I think it has been a good year all round for the industry. We have seen some very encouraging rollouts and the beginning of the convergence between public sector and private sector applications. Hardware based security solutions are at the core of this development and even though there is a lot of talk about Apps, at the heart of the systems you still cannot beat a security controller. That there are applications beyond the smart card arena, is illustrated in the issue’s article on security in smart grids: It makes economic sense and it’s secure. And with the alternative energy market booming, it’s also a great new space to focus on.
2010 also marks the ten year anniversary of citizen cards – a fact we have highlighted with a little overview of what has been happening in a decade. And, even though there have been months and years in the last decade where it felt as if nothing was moving, looking at this overview, what has been achieved is impressive . Naturally, the challenges ahead are also to be respected but we have every reason to be positive. We are looking forward to seeing many of our readers and viewers at this year’s Cartes and Identification exhibition in Paris, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary. Security-News.tv is once again Official Broadcast Partner and we will be there to film the innovations, the applications – and the parties.
Until next time