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Each and every day, contactless technology is impacting lives. In this issue we explore the nationwide transportation worker ID, take a look at contactless technologies in daily life, find out who won the annual SESAMES “best ID technology” awards, and more.
The Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) project is progressing through the prototype phase with test sites deployed at key locations across the country. If successful, it could result in as many as 6 million contact and contactless chip cards issued to workers nationwide.
Take a walk through a recent day in the life of our ContactlessNews publisher as he highlights the many times he encountered contactless technologies. From the car to the convenience store, the train to the toll plaza, even down to the shoes on his feet … contactless technologies impact day to day life.
Each year, the SESAMES awards are presented in Paris to the best applications and products in the identification and card technology arena. This year’s winners include a host of great innovations from companies including Gemplus, ASK, Ingenico, Infineon, and more. Take a look and see our industry’s best for 2004.
Securing the issuance of credentials – whether contactless or other – is an important first step in securing the entire identity chain. With its new Print Security Suite, Fargo takes significant steps to lock down the issuance process enabling you to secure everything from ribbons to printers.