Oberthur Technologies Nominated for Four Sesames Awards

By Oberthur Technologies, PRNE
Monday, October 11, 2010

At the Forefront of Innovation, Oberthur Technologies Scores Four Sesames Awards Nominations at the "Cartes 2010" Exhibition

PARIS, October 12, 2010 - 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


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

"Innovation is at the heart of our strategy and we
continuously reinforce our R&D 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

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

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

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.

Website: www.oberthur.com

Oberthur Technologies: Press Contact: Charlotte LAFONT-MACHIN, Telephone: +33-1-55-46-71-23, Email: c.lafont-machin at oberthur.com

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