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Randy Vanderhoof

From the Executive Director

Welcome to the July Monthly Member Bulletin. The summer weather is not the only hot topic being discussed. Data breaches have infected yet more establishments, and card fraud activity continues. Learn more about my thoughts on this by reading my letter this month. Also check out our profile on XTec, get an update on our new training and certification program for E-PACS engineers, learn more about SCALA’s recent partnership with Florida State University, and keep up with Council activities. Read the complete letter.


New White Paper On Bluetooth Low Energy

The Smart Card Alliance Mobile and NFC Council recently published a white paper on Bluetooth low energy (BLE). As security concerns continue to be addressed, BLE may very well become a common and trusted transport layer for mobile marketing, mobile services, and even mobile payments. The white paper is an excellent educational resource on what BLE is, how it’s used, and how it fits with other mobile technologies.

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    Join the Alliance

    Join the AllianceOur mission is to accelerate the widespread adoption, usage, and application of smart card technology in North America by bringing together users and technology providers in an open forum to address opportunities and challenges for our industry.

    Latin America Chapter

    The Latin American smart card market is growing, and the Smart Card Alliance has formed a new Latin American chapter to bring together smart card suppliers, partners and customers in order to address the challenges facing smart card deployment in the region.