TICKET TO RIDE: Travellers in Newport will be the first outside London to use pre-paid smart cards
have also taken off in Scotland, where 1.5m cards are in issue.
The new product can also be deployed as a security accessory for BlackBerry smartphones even if the organisation does not use smart cards
. Once paired with the BlackBerry Smart Card
Reader via Bluetooth, the BlackBerry smartphone will automatically lock if it is out of range of the reader, the company said.
The most popular smart cards
have 4, 8, or 16 kilobytes of memory, although cards are available with as much as 128 megabytes of memory.
The directive requires the government to issue a common, smart-card-based identification credential to all federal employees and contractors, and it is forcing the government and industry to address many of the barriers to large-scale smart card
One of the benefits of the delayed implementation of EMV smart cards
in Latin America is that the new card come with bigger memories.
In a subsequent position paper the Smart Card
Alliance notes that industry estimates are that there will be between 15 million and 20 million Visa and MasterCard contactless chip cards in the United States by the end of 2006.
Gusmer/Decker's RimCell Select Series metering and dispensing units are suited to RAMP because they can be customized for the low outputs (e.g., 0.33 lb/min) needed to minimize forces that might disrupt precise placement of electronic components within the smart cards
While most schools are grappling with the question of using smart cards
to eliminate keys and upgrade campus security, a select group of schools are addressing access and authentication concerns with leading-edge technologies that simply make sense: biometrics.
Defined at its highest level, a smart card
is a credit-card sized plastic card that includes an embedded computer chip.
Every time a physician's office calls a health plan to inquire if a patient is covered and what the copays are, it costs approximately $3.50 to $4.50, said Mallory Kates, vice president of marketing for Minneapolis-based Cardtronic Technology, a provider of health-care specific smart cards
. "By providing eligibility checks at the point of service with a smart card
, much of that administrative overhead can be significantly reduced."
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