ASK now a MasterCard Certified Vendor

ASK now a MasterCard Certified Vendor

Paris, Cartes show, November 4, 2008–Today, ASK has completed the MasterCard Global Vendor Certification Program (GVCP) requirements for the plant located in Sophia-Antipolis, the headquarters of the company in the South of France. Having achieved certification allows ASK to manufacture MasterCard banking cards and embed chips for MasterCard issuers.

ASK confirms its strategy to address the banking market and offers an innovative range based on a multi-application contactless or dual interface (contact and contactless) smart card.

“ASK believes that its expertise in public transport will benefit banking organizations when they switch their contact based smart cards to contactless smart cards,” says Patrick Sure, head of the Transport and Bank Business Line. “I’m convinced that due to the installed base of a contact POS infrastructure, dual interface smart cards are the future of banking cards in Europe”, he adds.

About ASK

ASK, with over 120 million contactless products in circulation in more than 50 countries, is a worldwide leading provider of a full range of contactless products including smart cards, smart tickets, smart adhesive labels, readers, inlays for electronic passports or contactless smart cards and eDocuments. ASK is ISO9001 certified and holds a portfolio of 53 patents to date. ASK is a France-headquartered company with worldwide customers, wholly-owned subsidiaries in the US, Singapore and a Joint Venture in China.

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