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Smart Card Alliance Webinar to Explore Benefits of Contactless Card and Mobile EMV Payments for US Issuers

Second webinar in two-part series focuses on issuer benefits of contactless EMV payments Princeton Junction, N.J., October 24, 2016 – Now is the time for U.S. issuers to consider adding contactless capabilities to their card portfolio by issuing dual-interface EMV chip cards and offering mobile payment solutions, whether they’re just starting to issue chip cards…
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Payments Thought Leaders Invited to Submit Speaking Proposals for the Smart Card Alliance’s 2017 Payments Summit

Proposals accepted through Nov. 30 Princeton Junction, N.J., October 21, 2016 – Do you have insights on recent developments in payments, such as EMV chip technology, faster transactions, mobile wallets, IoT or wearable payments, contactless payments, and open transit payment systems or other payment innovations? Submit a speaking proposal on innovations and developments for payments…
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Gemalto Contactless wearable wins Juniper Research Future Digital Award

Amsterdam, Sept. 29, 2016 – Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO), the world leader in digital security, is celebrating a 2016 Future Digital Award from Juniper Research, a respected industry analyst, for its Celego contactless wristband for transport ticketing and other value added services. The Celego won Best Consumer Offer of Juniper’s Commerce and Fintech awards category, reflecting its…
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Smart Card Alliance Webinar to Explore Benefits of Contactless Card and Mobile EMV Payments for US Merchants

First webinar in two-part series focuses on merchant benefits of contactless EMV payments Princeton Junction, N.J., September 16, 2016 – Many merchants working towards accepting EMV chip cards for more secure payments have another important decision to make—whether to also accept contactless payments. Merchants can explore the benefits of adding contactless acceptance for mobile wallets…
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Rio de Janeiro launches Gemalto contactless transport ticketing wristband

Pioneering initiative by RioCard simplifies payments and improves public transportation Amsterdam, Aug 4, 2016 – Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO), the world leader in digital security, announces its collaboration with RioCard, Rio de Janeiro’s public transportation ticketing operator, to implement contactless transport ticket wristbands. When fully implemented, the solution will simplify secure payments and improve convenience ensuring smoother…
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Hellenic Bank launches PayBand using Gemalto’s water-resistant contactless EMV payment wristbands

Amsterdam, Aug. 2, 2016 – Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO), the world leader in digital security, has supplied Hellenic Bank, a major Cypriot financial institution, with its Optelio contactless EMV Payment wristbands. These water-resistant NFC wristbands that are marketed as PayBand to Cyprus consumers will ensure that Hellenic Bank customers no longer have to worry about carrying cash…
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Test Shows Infineon Payment Chip Technology Speeds Creation of Visa Contact Payment Cards

Milpitas, CA –July 11, 2016 –Infineon Technologies AG (FSE: IFX / OTCQX: IFNNY) today announced that it now offers a pre-integrated and certified Visa payment solution that includes a Java operating system and Visa contact payments applet. The solution fulfills the highest security standards and achieves personalization performance that is at least 38 percent faster…
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Gemalto boosts eGovernment adoption by securely combining eID cards and NFC phones

Enables citizens to access online government services using a mobile phone Amsterdam, May 6, 2015 – Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO), the world leader in digital security, announces Coesys mGov, an innovative new mobile strong digital authentication solution that enables citizens to access online government services using a combination of their contactless national eID card and NFC phone. As a…