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Smart cards and the democratic process

March 3, 2016

As smart cards become more and more globally prevalent, organisations are starting to discover a number of new niches where they're applicable. Governments are using ID printers to generate large quantities of smart ID cards and a recent use of smart...

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More information needed for smart cards to take off

December 10, 2015

Smart cards are frequently being utilised in a range of new and innovative ways. However, personalised ID card printing is still dominated by the credit card industry. Yet, recent research has revealed that not everyone is adopting smart cards as fast...

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Royal Melbourne Show rolls out smart cards

November 3, 2015

There is nothing like the hustle and bustle of the Royal Melbourne Show. The screams of excited children riding the attractions, while adults either look on worryingly or enjoy the arts, crafts and cookery. What will not be missed is the...

Will mobile phones replace plastic cards?

October 21, 2015

Is technology ready for the phone to take over Credit Card and Transport ticketing functions? And does it mean the end of plastic cards ? With the latest announcement from G&D on its MIFARE Classic and MIFARE4Mobile Certification for its...

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FAQ: Multi-functional RFID smart cards

October 14, 2015

If you are considering printing ID cards, you will typically be looking at contactless smart cards. Although these technologies are not new and have been in use for decades, over this time, they have filled a range of different functions. A contactless smart card...

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How can smart cards improve the healthcare sector?

October 13, 2015

A central issue of the healthcare industry is quick and efficient access to patient information. Personalised smart cards are an ideal solution. Smart cards are an excellent and cost-effective approach to employee information. Although you may have to buy an ID...

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Construction and RFID: A match made in heaven?

October 1, 2015

When you want contactless print ID cards in Australia, it's likely you will be using RFID technology. Security and access cards often implement these tools to create efficient and safe ways for people to enter buildings and secure private areas....

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Why should government departments implement smart ID cards?

September 23, 2015

Whether a government-run educational facility, a local government swimming pool or a legislative office, all levels of our authoritative bodies could make good use of smartcard technology. It can create a solution to access problems, as well as being a...

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FAQ: How does RFID work?

September 2, 2015

Radio-frequency identification (RFID) refers to any technology that uses radio waves to instantly recognise people or objects. In order to work properly, RFID systems require two components, both of which have antennas: A tag (or transponder) equipped with a microchip A...

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How smart cards have impacted public transit ticketing

August 31, 2015

In many cities across the world, public transit is the lifeblood of the economy. Trains and buses connect people to different parts of the metropolis, providing easy access to stores, workplaces, schools and other facilities. Although paper tickets aren't completely...