Consult Hyperion joins the Smart Card Alliance
Growing demand in the U.S for consultancy’s specialist expertise supporting large scale smartcard implementations fuel membership
July 7, 2011–Consult Hyperion, the independent consultancy which specialises in the field of secure transactions in contactless smart cards and mobile devices, today announced that it has joined the Smart Card Alliance, a not-for-profit group comprised of over 180 global members that stimulates the adoption of smartcard technology in the U.S and Latin America.
By joining the alliance Consult Hyperion hopes to increase its visibility and further develop relationships with industry players after seeing an increased demand for its specialist expertise for supporting large scale smartcard implementations for governments, banks and telecommunication providers. In addition, the Company has attended Smart Card Alliance events in the past and found them extremely informative and met excellent people working in the American markets.
“We’ve steadily become more and more involved in smartcard and mobile payment projects in North and Latin America in recent years, and have already benefited hugely from attending Smart Card Alliance events, so becoming full members was the next logical step, said Dave Birch, Director, Consult Hyperion. “As a consultancy working on projects across the globe we need to keep up-to-date on all the latest developments and technical standards and have found alliances such as the Smart Card Alliance, Global Platform and the NFC Forum tremendously helpful to us.”
The 170 Smart Card Alliance members worldwide include participants from financial, government, enterprise, transportation, mobile telecommunications, healthcare, and retail industries that provide a single industry voice for smart card technology and leading industry discussion on the impact and value of smart cards. Consult Hyperion work on projects across the globe involving mobile payment and contactless smartcard applications for governments, financial service, telecommunication, retail and transport organisations, and hope to continue to help influence and support the implementation of smart-card based systems for secure payments, identification, access, and mobile communications.
About the Smart Card Alliance (/)
The Smart Card Alliance is a not-for-profit, multi-industry association working to stimulate the understanding, adoption, use and widespread application of smart card technology. The Alliance invests heavily in education on the appropriate uses of technology for identification, payment and other applications and strongly advocates the use of smart card technology in a way that protects privacy and enhances data security and integrity. Through specific projects such as education programs, market research, advocacy, industry relations and open forums, the Alliance keeps its members connected to industry leaders and innovative thought. The Alliance is the single industry voice for smart card technology, leading industry discussion on the impact and value of smart cards in the U.S. and Latin America.
Public Relations Contact
Debra Montner, Principal, Montner & Associates
Telephone: 220.127.116.1190 x12
Membership Services Contact
Nicole Lauzon, Administrative Services
191 Clarksville Road, Princeton Junction, New Jersey 08550 (USA)
Telephone: 1.800.556.6828, Fax: 1.609.779.7032
Direct Line: 1.609.799.6000 Ext. 46
About Consult Hyperion (http://www.chyp.com/)
Consult Hyperion is an independent information technology consultancy that has spent over two decades advising leading organisations around the world. Consult Hyperion helps these organisations to reap real benefits from technological change in the field of secure electronic transactions ranging from retail payments to automated public services, and from transport ticketing to mobile banking.
Consult Hyperion is uniquely qualified to advise on turning great business ideas into working systems that can help customers to evaluate new business concepts, develop new products and services from specification to customer roll-out, and to certify complex systems responsible for handling people’s money.
The four main sectors the company operates in, worldwide, are; financial services, including card schemes, banks, retailers and others; telecommunications and media; and the public sector, including central governments and transportation authorities.
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