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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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Datacard ID Cards Enhance Security, Prestige to Solheim Cup

Smart chips on ID cards also enable cashless vending in PING Pavilion Minnetonka, Minn., September 18, 2002–Organizers of the 2002 Solheim Cup have turned to Datacard Group to enhance security at next week’s event, the biggest event in women’s professional golf. Datacard, a world leader in secure identity solutions, was selected to issue secure ID…
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Gemplus Reaches Another Major Milestone for SIM Cards in Smart Card History; 500 Million SIM Cards Sold and Deployed Across the Globe

Deployment Confirms Gemplus’ Position as the Leader in Providing Smart Cards and Smart Card-Based Solutions Figures Illustrate That Over One in Three SIM Cards Currently Deployed In the Field Is Made by Gemplus In the U.S., SIM Deployment Grew From 9 to 13 Million With Additional Volumes for the iDEN networks, (Source: EMC Database Q1’02)…
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Philips Single Chip Reader IC Goes Multi-Standard

Versatile contactless single chip reader IC opera Royal Philips Electronics (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHI) today introduces the CL RC632 IC–the world’s leading multi-standard single-chip reader IC for contactless smart cards and labels operating at 13.56 MHz. Designed to support the ISO contactless standards in this frequency range including ISO 14443 and ISO 15693, the CL…
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Microsoft Deploys ActivCard Identity Management System™ (AIMS)

ActivCard Identity Technology Selected by Microsoft IT Security Group For Largest Deployment of New Corporate ID Badges FREMONT, Calif., Sept. 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/–ActivCard® (Nasdaq: ACTI; Nasdaq Europe: ACTI), the leader in IDentity Management (IDM) software, today announced that the ActivCard Identity Management System™ (AIMS) has been adopted by Microsoft Corporation (Nasdaq: MSFT) for their employees and…