CardBASE Technologies announced that it has
been selected for the Visa EU Smart Partner Program, which will showcase EMV
compliant products and solutions in order that Visa Member banks may
complete their migration by the 2005 deadline.
CardBASE is offering its a multi-application smart card management solution,
MASCOT*, to Visa’s EU Members in the Smart Partner Program, that includes a
price advantage for the first five members who choose MASCOT plus a
commitment to marketing and supporting the Smart Partner initiative.
Marketing MASCOT under the banner “One step ahead, one step at a time”,
CardBASE is targeting card issuing banks who have yet to complete EMV
migration by offering them an EMV compliance guarantee with the added
benefit of a platform for multi-application card issuance and management
when the time is right!
Bill Dunn, Senior Vice President, Chip Business Support, Visa EU said: “We
are glad to be able to bring the EU members discounted programmes. We
believe that by having technology partners such as CardBASE on board will
accelerate the migration to chip in the region. It is only through the Smart
Partner Programme that we can negotiate better discounts to benefit the EU
Commenting from CardBASE, Vincent Nolan CEO said “CardBASE are delighted to
be working closely with Visa EU. EMV compliance is one of the biggest
issues facing card issuing banks today and this program including the price
advantages announced gives member banks the opportunity to achieve their
goal while also securing a healthy return on investment”.
ABOUT CARDBASE TECHNOLOGIES www.cardbase.com
CardBASE Technologies is specialist Software Company offering smart card
payment and smart card management solutions. Formed in 1993, CardBASE has to
date established over 45 Smart Card solutions around the world. Some of its
key customers include, Wells Fargo Bank, VNP plc, a national electronic
purse scheme comprising 38 member banks, British Airways and Visa
International for whom CardBASE helped develop the CEPS Purse specification.
MASCOT is a multi-application smart card management solution. Built using
the latest technologies, MASCOT is a platform product offering support to
card issuing banks in the migration to EMV. While MASCOT offers support for
EMV and CEPS Purse it also supports non-payment applications including
PKI/Security and Loyalty solutions.