Commonly used to secure access on mobile phones, SIM cards will play an even more critical role with the arrival of 3G networks creating authentication and data integrity, securing payments made via mobile devices (m-commerce) or digital rights management (DRM) when accessing multimedia content. Oberthur is the first to launch a 3G card and to demonstrate games and music applications that run on SIMphonIC 3G, thus adopting a service approach rather than just a traditional hardware supplier. While 3G is the coming network for carriers to adopt, Oberthur’s range of SIM cards are fully interoperable and take advantage of the latest technologies available on current 2G networks. A summary of the announcements being made by Oberthur Card Systems:
— ATLAS TELECOM MOBILE AND OBERTHUR CARD SYSTEMS ARE BREAKING NEW
GROUND IN THE GSM WORLD!
Atlas Telecom Mobile and Oberthur Card Systems launch the KidPhone, the world’s first information and entertainment service by SMS for preteens. The KidPhone allows kids to send and receive short messages from any GSM phone, anywhere, anytime.
— OBERTHUR CARD SYSTEMS’ CARD MANAGEMENT PLATFORM SELECTED BY
ITALIAN WIRELESS CARRIER WIND
Oberthur Card Systems has successfully integrated its SIMphonIC(TM) Application Loader and Manager platform to WIND’s mobile network. SIMphonIC ALM is a complete remote management platform for SIM cards that enables WIND to manage the applications on the SIM card over-the-air as well as offer new services to its 7.9 million subscribers through its web portal.
— OBERTHUR CARD SYSTEMS PRESENTS THE FIRST 3G COMPOSER
The 3G Composer, the most recent addition to Oberthur’s world-leading “SIMphonIC(TM) Composer” family, is intended to help mobile carriers as well as content and service providers in designing, developing and simulating new applications and services for UMTS networks. The new tool enables Java(TM) programmers to develop applications and simulate applications for 3G SIM cards but also, and this is unique today, for a selection of Java handsets. New applications can now be designed taking advantage of the processing power of the handset and the security features of the SIM card.
— OBERTHUR CARD SYSTEMS AND MASQ SECURE M-COMMERCE
Oberthur Card Systems and Masq Inc. will showcase an extensible platform for mobile operators to rapidly implement secure mobile commerce solutions. Masq Inc. provides wireless network operators with the means to authenticate mobile device users and produce an electronic signature that enables a full range of secure, real-time mobile transactions such as prepaid airtime recharge, secure direct payment or protected remote access from a mobile device.
About Oberthur Card Systems
Oberthur Card Systems (listed on the Euronext Stock Exchange – Code Euroclear 12413) is a leading provider of card-based products, software and applications including SIM and multi-application smart card-based solutions, consulting, personalization and card services.
A global player and innovator in the smart card industry, championing EMV and open standards, Oberthur maintains a leading position in the payment cards market as the world’s number one supplier of Visa and MasterCard branded cards as well as in network security, m-commerce and Pay-TV fields.
With unrivalled expertise in Java(TM) and GSM technologies, Oberthur delivers the most advanced, open and interoperable SIM, WAP and 3G (IMT-2000/UMTS) solutions to mobile operators thereby transforming the nature of mobile communications.
With revenues of EUR 484.2 million in 2001, Oberthur Card Systems has an international reach with an industrial and commercial presence in 21 countries across the five continents.