Oberthur Card Systems Showcases its “TotalIDOne” Smart Card Solution At Cardtech/Securtech 2005

Oberthur Card Systems Showcases its “TotalIDOne” Smart Card Solution At Cardtech/Securtech 2005

Provides U.S. Government Market with Complete Identity Verification Technology

CardTech/SecurTech, LAS VEGAS, April 12-14, 2005–Oberthur Card Systems, one of the leading smart card suppliers in the government market, will demonstrate the industry’s first Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12 (HSPD-12) compliant ID smart card solution, TotalIDOne, at CTST. The system will ensure government agencies are compliant with the HSPD-12, which requires a common identity and credentialing standard for physical and logical access for all federal employees and contractors.

“TotalIDOne is an off-the-shelf solution created as a result of the successful ID program we designed for the General Services Administration,” said Philippe Tartavull, President and CEO of Oberthur Card Systems American division. “The system is compliant with all U.S. Government standards making it a cost-effective and proven solution for other U.S. government agencies as well as contractors that must be compliant with HSPD-12 by October 2005 in order to do business with the government.”

In addition to the manufacturing and personalization services that are critical to TotalIDOne, Oberthur Card Systems provides carrier attachment, PIN activation services, and back-up personalization facilities that are ISO 9000 compliant. All Oberthur Card Systems smart card products for Government markets including the latest FIPS 140-2 Level 3 certified ID-One Cosmo, a dual interface contactless card with 64K of memory include a Personal Identify Verification (PIV) compliant application.

Oberthur Card Systems is steadily increasing its share of the public sector ID card programs, which include security and access contracts with a number of U.S. Government agencies such as the U.S. Department of Defense, The Department of State, TSA and the U.S. Treasury.

“Oberthur Card Systems is focused on meeting and exceeding the highest standards required by the U.S. government and is uniquely skilled at high-speed, secure production and the service efficiency critical to the successful implementation of these programs,” Tartavull added.

Demonstrations are available upon request in Oberthur Card Systems’ meeting room #3 on the CTST show floor. Please contact Patrick Hearn in advance at 703/798-0055.

About Oberthur Card Systems

With sales of 450.8 million Euros in 2004, Oberthur Card Systems is one of the world’s leading providers of card-based solutions, software and applications including SIM and multi-application smart cards as well as services ranging from consulting to personalization. Innovative products, security expertise and high quality services ensure Oberthur Card Systems’ strong positioning in its main target markets.

  • Payment & Services: 57% of 2004 revenues. World leader and number one supplier of Visa and MasterCard payment cards
  • Mobile Communications: 30% of 2004 revenues, with open and interoperable solutions based on Java™ technology.
  • Identity: strong positions in ID projects throughout the world
  • Multimedia: leading position in the Pay-TV market with an end-to-end expertise in the value chain, from software development to manufacturing and personalization
  • Transit: focus in the high-end segment with a microprocessor-based offer

Close to its customers, the company benefits from an industrial and commercial presence across all five continents. Listed on the B section of Euronext Stock Exchange (ISIN: FR0000124133) since July 2000, Oberthur Card Systems is a subsidiary of the François-Charles Oberthur Group. For more information, visit http://www.oberthurusa.com and http://www.oberthurcs.com.