SchlumbergerSema announced the creation of a new national distributor network to better serve the needs of its customers for card-based access and payment solutions in the library, laundry and campus markets. This regionalized approach will provide customers with faster response time, local presence, complimentary services and better coverage for their magnetic stripe card and smart card system requirements. Effective immediately, SchlumbergerSema has appointed Smart Vend Corporation as distributor for the West Coast, Today’s Business Solutions as distributor for the central region, and Trident Solutions as distributor for the southeastern region. The new distribution structure will promote and support card-based technology advancements in libraries, colleges, universities, multi-housing environments, hospitals, prisons and other closed environments. Many operators are turning to card-based solutions as a more cost-effective, convenient alternate to cash. Simple-to-use and easily programmable card solutions help operators to improve cash flow, drive repeat business and decrease operation costs. The industry-leading SchlumbergerSema card-based offer is part of a broad range of stored value and access control solutions for closed-environments that require cashless payments and identification.
SchlumbergerSema is the leading provider of stored value-card solutions for unattended consumer transactions. In North America, the company maintains over 5,000 active prepaid card installations used by more than three million consumers annually.
SchlumbergerSema is a leading information technology services company providing IT consulting, systems integration, managed services, products and IP network security solutions serving the telecommunications, utility, finance, transport, oil and gas, and public sector markets. With more than 30,000 employees in 130 countries, SchlumbergerSema is one of two business segments of Schlumberger Limited, a global technology services company. Schlumberger Limited acquired Sema plc in April 2001. In 2000, Schlumberger revenue was $9.6 billion and Sema plc revenue was $2.4 billion. Additional information is available at [www.slb.com].