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Smart Insights Reports

Smart Insights Reports provide expert analysis on the secure transaction industry. Smart Insights Reports are off-the-shelf research reports providing key facts and figures as well as strategic insights about a technology, a geographical area or a major issue in the secure transaction industry.

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Smart Insights Weekly

Smart Insights Weekly delivers permanently updated information to give our subscribers the most complete and comprehensive information for them to make the best business decisions. Every week Smart Insights Weekly brings up to date information about the secure transactions industry. 

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White Papers

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Secure Transactions News

Aadhaar merges with NPR and smart cards will be issued

The Indian government has initiated a process to merge the National Population Register (NPR) and the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) Aadhaar projects to avoid duplication (cf. Smart Insights Weekly #14-24). Aadhaar will be brought under the Registrar General of India. The ministry desires that only the NPR, which comes under it, should conduct enrolments and that Aadhaar should be tasked with generating the unique identity number and efforts to avoid duplication.

AFPC 2014 index: +0.72%

The AFPC (Association des Fabricants et Personnalisateurs de Cartes – French Association of Card Manufacturers and Personalizers) has been publishing since 2010 an index for card production costs in France (cf. Smart Insights Weekly #13-15).

 

Members of AFPC are European card industrialists, which deliver over 80% of payment smart cards worldwide.

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mPOS market dynamics will reduce traditional POS sales by 10 million units according to Smart Insights Report

The latest Smart Insights Report: “mPOS expansion shakes the Point of Sales industry,” establishes that mPOS, the combination of smartphone convenience with the needs of the bank card acceptance at the point of sales, will account for 52 million units shipped in 2018. At that time, the installed base of mPOS will be larger than the number of traditional POS terminals. During the study period (2013-2018), the emergence of mPOS will lead the traditional POS terminal vendors to lose almost 10 million units sales.