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UAE Exchange launches wearable card using Oberthur Technologies Flybuy MiniFOB

UAE Exchange, a global remittance, foreign exchange and payment solutions brand, and Oberthur Technologies have partnered to launch gocash prepaid card of UAE Exchange through the first-ever contactless payment through wearable devices powered by Flybuy MiniFOB technology from Oberthur Technologies. UAE Exchange will be offering the wearable contactless payment option to select 100 gocash prepaid […]

Qatar Islamic Bank to use TSYS PRIME4 for card issuing and acquiring

TSYS announced it has signed an agreement with Qatar International Islamic Bank to license PRIME 4, the latest version of TSYS’ future-focused PRIME payment solutions platform. Qatar International Islamic Bank is an award-winning Islamic bank that will leverage PRIME as a consolidation platform to manage all of its card issuing and multi-channel acquiring. By migrating […]

US based Silver Springs to build wireless mesh for DEWA smart grid

Silver Spring Networks, announced that its subsidiary, Silver Spring Networks International, has entered into an agreement with the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority DEWA to establish a communication platform based on Silver Spring’s IPv6 multi-application Radio Frequency Mesh Canopy. This will allow DEWA to provide smart grid applications such as smart electricity, water meter and […]

Riverbed to acquire cloud-enabled wi-fi networks provider Xirrus

Riverbed Technology has announced the signing of an agreement to acquire Xirrus, the leading provider of next generation Wi-Fi networks. The acquisition of the privately-held company will expand Riverbed’s market leading SD-WAN (software-defined wide area network) and cloud networking solution Riverbed SteelConnect with the integration of a robust and proven suite of advanced, high density […]

eHosting DataFort achieves the acclaimed PCI-DSS Certification

eHosting DataFort (eHDF), pioneers in Managed Hosting and Cloud Infrastructure services in the UAE, has attained the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS) compliance certification. The company is also accredited with ISO 9001, 20000, 22301, 27001 and CSA STAR security certifications. This will allow e-commerce, Banking and Financial Services, Insurance (BFSI) and other clients […]

KSA launches SAP Cloud Hub

Witnessed by His Majesty King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, and German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, during her trade mission to the Kingdom, SAP announced a plan to launch the SAP Cloud Hub, in collaboration with the Saudi Ministry of Communication and Information Technology represented by the National Digitization […]

DISTREE Middle East confirms workshops for 2017 event

DISTREE Middle East has confirmed the line-up of workshops and small group sessions at this year’s consumer technology retail channel event. The sessions form part of an extensive conference programme that runs alongside the main exhibition and pre-scheduled meetings between consumer tech suppliers and trade buyers that take place at the event. DISTREE Middle East […]

Huawei Bahrain powers NEC Payments’ data centre

Huawei Bahrain and NEC Payments have announced the implementation of a new enterprise-class data centre, designed to support Bahrain’s financial services industry and emerging cashless society. A fully-fledged hardware solution by Huawei has scaled the data centre’s capacity and security to meet NEC Payments customers’ high volume of data demands as they continue to evolve. […]

Kodak Alaris IN2 ecosystem helps customers take complexity out of information capture

Kodak Alaris is taking the complexity out of information capture with the launch of its Alaris IN2 Ecosystem, a powerful combination of best-in-class scanners, software, services and partnerships designed to transform data chaos into critical information to drive efficiency. The Alaris IN2 Ecosystem helps organisations extract information from documents to increase productivity, enhance customer experiences […]

Samsung Pay, Visa Checkout, set for mega roll out in Gulf

Given the growing rate of eCommerce and mCommerce, merchants and consumers are looking for ways to further simplify the checkout experience. Visa and Samsung announced a joint partnership that will allow Samsung Pay users who link their Samsung Pay account with a Visa Checkout account to shop seamlessly at the more than 300,000 merchants that […]