Oberthur Technologies, a global leader in smart card technology and the
number one smart card provider in the U.S. through its leadership in
contactless cards, is the recipient of the 2008 award for Outstanding
Smart Card Achievement (OSCA) from the Smart Card Alliance (SCA). The
SCA is a not-for-profit, multi-industry association working to stimulate
the understanding, adoption, use and widespread application of smart
card technology. OSCA is given to
companies that have demonstrated outstanding achievements or shown
exceptional leadership that significantly impacts the North American
smart card marketplace.
“The OSCA Award is recognition of Oberthur Technologies’ commitment to
innovation and service excellence in the payment, mobile and ID markets.
The award further validates our reputation of delivering
industry-leading expertise in smart card technology to meet the needs of
our customers,” says Martin Ferenczi, CEO of the Oberthur Technologies’
Card Systems division for the Americas Region.
Oberthur Technologies is actively involved in a wide range of smart
card-based products including: SIMphonIC^TM Flybuy, a SIM-centric
solution for Near Field Communication (NFC) Technology Mobile Payment;
the Dual Hybrid ID One Cosmo card for physical and logical access which
is being used in the U.S. Federal Government’s widely adopted USAccess
Card; and the patented VersaFOB, a card-based contactless payment fob
which relies on a traditional manufacturing and personalization process,
thus incurring no substantial additional cost.
About Oberthur Card Systems
Oberthur Card Systems is a division of Oberthur Technologies. With sales
of EUR 733.4 million in 2007, Oberthur Technologies is one of the world
leaders in the field of secure technologies. Innovation and high quality
services ensure Oberthur’s strong positioning in its main target markets:
* Smart cards: One of the world’s leading providers of security and
identification based on smart card technology and associated
services, such as personalization, for the mobile, payment,
identity, digital TV and transport markets.
* Secure printing: The world’s third largest private security
printer, specializing in the production and management of high
security products such as banknotes, passports, and other identity
documents, checks and secured documents in more than fifty countries.
* Cash protection: World leader in the emerging market of equipments
for smart cash transportation and ATM protection.