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First Gas Pumps Accept MasterCard® PayPass

GREENSBORO, NC, March 31, 2003–Gilbarco Veeder-Root, http://www.gilbarco.com, retrofitted the nation’s first gasoline dispensers to accept MasterCard® PayPass “contactless” payment cards in late February. Working with MasterCard, Chevron, and Panasonic, the first four sites now accept the new MasterCard payment card that eliminates the need for swiping the card through a reader. Consumers simply tap or…
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ERG Announces Sale of Proton World

March 26, 2003–ERG Group of Australia (ERG) today announced it has finalised an agreement with micro-chip manufacturer STMicroelectronics (ST) for the sale of ERG’s 100% interest in Belgian-based Proton World (PW). Pursuant to the transaction, ST will grant ERG global rights to use the Proton technologies in ERG’s transit smart card systems for 20 years…
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Test Phase Completed on Cubic-Developed Smart Card System for Washington, DC, Buses

SAN DIEGO & WASHINGTON, (BUSINESS WIRE), March 17, 2003–Cubic Transportation Systems Inc., a subsidiary of San Diego-based Cubic Corp. (AMEX:CUB), and the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) have completed final tests of the new smart-card-enabled fare processing system for Washington Metro area buses. During the 90-day test period, which ended Feb. 10, riders of…
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Datacard Group Completes Purchase Of Gilles Leroux

Acquired systems and expertise expand Datacard’s position as leader in smart card issuance Minnetonka, Minn., March 17, 2003–Datacard Group today announced it has completed the acquisition of assets from Gilles Leroux S.A., a French manufacturer of plastic card production, control and personalization systems and leading supplier of solutions to the Global System for Mobile Communication…
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Datacard Group Completes Purchase Of Gilles Leroux

Acquired systems and expertise expand Datacard’s position as leader in smart card issuance Minnetonka, Minn., March 17, 2003–Datacard Group today announced it has completed the acquisition of assets from Gilles Leroux S.A., a French manufacturer of plastic card production, control and personalization systems and leading supplier of solutions to the Global System for Mobile Communication…
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Leading Technology Vendors Support MasterCard’s US$1.99 Multiapplication Smart Card Program

Smart Card Costs Lowered by 33 Percent Singapore, March 14, 2003–MasterCard International today announced that a number of technology vendors will be supplying smart cards in support of its new US$1.99 multiapplication smart card program. MasterCard’s US$1.99 smart card program is part of its overall OneSMART MasterCard strategy to provide members with greater technology choices,…
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Visa, Sony and Infineon form Strategic Alliance for Smart Cards to develop a single-chip for GlobalPlatform multi-function smart cards that support FeliCa and other industry standard contactless interfaces

SINGAPORE and TOKYO, March 4 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/–Visa International today announced the establishment of a joint working relationship with Sony Corporation and Infineon Technologies for the joint development and promotion of a single-chip GlobalPlatform multi-application chip product that supports Visa Smart Debit/Credit (VSDC) payment and contactless applications based on FeliCa. Visa aims to complete development of the…
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Smart Card Alliance Hosts Teleconference on Contactless Payment; First in New SmartTalk Series

Princeton Junction, NJ, March 4, 2003–Executives from the retail and payments industries are invited to join a teleconference on “Trends and Technology Advances In Contactless Payment” hosted by the Smart Card Alliance. The SmartTalk teleconference will be held on Thursday, April 3, 2003 at 1 PM Eastern Standard Time. Attendees must pre-register for the hour…
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Contactless Payment Cards Offer Convenience and Speed, Raising Interest Among U.S. Retailers Says New Alliance White Paper

Princeton Junction, NJ, March 4, 2003–Consumers and retailers alike are attracted to the dual advantages of fast and convenient payment using contactless technology, generating more interest and numerous implementations and pilot trials here in the United States, according to a new Smart Card Alliance white paper released today. “Anyone who has ever seen a contactless…