Gemalto Innovation Receives Sesames Award at CARTES in Asia 2011

Gemalto Innovation Receives Sesames Award at CARTES in Asia 2011

Gemalto further demonstrates industry leadership with “Smart Badge Holder”

CARTES in Asia, Hong Kong, Mar 30, 2011–Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO), the world leader in digital security, continues to demonstrate its innovation leadership with the announcement that its Smart Badge Holder has won the Sesames Award at CARTES in Asia 2011.

The Sesames Awards granted in Europe and Asia each year celebrate the unique contribution and investment of leading industry players like Gemalto in developing next generation products and solutions for the digital age.

The smart badge holder

In a world where enterprises and their workforce are going more and more mobile, Gemalto’s smart badge holder enables the use of their corporate badge to provide secure logical access on mobile devices such as smartphones. By simply inserting their badge in the wireless Smart Badge Holder, corporate users will be able to access their encrypted e-mails and to sign their documents electronically from their smartphones in the same way they do on their desktop PC with a conventional wired card reader.

Enterprises will be able to leverage their existing corporate badges infrastructure and bring security to smartphones and tablet PCs.

About Gemalto

Gemalto (Euronext NL 0000400653 GTO) is the world leader in digital security with revenues of €1.9 billion in 2010, and over 10 thousand employees operating out of 87 offices and 13 Research & Development centers in 45 countries.

Gemalto is at the heart of our evolving digital society. The freedom to communicate, travel, shop, bank, entertain, and work–anytime, anywhere–has become an integral part of what people want and expect, in ways that are convenient, enjoyable and secure.

Gemalto delivers on the growing demands of billions of people worldwide for mobile connectivity, identity and data protection, credit card safety, health and transportation services, e-government and national security. We do this by supplying to governments, wireless operators, banks and enterprises a wide range of secure personal devices, such as subscriber identification modules (SIM), Universal Integrated Circuit Card (UICC) in mobile phones, smart banking cards, smart card access badges, electronic passports and USB tokens for online identity protection. Moreover Gemalto delivers on emerging applications related to the ‘Internet of things’ by supplying wireless modules and machine identification modules (MIM) for machine-to-machine communication. To complete these solutions we also provide software, systems and services to help our customers achieve their goals.

As the use of Gemalto’s software and secure devices increases with the number of people interacting in the digital and wireless world, the company is poised to thrive over the coming years.

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