Oberthur Technologies Receives Product Innovation Award

Oberthur Technologies Receives Product Innovation Award

ID-One™ PIV BIO Selected a Winner by Network Products Guide

Chantilly, VA, March 1, 2010–Oberthur Technologies, a global leader in the delivery of high security solutions and the #1 provider of smart credentials to the U.S. Federal government, announced today that Network Products Guide, industry’s leading information technology research and advisory guide, has named ID-One™ PIV BIO a winner of the 2010 Product Innovation Awards. This annually venerated award recognizes and honors vendors, large and small, from all over the world with innovative and ground-breaking products that are bringing essential and incremental changes and are setting the bar higher for others in all areas of information technology.

“Innovation is not just about new products alone,” says Rake Narang, editor-in-chief at Network Products Guide. “To succeed companies need to see innovation not as a one time errand but as something that has to be continuously evolved and improved upon over and over again. It requires putting greater focus on customer needs and making innovation the center of company’s way of developing better solutions. Innovative products such as PIV BIO are bringing improvements in smart card technology by providing enhanced functionality and security features in one card.”

ID-One PIV BIO is a fully compliant physical and logical security access card solution. The PIV BIO solution provides identity proofing, card authentication, digital signature, fingerprint on-card comparison, encryption and secure post issuance management. The card meets FIPS 201 requirements and includes a fingerprint on-card comparison that has been validated by NIST labs to comply with PIV interoperability specifications. It has tamper proof cryptography for enhanced security. To read more about this product innovation, please visit http://www.networkproductsguide.com/innovations/.

“Network Products Guide’s recognition of the multi-award winning ID-One PIV BIO emphasizes again the importance of convergent technology, enhanced privacy features and multi-application credentials,” said Patrick W. Hearn, Oberthur’s VP of Government and Identification Markets for NorthCentral America. “Our single ID credential for both physical and logical access offers a cost effective and convenient solution for government and non-governmental organizations. Oberthur’s focus on standards-based, secure, proven solutions continues to drive our innovation and helps us create products like PIV BIO.”

Oberthur Technologies is demonstrating ID-One PIV BIO at RSA, the world’s leading information security conferences and exposition, which starts today at the Moscone Center in San Francisco (Booth #2626).

About Network Products Guide Awards

As industry’s leading technology research and advisory guide, Network Products Guide from Silicon Valley plays a vital role in keeping decision makers and end-users informed of the choices they can make in all areas of information technology. You will discover a wealth of information and tools in this guide including the best products and services, roadmaps, industry directions, technology advancements and independent product evaluations that facilitate in making the most pertinent technology decisions impacting business and personal goals. The guide follows conscientious research methodologies developed and enhanced by industry experts. To learn more, visit http://www.networkproductsguide.com.

About Oberthur Technologies

With sales of 882 million Euros in 2008, Oberthur Technologies is a world leader in the field of secure technologies. Innovation and high quality services ensure Oberthur Technologies’ strong positioning in its main target markets:

  • Card Systems: The world’s second largest provider of security and identification based on smart card technology and associated services for mobile, payment, transport, digital TV and convergence markets.

  • Identity: Leading international supplier for the manufacture and personalization of secure identity documents such as passport, identity card, driving license or health care card – traditional and electronic – and associated services for both governmental and corporate markets.

  • Security printing: World’s third largest private security printer specialized in high security for the production of banknotes, checks and other fiduciary documents in more than fifty countries.

  • Cash protection: World leader in the emerging market of intelligent systems to secure cash-in-transit and ATM.

Close to its customers, Oberthur Technologies benefits from an industrial and commercial presence across all five continents.

Website: http://www.oberthur.com

Contacts

U.S. Press Contact
Leana Benson Hersch
310 868 1318
l.hersch@oberthur.com

Corporate Press Contact:
Sara Dépagneux
+33 1 55 46 72 00
s.depagneux@oberthur.com

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