Touch Technology International (TTI), a leading provider of turnkey smart card solutions announced Tuesday a licensing agreement with Telus Communications Inc., the second largest communications company in Canada. A long-time provider of smart phone cards, Telus will utilize CardTouch to expand into markets outside the smart phone card industry. In the coming months, Telus plans to deploy systems at corporate and college campuses, allowing cardholders to use their smart cards for purchases, identification and physical access to facilities.
“We are excited about helping Telus expand its smart card offering outside traditional boundaries,” said Bill Hussey, TTI’s chief executive officer. “We look forward to being an integral part of Telus’ success.”
“After an extensive industry search, we found that CardTouch is best equipped to support the wide variety of applications and devices that we require to be successful,” said Tom Forbes, director of smart cards at Telus. “In addition to supporting electronic cash and loyalty programs in the physical world, our plans include providing e-commerce and electronic-wallet applications to our customers. CardTouch offers both the flexibility and security that we need to meet these goals.”
Commenting on future plans Forbes added, “We have initiated our smart card activities by opening a smart card center in Edmonton at the University of Alberta Campus. Here we will showcase TTI’s CardTouch and the latest in multi-application smart card technology.”
About Telus Communications Inc.
Telus is Canada’s second largest telecommunications company. Its Group of Companies provides a full range of advanced communications services and products connecting Canadians with the world. The Company’s shares are traded on the Toronto and Montreal stock exchanges under the stock symbols BTS (Common) and BTS.A (Non-Voting). More information on Telus can be found at . About Touch Technology International
Founded in 1991, Touch Technology International provides turnkey smart card solutions, systems integration services and back office operations support for smart card systems. Since its inception, TTI’s sole focus has been the smart card industry. With over 65 employees, TTI has become a leader in the design, development and deployment of smart card systems. TTI offers CardTouch as a non-branded solution, which may be licensed by third parties to implement industry-specific smart card based systems. For more information on TTI and CardTouch please visitDetails