Author Archives | Steve Atkins

GlobalPlatform technology deployed on 17.7 Billion Secure Elements

GlobalPlatform, the association which standardizes the management of applications on secure chip technology, has conservatively estimated that a total of 17.7 billion secure elements (SEs) based on GlobalPlatform Specifications were deployed globally between 2010 and 2015. That figure represents 41% of all SE shipments, as reported by Eurosmart, in that same period. This scale of […]

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The Angola National ID program – A building block of democracy

By Rob Haslam, HID Global Government ID Solutions (May 2015) While government agencies have not traditionally been viewed as industry innovators, the tide is changing. Government organizations at all levels are increasingly partnering with leaders in the private sector to make infrastructure investments that will take them well into the future. Perhaps, the most obvious reason […]

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What is the National Identity market looking for?

Tarvinder S. Sembhi takes Silicon Trust through the customer focus of the WCC flexible architecture. Watch this video to find out his view on market trends, the direction customer requirements for national ID systems are taking and how WCC is responding to serve those needs.

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Smart Identity Platform – Modular approach to ID market needs

Silicon Trust spoke to Justus Heuzeveldt at this year’s 2016 to find out more about WCC’s product highlights. Watch this video to understand the motivation behind the  Smart Identity Platform, designed to respond to the market need for more generic solutions. Faster implementation, a steeper learning curve and a very stable system are just some […]

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OVD Kinegram

OVD Kinegram’s Digital Seal

The Silicon Trust team met up with John Peters of OVD Kinegram at this year’s SDW Conference in London. While OVD Kinegram has strong roots and decades of expertise in optical security systems for physical cards – the company is thinking ahead. John Peters expands on the OVD Kinegram’s vision of the future: A coexistence […]

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Entrust Datacard provide passport issuance system for Government of Columbia

Entrust Datacard has signed a contract with Thomas Greg & Sons and 3M Colombia to provide the Datacard® PB6500™ passport issuance system to the government of Colombia for the issuance of the Colombian passport booklet. Colombian citizens who carry the new laser engraved passport booklet can now travel to the 22 countries of the European Union, as […]

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HID Global Wins a Smart Award for Best Use of Biometrics in a Commercial Setting

HID Global® has won the Best Use of Biometrics in a Commercial Setting Award for its Lumidigm® biometrics deployment in two of China’s leading theme parks in Guangzhou province.  HID Global was recognized at this year’s SMART Awards Asia 2016, which honors organizations and individuals that have demonstrated unparalleled excellence in the cards, payments, retail, […]

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Colombia selects Gemalto’s SafeNet service to secure citizens access to financial services

The Government of Colombia has deployed Gemalto’s SafeNet Authentication Service. The solution provides secure online access to financial services for millions of citizens provided through the Fondo Nacional del Ahorro (FNA) or National Savings Fund. Gemalto’s SafeNet Authentication Service provides secure, cloud-based multi-factor authentication when Colombian citizens log into their FNA accounts. The FNA provides […]

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