Sequent Software Appoints MD, Emea

Sequent Software appointed Andrew Doyle Managing Director for EMEA.Here he will be responsible for directing and accelerating the growth and presence of Sequent’s expanding business in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. He will be based in London. Doyle has delivered consistent, significant organizational growth as well as driven sales in new markets. He comes to Sequent most recently from Oberthur Technologies, a French secure technology company that provides digital security solutions for the mobility space. As Head of Sales Solutions for Europe, Russia and CIS, Doyle was responsible for Oberthur’s strong new business growth in those markets as well as the management of internal channels through other divisions of the company.

FIRST DATA 2013

Global processing powerhouse First Data had a busy year with nine contract extensions, a new German contract, and expanded nine partnerships. FDC also introduced three new products: Clover Station, VisionPLUS Flex, and Go Daddy Payment Solutions, plus upgraded a number of existing products. FDC also acquired Perka and took 100% ownership of JV. The Company also had three CEO’s during 2013 and received two major awards. Annual revenues also increased slightly in 2013, after two level years.

Oberthur To Host Next Gen Payment Webinar

Oberthur Technologies, a world leader in the field of secure technologies, announced that a free, one-hour webinar is being held for U.S. banking industry leaders to provide information and insights on the latest payment technologies including NFC, EMV and On-line Authentication. The “Next Gen Secure Payment Solutions” webinar will be held on October 26th at 1 P.M. to touch on EMV: Key issues to review before migrating from a standard magstripe card; NFC: Understanding the value of NFC. Roles and responsibilities in a NFC model; and Online Authentication: Benefits & strategies worth considering.

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 Deploys Atlantic Zeiser Card Personalization

Oberthur Technologies security and identification based on smart card technology has chosen “CARDLINE VERSA” from Atlantic Zeiser to offer personalization, maximum flexibility in configuration and tUV ink-based DoD printing. Atlantic Zeiser’s “CARDLINE VERSA” provides print for runs of personalized and secure prepaid cards and is designed to run at up to 32,000 cards per hour in combination with high capacity card input and output devices. The System’s magnetic encoding can be rotated for top down or bottom-up and the magnetic encoding head can be freely positioned across the card or product. Personalization is provided using a fixed reference edge along with card alignment units for exact product alignment.

DOD

Card manufacturer Oberthur Technologies is now offering Drop-on-Demand
(DoD) printing to provide more options for customers looking for a
single vendor to provide card design, manufacturing, personalization,
fulfillment and inventory management. The new high speed, UV-curable
ink jet printer for card personalization allows Oberthur Technologies to
target prepaid and non-secure customers. The increased printing
capabilities provide additional printing and design options, allowing
the company to meet new demands as they arise. Oberthur Technologies’
single source solution include Smart Design, which provides skilled card
designers to create a full range of creative design ideas for cards
while utilizing Smart Plastics, Oberthur’s comprehensive range of
innovative card bodies, finishes and inks. Additionally, Oberthur
Technologies provides a state-of-the-art, ISO 9001 and 14001-certified
manufacturing facility in Exton, PA., and a service center for card
personalization in Chantilly, VA that produces ultra-secure j-hook
packaging, including Oberthur’s patent-pending Smart Seal.

DYETRON & OBERTHUR

Oberthur smart card solutions has acquired the payment card personalization assets of Dyetron smart card-based technology solutions for the transportation, communications, government and financial sectors. Having already formed a partnership in June of 2009 to create a service center for Colombian migration to EMV, the two organizations agreed on terms under which Oberthur is to lease the Bogota-based, MasterCard and Visa certified service centers. The service center will operate under the name Oberthur Technologies to provide seamless migration for local banks and easy EMV deployment for international banks with customers. EMV is the global electronic transaction specification that outlines interaction between chip (smart) cards and merchant terminals to ensure worldwide inter-operability to reduce fraud on standard magnetic stripe debit cards.

Oberthur Technologies Acquires Service Center for EMV Delivery

Oberthur smart card solutions has acquired the payment card personalization assets of Dyetron smart card-based technology solutions for the transportation, communications, government and financial sectors. Having already formed a partnership in June of 2009 to create a service center for Colombian migration to EMV, the two organizations agreed on terms under which Oberthur is to lease the Bogota-based, MasterCard and Visa certified service centers. The service center will operate under the name Oberthur Technologies to provide seamless migration for local banks and easy EMV deployment for international banks with customers. EMV is the global electronic transaction specification that outlines interaction between chip (smart) cards and merchant terminals to ensure worldwide inter-operability to reduce fraud on standard magnetic stripe debit cards.

Oberthur Unveils the First USA EMV Payment Cards

The first EMV payment card solution for the U.S. market is now
available, offering banks the capability to issue cards with both EMV
and a magstripe to use domestically and abroad. The new “EMV-in-Box”
from Oberthur Technologies enables EMV cards to be issued within 12
weeks from project initiation. Initially, EMV will allow travelers from
the U.S. to make purchases internationally where magstripe cards are
often not accepted (71% of the POS terminals and 88% of ATMs are
EMV-compliant in Western Europe). The U.S. is quickly becoming the
weakest link in international credit card fraud because EMV adoption
lags so far behind the rest of the world. Fraud involving credit and
debit cards here reached $22 billion in 2008, an increase of 16% vs.
2007, and could increase even more as fraudsters target the U.S. more
frequently until EMV becomes prevalent. “EMV-in-a-Box” is a fully
integrated EMV migration solution and management program, is based on
best practices gained by Oberthur Technologies’ work on more than 200
EMV projects worldwide. The program includes on-site consultation, EMV
training, project management and technical support. Oberthur has issued
over 500 million EMV cards globally.

OBERTHUR SERVICE CENTER

Oberthur Technologies has received both MasterCard and VISA magstripe
and chip card certifications for its service center in Mexico City,
capable of personalizing up to 20 million secure payment cards, SIM
cards and ID cards annually. This is part of Oberthur’s continued growth
worldwide, with more than 50 sales offices and a network of more than 30
service centers around the globe. With 2008 sales of more than EUR882
million, over 1 million financial cards are issued everyday by Oberthur
secure technologies. Innovation and high quality services ensure
Oberthur Technologies’ strong positioning in its main target markets,
which include card systems, identity, security printing and cash
protection.

Oberthur Tech ID-One Cited by Security Products

Oberthur Technologies “ID-One” access card is the recipient of the “2009 New Product of the Year Award in the Access Control” category by Security Products magazine. “ID-One PIV BIO” is a fully compliant physical and logical security access card solution. The PIV BIO solution provides identity proofing, card authentication, digital signature, fingerprint on-card comparison, encryption and secure post issuance management. The card meets FIPS 201 requirements and includes a
fingerprint on-card comparison that has been validated by NIST labs to comply with PIV interoperability specifications. It has tamper proof cryptography for enhanced security. The award honors the outstanding product development achievements of security equipment manufacturers whose products are considered to be particularly noteworthy in their ability to improve workplace security.