Oberthur Card Systems’ SIMphonIC WIB v.1.2 (wireless internet browser) is the first to comply with SmartTrust’s WIB specification v.1.1 and v.1.2 and has been accepted into the SmartTrust Certified Program. The Oberthur browser card, already deployed throughout the market, will be used with the SmartTrust Delivery Platform, a solution that allows wireless carriers to manage both subscribers’ mobile services and equipment.
The SIMphonIC WIB which implements powerful features such as Java plug-ins that can be downloaded over the air (OTA), offers a flexible solution for the dynamic delivery of SMS and WAP value-added content to wireless subscribers therefore giving carriers the opportunity to generate additional revenues from new services.
Niclas Klintheim, Director Product Marketing, SIM Technology and Business Strategy at SmartTrust explained: “SmartTrust is proud to acknowledge Oberthur Card Systems as the first organization worldwide to achieve SmartTrust CertifiedTM validation for the SmartTrust WIB v.1.2. with its SIMphonIC WIB card. Launched in February 2002, the SmartTrust Certified Program reduces WIB implementation times by offering a software developer toolkit, current international specifications, developer support, testing and final certification.”
“The approval of Oberthur Card Systems’ SIMphonIC WIB by SmartTrust will strengthen the ties between our two companies. Furthermore, Oberthur’s SIMphonIC WIB v.1.2. will become a standard for products complying with the WIB v.1.1. or v.1.2 specification.” added Xavier Joffrin, Product Manager Telecom Business Unit at Oberthur Card Systems.
About Oberthur Card Systems
Oberthur Card Systems, listed on the Euronext Stock Exchange (Euroclear code 12413) since July 2000 is one of the world’s leading providers of card-based solutions, software and applications including SIM and multi-application smart cards and services ranging from consulting to personalization.
Innovative products and high quality services ensure Oberthurâs strong positioning in its three main target markets.
* Payment: 52% of 2001 revenues. The company is the world leader and number one supplier for Visa and MasterCard.
* Mobile Communications: 31% of 2001 revenues, with open and interoperable solutions based on Java technology.
* Authentication and Network Security: emerging markets in which the company plays a pioneering role, with strong expertise in security and a dominant position in e-commerce and Pay-TV. Close to its customers, Oberthur Card Systems benefits from an industrial and commercial presence across all five continents. Oberthur Card Systems is a subsidiary of the FranÃ§ois-Charles Oberthur Group.
For more information, visit [www.oberthurusa.com] and [www.oberthurcs.com]
SmartTrust is a leading provider of infrastructure solutions designed to enable secure mobile e-services. More than 85 mobile operators worldwide are using SmartTrust technology to diversify their service offerings and open new revenue streams by launching enhanced SMS services, controlling mobile end-user applications and managing the entire life cycle of the SIM/USIM.
Customers include: Vodafone UK, D2, Telenor, Sonofon, VoiceStream, Cingular Wireless, China Mobile, Bharti Cellular, Satelindo, Smart Communications, MTN and Z-Tone. The company has operations in Europe, Asia, The Americas and Australia
Additional information and news on SmartTrust can be found at [www.smarttrust.com].