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  • 18 Sep

    Trade-in program

    We were pleased to be able to offer this week our first hardware trade-in program, allowing customers of our first generation of 30-pin plastic reader products to upgrade to our second generation of metal readers at a reduced cost.

    The move supports customers upgrading from older iPad, iPhone and iPod devices to newer ones since Apple itself has moved from 30-pin to Lightning connectors, as well as offering the opportunity to customers with older devices to move to brand new ones.

    It is a first in the smart card reader accessory market.

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  • 11 Aug

    Why a mobile device is a lot like a laptop? Putting the D in DIT 'n' DAR

    There's a lot of discussion around managing mobile devices or mobile apps with so-called MDM and MAM infrastructures for modern iPad, iPhone, Android and legacy Windows or BlackBerry tablets and smartphones.  It's already been two years since the first Gartner Magic Quadrant on mobile management and there are scores of offerings in the marketplace,  promising varying takes on managing "everything for everyone and everywhere".  That begs the questions -- is there an easier and simpler way

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  • 22 Apr

    What's in a name?

    Where does the company name come from? The company was founded by Bill Thursby in 1986.  The family name,  various towns, "Thursday" and "Thunder" are all associated with the Norse god "Thor".   Many IT companies of the period were named for their founders e.g. Dell (1984), McAfee (1987) and Perot (1988). PKard? PKard stands for Public Key Card.   We pronounce it P-card or Picard.   The connection to the Captain of the USS Enterprise is purely a happy coincidence.

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