Sunday, January 10, 2010

Pradotec Corporation and SMI UK signed a memorandum of understanding to form strategic partnership as SMI UK seek to expand and strengthen its mobile applications

November 17, 2009: Pradotec Corporation (Pradotec), the specialist of multiple application terminals, signed a Memorandum of Understanding yesterday, with Smart Media Innovations Ltd. (SMI) to embark on a stronger working partnership to address the emerging needs in mobile Identification and Authentication solutions. In Suffolk, SMI’s headquarter in United Kingdom, Pradotec Chief Executive Officer, GK Yeoh, and his team met with the Director of SMI, Dick Clark to officially sign the memorandum of understanding and to discuss the partnership strategy. This includes the plan for SMI to develop new mobile ID solutions to be built on Pradotec’s terminals, to radically improve mobile identification and authentication specifically for law enforcement purposes. “We are very pleased to be chosen by SMI as their terminal provider of choice,” said GK Yeoh, Chief Executive Officer of Pradotec Group. “This marked a significant milestone for Pradotec and we believe Pradotec’s mobile terminal will be proven to be ideal for SMI’s mobile ID solutions especially for location-challenged applications.” SMI’s Director, Dick Clark further added that, “SMI’s strength is in mobile ID solutions that extend the capability of the standard security/database systems, and our vision is to extend the reach of our identification solutions beyond the traditional mechanism where identification and authentication can be carried out anytime in any location.” In addition to the new development, the memorandum of understanding allows both companies to gain access into each partner’s extensive network where Pradotec and SMI will market and commercialize both companies’ products and solutions. The memorandum of understanding aims to identify areas of common interest between Pradotec and SMI on which a strategic alliance could be developed.
About Pradotec Corporation Pradotec is the specialist in Security, Identification, Payment and Authentication Devices. The core offering of Pradotec Corporation is its ability to integrate multiple functions into a single handheld device; the company’s innovative offerings provides an unchallenged convenience to its worldwide users to make contact/contactless Identification, Authentication, Security Enforcement and Automation as well as payments transactions in a mobile location. As an OEM/ODM provider, Pradotec has successfully designed & developed many innovative devices for established System Integrators as well as Government Agencies worldwide. For additional information, visit Pradotec’s website at About Smart Media Innovations Ltd Contact: Grace Liew Pradotec Corporation

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Fingerprinting program targets law-breaking immigrants

Atlanta, Georgia (CNN) -- Evans Mesadieu has racked up a lengthy rap sheet during the three years he has lived illegally in the United States.

He has been convicted of at least six charges, including battery on a law enforcement officer and cruelty to children.

Each time he was arrested, Mesadieu lied about his status, using 15 aliases in Georgia and Florida that allowed him to continue living illegally in the country.

Now, he faces deportation back to his home country, the Bahamas, because of a new fingerprinting program launched by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

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Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Mobile Biometrics

From law enforcement, to military, public transportation, border control, and commercial shipping authorities, mobile biometrics are quickly becoming a lifesaver to these industries in order to speed up processing of people and goods.

In a fast paced society of higher productivity, international competition, and just-in-time manufacturing, it is becoming a necessity to implement systems that can deliver the demands of our global economy. Governments and industry are turning towards mobile biometrics to meet this need.

Governments are implementing mobile biometric solutions for passport processing, voter registration, and SIN and SS cards to help reduce ID misrepresentation and lower the risk of human error.

Law enforcement are supporters of mobile biometrics, as it speeds up the identification of individuals in-the field, saving time, resources and quickly identifying threats.

Employee time-keeping, access control and security systems, are mobile biometric applications being used by commercial businesses to improve productivity, and reduce loss & waste.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Pradonet Extends Battery Life and add Internal GPS to the ST4EX Mobile Identification Handheld

Pradonet Technologies USA , a leader in providing mobile id verification solutions , today announced the release of two new extended life batteries and internal GPS for the popular ST4EX mobile biometric identification handheld terminal. The ST4EX Mobile ID Handheld Terminal now has two options of battery power, one being a upgrade to two 1550mAH batteries and two being one single 3100mAH battery. In addition the unit will now include a internal GPS module.
Both new rechargeable battery options allow the ST4EX handheld biometric terminal to operate continuously for up to 12 hours. In addition, the extended batteries are as before hot swappable in the field without losing any valuable data. The internal GPS added to the ST4EX allows users to pinpoint locations of all transactions taking place on the handheld.
“We have managed to add more field usage to the already popular small and lightweight St4EX handheld platform. The additional battery life allows for more modules to be added without subtracting power usage, such as a digital camera or barcode scanner. The addition of the GPS module allows the data being captured to be pinpointed to a precise location ” says Chief Executive Officer Chuck Weiglin
About Pradonet

Pradonet develops, manufactures and markets numerous Mobile and Handheld ID software, hardware, biometric devices. Our portable Mobile ID Hardware allows for Government Agencies, Systems Integrators and Access Control Companies to easily connect to existing ID systems for accurate ID verification and authentication. For more information visit

Zebra ZXP Series 8 ID Card Printer

Zebra ZXP Series 8 ID Card Printer, a revolutionary retransfer printer that offers a host of options for smart card encoding and networking making it ideal for such applications as high security ID cards, driver’s licenses, gift cards and financial cards. The Zebra ZXP Series 8 produces photo-quality cards at nearly twice the speed of other retransfer printers currently on the market Unlike its counterparts, the ZXP Series 8 printer delivers photo quality, over-the-edge, high speed printing on many different types of cards, including those with uneven surfaces such as smart cards, polycarbonate cards for security applications, and biopolymer cards. The printer is available in single- and dual-sided printing configurations with a full portfolio of magnetic encoding, smart card encoding, single- and dual-sided lamination, and connectivity options.

Zebra’s ZXP Series 8 id card printer achieves the fastest print speed while maintaining top image quality, making it the best-in-class retransfer printer available on the market.
Zebra achieves print speeds that far exceed any retransfer printer, and that are comparable to many of the fastest direct-to-card printers on the market today.Zebra’s image-processing technology compensates for image errors normally caused by high printing speeds—enabling photo-quality images and print resolution even at increased print speeds.Zebra’s patent-pending simultaneous dual-sided  image transfer process applies film to both sides of the card in a single pass, drastically reducing the print time. The result is photo-like image quality and best-in-class throughput for mainstream printing, encoding and laminating—so you enjoy increased operational efficiency.Advantages of Zebra’s innovative retransfer card printer

Monday, November 23, 2009

IT turkeys: 7 government projects worthy of a roast