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Datacard Group Assists South Africa With Their New Smart ID Cards

Datacard Group has announced that the Government Printing Works in South Africa will be utilizing the Datacard® MX series card issuance and delivery systems for its new smart ID card program. Replacing their current green bar-coded paper ID books, South Africans will be able to receiv
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NIST Works to Increase National Security with Biometrics

Without biometric standards in place, municipalities fear for national security.  That’s why the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is working hard to set the standards for biometric identification cards.  While the NIST has promised new standards in the past, it lo
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Photo EBT Cards Could Keep Benefits Safe

Four Senate Democrats in Massachusetts want to keep benefits in the right hands.   They’ve created a new bill that would start placing photo identification on Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) cards, similar to photo identification on credit cards.  With new measures, new proposals an
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Police Aim to Make Communities Safer with Child IDs

Children go missing every day.  It’s unfortunate, but true.  That’s why neighborhood police in Illinois and Texas are providing identification for children.  Security professionals are saying that if parents take just a few moments to create IDs for their children, they can increase t
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New Yorkers Fight for Change with IDs and NG911

New Yorkers may just find themselves a little bit safer in the future.  With Next Generation 911 (NG911) conferences, and a new bill to fight for IDs and licenses for all New York residents, New York lawmakers and 911 coordinators are focusing on public safety.  911 texting and immigr
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Transitioning to the Smart Card

Smart cards are the wave of the future.  Even though some companies have been slower than others when adopting the new technologically advanced card, now there are better options for industries that want to keep some of their old habits.  That’s why HID Global combines the best of bot
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New ID Printers for New ID Needs

Spring brings so many new beginnings.  As new semesters begin for students, and new memberships begin for businesses, new ID cards will often be needed.  However, finding the right printer to do the job can be a challenge.  That’s why Capture Technologies thrives on giving businesses
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How the Boston Tragedy is Changing Security

After the recent, unfortunate events at the Boston Marathon, cities are finding out how important security really is.  In Boston, they’ve found out how important retail surveillance systems can be, while in San Francisco, the government is talking about more security for special event
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RFID is Helping Hospitals Stay Clean

100,000 people die in the United States due to hospital-related infections.  That’s why a new RFID start-up,  is making a new bracelet to make sure that health workers are keeping their hands clean.  The new wristband is smart enough to tell if a healthcare worker has, or hasn’t
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The Future of Near Field Communications

With new rumors that the next iPhone will come with Near Field Communication (NFC) capabilities, it seems like NFC is becoming a part of the future.  It’s already becoming common for commuters and for shoppers as a new way to pay.  However, while NFC continues to create new opportunit
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