Neology, a provider of secure high-value RFID solutions, has added NFC to UHF transponders to create dual frequency transponders that can identify themselves to a smartphone. The smartphone can be linked to an e-wallet or other funding account so that in a matter of seconds, a user can pay his toll and continue on his trip without further delay and without ever leaving his vehicle.
HID, a worldwide provider of secure identity solutions, has announced it will showcase its broad portfolio of government-to-citizen ID solutions at this year’s Security Document World (SDW) Conference. The company will highlight its suite of services, products and solutions that include e-documents, readers, inlays, prelaminates, LaserCard optical security media, ActivID Credential Management System and its new FARGO HDP8500LE Industrial Series Card Printer/Encoder Laser Engraver and Asure ID personalization software. Company executives will also present on the latest eID technology advancements including new eID implementations by governments along with new models for distributed issuance of eID credentials.
The positive market development experienced in 2012 continued in the first quarter of 2013 and led to a favorable growth in revenues from January to March 2013. The increase in production and sales volumes was, however, accompanied by a further shift in the product mix and a related strong increase in inventories and stock to satisfy short-term demand in emerging RFID application fields.
Identive, a provider of products and services for the identification, security and RFID industries, has announced the newest addition to its family of next-generation smart card readers. The new CLOUD 2700 contact reader allows secure logon to PCs and networks, authentication to web and cloud-based systems, single sign-on and secure access to banking and cashless payment applications. For government agencies and other high assurance environments, the CLOUD 2700 supports cyber security initiatives.
New electronic ticketing system enables secure access to public transportation network and future multi-application services
NXP has announced that MEXIBUS - the public transport operator in the federal state of Mexico – has selected MIFARE DESFire EV1 for its contactless smart ticketing solution. The new cards will ensure reliable and secure fare payment across the growing MEXIBUS network. In addition to secure smart card ICs, NXP is also providing the ICs in MEXIBUS’s new readers. The ticketing system was integrated by Grupo Indi, using cards manufactured by ASK and Inteligensa.
William Frick & Company, a supplier of RFID technology, unveiled the Armored 300C RFID tag for high-temperature applications. The Armored 300C solution is a metal RFID asset tag, not just metal-mounted, which makes it ideally suited to such harsh environments as manufacturing paint lines, construction, and oil and gas.
CCU (Cargo-Carrying Unit) tracking and tracing has been a widely acknowledged problem for the oil and gas industry. Lost or misplaced CCU's cost the industry untold millions of EUR's in efficiency and productivity losses. Identec has launched an RFID-based CCU solution called "Watcher CCU" to solve this problem. Statoil has signed a frame contract with Identec to deploy and maintain Watcher CCU at 7 Statoil supply bases.