New multifunctional customer and credit card solutions thanks to the partnership between Multicard and LEGIC®

New multifunctional customer and credit card solutions thanks to the partnership between Multicard and LEGIC®

Zurich, Switzerland, December 11th, 2008–Multicard AG, renowned general contractor in the smart card project consultancy and implementation, is expanding its product portfolio. Multicard has closed on a licence partnership with LEGIC Identsystems Ltd, the leading producer of contactless smart card technology. Therefore, the
company is now offering highly developed LEGIC technology-based multifunctional customer and credit card solutions.

With this partnership, the company is reacting to the growing demand for multifunctional smart card solutions. Multicard has already successfully introduced LEGIC based contactless smart cards as customer cards with an integrated ticket for local public transport services in the town of Augsburg/Germany. Besides applications in the field of electronic fare management, Multicard is planning to use LEGIC technology in such areas as ticketing and access control.

Sandro Avanzini, Sales Manager for Multicard AG, expects the partnership to further strengthen their market position: “With LEGIC we are gaining an internationally recognised partner that is a leading figure in the realm of multifunctional smart cards and NFC solutions. The introduction of the Karocard within Augsburg’s public services is without doubt merely the start of a series of promising projects with LEGIC.”

“Multicard AG marks a further enrichment of our international partner network,” also states Dr. Otto Eggimann, Vice President Sales and Business Development of LEGIC. “The successful realisation of the first joint projects has proven that Multicard has convincing know-how to position our technology profitably in major projects on the market.”

About Multicard AG

Multicard is a leading general contractor for consultancy services and the development of innovative solutions in the employee, customer and credit card solutions field. Multicard’s full service encompasses not only the actual card
production, but also data management, electronic and visual customisation of letter text, the (just-in-time processing) smart card and individual postal delivery. Customers receive their desired package from the Multicard Lettershop after the automatic allocation of cover letter and card. As part of the after-sales service, the Multicard card management system simplifies the company’s procedures for the smart card and ensures that the processes run without disruption to the media safety and data flow.

About LEGIC® Identsystems Ltd

LEGIC Identsystems Ltd, with headquarters in Switzerland, is the world leader in the design and manufacture of 13.56 MHz contactless smart card technology. The LEGIC product portfolio includes highly integrated LEGIC RF Standard, ISO 15693 and ISO 14443 compliant read/write chip sets, security modules and transponder chips. LEGIC Identsystems currently works with over 200 external co-operation partners world-wide who offer compatible LEGIC all-in-one-card applications including access control, e-payment, parking, e-ticketing and other multiapplications. More than 2 million readers and over 100 million credentials are successfully integrated in more than 60,000 work and leisure places worldwide.