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The modern credit card is an American invention—but in the twenty-first century, Europe has led the way in credit card technology. The first ‘smart cards’, equipped with their own computer chips, showed up in France more than thirty years ago. It’s taken a while for those cards, now known as EMV cards, to take hold …

There are many names for IoT (Internet of Things). Terms such as IoE (Internet of Everything), Machine-to-Machine (M2M), ubiquitous computing, pervasive computing, smart services, and Industrial Internet are all used to describe the network of physical objects embedded with software and other smart programs that enable the collection and exchange of data. One of the …

  Approximately 15 million rugged mobile computers have been sold since 2010, with 99 percent of those being run on a Windows Embedded (Windows Mobile and CE) platform. Developers in the industry have largely been using Microsoft’s .Net Framework for the better part of two decades, but this will soon come to an end. Microsoft …

BlueStar has created 5 new In-a-Box Solutions to meet the needs to today’s mobile workforce. Featuring Zebra mobile computing technology and MobileEpiphany’s Touch Mobile Software, these bundles offer the best in class customizable data collection and mobility solutions. The Government Market, whether it be Federal/State or Local/Education, is a prime growth area for Touch Mobile …

There is great value in providing a positive customer experience. For retailers, the latest technology can help bridge the gap between the customer’s needs and the products/services that they offer. Specifically, many operators want to find new ways to engage their customers digitally because showrooming and online shopping are serious challenges. Beacon and geofencing technologies …

VARTECH 2015 may have come and gone, but the memories and business relationships will have a lasting impact as we move into 2016 and beyond.  Each year, BlueStar put together the best show in the channel for education and business networking opportunities, and each year we are blown away by the support we receive from our …

It is all the talk today – Windows 10 is released!   What does that mean for the rugged mobile device manufacturers?   As of this date, no new devices have been announced for the Windows 10 platform.  However, if you have native Android or IOS applications currently, the good news is that Microsoft has created two …

VARTECH 2015 will be taking place from September 14th through the 18th, and will feature educational workshops, solution sessions, and hands-on demonstrations valuable to those in the ADC, digital signage, mobility, POS, RFID, and security channels.  BlueStar’s goal is to foster collaboration between partners and unite the industry’s value-added resellers. BlueStar is dedicated to offering …

Prehkeytec Smart Card

PrehKeyTec Is! A smart card is a plastic card containing an embedded computer chip providing tamper proof storage and transaction of data. The stored data contains either a value, information or both. This data is processed within the card’s chip and is transacted though an integrated reader/writer. Smart cards improve the convenience and security of …