Oberthur Receives ACT Canada International Innovation Awards

Oberthur Technologies secure technologies, received two International Innovation Awards from ACT Canada, presented at its annual Cardware 2011 conference. Oberthur Technologies was a gold award recipient in the hardware category for CityGo USB™, a versatile contactless device that allows travelers to securely download transit tickets from the Internet and use them to avoid long lines at the station. In the software category, meanwhile, Oberthur Technologies was a silver award recipient for system-One™, a turnkey issuance and post issuance system for all electronic or traditional identification documents, including passports, national identity cards, driving licenses, voting cards, military cards, secure access badges and health cards. At ACT Canada’s 2009 event Oberthur Technologies received second place in the Banking/Finance category for “FlyBuy Sticker,” a contactless payment device that can be attached to any surface including a mobile phone, PDA, MP3 player or key ring.

Oberthur Technologies Awarded Innovations

Oberthur smart cards technology and related services, has received several prestigious awards for its innovation in the first part of 2010. Having received two International Innovation Awards from ACT Canada, a non-profit association that focuses on smart card technology in Canada, the company is being recognized for introducing innovative new technologies, applications and services into the payment card market. Namely, Oberthur’s “Smart Pin” won for being the first service that allows card issuers to securely deliver card PINs via mobile text message while in the Business Model Service category, Oberthur’s “EMV-In-A-Box” won for being able to provide issuers a turnkey EMV Migration solution. Oberthur Technologies also won the Élan Award for Unique Innovation at the International Card Manufacturing Association (ICMA) EXPO, held in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Oberthur Sees Exponential Contactless Payment Demand

Oberthur Technologies contactless technologies’ “FlyBuy Sticker” contactless sticker product has seen an increase in demand. Approved and developed in cooperation with MasterCard Worldwide, the “FlyBuy Sticker” contactless payment device can be attached to a mobile phone or MP3 player and waived in front of a POS contactless reader to conduct transactions. Reaching out to the 18-34 demographic, this appeal allows the end user to choose their very own personalized payment device. It can be tied into the customers’ existing bank account and used as a normal payment card at any contactless POS. US banks marketing the device include Citi, which started issuing Oberthur-manufactured Stickers in June, while international issuers are found in Switzerland, Poland, England and Korea.

CardWizard Perso-to-Go Platform Unveiled

A new contactless personalization platform has been introduced that
enables financial institutions to instantly personalize mobile devices,
fobs and contactless stickers at the branch level for NFC payments.
CO-based Dynamic Card Solutions has unveiled the “CardWizard
“Perso-to-Go” platform. Utilizing the DCS “Perso-to-Go” platform, branch
personnel can personalize any contactless form factor — whether it is
an embedded NFC chip on a mobile device or provided as a contactless
sticker from manufacturers such as First Data’s “GO-Tag” solution or
Oberthur Technologies’ “FlyBuy” sticker, that can be attached to a
mobile phone, MP3 Player, PDA or key ring. No over-the-air
personalization is required, and because “Perso-to-Go” also supports
instant activation, the personalized device can be immediately used for
contactless POS purchases. Current “CardWizard” customers can now
upgrade their existing card issuance system to support “Perso-to-Go.”

Oberthur Issues FlyBuy Contactless Stickers

Contactless payment technology provider Oberthur partnered with
Mastercard to develop the “FlyBuy” contactless sticker. The “FlyBuy
Sticker” is a contactless payment device that can be attached to any
surface including a mobile phone, PDA, MP3 player or key ring, allowing
the end user to choose their very own personalized payment device. To
pay, the user simply needs to place the device with the “Sticker”
attached in front of the contactless reader. It can be used as a normal
payment card at any Point-of-Sale terminal accepting contactless. The
“FlyBuy Sticker” is designed to work with existing business models, and
can be personalized on any standard contactless equipment. It upgrades
products already in circulation and provides a cost-effective solution
to assist issuers in increasing market share for low-value payment
transactions.

OBERTHUR FLYBUY

Contactless payment technology provider Oberthur partnered with
Mastercard to develop the “FlyBuy”
contactless sticker. The “FlyBuy Sticker” is a contactless payment
device that can be attached to any surface including a mobile phone,
PDA, MP3 player or key ring, allowing the end user to choose their very
own personalized payment device. To pay, the user simply needs to place
the device with the “Sticker” attached in front of the contactless
reader. It can be used as a normal payment card at any Point-of-Sale
terminal accepting contactless. The “FlyBuy Sticker” is designed to work
with existing business models, and can be personalized on any standard
contactless equipment. It upgrades products already in
circulation and provides a cost-effective solution to assist issuers in
increasing market share for low-value payment transactions.

OBERTHUR SCA OSCA

Oberthur Technologies has been recognized with the 2008 award for “Outstanding Smart Card Achievement” by the Smart Card Alliance
multi-industry association for its roles and leadership in the North
American smart card marketplace. Initiatives such as these demonstrate
the SCA focus on stimulating the understanding, adoption and widespread
application of smart card technology and has recognized Oberthur with
the OSCA for its innovative achievements. Oberthur is actively involved in a wide range of smart card-based products including: “SIMphonIC Flybuy; the “Dual Hybrid ID One Cosmo” card for physical and logical access; and the “VersaFOB.”

Minneapolis Air Miles

The Minneapolis Downtown Council announced a new program in which downtown Minneapolis shoppers can earn free Northwest Airlines WorldPerks miles during the holiday season. Under the “FLYBUY” program shoppers will earn 100 miles for every $100 they spend at participating stores.

“The Downtown Council has created this unprecedented offer to encourage people to shop downtown and to return travelers to the air which will help Northwest Airlines, an important partner in our regional economy,” said Sam Grabarski, president and CEO of the Minneapolis Downtown Council.

Shoppers will earn one hundred miles for every $100 purchase, up to 2,000 miles. Shoppers can combine these miles with the miles they earn for purchases made using their WorldPerks Visa(R) and earn a free trip even faster.

To receive the miles, shoppers must make their purchases during the FLYBUY promotion (Nov. 23 – Dec. 26) and bring their receipts from participating stores to the Downtown Council booth located on the main floor of City Center, next to the customer service center. The receipts will be totaled and the purchaser will be given a 100-mile voucher for every $100 spent, up to 2,000 miles. The Downtown Council booth is open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday through Saturday, and noon to 7 p.m. on Sunday.

For more information on “FLYBUY”, visit [http://www.downtownminneapolis.com][1] or call 612-338-3807.

Participating Stores

Department Stores All Gaviidae Stores Other Stores
Neiman Marcus Ann Taylor2nd Wind Exercise
Equipment
Saks 5th Avenue Aveda Lifestyle Store Bergstrom Jewelers
Betlach Crate and Barrel
All City Center Stores Cole – Haan Empty Vase
B. Dalton Franklin Covey Haskell’s Big Cheese
Company
The Body Shop Gaviidae Convenience JB Hudson Jewelers
CCI Wireless Gaviidae Pendleton Nick’s Sports World
Champs Sports Jessica McClintock Open Book
Christmas Corner jv & Company Polo Ralph Lauren
City Convenience Lin Co. Schmitt Music
Company
Claire’s Boutiques Masters of Light Gallery Shinder’s
Elite Fragrances The Museum Company Walgreen Company
Eunice Children’s Paradise Naturalizer Witt’s Liquor
Fanny Farmer Presence
Foot Locker S. Vincent Jewelry Design
Studio
General Nutrition Center St. Croix Shop
GMCVA info. Center Talbots
Goodfellows Talbots Women
Hallmark URBAN Traveler
Jennico Van Haveren’s Flowerworks
KB Toys Vitamin World
Lady Foot Locker
Marshalls All IDS Crystal Court Stores
Minnesota Mania Afterthoughts
Office Depot Badiner Jewelers
Paper Post Banana Republic
Payless Kids Gap
Payless ShoeSource Gap Kids
Planet Games Godiva Chocolatier
Princess Jewelry Hubert White
Radio Shack Love From Minnesota
Ritz Camera Ritz Camera
Sam Goody Sterling Optical
Twinstown TJ Maxx
Wilcock Gallery ValuPlus
Wilson’s Leather VoiceStream Wireless
William Sonoma

[1]: http://www.downtownminneapolis.com/