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FreeStar Technologies Preparing to Launch New USB Port-Friendly ePayPad Card Swipe Terminal

FreeStar’s Next Generation Application to Permit Universal Use With All Desktop and Laptop Computers NEW YORK, Aug. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/–FreeStar Technologies, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: FSTI), a company providing one of the world’s first live and operational debit and ATM with PIN-authenticated payment technology on the Internet, today announced its next generation ePayPad card swipe terminal…
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Entrust TruePass 6.0 Achieves FIPS 140-1 Standard for Securing Government Web Sites

Second Validation for Core Component of Secure Web Portal Solution Underscores Company’s Continued Leadership in Delivering Identification, Digital Signature and Smartcard Capabilities DALLAS, Aug. 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/–Entrust, Inc. (Nasdaq: ENTU), a leading global provider of Internet security solutions and services, announced today that the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and Canada’s Communications Security…
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Visa Introduces Smart-Card Rewards Platform

SAN FRANCISCO, April 23, 2002–Visa U.S.A. today unveiled the smart Rewards Platform, a fully integrated, chip-enabled rewards solution with end-to-end transaction and servicing capabilities. Vying to significantly reduce financial, technical and time-to-market burdens currently faced by card issuers and merchants, Visa’s shared-system initiative is expected to accelerate the adoption of rewards services on multi-application smart…
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Bioscrypt On Board with HID’s iCLASS™ for Access Control

TORONTO, ON and IRVINE, CA, May 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/–HID Corporation and Bioscrypt Inc. (TSE: BYT) today jointly unveiled a practical and affordable new solution for access control that combines the high security of biometrics with a new generation of recently announced contactless smart cards from HID called iCLASS. Bioscrypt, the world’s leading provider of fingerprint-based biometric…
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Attacks on smart cards are a current issue in the media, but are not news to Gemplus

Gemplus–Delivering security–i.e. ensuring access is granted only for authorized usage by authorized cardholders–is the fundamental attribute of smart cards. The effectiveness of smart cards in delivering security is one of the reasons they have been so widely adopted, especially in financial services and mobile phones, why the growth of smart cards has been explosive, and…
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FAA to Conduct Smart Card Pilot

According to an article in Government Computer News (http://www.gcn.com) the Federal Aviation Administration will issue more than 50,000 smart cards to employees and contract workers this year. The agency hopes to standardize the process of issuing badges, reduce background investigation turnaround times and eliminate the use of multiple IDs. A Request For Proposal is to…
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Gemplus Leads the Smart Card Industry for Fourth Consecutive Year

LUXEMBOURG, May 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/–Gemplus (Euronext: Sicovam 5768) (Nasdaq: GEMP), the world’s leading provider of smart card solutions, today announced that industry analysts have confirmed the company’s market-leading position for the fourth year running. This news reflects a year when the company delivered such technology breakthroughs as Target Corporation’s Target smart Visa™ card, China Unicom’s first…
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Gartner DataQuest Names SchlumbergerSema as World’s Leading Smart Card Provider

AUSTIN, Texas, (BUSINESS WIRE), May 28, 2002–SchlumbergerSema, a business unit of Schlumberger Limited (NYSE:SLB), today announced that the Gartner Dataquest 2001 report on the chip card market confirms its worldwide leadership position in the smart card industry. According to the Gartner Dataquest Worldwide Chip Card Market Share, 2001: Card Vendors and Semiconductor Vendors report, SchlumbergerSema…
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ITC Systems to Provide Services to Existing CyberMark Clients

ITC Systems and Cybermark agreed to have ITC Systems provide ongoing services to the existing CyberMark client base in the higher education market. TORONTO, Ontario (June 1, 2002)–ITC Systems (ITC), the leading developer and supplier of smart card solutions for higher education, library, corporate, stadium, and government markets in North America announces it has come…
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ASSA ABLOY Identification Technology Group (ITG) Forms Access ID

June 5, 2002–ASSA ABLOY’S Identification Technology Group (ITG) announced the formation of a new company, Access ID, based in Seattle, WA. Access ID will develop and supply custom technology cards–focusing primarily on contactless technology. Access ID will specialize in full graphic customization of cards, including high resolution four-color lithography and embedded anti-counterfeiting features. The new…