The Smart Card Alliance is a non-profit organization formed in 1992 working to
accelerate the acceptance of smart card technology in the US; AOS-HagenukÂs
membership in the Alliance marks its formal entry into the US marketplace as itÂs already
the leading vendor in the Benelux for smart card reader systems and solutions.
Although AOS-Hagenuk B.V. may be a newer name in the North American marketplace,
the company has a rich and long history in the Smart Card Industry dating back more
than 15 years. The company was formed recently as a result of a merger between Art of
Security B.V. and Hagenuk Smart Card Solutions B.V. in the Netherlands. AOS-Hagenuk
already have an impressive installed base and portfolio of security products mainly used
in financial, security and identification/authentication markets. Major banks, such as ABN-AMRO,
are long time customers. In the US various projects are in progress via a
partnership with First Data Corporation. Our installed base today includes more than 2
million units delivered to these types of customers. By joining the Smart Card Alliance,
the company intends to share its knowledge with potential partners in US and to gain
recognition and acceptance of its products and expertise in the USA. At the same time
we intend to actively contributing to the AllianceÂs educational and common marketing
ÂThe Smart Card Alliance is the premier industry organization promoting working on the
adoption and widespread usage of smart cards in standards-based smart card security
schemes in the USA. By being accepted to the Alliance, it shows our customers and
partners that AOS-Hagenuk is truly a respected, knowledgeable, and committed vendor
of smart card technology. Participation in the Alliance allows us to quickly ramp up our
activities in the US, while exchanging best practice experiences with our peersÂ, said
Mladen Filipan C.E.O. of AOS-Hagenuk B.V.
North America continues to be one of the fastest expanding and challenging
marketplaces for smart card infrastructure and applications. To harmonize further
acceptance of this technology AOS-Hagenuk focuses on delivering solutions based on
internationally agreed upon standards such as EMV and open platforms.
ÂThe Smart Card Alliance continues to attract leading international security solutions
companies to its ranks as the demand for comprehensive smart card-based technologies
in North America grows. AOS-Hagenuk B.V. brings a wealth of experience and new ideas
that can benefit the US market and we welcome them as a new memberÂ, said Randy
Vanderhoof, Executive Director of the Smart Card Alliance.
About AOS-Hagenuk B.V.
AOS-Hagenuk is a leading innovator and supplier of low cost multifunctional secure
terminals that can be used for financial, health, security (access) and retail applications.
Solutions include both on-line and off-line smart card reader systems based on leading
industry standards and specifications (e.g. EMV, Common Criteria, FINREAD, etc.). In
addition the company provides customized product designs such as its well known
PocketIDÂ personal authenticator. The company delivers such end-user products
through an ever expanding network of OEM partners, VARs, and specialized distributors.
Further information can be found on our website www.hagenukscs.com
About The Smart Card Alliance
The Smart Card Alliance is a not-for profit, multi-industry association working to
accelerate the widespread acceptance of multiple application smart card technology. Our
membership includes leading companies in the banking, financial services, computer,
telecommunications, technology, healthcare, retail and entertainment industries, as well
as a number of government agencies. The convergence of these major industry players
is unprecedented and represents a shared vision and commitment to providing an
interoperable platform for the delivery of a new generation of products and services
based on smart card technology.