Gemalto rolls out mobile ID platform
Gemalto announced that its LinqUs Mobile ID platform is compliant with the guidelines set by the GSMA Mobile Connect initiative and is available for commercial launch.
The solution enables mobile operators to offer all subscribers a single means of authentication to online services using any mobile phone. By removing lengthy registration processes and password fatigue as sources of frustration, delay and vulnerability for billions of consumers, the online connection experience – that does not compromise on security – is now as simple and straightforward as tapping the ‘OK’ button displayed on the handset, or entering a unique personal code.
Also available in Software-as-a-Service mode from Gemalto’s Allynis Services, the Mobile ID solution encompasses three feature-offers that address all levels of assurance defined by the GSMA to flexibly comply with the use cases encountered by most online service providers: simple login for consumer and e-merchant websites, strong authentication and transaction validation for enterprises and banks, and legally binding digital signatures for eGovernment applications. With this improved authentication process that is readily available for all levels of security required, online service providers can develop new revenue streams and make significant savings by boosting conversion rates, reducing fraud and streamlining their business structures.
Gemalto’s LinqUs Mobile ID features work on any handset via software applications embedded in the SIM card that can be instantly deployed over-the-air throughout a mobile operator’s existing user base, and are further secured via a dedicated authentication server. Mobile network operators can further enhance the infrastructure for their consumer and business clients, by leveraging Gemalto’s Allynis SaaS mode for the fastest possible time-to-market whilst avoiding upfront investment costs.
Irish passport wins award
HID Global announced that the newly designed Irish electronic passport won the Regional ID Document of the Year Award 2014 at the annual High Security Printing Conference in Milan. HID Global joined forces with DLRS Group and X INFOTECH to design and produce the new Irish e-passports. The award was presented to the Irish Department of Foreign Affairs.
The new Irish e-passport combines the latest security technology with selected imagery that represents the culture, history and people of Ireland. Prime for both security and Irish culture is the image of the Bru na Boinne stone printed using SPARK color shifting ink technology. Another feature involves images situated on the edge of each pair of pages – when the pages are partially bent for the edges to be side by side, the two images form a complete image. The new passport also features poems from three of Ireland’s best-known poets – Nuala ni Dhomhnaill, William Butler Yeats, and James Orr.
The cost of the new passports is nearly half that of their predecessors, which will result in annual savings of 4 million Euros.
The Regional ID Document of the Year award aims to promote the best in security printing, system infrastructure and implementation of a government passport, identity or other security card schemes.
LEGIC inks two resellers
LEGIC signed two new license contracts in Eastern Europe: EDPS in Poland and Prosoft-Systems in Russia.
EDP Support Polska Sp. z o.o. has been in the Polish market since 1994. The company offers solutions for access control, time & attendance and registration production processes for medium and large enterprises.
Prosoft-Systems Ltd. Is headquartered in Russia, with an international office in Germany. The company develops, manufactures and supplies devices and automation systems for energy, oil, gas, metallurgy and other industries.