PARIS, October 12, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Oberthur Technologies' innovative products and solutions have been recognized by the industry with four nominations in the prestigious Sesames Awards, which reward the latest innovations for the digital security and smart card industries. The Sesames will be held during the Cartes exhibition on the 6th of December 2010 in Paris.

Gaining more Sesames nominations than any other player in the industry, Oberthur Technologies has been selected in the Software, IT Security, Transportation and Mobility categories.


With the Full Secure Services Management solution, the identity and applications of a smartphone user are stored in a secure microSD. When the user changes his smartphone he immediately recovers access to his services via a full device update based on the microSD record.

IT Security

ID-One Cosmo microSD is a Java Card open platform certified EAL5+ and FIPS 104-2 Level 3, and is accessible from a physical microSD device.

This innovation enables the download of authentication services, digital signature, and data cryptography from mobile terminals such as smartphones or tablets. ID-One Cosmo microSD supports all standards of applications including IAS-ECC (European Citizen Card) or PIV (Personal Identity Verifier).


Voox directly integrates a contactless antenna inside the card's contact module. This innovation significantly enhances the robustness and reliability of dual interface cards while having a lower impact on the environment.


Oberthur Technologies' NFC Now offer is a complete and turnkey solution allowing the rapid deployment of mobile contactless services such as payment, transport and loyalty programs. It has already been selected by four major actors participating in the first commercial deployment in France, Nice, NFC City.

Innovation is at the heart of our strategy and we continuously reinforce our RD capability. Being nominated for four Sesames is a great achievement and we are proud of this recognition by the industry. These innovations will act as the platform to create new business opportunities for our customers commented Thomas Savare, CEO of Oberthur Technologies.

About Oberthur Technologies

With sales of 905 million Euros in 2009 and 6,160 employees worldwide, Oberthur Technologies is a world leader in the field of secure technologies. Innovation and excellence ensure Oberthur Technologies' strong positioning in its main target markets:

Card Systems: The world's second largest provider of security and identification solutions and services based on smart card technologies for mobile, payment, transport, digital TV and convergence markets.

Identity: International leader in manufacturing, personalization, and issuance systems for secure documents and associated services such as passports, identity cards, driving licenses, or healthcare cards - traditional and electronic - for both governments and corporate sectors.

Security printing: A key player in the secure printing industry specialized in the production of banknotes, checks and other security documents in more than fifty countries.

Cash protection: World leader in intelligent protection systems to secure cash-in-transit and ATM.

Close to its customers, Oberthur Technologies benefits from an industrial and commercial presence across all five continents.

Oberthur Technologies S.A. is a limited liability company (societe anonyme) registered in France with its registered office at 50 quai Michelet 92 532 Levallois Perret, France. Oberthur Technologies S.A.'s corporate registration number is 340 709 534 R.C.S. Paris.


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