Oberthur Card Systems’ multi-applicative dual interface smart cards will be issued to the Turkish Armed Forces and their families as part of a major ID smart card program in the world. Oberthur Card Systems was chosen by OYAK Bank, which is in charge of implementing the program for the Turkish General Staff.
The contract calls for the delivery of several million cards, starting with an initial roll out of two million in 2005. TSK’s strategy is to provide a smart card to facilitate and secure every day life of their members. The dual interface multi-applications cards will include several applications including e-purse, access control, digital signature and healthcare.
“We are very proud to have been selected to support one of the largest national ID smart card programs. This is clearly a major success for Oberthur Card Systems”, said Xavier Drilhon, SEMEA-LA1 Region Managing Director. “This achievement further reinforces our commitment to strengthen our presence in Turkey, one of the largest European markets with solid growth opportunities for our company.”
About Oberthur Card Systems
With sales of 450,8 million Euros in 2004, Oberthur Card Systems is one of the world’s leading providers of card-based solutions, software and applications including SIM and multi-application smart cards as well as services ranging from consulting to personalization.
Innovative products, security expertise and high quality services ensure Oberthur Card Systems’ strong positioning in its main target markets:
Southern Europe, Middle East, Africa, Latin America
– Payment & Services: 57% of 2004 revenues. World leader and number one
supplier of Visa and MasterCard payment cards
– Mobile Communications: 33% of 2004 revenues, with open and interoperable
solutions based on JavaTM technology.
– Identity: strong positions in ID projects throughout the world
– Multimedia: leading position in the Pay-TV market with an end-to-end expertise in
the value chain: software development, manufacturing and personalization
– Transit: focus in the high-end segment with a microprocessor-based offer
Close to its customers, the company benefits from an industrial and commercial
presence across all five continents. Listed on the Euronext Stock Exchange (ISIN:
FR0000124133) since July 2000, Oberthur Card Systems is a subsidiary of the
FranÃÂÃÂ§ois-Charles Oberthur Group.
For more information, visit www.oberthurcs.com