Oberthur Card Systems, one of the leading smart
card suppliers to the government ID market, has received the EAL+4
certification1 for its native electronic passport, ID-One ePass. With
this mandatory certification, European Union members now have a
commercial source of electronic passports which meet Basic Access
“Once again, Oberthur Card Systems has proved its willingness to
establish a leading role in the ID market offering the latest technology
to worldwide citizens. Close consultation and tight partnership with
customers have always been crucial in our strategy to address this
booming and highly secured segment,” said Xavier Fricout, Identity
product line director at Oberthur Card Systems.
In addition, this electronic passport chip is certified with Active
authentication, feature that offers a higher security.
This e-passport – which is already ICAO compliant – is a prestigious
addition to Oberthur Card Systems’ ID-One product line. This strengthens
the group’s position in the ID market with a comprehensive and
aggressive roadmap for the e-passport market worldwide.
About Oberthur Card Systems
With sales of 524 million euros in 2006, 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:
* Payment & Services: 47% of 2006 revenues. A world-leading
supplier of Visa and MasterCard payment cards
* Mobile Communications: 37% of 2006 revenues, with open and
interoperable solutions based on Java(TM) 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
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.