted to cash
Financial Times

Bank turns London man into RFID-enabled guinea pig
The Register

Star Points, largest rewards network launched
Sunday Times.lk

Microchips Everywhere: a Future Vision
The Associated Press

Chip and PIN readers provide protection against such attacks
Finextra

Stanbic to introduce Smart Cards on market
Modern Ghana


NFC and Mobile Communications

Is mobile banking the next big trend
BizReport

Mobile banking steps up a gear
The Age

Zlyotech scores $11M distribution deal, heads to US, Europe and Asia
CRN Australia

San Francisco NFC Pilot Tests Rewards As Well As Payments
Digital Transactions

Contactless Payments and NFC in the United States: Beyond Science Fiction
Aite Group

BART TRIAL FIRST TO USE MOBILE PHONES TO PAY FOR FARES & FOOD
ViVOtech

Parrot Wraps Up Its Strongest Year Ever in the US
PR Newswire

USA Technologies' ePort® Enables Students to Make Vending Purchases Using NFC Cellular Phones at Gonzaga University
USA Technologies

TOWERGROUP: BALANCE BETWEEN SECURITY AND CUSTOMER CONVENIENCE CRITICAL TO GROWTH OF MOBILE BANKING & PAYMENTS
Tower Group

Consumer Interest in Mobile Commerce Extends Beyond Banking
iWon.com

Getting through checkout faster with Near Field Communication technology
Wincor Nixdorf

NCR intros contactless, mobile payment solutions
Fast Casual

Cellphone Banking First Step toward Mobile Wallets in the US
In-Stat

INSIDE Contactless supplies NFC chips for most of the trials under GSMA’s Pay-Buy-Mobile initiative
INSIDE Contactless

U.S. Bank and MasterCard Worldwide® to Launch Innovative Mobile Payments Pilot Program in Spokane
Business Wire

Shipments of IC Card Readers/Writers for Sony's FeliCa Top 5 M. Units
JCN Network

Handset producers & banks co-tap mobile payment market
China Economic Net

Cell phones taking on many roles, transforming market, generation
San Diego Union Tribune

Health Buddy NFC application encourages people to exercise more
Response Source

paybox Strengthens Leadership Position Announcing New Mobile Payment Deals and Partnerships at MWC 2008
paybox solutions


Transport

Seamless pass is just the ticket for commuters on Northern Busway
NZ Herald Auckland Metro

ACS Awarded Contract to Provide Contactless Ticketing System in Riga, Latvia
FOXBusiness

Transport ticket fiasco looms
The Age

Minister's office not cowed by ERG threat
ZDNet.com.au

Capital Shopping Centres chooses Parkeon parking systems
PARKEON

MBTA hires German firm for CharlieCard
The Business Journal

Could 'Smartcard' Plan Be in Jeopardy
KIROtv.com

60-day countdown to free travel for over 60s
Rochdale Online

ERG considers $250 million claim on Tcard
ERG

Complicated fare structure will lead us nowhere, bus operators warn
Sydney Morning Herald

Oyster scheme to offer a watch
Pocket-lint.co.uk

Permits needed for free rides
Chicago Sun-Times

SEEKING A METROCARD SUCCESSOR
New York Post

Colorado Parking Kiosks Blacklist Bad Cards
epaynews.com

BART graduates to 'smart' bike lockers
Bizjournals.com

Forcing cards on Cabbies
Javelin Strategy and Research


Access Control

WCC Smart Search and Match Announces Collaboration With Secugen
International Biometric Industry Association

Frost & Sullivan Extols Daon’s Sound Platform Strategy in the World Biometrics Market
Daon

Haden Young deploys biometric workforce management
ComputerWeekly.com

Assa Abloy has signed an agreement to acquire Simons-Voss
Smart Card Alliance

Clear Adds Denver Registered Traveler Lanes, Partners With Frontier
Business Travel News

Face and Iris Recognition on Your Mobile, Coming Soon
PSFK

Datacard Group Provides Secure ID System for Super Bowl First Responders
DataCard

Trusted traveler on its way
Biloxi Sun Herald

SAS introduces Fingerprint Biometrics at Arlanda and Landvetter
ASIATravelTips.com

Biometric identification for Swedish flights
NEWS.com.au

FaceKey Corp. Expands Partner Network With Genesis Concepts & Consultants
FaceKey

Zebra Technologies' Thermal Printers Go to the Super Bowl for Improved Security and Access Control
CNNMoney.com

Stability control, blind spot sensors, fingerprint scans among key features of new vehicle technology
Canadian Underwriter

PIV-certified Fingerprint Scanner Available
Forensic

Airport fast lane to save time for frequent visitors
The Standard

Now, AFMC will identify cadets with the help of biometric system
Express India

DIA's registered travel program starts Wednesday
Rocky Mountain News

SGTP and FLO Partner to Promote Registered Traveler 2.0 to U.S. Government
CNNMoney.com

Bill would let schools scan students' thumbprints
DesMoinesRegister.com

First iris scanner produced in Thailand
Thai News Agency MCOT

Accurate Background Aggressively Expands Biometric Livescan Network
PR-USA.net

Using TWIC with biometrics will be challenge
SecurityInfoWatch

Soomro opens automated fingerprint identification system
Associated Press of Pakistan


ID and Government

Passport Fingerprinting Plan Delayed to 2010
Chosun Ilbo

McCain wants biometric IDs at the borders
SecureIDNews

Delhi govt plans biometric identification system for beggars
Newindpress

Tighter US Border ID Rules Begin
The Associated Press

BIODEVII Pilots Highlight Process Challenges Over Technology
Motorola

Capgemini, Atos, Thales, Bull teams bid for France's biometric passport
CNNMoney.com

BioLink is committed to add biometric security to Bahamian passports
BioLink

BEHIND THE LINES: Our Take on the Other Media's Homeland Security Coverage
CQPolitics.com

Passports with fingerprints for Czechs to be given later
Czech Happenings

Bundesdruckerei once again a strong partner for the Olympic teams
Bundesdruckerei

DHS Increases Funding For REAL ID Grant Program and Extends Applications Deadline
International Biometric Industry Association

Dubai eGovernment in agreement with Dubai Police Academy
Yahoo!

Forget passports - teachers and kids are the new ID card targets
The Register

Serbia to introduce biometric IDs
B92

BioLink Employs ISO-compliant Biometrics to Count 7.5 Millions of Angolans
Newswire Today

MSP signs up for battle to stop ID cards
The Scotsman

Case study: Ukvisas - Delivering a global biometric-enabled Visa regime through innovative use of webservices
PublicTechnology.net

DNRD opens registration for electronic ID
XPRESS

Unisys to Design, Integrate Radio Frequency Identification and License Plate Reader Infrastructure for the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative
Unisys

Everyone should get passport card
Yuma Sun

150000 Bahrainis issued Smart cards
Gulf Daily News

House to tackle 10 measures, e-voting system
Manila Bulletin

Puteri Umno to use 'Smart' system to register voter turnout
New Straits Times

Do we need a national ID system
The Manila Times

E-Passport Undergoing Pre-Launch Trials
Brunei Direct

Coercion claim over British ID cards: report
Yahoo! UK & Ireland

Tories launch campaign against 'ineffective' ID cards
The Scotsman

Biometric details of Irish citizens on FBI database
Sunday Business Post

UK timetable for fingerprint passport under review
Security Document World

Sweden completes global biometric enrolment scheme
Security Document World

DHS Agencies Announce Enrollment Dates for TWIC in 13 Ports
Earthtimes

EU justice chief proposes fingerprinting visitors
MSNBC


Other News

MasterCard Incorporated Reports Fourth-Quarter and Full-Year 2007 Financial Results
MasterCard

PubliCARD Emerges from Bankruptcy as Chazak Value Corp. and Will Focus on Acquisition of Privately Held Businesses Seeking to Restructure or With Succession Issues
PR Newswire

PromoCard Services Goes Green With CornCard
24-7PressRelease.com

National media attention for anti-smartcard group
E-Health Europe

PaperTyger DEFENDER Contactless Card Shield Enjoying Rapid
Adhesives and Sealants

VASCO Extends Full Option, All-Terrain Strategy by Launching Digipass 110
VASCO

Gemalto reports fourth quarter and full year 2007 revenue
Gemalto

Bartronics US arm buys Proximities, SRG for $50 m
Sify

Nationwide to dish out Xiring smart card readers
Finextra

Ingenico consolidates its leading position in Africa with a major contract to deliver an end-to-end solution to NSL (Nigeria's National Sports Lottery)
INGENICO

iDTRONIC Releases New Compact Flash RFID Reader 14443 A/B as Part of its CF Reader Family
Newswire Today

SOLICORE SECURES MULTI-YEAR, MULTIMILLION UNIT AGREEMENT WITH INNOVATIVE CARD TECHNOLOGIES
InCard Technologies

Intercede Integrates with Award-Winning Daon Platform
Daon

High Growth Forecasted for the China IC Card/Smart Card Industry
Business Wire

Lumidigm announces $7 million funding round
Lumidigm

Looking after your equipment operators’ health - Choose the right laser card personalization equipment
Mühlbauer

UPM Raflatac announces new Hammer RFID tag for near-metal tagging
UPM Raflatac

ImageWare Systems Receives MINEX Certification
ImageWare Systems

BIO-key® Receives $344,000 Contract Award from Hawaii County
BIO-key

Personal RFID terminals go big in Japan
TechRadar.com

NEC Launches New Compact Touch Screen POS Terminal for International Market
NEC Corporation

IFSEC 2008 Launches RFID & Smart Card Feature Area
MoreRFID

Smart Cards outlook in APAC - The Next Era
iWon.com

Visa celebrates one-million card milestone in Jordan
MenaFN.com

Tech researchers find cards vulnerable
KIDK

Are smart cards really that clever
ITWeb

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