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SSP-Litronic Receives Contract from U.S. Department of Defense; An Estimated $10 Million for Common Access Card Middleware

IRVINE, Calif., (BUSINESS WIRE), Aug. 13, 2002–SSP-Litronic, the Government Enterprise Division of information assurance provider SSP Solutions Inc. (Nasdaq:SSPX), today announced an estimated $9,990,000 multiple award from the Department of Defense (DoD) for a firm-fixed-priced, indefinite-delivery and indefinite-quantity contract for the purchase of Common Access Card (CAC) Middleware, to include software licenses, media and maintenance,…
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ITC Systems to Provide Services to Existing CyberMark Clients

ITC Systems and Cybermark agreed to have ITC Systems provide ongoing services to the existing CyberMark client base in the higher education market. TORONTO, Ontario (June 1, 2002)–ITC Systems (ITC), the leading developer and supplier of smart card solutions for higher education, library, corporate, stadium, and government markets in North America announces it has come…
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ASSA ABLOY Identification Technology Group (ITG) Forms Access ID

June 5, 2002–ASSA ABLOY’S Identification Technology Group (ITG) announced the formation of a new company, Access ID, based in Seattle, WA. Access ID will develop and supply custom technology cards–focusing primarily on contactless technology. Access ID will specialize in full graphic customization of cards, including high resolution four-color lithography and embedded anti-counterfeiting features. The new…
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Gemplus Wins Frost & Sullivan’s Market Value Leadership Award for the Smart Card Industry

Gemplus Tops Analyst’s Smart Card Analysis For Fourth Time in Five Years LONDON, July 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/–Frost & Sullivan, the international marketing consulting company, today announced that Gemplus (Nasdaq: GEMP; Euronext: Sicovam 5768) has been awarded Frost & Sullivan’s Market Value Leadership Award for its exceptional performance in the smart card market. The year 2001 was…
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Gemplus to Deliver SIM Card-Based Solution to Oi For First GSM Launch in Brazil

Leading Smart Card Manufacturer Develops OiChip to Enable Global Roaming And Content Delivery Through SMS in GSM Mobile Phones RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil, July 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/–Gemplus (Nasdaq: GEMP; Euronext: Sicovam 5768), the world’s leading provider of solutions enabled by smart cards, announces an agreement with Oi, the Brazilian mobile telecommunications subsidiary of Telemar(1) that operates…
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Visa Introduces Smart-Card Rewards Platform

SAN FRANCISCO, April 23, 2002–Visa U.S.A. today unveiled the smart Rewards Platform, a fully integrated, chip-enabled rewards solution with end-to-end transaction and servicing capabilities. Vying to significantly reduce financial, technical and time-to-market burdens currently faced by card issuers and merchants, Visa’s shared-system initiative is expected to accelerate the adoption of rewards services on multi-application smart…
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Bioscrypt On Board with HID’s iCLASS™ for Access Control

TORONTO, ON and IRVINE, CA, May 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/–HID Corporation and Bioscrypt Inc. (TSE: BYT) today jointly unveiled a practical and affordable new solution for access control that combines the high security of biometrics with a new generation of recently announced contactless smart cards from HID called iCLASS. Bioscrypt, the world’s leading provider of fingerprint-based biometric…
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Attacks on smart cards are a current issue in the media, but are not news to Gemplus

Gemplus–Delivering security–i.e. ensuring access is granted only for authorized usage by authorized cardholders–is the fundamental attribute of smart cards. The effectiveness of smart cards in delivering security is one of the reasons they have been so widely adopted, especially in financial services and mobile phones, why the growth of smart cards has been explosive, and…
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FAA to Conduct Smart Card Pilot

According to an article in Government Computer News (http://www.gcn.com) the Federal Aviation Administration will issue more than 50,000 smart cards to employees and contract workers this year. The agency hopes to standardize the process of issuing badges, reduce background investigation turnaround times and eliminate the use of multiple IDs. A Request For Proposal is to…
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Gemplus Leads the Smart Card Industry for Fourth Consecutive Year

LUXEMBOURG, May 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/–Gemplus (Euronext: Sicovam 5768) (Nasdaq: GEMP), the world’s leading provider of smart card solutions, today announced that industry analysts have confirmed the company’s market-leading position for the fourth year running. This news reflects a year when the company delivered such technology breakthroughs as Target Corporation’s Target smart Visa™ card, China Unicom’s first…