BiometricUpdate.com is a leading news property that publishes breaking news, analysis, and research about the global biometrics market. We place special emphasis on national security, privacy and regulatory issues, along with examining the latest industrial, commercial and residential applications for biometrics technology. Manufacturers, service providers, governments, law enforcement agencies and large corporate buyers benefit from our competitive industry intelligence on market size, multiple industry segments, venture capital and other business opportunities, along with in-depth profiles on the best emerging products and solutions. BiometricUpdate.com is published by the Biometrics Research Group, a market research supplier and consultancy to the biometric industry.
GlobalPlatform is a technical standards organization that enables the efficient launch and management of innovative, secure-by-design digital services and devices, which deliver end-to-end security, privacy, simplicity and convenience to users. It achieves this by providing standardized technologies and certifications that empower technology and service providers to develop, certify, deploy and manage digital devices and services in line with their business, security, regulatory and data protection needs. Key offerings include secure component specifications; the Device Trust Architecture for accessing secure services within a device; the IoTopia Framework for secure launch and management of connected devices; and the SESIP Methodology for IoT device certification.
NFC Times is the premier source of original, in-depth, independent news and research about the mobile payments and contactless markets. That's why so many industry decision-makers have seen the value of becoming premium subscribers. Other publications rely on press releases and talking points; we talk to key sources, do original research and use our years of experience to give you facts, context and insight you can't find anywhere else.
Founded by Richard Poynder in 1993, Smartex has established the world’s leading membership-based, educative and networking forums for smart cards, smartphones, IoT, RFID and biometrics. Smartex brings together its Smart Community of suppliers, consultants and operators to share knowledge and increase awareness of each market sector's technology, applications, successes and future direction.
The Smart Payment Association (SPA) is the trade body of the cards and mobile payments industry. SPA addresses the challenges of a fast evolving payment ecosystem, promoting innovation, security and interoperability of payment instruments. SPA works closely with regulators and standardisation bodies, offering leadership and expert guidance to help its members and their customers adopt new payment technologies of today and tomorrow.
The NFC Forum was launched as a non-profit industry association in 2004 by leading mobile communications, semiconductor, and consumer electronics companies. The Forum’s mission is to advance the use of Near Field Communication technology by developing specifications, ensuring interoperability among devices and services, and educating the market about NFC technology. The Forum’s global member companies are currently developing specifications for a modular NFC device architecture, and protocols for interoperable data exchange and device-independent service delivery, device discovery and device capability. Only member companies can participate in the Forum’s certification program of NFC devices, readers and tags.